Fodor's Expert Review Casa Botania B&B

Road to Wilson Botanical Garden, 5 km (3 miles) south of San Vito, San Vito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Book a comfortable room with a sweeping view of forest and mountains at this delightful, small hilltop B&B, owned by a charming young Belgian–Costa Rican couple. There are two bungalows with queen beds, attractive wood furniture made by a local artisan, and modern bathrooms. Two superior cabins, one with a queen and two single beds and the other a large studio with kitchen and king-size bed, share the spectacular valley view with a spacious two-bedroom, fully equipped house. All rooms have satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access. Start the morning early with a guided birding walk ($15) along trails through the garden, or farther afield near Wilson Botanical Garden. Then enjoy your bountiful buffet breakfast on the spacious deck framed by entwined tree branches, and keep your binoculars close at hand. Pepe, a professional bird guide, will help you identify visiting birds, as well as organize birding and hiking excursions (tours starting from $20 per person). Kathleen, a tour guide who speaks five languages, prepares elaborate three-course, gourmet vegetarian dinners, by reservation for both guests and nonguests.

PROS

  • affordable rates
  • great views
  • amiable hosts
  • gourmet vegetarian food

CONS

  • close to road but not much traffic noise at night
  • big, but friendly dog

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
ViewsFamily
Intimate
Countryside
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2773–4217 | -8711–3008

HOTEL DETAILS

4 bungalows, 1 two-bedroom house
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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