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Central Valley Hotels

Hotel Bougainvillea

  • 2 km (1 mile) east of Santo Domingo de Heredia Map It
  • Santo Domingo


  • Lush and open spaces
  • Nice bird-watching
  • Balconies in upper rooms
  • Restaurant on-site


  • Slightly institutional feel in the hallways

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's Review

True to its name, this modern, very comfortable, three-story hotel is awash in bougainvillea on the outside and decorated with an impressive collection of Costa Rican art on the inside. With 8 acres of lawns, and mature trees laden with bromeliads and orchids, you might even forget that you're only 20 minutes from San José. Spacious, carpeted rooms have plasma-screen TVs, laptop-size safety boxes, and coffeemakers; bathrooms have either a shower or a bathtub. Comfortable mattresses, fine linens, and full-length, screened windows to let in cool breezes make for restful nights. Above the first floor, every room has a balcony with either a daytime garden view, or a nighttime view of sparkling city lights. Brilliant stained-glass windows and brightly colored tropical art decorate the lobby, which also displays an oddly beautiful rock collection of local geodes and minerals. The elegant, large restaurant ($$–$$$) serves a wide selection of slightly old-fashioned, Continental cuisine complimented by very good desserts. An adjoining, more intimate bar/lounge often has piano music on weekends. With lots of greenery and environmentally friendly practices, this hotel has justifiably been recognized for the example it sets for sustainable tourism.

Hotel Information


2 km (1 mile) east of Santo Domingo de Heredia, Santo Domingo, 40301, Costa Rica

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/2244–1414; /2244–1313; 866-880–5441-in North America


Hotel Details:

  • 77 rooms, 4 suites
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 04/09/2014

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