Bougainvillea Hotel

Friendly, Family-Owned Hotel, Beautiful Gardens, Near the Airport.



Rate per night from $133

The Bougainvillea Hotel is a peaceful family-owned hotel with friendly staff, just a 30-minute drive from the San José airport. Ten acres of beautiful, well-kept gardens overlook the valley and nearby coffee plantations. There are 50 species of Bromeliad native trees, a variety of orchids, herbs, and cactus, as well as a frog pond.

The hotel is a birdwatcher’s heaven as you can spot some of the hard-to-find white-eared ground sparrows and sometimes even the Prevost’s ground sparrow! The hotel is a great option for anyone seeking a comfortable, unique, and authentic first or last night in Costa Rica surrounded by the Central Valley countryside!

Bougainvillea is decorated with local art and Costa Rican pottery and is home to an impressive domestic rock and mineral collection. The hotel has 81 rooms with either garden or city views. All come with flat screen cable TV, WiFi, coffeemaker, ceiling fan, and private balcony. The suites have an additional living area with sofa, mini fridge, and a larger balcony.

The hotel has one restaurant and bar offering a variety of international Costa Rican cuisine and drinks. Breakfast is not included in the rate. There is a solar-heated swimming pool and sauna with loungers and phones to order a snack or drink from the restaurant; a well-equipped gym, two tennis courts. and massage rooms. The hotel also has five conference/event rooms with the largest holding up to 120 people.


  • The hotel has two tennis courts and a state of the art fitness center.
  • The gift shop is very well stocked.
  • The frog ponds were especially designed to help preserve the endangered “coffee frog”.
  • Certified Sustainable (Level 4 CST certificate through the Costa Rican Tourism Board).

*Prices reflect the least expensive rates during low season and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.