Life's too beautiful not to enjoy   
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Who are we

We are Francis & Elma, with our roots in Curacao and the Netherlands. For the last few years we have lived in Curacao, and after a few visits to beautiful Costa Rica, have realized a dream to start up a bed and breakfast in this magnificent country with wonderful people, the amazing climate, and exceptional nature.

We transformed the former ‘Dos Palmas Country Inn hotel’ into the ‘Dushi Vida Country Inn hotel’, with reference to our heritage in “Dushi Korsou” and the lovely words that mean so much to Costa Rica, “Pura Vida”. 

We strive to keep up the good reputation of this beautiful airport hotel, while at the same time re imagining the beautiful bed and breakfast and the beautiful scenery around it.

 
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Big and comfortable

A big and very comfortable room. Equipped with a closet, fans, queen size bed, 2 or 3 single beds and a sofa bed.

Price per night

Per night $80 with occupation of

2 adults

Extra occupation per night:

adult:          $15 per night

child between the age of 4 and 12:  $10

child under the age of 4 : free of charge 

Superior room

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Modern Comfort

 

A room with modern comfort against u budget price. Some rooms offer space for more then two persons .

Price per night

Per night $70 with occupation of

2 adults

Extra occupation per night:

adult:          $15 per night

child between the age of 4 and 12:  $10

child under the age of 4 : free of charge 

Standard Room

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Traditional style

 

A room with modern comfort against a budget price situated in an old Costa Rican house. Some rooms offer space for more then two persons .

Price per night

Per night $70 with occupation of max

2 adults

Extra occupation per night:

adult:          $15 per night

child between the age of 4 and 12:  $10

child under the age of 4 : free of charge 

Casa Rustica

 

OUR SERVICES

Breakfast

A daily breakfast is included in the room price

Garden

The rooms are surrounded by a beautiful garden with different tropical plants and fruit trees

Pool

The hotel has a very nice pool for a  refreshing  swim or just to relax

Free Wifi

We offer free WiFi in the entire hotel

Fresh Batido's
We offer fresh batido's
Daily Housekeeping

We offer daily room cleaning

Airport service

For a reasonable fee we can pick you up or bring you to the international airport of San  Jose

Dining Service

Daily we offer a homemade meal in our cosy rancho

Free Parking

We have a guarded private parking space at the hotel

 

GALLERY

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THINGS TO DO

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Our hotel is nearby San Jose. Explore the city on your own or book one of the tours to explore the city by bus or by foot.  

San Jose
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Rescate Animal Zoo Ave is a shelter for wildlife in La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica. A part of this shelter has been opened up to visitors as a kind of animal park.

Rescate Animal Zoo Ave
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Within a fifteen minutes drive you are at the City Mall and within 30 minutes drive you are at the Multiplaza Mall. Both large and modern malls with an extensively food-court.

Malls
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In about an hour drive from the hotel you reach the Poás Volcano National Park. The Poás is a 2708-metre-high volcano in Costa Rica located approximately 50 km northwest of the capital San José, in the Poás Volcano National Park. The Poás is a stratovolcano with a number of eroded caldera's, and two crater lakes around the summit.

Poás Volcano National Park
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In about an hour drive from the hotel you will find the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. It is a Privately Owned Ecological Attraction  featuring the best hiking near San José, the most famous waterfalls in Costa Rica, animal sanctuary with over 100 species of animals, and an environmental education program.

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TOURS

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Beach day Jacó

  • Duration: 4 hours

  • Available throughout the year

  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 8am (08:00)

  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 6pm (18:00)

 

This tour starts with heading to its final destination Hotel Balcón del Mar (Balcony of the sea) in Jacó. Here you will be able to enjoy the day close to the beach and is it possible to use the hotel swimming pools. After a tasty lunch there will be the possibility to relax under the palm trees or to take a walk through the commercial center of the small town. 

