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La Terraza Guest House

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4.92 of 54.92 of 54.92 of 54.92 of 54.92 of 5
Based on 13 reviews
Located in:
Grecia, Alajuela
Prices
Starting at $80 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

If you’re searching for the ultimate B&B experience in Costa Rica, check out La Terraza Guest House in Grecia. This friendly inn gives you and your fellow travelers a warm and welcoming experience to Costa Rica. Find out what else you can look forward to when you book a stay here.

Overview

Surround by trees at La Terraza Guest House
Surround by trees at La Terraza Guest House

La Terraza Guest House is a lodging experience that truly focuses on the comfort and happiness of its guests. This highly-rated bed and breakfast has been welcoming guests to rural Grecia, Costa Rica for years. It has become a popular place to stay because of its solid reputation and commitment to bringing the best of Costa Rican hospitality to all who stay here. The prices for a stay here are affordable, no matter what kind of budget you have for your vacation. When you arrive, you’ll see that this place is about so much more than affordability. Guests who have visited this area have loved the comfort, bright décor and fun atmosphere the hotel offers to all.

At La Terraza Guest House, one of the first things guests notice is the lush tropical foliage and gardens surrounding the bright yellow property. You’ll be instantly transported into feeling like you’re in the middle of a secluded tropical rainforest when you step foot onto the property. The hotel is close to numerous small villages in this quiet and hilly area of Costa Rica, a little north of its capital city. Nearby the hotel are many different attractions that allow you to experience all of this country’s best features, such as nature preserves, volcanos, beaches and more.

One of the best reasons to visit this hotel is to get that personalized experience that only a small guesthouse can offer. You’ll know the innkeepers by name by the end of your stay, and they will get to know you as well during your vacation. You’ll feel like you’re a family member or friend here instead of a typical tourist because of the warmth and experience at this hotel.

Eating is something to marvel about at La Terraza Guest House. This hotel is a true bed and breakfast and gives you a full breakfast each morning of your stay. Additionally, you can opt for dinner, lunch or snacks during your stay. All you need to do is simply ask and let the innkeepers and chef know your preferences for other meals.

La Terraza Guest House is serenely situated along the Vigia River and the greenest part of beautiful Costa Rica. You can find what you’re looking for and more in this peaceful setting in the middle of a grove of fruit trees, tropical plants and bright flowers.

Key Features

Relax with family at La Terraza Guest House
Relax with family at La Terraza Guest House
  • Convenient to International Airport
  • Free airport transportation, car rental delivery
  • Individualized services and personalized attention
  • Free WiFi
Prices
Starting at $80 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Amenities

Airport Transfers
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Hotel near Forest
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Pool
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Tour Desk

Rooms

Amazing rooms at La Terraza Guest House
Amazing rooms at La Terraza Guest House

Each of the rooms at La Terraza Guest House is individually decorated with a different theme and style. Besides the rooms in the main house, there are also apartment suites guests can book during their stay. All rooms include free breakfast and high-quality bedding and toiletries. Here are the different room options here:

La Vista Suite – Two people can sleep comfortably in this suite that features one king bed. The suite features luxury décor, with a recent renovation. There is also beautiful view of the garden from the private terrace.

La Bella Suite – This suite accommodates two people in one king bed or two singles. There is a lovely garden view and gorgeous wicker furniture throughout the room.

El Nido Suite – El Nido can house up to two guests. It has one queen bed and a private entrance for ultimate serenity. Guests can enjoy using the kitchenette, balcony and separate living space area.

Honeymoon Cottage – If you’re celebrating your wedding vows or just looking to get away, this cottage is perfect for two. There is one comfortable queen bed for guests to relax on. The cottage is located in a private garden area giving couples the perfect way to spend that alone time together.

Pura Vida Cottage – This one-bedroom cottage can house up to two people comfortably. There is one king bed that can be converted into two singles. It also has a kitchenette and a large balcony area.

El Rio Vista Apartment – If you want a spacious apartment all to yourself, consider this space for your booking. Four people can sleep in the apartment comfortably with one king bed. There is a separate kitchen area for making your own food and a living and dining room for lounging.

Prices
Starting at $80 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Activities

Volcano Tours – Take a short trek through the jungle to get to one of the popular volcanoes in the region and explore its depths.

