We aim to make your stay at Casa Bella Rita completely stress free. We pride ourselves on providing amazing service. From the moment you land to the wave goodbye, we will make sure all of your needs are met. We have a courteous and attentive staff that will make sure to answer all your questions and provide concierge level service throughout your stay. You will see why our hospitality makes our bed and breakfast the best place to stay in Costa Rica’s Central Valley. That’s why we are one of the top bed and breakfasts in the Central Valley according to Trip Advisor. Our many services show why we should be your place to stay in Costa Rica.
Each room at Casa Bella Rita is unique, which makes each guest’s stay one-of-a-kind. Our staff ensures each room to be clean, the linens always fresh and all the necessities stocked. An honor bar is in each room featuring drinks and refreshments to satisfy any late night craving. And if you need anything, anyone on our staff will make sure you get what you need. This is your vacation – let us take the worry out of traveling so you can just relax and enjoy your precious time!
Seldom do you get anything to eat on your flights and this is a problem for many guests who have a late arrival. With advance notice we will be happy to have a lite meal waiting for you. We can prepare a snack tray of local empanadas, fruit and a lite dessert so you won’t go to bed hungry. A vegetarian snack tray option is also available. Charges range from $700 – $900 per person depending on the size of the order.
A luxury gym does not mean a few dumbbells, some old weight machines and a treadmill in a small room off to the side. At Casa Bella Rita, we believe a true workout means a premium fitness facility. Day passes are available to local gyms just a short distance away that offer a wide range of classes and equipment for your workout needs. Yoga mats, barbell and tubing are also available at Casa Bella Rita if you decide you would like to workout while enjoying the breathtaking view of the canyon. Casa Bella Rita is located in a very safe neighborhood if you want to put on your running or walking shoes and get some exercise.
All travelers want to be pampered and made to look their best on vacation. Casa Bella Rita has teamed up with one of the best and most luxurious day spas in San José to provide professional nail, skin and haircare to the discriminating world traveler at prices well below what you would pay at home. So relax, let us set up your spa day while you enjoy your vacation! Massages can be performed on-site in the privacy of your room with advance notice.
Don’t feel like haggling with taxi drivers in a language you don’t speak? Just want to enjoy the night life with a personal driver at your disposal? Let us know and we will arrange to have one of our drivers chauffer you wherever you want to go at fair prices. We have connections to many great taxi services. That means you don’t have to worry!
Let us help you with your car rental by having a car delivered to Casa Bella Rita after a good nights sleep. We work with the most reliable agencies to guarantee the best price and service for your tour of Costa Rica. Arrival and departure information and make of car needed to secure a rate for you. Please note that when getting a car in Costa Rica you will need a credit card with raised numbers on it if you are to use it outside the agency office.
Please do not exchange money at the airport unless you need a couple of colones for the toll booths. The exchange rate is never good at the airport and there are banks and ATM’s in most locations. VISA and MC are widely accepted and some businesses will accept AMX. Remember to have $29.00 per person in dollars, colones or credit card for your exit tax when you depart Costa Rica. This is paid immediately after you enter the airport to the right. You will have a form to fill out after paying and then you can proceed to the check-in. You will get the best rate on your exit tax if paid in US Dollars. Please do not pay your exit tax at the small airports if you are flying within the country as they will service charge it.
One of the best things about getting married – aside from spending the rest of your life with the one you love – is the honeymoon. Our beautiful Mariposa Room will make your honeymoon memories more enjoyable with the garden double shower, views of the canyon just outside your door and King sized bed. We will make your honeymoon relaxing and memorable with a complimentary airport pick-up making Casa Bella Rita the perfect place to relax and call home base.
Casinos & Gambling
The largest casino in Costa Rica is less than 25 minutes away. Enjoy slot machines, Caribbean Rummy, Roulette and Sportbooks 24-hours a day. You can also enjoy games like Canasta, Black Jack, Rummy and many variations of poker games including Caribbean Stud, Three Card and Pai Gow. Casinos in Costa Rica offer lower table limits and, like in the United States, offer perks and rewards cards for frequent players.
Traveling alone? No problem as our complimentary airport pick-up guarantees you a stress free and safe arrival when traveling outside your comfort zone. Enjoy the views and rooms and then let Rita or Steve help you with your next destination with recommendations and transportation bookings to help take the worry and guessing out of where you should go next. We can help make your trip seamless and worry free and a lot of fun.
Worried you might forget something? Use our handy list to help you finish packing!
If you have forgotten something, not to worry as there are plenty of shopping areas. Please pack light as it is very casual in Costa Rica. Rule of thumb on packing is to take out half of you what you put in the suitcase.
Costa Rica Suggested Packing List
- Insect repellent
- Casual clothing
- Hiking shorts
- Footwear: Waterproof lightweight hiking boots
Water shoes (like Teva®)
- Socks: Bring extra pairs in case your feet get wet!
- Hat with visor for rain and sun protection
- Camera & binoculars for birding
- Small daypack or fanny pack to keep everything at arm’s reach
- Sweater or light jacket if traveling to San José and mountain areas
- Rain jacket when visiting during the Green Season
- Collapsible luggage to bring back extra items & gifts
2014 Costa Rica Holiday Calendar
January 1 New Year’s Day*
March 19 Saint Joseph’s Day
April 11 Juan Santamaria Day*
April 17 Holy Week Holy Thursday *
April 18 Good Friday *
April 20 Easter Sunday
May 1 Labor Day***
June Father’s Day (third Sunday)
July 25 Annexation of Guanacaste Province*
August 2 Virgin of Los Angeles Day
August 15 Mother’s Day*
September 9 Childrens Day
September 15 Independence Day*
October 12 Columbus Day – Discovery of America
October 12 Limón Carnival
October 31 Día Nacional de la Mascarada / Halloween
November 2 Day of the Dead
December 8 Immaculate Conception
December 25 Christmas*
December 26 the great Horse Parade – Paseo Colon, 2nd Avenue, San Jose
December 25 – January 4 Feria de Zapote
(Town fair with rides, bull chases,food stands,concerts and more!)
* Asterisk indicates paid holidays and days off for Costa Rican workers