I recently stayed in the Vista Linda Apartments on my last trip to Costa Rica because it was recommended to me by a friend who is a frequent visitor to Costa Rica.
The advantage of staying at these apartments is that you can stay there for a day at a time, a month at a time or a year at a time.
If you intend on staying in Costa Rica for a month, an aparthotel is ideal because you are actually renting an apartment instead of spending money every night on a hotel room.
The owner/manager Carlos was kind enough to pick me up from the airport upon my arrival to Costa Rica and he was very friendly and courteous.
As I stepped onto the grounds of the aparthotel, I had the feeling of stepping into a tropical beach setting. The atmosphere was very relaxed and exactly what I had been looking for.
I was given one of the apartments in the back which unfortunately was next to the highway. It was a problem on for my first couple of nights getting used to the noise.
However, once I got used to the noise, everything was perfect.
I did get the feeling while I was there that Carlos, the owner bias towards older people as he wants his aparthotel to be a nice and quiet place and younger and rowdy people do not get the same treatment.
Speaking of discounts, Carlos is a miser when it comes to money but if you intend on staying for an extended period of time, he can be talked into giving you a hotel discount when he is in a good mood.
Overall, I give this place a 4 out of 5
Josh is an avid world traveller that has visited over 25 countries including South Africa, China and Brazil. When he is not travel, he works as quality seo consultant for various companies around the world.