South Pacific Coast Hotels



Wilson Botanical Garden Guesthouse

At a Glance


  • unparalleled setting with 24-hour access to garden and nature trails
  • excellent birding and wildlife viewing


  • rooms are slowly being refurbished
  • family-style meals are served strictly on schedule so be ready to sit at the table when the dinner bell rings

Wilson Botanical Garden Guesthouse Review

Wilson Botanical Garden has comfortable rooms in two modern buildings built of glass, steel, and wood, with private balconies overlooking a forested hillside. The smaller rooms have two single beds, and larger ones have three singles. The balconies are cantilevered over a ravine, making bird-watching possible from your room. Each room is named after the exotic plant growing at the doorway. Rates include three hearty, home-style meals, a guided tour of the grounds, and 24-hour access to the garden. Staying overnight is the only way to see the garden at dusk and dawn, and you can walk the Sendero Río Java, a trail that follows a stream through a forest with birds and monkeys. The staff here is cheerful and professional, and the youthful enthusiasm of visiting research students is contagious.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Road to Ciudad Neily, 6 km (4 miles) south of San Vito San Vito, 60801
  • Phone: 2524–0628 in San José; 2773–4004
  • Website:
  • Location: San Vito

    Hotel Details

  • 12 rooms.
  • Rate includes all meals.
Updated: 04-01-2013

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