Costa Rica Airport Hotel | 5 minutes from SJO Airport in San Jose
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About

A Brief History of Villa Dolce

Franco and Maria, the owners of Villa Dolce, moved to Costa Rica, from Italy, in 1995.
Franco is Italian, from near Venice, and Maria is from the North of England.
They always had as a life plan to eventually live somewhere peaceful, exciting and warm.
Franco and Maria came to Costa Rica for a short holiday in 1995, loved the place and moved to Alajuela just a few months after.

To start their adventure, they bought a property including an old, original Costa Rican farmhouse.
After much consideration, they decided to keep this lovely house, built in rich wood and now artfully restored to maintain its original character and warm atmosphere.

Guests can still enjoy the original wood work and flooring of the house where the reception, common areas and restaurant are now located.
In time, they built the standard rooms and then the villas and Hotel Villa Dolce opened its doors in 1996.
After so many years, the family still feels blessed to be able to live in such a lovely and green place.

Franco and Maria now run the hotel together with their daughter, Jessica, and a well-established, friendly team.

Original wood work and flooring

Hotel Villa Dolce, Reception
Hotel Villa Dolce, Reception
Hotel Villa Dolce, Restaurant
Hotel Villa Dolce, Restaurant
Hotel Villa Dolce, Living
Hotel Villa Dolce, Living

 

Meet the Team

Franco

Franco is originally from the North of Italy, near Venice. He has been a business man all his life. He traveled around the world for work until he decided to find a place in the sun and move to Costa Rica. He enjoys the quality of life and the lovely weather Costa Rica has to offer. 

Maria

Maria is from the North of England, but lived most of her life in Italy. Maria enjoys conversations with guests and is in charge of all the administrative side of the business.
She is also very artistic and takes pleasure in decorating the hotel.

Randall

 From Costa Rica, Randall is a valuable member of the team. He lived in the USA for a few years; hence he is fluent in English.
Randall is our receptionist, reservation agent and will also ensure guests have a positive experience during their stay.
He is in charge of the Italian pizzeria during dinner time. There is nothing he enjoys more than chatting away with guests. 

Paula

 An inestimable member of the team, Paula has been working with us for more than 10 years.She is Costa Rican and Nicaraguan.
Paula is in charge of preparing and serving breakfast, and of the housekeeping to ensure the accommodations are spotlessly clean. She goes above and beyond in service.

Shopping & a stroll around the city of Alajuela

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

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.  

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

Irazú Volcano

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…

San José City Tour

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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