Fodor's Expert Review Cascata del Bosco Hotel

Las Cruces, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Just 200 meters (656 feet) from the entrance to Wilson Botanical Garden, this collection of four totally private, round bungalows, set amid gardens and forest teeming with birds, is designed for nature lovers. Each spacious, high-ceilinged house has a queen bed and kitchenette, and is patterned with sinuous trees made with inlaid stones and topped with a cupola and a bamboo-pole roof plus wraparound windows and wide terraces that are ideal for bird-watching. Each private balcony provides mountain views and a perch for bird-watching. All the cabins are accessible. The centerpiece of the garden is a stunning stand of giant bamboo. Crisscrossing the forested property are 3 km (2 miles) of easy hiking trails. The huge, open-air restaurant serves international dishes, specializing in smoked and barbecued meat and fish (closed to the public on Mondays). A hearty típico or American-style breakfast, cooked on a wood-fired griddle, is included in room rates. There's Wi-Fi and satellite TV in the rooms but no phones.

PROS

  • close to Wilson Botanical Garden
  • attractive cabins
  • affordable and consistent rates

CONS

  • no phones in rooms
  • not a lot of parking
  • bar can be noisy on weekends

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views
Casual
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2773–3208

HOTEL DETAILS

4 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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