Beaches – The hotel’s central location gives you options for beach destinations throughout Costa Rica, including the Pacific side and the Caribbean region.

San José – Explore the capital region and learn about its history, food, culture and modern exploits.

Puntarenas – You can also tour this gorgeous region of the country and check out some of the best surfing spots in the world.

Zarcero – Close to the hotel is a small town called Zarcero filled with history and an incredible church.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Bungee Jumping
Butterfly Farm
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Scuba Diving
Serpentarium
Snorkeling
Sportfishing
Surfing Lessons
Swiming
White Water Rafting

Location & Map

San Jose Highlands Map
San Jose Highlands Map
La Terraza Guest House is located close to Grecia downtown

Rates

Prices Starting at $80 (USD) / night
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Customer Reviews for La Terraza Guest House

Overall Rating
4.92 of 54.92 of 54.92 of 54.92 of 54.92 of 5
Based on 13 reviews

4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
Penny
From: United States8/9/2010
 
"Our first experience in a bed and breakfast and found it delightful. The gardens with the river running though and flowers with so many humming birds was amazing. We would walk though in the mornings with a cup of coffee. Jeanetta was very helpful with any requests and a wonderful Hostess. It was a wonderful and relaxing experience. A great area to visit also!"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
3
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Roy
From: China6/24/2007
 
"A beautiful B&B with Great Breakfasts, spotlessly clean, and very comfortable accommodations. This would be a very nice place to honeymoon or a base camp for visiting the country. The staff and owners are the very best."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Douglas
From: United States1/7/2007
 
"Being a medical professional---dentist---I am aware of the full range of possibilities to the traveler. La Terraza is a jewel.

Two Nebraskans, Charles and Jeanetta Owens, have created the quintessential tourist oasis. Their Bed and Breakfast is not billed as a destination resort, and is not in the strictest sense, yet is "de facto."

My wife, Vicki, a university dean, and I actually changed our schedule to spend two of our six days at La Terraza lounging on our terrace, listening to the creek that curls around the property, while enjoying the fresh breezes.

The rooms would probably pass USA OSHA dental operating room standards---yes, they are that clean!

The tropical grounds surrounding the property are also extremely well manicured and gorgeous.

By the way, if this sounds like a canned commercial, it is not! Jeanetta has my phone number for anyone who would like to confirm this information with me.

I would return in a heartbeat...by the way, Charles has an excellent jazz collection, and a gorgeous pool table that he kindly lets novices win on.

In a nutshell, this B&B has the best service and cleanliness I've ever encountered.

D. Carlsen"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Paul
From: Canada12/20/2006
 
"Highly recommend this fabulous B&B.
From the Immaculate Gardens and the filling breakfasts to the spotless rooms & most accomodating staff... Make sure not to miss dropping by La Terraza...you'll never want to go home ! Enjoy some true Pura Vida !"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
2
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
More than 5
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Jim
From: United States12/13/2006
 
"The guest house may also be rented for an extended period of time; we stayed for a week because B&B was full, and there were three of us. Full kitchen with appliances and cookware, very good master bathroom with shower, one other full bath. Pleasant back terrace to watch birds and the nighttime sky from. We breakfasted at the B&B, and Christina's cooking was excellent as usual. Charles and Jeanetta are hosts who make you feel very much at home. If you choose not to rent a car, you can make arrangement for Carlos to pick you up and drop you off at the airport. We'll go back, without a doubt."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
2
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
3
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Deborah
From: United States12/13/2006
 
"The experience at La Terraza us that of my home away from home. It is comfortable and clean. Wonderful views. Home cooking. We are treated more like family than guests. After staying here, you won't want to stay anywhere else when you visit Costa Rica. Its easy to get to from the airport. Don't have a car, don't worry. Arrangements for pick up and even sight seeing can be arranged."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
5
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
More than 5
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Roy
From: United States12/12/2006
 
"I am a regular traveler to Costa Rica and now a land owner in Grecia. I always stay at La Terraza when I am in the Grecia area. La Terraza has an incredible staff that treat you like family and the rooms and grounds are immaculate. The owners, Charles and Jeanette are wonderful with all kinds of great advice about Costa Rica and the tourist attactions. It is a safe comfortable enviornment that I highly recommend to anybody traveling to Costa Rica."
 
