Hotel Villa Dolce offeres a great location for you to start and finish your travels in Costa Rica.

At Villa Dolce you will find comfortable accomodation at the best value rates.

Staff at Villa Dolce, will also be happy to give you some ideas on what you can do when you come to beautiful Costa Rica.

Enjoy Costa Rica, pura vida!

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Shopping & a stroll around the city of Alajuela

Get to know the city of Alajuela; visit the market and enjoy some local food. Alajuela is also the perfect spot for some last minute shopping and to catch a movie (in English too) at the mall. The Alajuela’s mall (shopping center) is called Mall International. Visit the central park, the Cathedral, the Juan Santamaría…

Tortuga Island Cruise

Tortuga Island Cruise

Particularly enchanting for its beauty, Tortuga Island is known for its immaculate beach and turquoise waters, a perfect stop for swimming, snorkeling. It is a lovely day out.All day tour with rates starting from $119

Arenal Volcano & hot Springs

Arenal Volcano & hot Springs

Visit one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas. During the evening, you will treat you to a splendid dinner and you can enjoy the volcano’s hot springs! This is an organized tour lasting approximately 11 hours. Arenal Volcano hot springs

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

Experience the thrill of white water rafting! The scenery while rafting is marvelous. The equipment will be given, and a specialized guide will instruct you on how to manage yourself into the strong currents of the river. Rates depend on the level of difficulty and river available.

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San José City Tour

For an incredible price, this tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of the capital city San José; the Sabana Park, tour of the historic National Theatre (a masterpiece in art and architecture) and entry to the Central Bank’s Gold Museum, where it…

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Irazú Volcano

The trip begins ascending the breathtaking summit of the Irazu Volcano for a view of the massive crater.On a clear day, you can actually see the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans! Visit to the historical city of Cartago, to the ruins of the old Parish and view the beautiful Basilica of our “Virgen de los Angeles”.This…

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The Butterfly Farm

Visitors receive guided tours of about 2 hours. Tours start at 8:30 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.Butterflies are more active in the morning when the sun is stronger. Tours starts with an introductory film to understand concepts and vocabulary.Information website: www.butterflyfarm.co.cr

San Jose’s Gold Museum (Central Bank Museum)

San Jose’s Gold Museum (Central Bank Museum)

A cultural and archeological patrimony offering a collection of pre-Columbian gold. Simultaneously, it offers a collection of numismatics and acquired national art works.Open every day, 9:15 am to 5 pm. Adults: $11. Guided tours available with a 48 hours notice at a cost of $60 per person, 1 hour approximately.Information website: www.museosdelbancocentral.org/eng/

National Theatre in San Jose

National Theatre in San Jose

With its construction starting in 1891, the building is considered the finest historic building in the capital city of San Jose, and it is known for its exquisite interior which includes its lavish furnishings. It is a national asset and cultural patrimony worth visiting. Entrance at a cost.Information website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Theatre_of_Costa_Rica

Canopy Tour Colinas Del Poás

Canopy Tour Colinas Del Poás

A 30 minutes drive from the hotel you can enjoy Colinas Del Poas. Here you will find the nicest, most secure and exciting canopy tour in the Central Valley. It also offers canoe rides, trout fishing, beautiful views of the Poas area and the cloud forest and the Tarzan swing. Colinas Del Poas offers very…

Botanical Orchid Garden

Botanical Orchid Garden

Located nearby, in the Garita, this is a unique garden where you will be able to appreciate a vast collection of and the life of orchids in completely natural surroundings. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Adults: $12. Children 0 to 5: $6.Information website: www.orchidgardencr.com

Amazing Zoo Ave!

Amazing Zoo Ave!

An extensive park, conservation and rescue centre for wild animals. At Zoo Ave, you will be able to see so many species of birds and monkeys – a boa snake, turtles and much more… All the animals that can be observed here have been rescued and would have not survived in the wild, so…

Visit la Feria – the fruit and vegetables market

Visit la Feria – the fruit and vegetables market

Friday afternoon and Saturday morning why not enjoy a piece of Costa Rican life by visiting Alajuela’s official and largest fruit and vegetables market. You can easily take a bus, every 15 minutes, that passes right in front of the hotel and that will take you very close to the feria in no time. At…

Britt Coffee Tour

Britt Coffee Tour

The famous, gourmet coffee brand in Costa Rica offers The Classic Coffee Tour, The Coffee Lovers Tour, The Nature and Coffee Tour blended together and the Perfect Combination Tour combining the coffee tour with a visit to the Butterfly Garden. Open Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 7 pm. Sundays 7 am to 2 pm….

Else Kientzler Botanical Garden

Else Kientzler Botanical Garden

This project started in 1998 in an old coffee plantation located near Sarchi’ in With time all the coffee plants have been slowly substituted for a variety of tropical plants. The process took 9 years of dedication. Now, it is a beautiful botanical garden where nature and plants lovers can enjoy a lovely, interesting…

Doka, La Paz Waterfall Garden & Poás Volcano Combo Tour

Doka, La Paz Waterfall Garden & Poás Volcano Combo Tour

A lovely all day tour that we highly recommend. So that you can make the most of your day, it starts early morning, around 6:30 am, and it includes the guided tour, transportation, breakfast, entrance fees, lunch and entrance to the Doka Coffee Estate, La Paz Waterfall Gardena and Poas Volcano. Starting our tour we…

Doka Coffee Tour; A “must” in Costa Rica!

Doka Coffee Tour; A “must” in Costa Rica!

Doka Estate is an over 112 years old award winning coffee producer. Guided by an expert, visitors will receive extensive information, which will make this coffee tour an incomparable experience. The price includes the entry to the Doka Estate, guide, entry to the butterfly farm, and visit to a sugar cane plantation and chocolate, coffee…

La Paz Waterfall Garden

La Paz Waterfall Garden

La Paz Waterfall Garden is an ecological attraction on the road to Poás Volcano. With 70 acres (28 hectares) of land, visitors can enjoy waterfalls, jungle cats, hummingbirds, monkeys, hiking trails with viewing platforms, a serpentarium, a butterfly observatory, a ranarium and the aviary. Buffet lunch available on site at the Colibries Restaurant. Explore Five Magnificent…

Poás Volcano National Park

Poás Volcano National Park

A unique and very special ecological attraction in Alajuela, At almost a mile in diameter (1.6 km), the crater’s rain-fed, sulfuric pool bubbles and emits smoke. Although the last major eruption was in 1910, the volcano remains steadily active to this day, and visitors can still see geysers exploding into the air, some reaching as high…

About the City of Alajuela (where we are located)

About the City of Alajuela (where we are located)

Founded in 1782, and also called the city of mangoes, Alajuela is the second largest city in Costa Rica, just 25 Km away from the capital city of San José. The city maintains a rural character with nearby coffee and sugar cane plantations. If you wish to stay with us for a few days to relax and get to…

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Its tranquility and nearness to the city and the airport make of Villa Dolce the ideal place to stay as you are flying in and out of Costa Rica or if you wish to relax for a few days and explore the Central Valley. Villa Dolce it´s just 5 minutes from the San Jose International…