Finca Paraiso Mountain Retreat B&B

Calle Amapola El Roble de Santa Barbara de Heredia, Heredia, 00000 Costa Rica (Show map)


Luxury mansion with two spacious suites, each with own private bathroom, own terrace. One suite comes with Jacuzzi , kitchenette and fireplace. The other has Jacuzzi and sauna. All suites have high speed internet access. Common facilities include an Atrium with heated lap pool, steam room and shower/toilet facilities, a large balcony, a large open breakfast covered deck, a covered tree deck, and a manicured flower gardens nearby crystal clear water streams and falls! We serve homemade bread and jellies, fresh juice and fruit, and a surprise homemade dish or gallo pinto.




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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Finca Paraiso

4.4 on November 23, 2011

My wife, mother and I stayed here for two nights in October. My wife and were in the Birds of Paradise Suite and my mom was in a smaller room in the main house. Ken and his family were gracious hosts. We ate quite well at the big table in the house, enjoying amazing views of the valley. Our suite was really wonderful--again, stunning views, whirlpool tub, fireplace, nice kitchen--everything you could need. My sister lives close by, so it was quite convenient for us. It might not be the best spot for access to the more popular tourist locations, but it certainly is a perfect spot for peace and quiet in a beautiful, tranquil location. We look forward to returning!

Finca Paraiso - A place beyond your wildest dreams!

5 on October 28, 2011

I discovered Finca Paraiso at B& and made reservations for Oct 2011. I usually rent a vehicle so the drive of about 30 minutes was not only interesting but exciting as well. The roads in CR are not well marked and are somewhat bumpy with a fair share of potholes. For the directionally challenged, the innkeeper might consider meeting the guests at the airport as an escort or taxi. On arrival, I was overwhelmed by the inspiring beauty of the property. The views are stunning. The grounds are superbly manicured and provide vast space for exploring and enjoying the peace and solitude of nature. There were hundreds of different plants, flowers, and trees. There is even a trout pond with waterfall. And, there is a mountain stream with many waterfalls that can be traversed. The inn has an indoor heated pool with a steam room too! As if all this isn't enough, my jaw dropped when I entered the suite. It was a villa with the space of three hotel rooms. The refrigerator was stocked with juice, bread, cheese, jam/jelly, and other foods. There was a fine bottle of wine as a welcome gift. It included a fireplace, living area, whirlpool tub, oversized queen bed, ample closet space and a bathroom with a large shower. There was television with DVD and cable service. Wired internet was also a feature. The room included a terrace with a table for enjoying meals outdoors. But the best part were the windows that surrounded the suite affording beautiful views of the mountains and valleys. I enjoyed time soaking in the quiet which allowed precious rejuvenation, physically, mentally, and spiritually. The innkeeper and his wife were very helpful in suggesting places to go and also in providing directions. They also provide a complimentary dinner of rainbow trout from the pond. A very delicious meal. I highly recommend Finca Paraiso. It will be my getaway of choice when visiting CR in the future. For those wishing further information, I can be emailed at jgdiver at Pura Vida!

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Rooms & Rates

Birds of Paradise

This spacious and private suite with its large windows provides incredible 180 degree view of nature! The suite has a queen size bed, a large whirlpool for two, fireplace, kitchenette, private bathroom, high speed internet, high quality furniture and queen size bedding, plus a sofa bed. It has its own private patio nearby crystal-clear waterstreams and falls!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $250

The Anterium

This is a spacious room with private bathroom, a private entrance and private patio. It has a queen size bed with high quality mattress, linens and bedding, high speed wireless internet access, Jacuzzi and sauna.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $220

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Small town


San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 10 miles

Directions to property:

El Roble de Heredia is north of Santa Barbara, north east of the City of Alajuela, north west of the city of Heredia. In El Roble on Highway 126, turn on Calle Amapola in front of the Hardware Store and drive about 3 KM. Finca Paraiso is on the left. There are two large front gates on a large Ivy-covered high wall.

Area Attractions

Eco-tourism, National/State parks, Nature area, horseback riding, mountain biking, bird watching, volcanoes, canopy, Tours

Inn Details

Establishment type

Spa, Mansion

On-site amenities

Desk, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , airport pickup service for $25

Room amenities

Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Sauna, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2:00PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes parents remain responsible
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No house trained dogs or cats only
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 1 night stay
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% downpayment to confirm reservation
  • Cancellations: Cancellations allowed minimum 30 days prior check-in date



Alejandra Arias

Languages spoken

Dutch, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

traveling, gardening, wineries, jogging, beach

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  • Time Served: 7:00 to 9:30AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian gluten-free by request

Signature Dish

Continental Breakfast
homemade with fresh ingredients