Costa Rica

Hotel Bougainvillea

Our top choice in San Jose! Hotel Bougainvillea is in a quiet, residential neighborhood and features 10 acres of beautiful gardens, a lovely pool, spotless rooms and impeccable service. This is truly an exceptional hotel for a very reasonable price. It's magnificent gardens were designed by a botanic genius who is one of the World's greatest authorities on bromeliads and orchids. It's hard to find, but we'll supply a map and written directions.


  • Magnificent garden
  • Good value
  • Quiet location
  • Very clean
  • Acclaimed restaurant


  • Hard to find
Standard Rooms

Hotel Bougainvillea's rooms are simply appointed, modern, ultra clean, with a spacious, airy feel to them. They have 1 king or 2 queen beds, cable TV and a nice balcony off each room. Choose from garden view or city view rooms. Although slightly more expensive, we recommend the garden view rooms where you can sit on the patio and enjoy the truly amazing gardens.

Junior Suites

Junior Suites are similarly furnished, slightly larger and located on the ends of the buildings. Again, you can choose either city view suites or garden view suites which cost a little more.

Botanic Gardens
Hotel Bougainvilleas gardens are unparalleled and expansive with over 10 acres to enjoy. This is truly a lush oasis in the heart of the city. Partially designed by a World expert on bromeliads and orchids with over 50 species of bromedliads alone, these gardens are a botanist's dream. Casual observers can also appreciate and enjoy the beauty of trails meandering through exotic plants and bronze sculptures. The animals found here are just as unique, with many birds to watch and a frog pond home to a species which only lay their eggs in a special type of moss with water cascading over it.

Swimming Pool and Sauna

Hotel Bougainvillea has a very nicely sized swimming pool. It is solar heated and clean with a spacious pool deck surrounding it. The calm, pleasant atmosphere includes a pool house complete with sauna.



Los Heliconias is widely acclaimed, featuring excellent International cuisine in an elegant environment. Picture windows face the garden, giving a peaceful view of the botany. Stained glass and original artwork enhance the decor. A baby grand piano completes the ambiance with occasional live music performances.

Tennis Courts

Two lighted tennis courts are available for guest use.



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