Number of times you have visited this Rental?
5
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Rental?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
More than 5
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Mitchell
From: United States12/6/2006
 
"La Terraza Guest House is a wonderful jewel hidden behind a tall fieldstone wall in the cleanest city in Central America, Grecia. We felt very safe and secure. Their grounds are groomed daily and are covered with lush vegetation, plus orchids and bromeliads. They even have hummingbirds!

The ample guest rooms overlook a splashing river which we found added to the romantic ambiance of our two week stay. The rooms are large and furnished with a table, stuffed chairs, a refrigerator and microwave. The large bed was very comfortable. They even had the room stocked with snacks.

On the grounds they have a secluded Jacuzzi that will fit a family, but my favorite was their regulation slate pool table. I thoroughly enjoyed challenging Charlie, the owner, to game after game. Maybe someday he will let me win.

Every morning a feast, which they called breakfast was included. One night they treated us to a huge milkshake like drink that had the word mud and/or cow as part of the name, but it doesn't matter to me what they call it, as long as they let me have another the next time we go there!

When my rental car got a flat they fixed it for me and when it was time to leave, they ran us to the airport to catch our 06:00 flight at no charge (a service for which they normally get paid).

Jeanetta and Charlie are wonderful hosts and a couple who pour their love and integrity into their service. We were truly blessed in getting to know them in December 2004 and look forward to knowing them for many years to come.

We had a wonderfully relaxed vacation because we made the right decision to stay at La Terraza Guest House.

Pura Vida!
Mitchell & Ginny Avnaim"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
More than 5
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English, German, Other
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
More than 5
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Jessica
From: United States12/5/2006
 
"March 2006.
We have just returned from a 3-1/2 week trip to Costa Rica. Although we had already booked and paid for two private homes, we wanted to visit the Grecia area and absolutely visit the La Terraza B&B.
It was everything and more than we had anticipated.
Nestled away in a small area, no one would expect such a beautiful home. The gardens were spectacular.
We arrived tired and weary, but we were welcomed with a wonderful dinner prepared by Jeanetta's cook, Christina and her housekeeper, Xinia.
The next day we were to leave, but had problems
with our rental car, so we stayed another day.
Jeanetta and her gardener, Carlos, drove us around
to see Escazu and Santa Anna. We had so much fun.
We stopped at PriceClub and ate lunch at TGIFs.
Breakfast was prepared on two days during our stay.
It was fit for a King.
We can't say enough about the caring staff and Jeanetta's hospitality.
This Bed and Breakfast is truly a rare jewel.

Clifton and Jessica, Plano, Texas
"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
2
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Rose
From: Costa Rica12/5/2006
 
"My experience was warm, comfortable, peaceful and relaxing. One of the best places I have every stayed."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
5
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Julia
From: Canada12/5/2006
 
"Everything was fantastic! I definitely recommend La Terraza to anyone who wants to have a great vacation. Food was great and employees were very friendly, just like all the other peoople we met in Costa Rica. Go for it!"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English, Other
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
pomona
From: United States12/5/2006
 
"La Terraza Bed and Breakfast is the best in Costa Rica. The accomadations are very comfortable. Their breakfast will be your best meal of the day. The employees are friendly and helpful. If you are travelling to Costa Rica you must stay with Charles and Jeanetta at La Terraza."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
3
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Jeanetta A
From: Costa Rica11/3/2006
 
" Medfor Oregon


Grecia: La Terraza B&B: "Home away from home!

lunch waiting for me! Cristina serves a wonderful

I stayed for a week at the end of August; arrived in the afternoon to find
breakfasts, both American and Tico, loads of fresh fruit! Extremely clean (saw Xinia cleaning the balcony railings one morning!) Hi speed internet + wireless access. The place is beautiful; Carlos keeps it parklike with love and care. Great bird and squirrel (they're not American squirrels!) sightings right from my balcony. Very safe and secure - left my laptop in my room daily. Jeanetta is a great hostess. I can't say enough good about the place. Stay there! You won't be sorry!


Liked: Cleanliness, beauty, comfort, food, in no particular order
Disliked: There were no negatives"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

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