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Located in:
San Ramón, Alajuela
Starting at $160 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Unwind on a tranquil Costa Rican mountain retreat when you stay at the Vida Mountain Resort & Spa. Feel relaxed and calm in nature from the moment you arrive!


Aerial view of Vida Mountain Resort & Spa
Aerial view of Vida Mountain Resort & Spa

Soothe the Mind & Soul at the Vida Mountain Resort & Spa

If you’re looking to stay in Costa Rica’s mountainous region of the San José Highlands in Alajuela, you can’t go wrong with the Vida Mountain Resort & Spa, which more than earns its place on our list of Costa Rica’s best mountain hotels. Rooms at the hotel offer views of the hills that will take your breath away. This boutique-style wellness resort in San Ramón is second-to-none for those looking to relax and connect with nature.

The resort is especially popular with couples thanks to its large, comfortable suites and the hotel’s relaxing, romantic atmosphere that emphasizes spiritual growth and healing. Look out at the sunset reflecting on the Pacific Ocean and share a cocktail on the terrace, or dine at the gourmet, onsite open-air restaurant for an unforgettable meal. Single travelers who seek a tranquil place to stay in solitude to get in touch with nature are sure to enjoy the hotel as well. For travelers in need, know that rooms and common areas alike are wheelchair accessible.

Note that the Vida Mountain Resort & Spa’s seclusion means you’ll need to travel a ways from the San José International Airport (SJO) if you’re arriving by plane. It’s about 65 kilometers (40.3 miles) west of the country’s major international airport. While you can rent a car and make the drive yourself, the hotel is happy to arrange transportation to and from the airport.

Once you arrive at the hotel, take advantage of the wide range of luxury amenities. Vida Mountain Resort offers personalized laundry service, a solar-heated saltwater infinity pool and jacuzzi, a number of hiking trails right on the property, and a full-service spa with a steam room and cool plunge pool.

For additional relaxation in the early mornings before you start your day, head to the yoga shala studio, which is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass doors allowing for plenty of natural lighting and a light breeze. The resort provides fresh mountain spring water for refillable water bottles for your practice or just to head for an afternoon by the pool.

The resort also offers a stunning background for unforgettable weddings. For those looking for the ultimate Costa Rica destination wedding, the staff will work to custom design the most perfect day for you and your guests to enjoy the momentous occasion.

Key Features

Pool and mountains view at Vida Mountain Resort & Spa
Pool and mountains view at Vida Mountain Resort & Spa
  • Variety of healing massage and wellness treatments
  • Private nature trails
  • Close to popular attractions
  • Saltwater infinity pool
  • Solar-heated hot water
Starting at $160 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Airport Transfers
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Family Friendly
Flat Screen TVs
Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Forest
Hotel near Volcano
Internet Available
Laundry Service
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Telephone in Room
Wi-Fi Internet
Yoga Center


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Find Paradise at Vida Mountain Resort & Spa


Pool front suite at Vida Mountain Resort & Spa
Pool front suite at Vida Mountain Resort & Spa

All Suites at the Resort

The Vida Mountain Resort’s rooms are designed to immerse guests in feelings of tranquility and to provide the ultimate experience in relaxation. Take in the ambient noises of the forest and waterfall as you rest up in these large, classy rooms.

All rooms at the Vida Mountain Resort & Spa are suites. This means that no matter where you stay on the property, you’re able to enjoy spacious accommodations with room to stretch out.

Suites include free & secure onsite parking, access to hiking trails directly from your suite and high-speed WiFi. You’ll also have all the modern comforts and finishes you desire while having the opportunity to immerse yourself in a tropical paradise you can only find in Costa Rica.

Pool Front Suites

Pool Front Suites provide an incredible view of the jacuzzi and the saltwater, solar-heated infinity pool, with easy access for guests. You can also enjoy a sweeping view of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean from the suite patio, which comes with deck chairs for reclining in the sun.

Pool Front Suites are designed for up to two guests but are also ideal for solo travelers. This room type comes with amenities such as access to the relaxing Moroccan tea room as well as the billiard tables and games. Pool Front Suites include complimentary breakfast which you can enjoy right in your room.

Lotus Suites

Lotus Suites overlook a private terrace, from which you can get a stunning view of the hills and mountains that dot the landscape. These suites are a little larger, offering two bedrooms with a spacious lounge area, perfect for up to four guests.

Amenities include anytime entry to the pool and jacuzzi, complimentary breakfast, plus Moroccan tea room and billiard tables access.

Starting at $160 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Journey to Nearby Attractions and Adventures

There’s a lot to do for adventurous souls looking for unique experiences around the Vida Mountain Resort & Spa!

The resort offers one-of-a-kind tours such as the forest therapy tour where you’ll get to practice shinrin-yoku, Japanese for “immersing in the forest atmosphere” or a hot springs adventure. Other onsite standouts include a trip to Tortuga Island, a journey to the Las Musas waterfalls, a horseback riding tour and many more!

Even more exceptional tours await you when you stay at the resort such as a coffee and waterfalls tours, zip-line adventure in the treetops, authentic chocolate facility tour and interactive culinary classes you won’t want to miss!

Poás Volcano, Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall Gardens

See a wide range of sites over the course of a single day on the Poás Volcano, Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall Gardens tour.

With the assistance of an informed guide, you’ll get the chance to travel up the side of the towering Poás Volcano for a beautiful view of the landscape, then travel down into the valley for a unique tour of a coffee plantation, complete with samples. Wrap up the journey at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a truly incredible secluded paradise where you can take a dip in the waterfall pool.

During the full-day, 10-hour tour, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about important aspects of Costa Rica’s culture and economy, from its jungles to its plantations, as well as how local businesses work to preserve the natural majesty of the area.

Zip-Line Canopy Half-Day Adventure Tour Near San José Costa Rica in Miramar

While many visitors to Costa Rica get the opportunity to hike through the jungle, not everyone gets to see it from a bird's-eye view! On the zip-line canopy tour, you’ll learn all about Costa Rica’s jungles and their incredible biodiversity from your guide. Afterwards, soar over the treetops for a truly unique look at the rainforest.

This tour is great for nature lovers and thrill seekers alike, as it provides the opportunity to feel the wind in your hair as you get an unparalleled view of the hundreds of species of birds, reptiles, and other animals that call the rainforest their home.

Rainforest Chocolate Tour

If you’re looking for a more educational experience, try the Rainforest Chocolate Tour, which provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about one of Costa Rica’s most important exports. Seeds from cacao trees are harvested and processed to create locally-sourced chocolate all across Costa Rica, making the sweet treat integral to Costa Rica’s economy, and cementing it as a key staple of local culture as well.

Get an up-close view of how chocolate is made on this tour, where you’ll even have the chance to sample some local chocolate for yourself. These tours are family-friendly and are taught by multilingual experts in their field.

Cooking Classes

The Vida Mountain Resort & Spa offers an array of cooking classes and demonstrations including a vegetarian cooking class where you’ll get to work with a local chef to create traditional Costa Rican cuisine.

The resort also features a kombucha class where you will not only learn about the ancient ‘tea of immortality’ but also make a ready-to-brew kit. Other popular classes include a local medicinal plants course and a local superfood course where you’ll learn how to incorporate superfoods into a healthy diet.

Tours Offered

Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Cooking Classes
Family Friendly Tours
Night Hikes
White Water Rafting
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $160 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

San Jose Highlands Map
San Jose Highlands Map
Vida Mountain Resort & Spa is Panamerican Highway Route 1 to San Ramón and continue on Route 742 toward Vida Mountain
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