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Central to Everything! A fantastic Costa Rican Vacation or Business base!

Central to Everything! A fantastic Costa Rican Vacation or Business base!


Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom walking distance to Restaurants & Grocery Stores

Cariari Vistas Premium Vacation Condo is often solidly booked. Parklands now exclusively offers 2 more elegantly beautiful condos (Lapa & Toucan) within 20 yards of Cariari Vistas. Parklands also offers 5 other modern or premium condos nearby in San Jose/Central Valley of Costa Rica accommodating 2, 4, 6, or 9 people in each. Message us for more info. And if you see Cariari Vistas is booked for your dates, we probably have another great option just for you!

Exquisite, Affordable & In the Perfect Location: Capital & Airport

Inside the exquisite Cariari Premium Vacation Condo, you will find two bedrooms, queen & full double. Luxuriate in the main suite with the incredible queen bed and the cozy second bedroom. You can have optional air conditioning (just ask to include it in the final quote). Revel in the wonderfully equipped kitchen & dining area for great meal preparation or just snacks and drinks.

The cozy living area comes with a 42' HD LED TV & Satellite TV Movie Package is equipped with a very inviting leather sofa. There's another 42' HD LED TV with Satellite TV Movie Package in the main suite, too!

You will have countless options for eating out just minutes walk away from Applebees to McDonalds and a lot of exotic choices too, but in this cool and complete condo kitchen you can also expect lots of great appliances & equipment if you prefer to stay home.

The exquisite Cariari Premium Vacation Condo is the perfect base for your home away from home in Costa Rica whether on vacation or on work assignment.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Parklands: We are regional travel planning professionals. Honest & Client/Value Focused

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved Costa Rica and staying in this condo was very pleasing to us, and cozy. We are grateful for the hosts' kindness, and we hope to come back soon. Thank you very much!

Original Spanish Guest Book Entry:

"Nos gusto mucho Costa Rica, y más quedarnos en su apartamento. El cual es muy agradable y acogedor. Les agradecemos su amabilidad para con nosotros y esperamos regresar pronto! Muchas Gracias!"
May 2013
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9 Reviews

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Central to Everything! A fantastic Costa Rican Vacation or Business base!
-+ 323-798-8584
San José Central Valley - San Jose

Vacationing with Parklands

  • 5 of 5
Family of three stayed at Cariari for two weeks. The check in arrangements were perfect and Paolo visited personally to show us around the unit and give some handy CR advice as well. The condo was exactly as pictured, everything worked, and the stay went without a hitch. We mostly did day trips and the location was perfect with easy access to the highway. We booked a few tours through Parklands as well and were very satisfied with everything. Easy recommendation.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Central to Everything! A fantastic Costa Rican Vacation or Business base!
-+ 323-798-8584
San José Central Valley - San Jose
Chicago IL (USA)

GREAT location!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of three stayed for four nights and it was wonderful. We felt very safe with the gated condo and walked to the mall to get food for breakfast. It was very clean and updated. Paolo was great as well organizing a wonderful tour that was a reasonable price. Although it was raining we had a blast! I was able to do laundry that helped keep cost down on the amount of clothes needed. There was a great Italian restaurant in the mall. Thank you Parklands for making our vacation to CR memorable.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Tim & Katrina,

You were a total pleasure to have stay and we can't wait to have you back. Start planning it! We are here to help you have the best vacations in Panama & Costa Rica.

That nearby Italian restaurant is "Pane e Vino". Other guests in the other premium condos in Cariari last week also liked Pane e Vino and ate there a few times. The nearby Barock Restaurant-Bar is also a very popular option (and highly rated for their food and drinks). And the Hard Rock Cafe is also excellent.

The location of the three Cariari premium condos is perfect for walking to any of these options, and it's easy getting a very quick cab back to your premium condo unless you care to walk home.

Thanks for trusting Parklands as your vacation concierge by phone and email to book you for day tours and fun activities and to follow through to make sure everything was excellently coordinated. Our joy is seeing you all so happy in beautiful Costa Rica!

