The Cariari Bed and Breakfast

Avenida de la Marina 12 Casa #12 Cariari Heredia,, San Jose, 4006 Costa Rica (Show map)


This Beautiful Sp. Colonial B&B adds to your special experience in Costa Rica. Our friendly staff treats you as if you are a member of the family. We work with you to make things right. All rooms have Pvt. Baths. Some of the key feature our your experience with us include: Full concierge service 1- Location: a- 10 Min to airport & 15 min to Downtown San Jose. b- We are on the 11th hole of Cariari Country Club. c- Golf pkg - available . d- Close to Free Zones , Corporate rates e- Beautiful Spanish Colonial in a safe and quiet, residential area. f- Great deck for relaxing, sunbathing, bird watching, yoga w/ flowing river g- Excellent for meetings & fiestas. 2-Amenities: a- Solar Hot water & great towels--Ceiling fans, refrigerator b- Cable TV, WIFI--Great Area for walking. Close to at least 10 rest., Convenience store, 2 pharmacies, shopping and Med. lab & Drs. c- Free Parking 3-Breakfast: a- We offer wonderful & varied breakfasts. With a variety of Tico/ American favorites. Fruits, meats, granola, yogurt, gallo pinto, omelets and french toast are menu staples. b- Gluten Free pancakes/other dietary requests provided. 4-Personalized Service: a- Welcome Boca w/ a beverage of choice and orientation. b- We can help manage personalize tours and related travel. c- FULL SERVICE-cars/tours/other transp/hotel suggestions& Airport shuttle available- 5-Medical Tourism: - Ask us about our special dental and medical tourism packages.




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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Lovely Home near San Jose Airport

4.8 on June 22, 2014

The Cariari B&B is located in a lovely residential neighborhood between the San Jose airport and the downtown core. It's easy to get to from SJO (12 minutes by taxi!) and a lot nicer place than the sterile, boring chain hotels around the airport. The innkeeper, Laurie, is a delight. She knows San Jose and Costa Rica well and can dole out lots of very helpful travel tips. Her beautiful home is clean and comfortable and quiet. It's right next to the Cariari golf course which makes for a pretty early-morning walk. The home has a second-story deck that is perfect for an evening of snacks and a glass of wine. Oh, and breakfast is delish, too! I heartily recommend this B&B for a stopover in San Jose or for a longer stay.

perfect location

4.6 on January 07, 2013

I recently stayed at the Cariari B&B for eleven days whilst having dental work. The location is perfect for any activities in the Central Valley or traveling to either coast. The residential area is beautiful and safe for exploring and enjoying local restaurants. I had a temporary membership (included with B&B ) to the Cariari Golf and Country Club at which I spent time working out, swimming and playing golf. The breakfeast was exceptional...not your typical beans , rice and eggs. Home made breads, muffins etc. One morning we had eleven different kinds of fruits , three I had never seen before. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Most importantly Laurie ,Manuel and Erica are incredible hosts. They were very accomidating and helpful. They really did make me feel at home. I have been a visitor to Costa Rica for forty years and I have never had accommidation like I experienced at the Cariari B&B. Thank you so much Laurie

Innkeeper Response
That was a lovely review --- Thank you sooo much--- When are you coming back??? Want to wish you a Very Happy, Healthy & Peaceful New Year--- Pura Vida!! L.

- Laurie Blizzard (innkeeper)

Exceptional hospitality

4.4 on April 19, 2011

The lovely setting was made special by the warm welcome that we were given by Laurie. She made us feel like family, in addition to being a rich resource for all aspects of visiting Costa Rica. The rooms were clean and comfortable; the was food delicious. Pick up and delivery to the airport was handled with precision.

Wonderful Vacation

4.0 on January 31, 2011

We had a great time in Costa Rica made even more enjoyable by our fine stay at this B&B and the friendly and helpful folks who run it. The breakfasts were superb, the accommodations were great and they faciltated or provided excellent trips to local and distant tourist destinations. Our Spanish is quite limited but we had no difficulty communicating at the B&B and were able to maintain home contacts via the WIFI internet connections. We'd return in a heartbeat and know that we'd be welcomed as friends. The location abuts one of Costa Rica's best golf courses which we had the good fortune to play. It exceeded our expectations on all fronts. Ray & Louise


5 on June 06, 2009

My husband and I stayed here the night we arrived and the night we departed Costa Rica. The facility is beautiful and well kept. The owner was friendly, knowledgable, and very helpful in helping us organize some last minute travel plans. The breakfast served was one of a kind, absolutley outstanding. I would highly reccomend this B&B.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you soooo much for that great review. We really appreciate it. Sorry it took so long to get back to you, but I just found out --how!! Hope you return soon! Laurie and Staff

- Laurie Blizzard (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Royal Suite

King size bed, large bathroom, tub/shower, private entrance to deck- Refridg/ ceiling fan/ WiFi/Cable TV/Romeo & Juliet balcony!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

Honeymoon Suite

Queen bed, private bathroom with large shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

Friendly Suite

1 double / 1 single - extra bed available - private bath with large shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $100 - $100

Check Dates


Location Type

Across from the Real Cariari Mall, 1 mi Ramada Herradura Convent.Ctr., On the 11th hole of the Cariari Country Club ., Near Zonas Francas, !0 min from Juan St. Maria Airport, Guest memberships available, Airport, City


San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 5 miles

Directions to property:

Pass the Ramada Herradura, & the Dbl. Tree Cariari Hotel---go straight. AT Fresh Market sign, take a Rt.--go about 450 meters --road starts to curve to the Rt. it is the 3rd house on the Left. A big Sp. Col. w/ 3 Royal Palms in the front & a Mural on the Wall,next to the garage. Just before the Yellow Bridge over the River. If you come to the Golf Bridge over the road--turn around--we are just down the hill on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Zip Line/ Poas Volcano, Sarchi/ Grecia, La Paz Waterfall garden, Orosi valley, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Homestay

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Bath robes, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet , Auto rentals/del/pick-up/Tour-Transp-Hotel, Massage/ excercise class/Tour planning, Welcome drink w/ a boca, Guest membership at the Cariari Club, Golf/Tennis/ Gym/Pool, Dental and light surgical patients

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Custom Tours/extended or day trips, Zoo/ Amusment Park/ Public Trans, walking distanc, Casino, Shopping Mall, Resturants, Theater, concer, Medical Tourism/Teeth & Eyes-Special rates, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3PM
  • Check Out:: 12Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only NO Smoking inside the house---Only outside on the deck
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 nites rent
  • Cancellations: 7 Days or more---Full Refund $25 extra person , per day--12 UP Babies FREE,6--11 $15 p.d. 6 to 3 days prior to arrival---50% penalty 48 Hours prior to arrival---!00% penalty



Erica & Laurie

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , 2 Parrots

About the innkeepers

Theater , Dance , Horses, golf, Travel & cooking

Check Dates



Cont. before 6AM

  • Time Served: 6AM to 10 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Banana Bread/ Belgium Fr. Toast
We bake our own Banana Bread w/ pecans & the Fr. Toast is Baked Dinner : Pastas , Chicken Marsaa or Picata or Fish