Jacó is located just 1 hour and 30 minutes away from San José. This town is one of the better known destinations in Costa Rica and is very loved by the surfing community.

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Crocodile tour

  • Duration: 10 hours

  • Available throughout the year

  • Estimated departure time from hotel: 8am (08:00)

  • Estimated return time at hotel: 6pm (18:00)

 

During this crocodile safari that lasts about two hours, we will take a comfortable and safe boat over the Grande de Tarcoles river. From these boats it is possible to see the reptiles from a close distance. You will be guided by the boat's captain and a tour guide who both have a lot of knowledge about the river and the animals in it.
 
Normally this excursion happens in combination with a visit to Jaco Beach, so at the and of the Crocodile Safari we will head in the direction of Jaco Beach to relax on the sand and enjoy a nice lunch in Hotel Balcón del Mar.

Included in this tour:

  • Transport, tourguide, lunch

  • Special food for kids aged below 2 years old is not included.

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Quad tour

  • Duration: 7 hours

  • Available throughout the year

  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 8am (08:00)

  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 3pm (15:00)

After a short explanation and doing some test driving, you will head out on the quads into the streets of the Jacó Beach area. Experienced guides will show you all the exotic resorts and beautiful sites in the area. You will be driving through mud, small creeks, steep roads and of course the tropical jungle.

During the entire trip you will see impressive panoramic views, including one of the best of the Central Pacific where you can see as far as the peninsula of Nicoya. With a bit of luck you will also be able to see some tucans and macaws, which are very common in this area.

Included in this tour:

  • Transport, a guided tour and a lunch.

  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

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Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Duration: 13 hours

  • Available throughout the year

  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 8am (08:00)

  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 9pm (21:00)

  • Manuel Antonio National Park is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and is part of the province Puntarenas. In 2011 the park is mentioned by Forbes as one of the 12 most beautiful parks of the world.

  • The trip starts with a drive to the mountains of the central valleys (route 27). We will make a stop to enjoy some typical Costa Rican breakfast. When we arrive at the park we will start to walk through the cloud forest. We will follow the natural trial which will lead us to the beach. Here you can enjoy a swim or a walk between all of the flora and fauna. The park is home to several ape species such as the titi monkey, the white-headed capuchin, the howling monkey. Other animals living in the park are raccoons, coatis, iguanas, sloths and several exotic birds. After we have visited the national park, we will return back to the restaurant where we can enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch we will return back to the hotel.

  • Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour, breakfast and lunch.

  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

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Cahuita National Park

  • Duration: 12 hours

  • Available throughout the year

  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 6am (06:00)

  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 6pm (18:00)

  • After departure from San José, the tour will take you through the majestic scene of Braulia Carillo National Park. Cahuita National park is located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica which is part of the province Limón.

  • The name Cahuita comes from the inhabitants of the place: the meaning of ‘’Cawi’’ is mahogany which is a tree that comes from that region and ‘’ta’’ means sharp. Enjoy the white beaches and the endless coconut trees in combination with the quietness, peace and clear water of the ocean. The ocean is rich of corals, close to the coastline.  

  • The most beautiful attraction of the park is the life in several aquatic systems, which contains a lot of corals. It is also possible to see many tropical fishes with beautiful bright colors, tiger sharks, manta rays and eels. All of this makes it a perfect place to dive.

  • Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour, breakfast and lunch.

  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

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Tortuga island

  • Duration: 14 hours

  • Available throughout the year

  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 6am (06:00)

  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 8pm (20:00)

  • The tour starts early in the morning with the departure from San José. We will drive to Puntarenas Harbor by bus (2 hours). The catamaran and its friendly staff will be ready to take you to the beautiful Tortuga island. The boat trip (1 ½ hour) will be very interesting and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sun, listen to tropical music and enjoy some nice cocktails.

  • When we have arrived on the island you will be given some time to swim in the sea and enjoy a walk on the heavenly beaches. A delicious lunch will be served and the improvised bar is open during your whole stay. After lunch there will be time left to relax or to take a last walk around the island.

  • Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour, breakfast and lunch.

  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

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3 IN 1- Rainforest train, Reserve and Sarapiqui river

  • Duration: 9 hours

  • Available throughout the year

  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 7.30am (07:30)

  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 4.30pm (16.30)

  • The tour starts with the extraordinary rainforest of Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of the most important reserves of Costa Rica. This is the natural demarcation between the Caribbean area and the Central Valley. After this we will visit the rainforest of Aerial Tram on board of a gondola that will go through the treetops, accompanied by a guide. After the Aerial Tram tour, we will go to Selva Verde for a walk and where you can enjoy the nature. You will get the opportunity to see  multi colored small frogs and a spectacular river flowing through this area. After lunch we will walk to the starting point of the Sarapiqui river, this area is known of its amazing nature. We will enjoy a boat trip on the river and on board you will be able to search for monkeys, several bird species, iguanas, sloths and more.

  • Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour and lunch.

  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

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Quetzal expedition

  • Duration: 12 hours

  • Available throughout the year

  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 6am (06:00)

  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 6pm (18:00)

  • If you want to escape the bustle of the city, we would like to invite you to join this expedition through the jungle searching for the exclusive, beautiful Quetzal. The Quetzal is known as the most spectacular bird in the world.

  • This excursion will take you over the picturesque roads of the Provence Cartago and the Cerro Bella Vista, until reaching the destination Mirador of Quetzals, which is located in the mountain range of Talamanca. Here we will make a hike across the paths of the jungle and here you can search for and admire the Quetzals. At the end of the expedition you will enjoy a delicious lunch before heading back to the hotel.

  • Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour, breakfast and lunch.

  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

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3 IN 1 - Rainforest train

  • Duration: 7 hours

  • Available throughout the year

  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 7.30am (07:30)

  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 2.30pm (14.30)

  • The Rain Forest Aerial Tram – Caribbean area in a national park that counts 475 hectares.

  • The national park shares a boundary of 10 km with the Braulio Carillo National Park and functions as a buffer zone between the park and the production of agriculture. After arrival you will be welcomed by the staff and invited to watch a movie in the video hall. On your way to the video hall you will make a quick stop to enjoy the panoramic view from the wire bridge and the viewpoint of the Broccoli Tree.

  • After the presentation with a short video about the park you will be guided to the Aerial Tram Boarding. The main goal is to let the visitors enjoy the jungle on different levels.

  • Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour and lunch.

  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included

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Monteverde daytour

  • Duration: 12 hours

  • Available throughout the year

  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 6am (06:00)

  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 6pm (18:00)

  • Let yourself be enchanted by the Cloud Forest of Monteverde. Monteverde is seen as one of the most important destinations regarding ecotourism in Costa Rica. This area is famous because of its Forest Reserve and many other reserves.

  • We will start the tour by crossing mountains that surround the central valley.  While we are on the road we will enjoy a delicious breakfast. After that the tour will continue on a picturesque road to our destination. You will see several wire bridges and tours that will pass wire bridges and observation platforms.

  • This attraction is completely safe and trustworthy. Besides, the construction is adjusted to persons with a disability.

  • Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour, breakfast and lunch.

  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

 

CAR RENTAL

Want to rent a car? We can help you!

Dushi Vida Country Inn is a partner of Thrifty Car Rental. Our partner provides cars of 0-3 years old which are perfectly maintained. We can guarantee a competitive price and excellent service. With us you will be getting the same quality and more service at a lower price.

Make sure you always know what is included in the price. Pay attention to the car's price, type of insurance, taxes and free kilometer count. A lot of providers and websites do not show the price including all the necessary insurances and taxes.

The deposit for renting a car can amount up to $ 1.500. Do you choose for full insurance, then the deposit with us is only $ 300.

The below mentioned prices include basic insurance (CDW and Mandatory), license plate fee, free km and taxes.

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