Being able to choose good day tours with pick up on the same street as Parklands' Cariari premium condos is very convenient, and in this way guests don't have to rent a car.

Hey, isn't the nearby Poas volcano with wildlife and waterfalls a blast?! Even when it rains, it's fun in the rainforest! So authentic and wild! :-)

And next time, please let Parklands book you for the best Zipline/Canopy in the country, and Costa Rica's best water rafting through the jungle, or maybe a splendid Catamaran Cruise through the islands to a beautiful beach (with pick up on the same street where your Parklands Cariari premium condos are conveniently located on the west side or airport side of San Jose/Central Valley).
Central to Everything! A fantastic Costa Rican Vacation or Business base!
-+ 323-798-8584
San José Central Valley - San Jose
Sun Prairie, WI. USA

The Best Of San Jose

  • 5 of 5
The city of San Jose is such a large area, location just cannot be stressed enough. The location of this condo is perfect. It's in a quite location, so you can relax and enjoy your time at the condo. But it's also close enough to walk to the nearby mall and shopping area so you can get food and other things without having to pay the expense of a taxi. (In Costa Rica taxi's are very expensive.) It's also close to the airport which is very convenient. Being only ten minutes away from the airport is always a plus.

Then there's the condo itself. The setup is so nice that you really lack nothing. There's a kitchen you can use if you don't want to go out for food. You can do your laundry right in the condo. There is phone that you can use to call the States for free, WiFi internet, cable TV and a Blu-Ray player.

The condo was very clean the beds were very comfortable. Can't wait to stay here again!
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Central to Everything! A fantastic Costa Rican Vacation or Business base!
-+ 323-798-8584
San José Central Valley - San Jose
Bay Area, CA

Nice Homebase in San Jose, CR

  • 5 of 5
Paolo was very helpful before and during our stay. The convenience of the mall, freeways and airport was great. The furnishings in the condo were top notch. I will definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It's going to be great having you back soon. Thanks for being so tidy and incredibly trusting. You quickly paid upfront after signing the online agreeement, and we are delighted you were not even a fraction dissapointed when you arrived two months later for the first time. You are the guest that any vacation rental manager would love to have. Thanks again for choosing Parklands!
Central to Everything! A fantastic Costa Rican Vacation or Business base!
-+ 323-798-8584
San José Central Valley - San Jose

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
In July 2013 we had the pleasure of meeting Paolo and Sara while staying at the Cariari Premium Vacation Condos. It was like meeting old friends; they were so friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We stayed at the Lapa condo and it was cozy, comfortable, tastefully furnished and had all the amenities. We even got a cell phone with Costa Rican number to use during our stay!! We came for medical reasons but I definitely want to return on vacation. Thank you Paolo and Sara for your hospitality and hope to see you again real soon.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marly, we really enjoyed you and your beautiful family coming to stay in one of our Cariari Premium Vacation Condos. We know you chose us for comfort and security, even though your medical clinic was not so close.

We can't forget the excitement and joy on your kids faces on checkin when they saw the big screen LED TV and BluRay player with lots of fun BluRay movies for kids! :-)

You were wonderful guests, and we were honored you chose us. We were also glad to be able to offer you a free pass to another complex one day to enjoy a grill-out BBQ, the gardens, and some time by a larger pool. (Our kids loved hanging out with yours)

We would be honored to have you back next year :-)
Central to Everything! A fantastic Costa Rican Vacation or Business base!
-+ 323-798-8584
San José Central Valley - San Jose
Bay Area, California

Extraordinary location, Amazing Sleep & Family Fun

Extraordinary location, Amazing Sleep & Family Fun
  • 5 of 5
This condo is the best! So beautiful and so close to San Jose.

From the condo we walked a few minutes with the kids to Mc Donald's and the movie theater. Another day, for a crazy cultural experience, we left the rental car safely parked at the condo and took the $1 bus to downtown San Jose one day. It was much quicker and easier than I had imagined. Getting to the volcano to see all the animals and waterfalls was easy, too. Fun!

