Inside the botanical gardens of the Hotel Bougainvillea in Costa Rica, you can find 51 different types of orchid, alongside 157 tree species, 29 varieties of lily and seven different shades of bougainvillea—the native Costa Rican flower from which the hotel takes its name.
Add to that the hundreds of different native birds, butterflies and frog species living in the gardens, creating a truly tranquil atmosphere for those fortunate enough to visit. Spanning some 10 acres, these gardens are a true jewel in the hotel’s crown—but they’re just one of the many reasons guests choose to make this property their base when they visit Costa Rica.
Home to extraordinary wildlife and dramatic landscapes, Costa Rica is rightly celebrated as one of the last remaining tropical paradises on the planet. And because the Hotel Bougainvillea is so well placed—strategically located within the country’s Central Valley, close to both San José and Heredia, as well as a variety of national parks—it provides an oasis of comfort and calm from which to explore the land.
What you’ll find on the grounds of this family-run hotel, which has held Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence from 2014 to 2019, is just as impressive. Amenities include a swimming pool, tennis courts and a highly rated restaurant.
The guest rooms, too, are extremely accommodating: measuring 125 square feet, they all feature custom-made hardwood furniture and original art, as well as free WiFi, a five-port USB charger and a flat-screen TV.
Most also include a balcony—facing either the city skyline or the stunning botanical gardens—so you can be sure, even when you’ve returned to the hotel for the evening, that the wonders of nature are never far away.