From the condo, the views of volcanoes and mountains were gorgeous. And the breezes and sun... marvelous! My wife and I loved the queen bed master bedroom. We felt like we were 'floating into the clouds'. The mattress and linens were Intercontinental hotel quality, not what we expected in a vacation condo.

The owners were focused on great service and it went hassle free for us. The condo was even cleaner and more inviting than a really nice hotel. I wouldn't hesitate recommending it to my best friends and family.

The condo, the owners, the location and Costa Rica was all a perfect choice for us as a family. 100% Perfect & fun!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being great guests. It was a honor to welcome you!


From the Owner

We scoped out the area for years, and listened to our countless clients who asked for more than a hotel room, but a condo with two bedrooms and two washrooms, and something really nice to relax in, with good technology and high end furnishings, in a very safe area but not isolated like most apartments requiring a car, without inner city pollution, with good views of green Costa Rica, but also within walking distance of restaurants & grocery stores, gyms, movie theaters, and entertainment & bars to be within walking distance. And they also asked for free pick up from their lodging for day excursions. Before even posting the listing on Homeaway, we already had almost solid bookings for the first two months.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SJO - Juan Santa Maria Internacional at 6 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Local Drinking Bars at 500 Metres Nearest Train : Belen at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : Panamericana CR Highway One at 400 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Numerous Restaurants to Choose From at 800 Metres Nearest Beach : Playa Herradura at 50 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Outside you will quickly realize this beautiful new condo is located in a superior place with everything on your doorstep - just a couple of minutes walk to every type of restaurant and fast food you probably crave, stores, banks, and supermarket. Gym, and Bowling Lanes, and Movie Theater Multiplex, and just minutes walk from taxis, buses, and the pick up locations for most one-day tours from San Jose.

The condo is located a few minutes walk from Plaza Real Carari Mall, just off Hwy 1 Expressway, less than 10 minutes east of San Jose International Airport & a bit more than 10 minutes north west of downtown San Jose.

You are in a hotel and conference center zone, where you will also find the Wyndam Herradura, City Express, Hilton Double Tree, and more within walking distance or a quick cheap taxi ride.

It's a great location where great day tours leave from, to enjoy a day Tropical White Water Rafting, visiting the National Parks, Volcanos (Irazu & Poas), Nature Reserves, Coffee Plantations, Crocodiles, and so much more! From this location you are just minutes walk from where you can easily be picked up and dropped off from your Costa Rica excursions.


From $85 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Shoulder
May 1 2015 - Jun 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $250.00
  • Admin Recovery $29.95 + Tax
  • Final Cleaning Fee $59.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

* Just $15 for your Personalized Airport Welcome and Transfer to Condo for any stay of three nights or more!
* All basic utilities included FREE
* Babies & Young Children up to 5 years old are FREE.
* Discounts are negotiable for extra guests when booking extended stays.
* Client must sign online lodging agreement & make down payment before dates can be guaranteed.

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Updated: May 20, 2015


From the Owner

You don't need to spend 60+ dollars a day on a rental car when you stay in this amazing new condo. You can walk or take $2 taxis to everything you need. And nice direct buses take you to the airport & into down town San Jose Capital. And so many day tours/excursions can be booked leaving and returning to this condo location or nearby.

Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Town


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 60 m²


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • Second Bathroom - toilet
  • Any two bedroom condo should have a couple of bathroom related options! Having two, makes this perfect for a couple, family or small group of friends.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen, Top Quality Bed, Mattress & Furnishings & Total BlackOut
  • Second Bedroom - 1 double, Better than a quality hotel bed. Incredibly Cozy Room!
  • Parklands also offers a portable cot, as well as inflatable mattresses for extra kids or young people to sleep in the living spaces or even to share the main bedroom if it's a family situation.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Parklands is a team of travel professionals specializing in corporate and vacation travel, lodging, transport and fun in Costa Rica & Panama!

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