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Moravia San Jose, San Jose 1200, Costa Rica
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La Boruca
Ranked #2 of 52 San Jose B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Gresham, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I stayed at La Boruca for only one night. I felt welcomed immediately. The room was perfect. The food was delicious. You're a ways out of town, which was perfect for me, but without a car you won't likely be going out and about. I'd happily return.

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Abilene, TX
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was our second stay at La Boruca (each three nights). We were with a group that occupied all four rooms. All group members were equally satisfied with the accommodations (which are spacious, comfortable and clean), the ample daily breakfast (included), and the delicious meal prepared by Kenneth and his wife during one of our nights. We also enjoyed the... More

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Our private room had a big bed, tv, WiFi, PC for Internet usage, a host of newer movies for viewing, fridge, safe, fresh towels & linens, free breakfast & excellent coffee each morning. Ken continually went above & beyond assisting us. He knows the area VERY well so he can make good recommendations for your travel needs. He even let... More

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Doha, Qatar
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353 reviews 353 reviews
91 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Absolutely fantastic. This is the best B&B we have been to in Costa Rica I’m sure. Ken is absolutely wonderful to chat will and my entire family had a great time there. The rooms are large and well equipped, the food is fantastic. We chose to have dinner there, the dining area is a beautiful outdoor patio, we later found... More

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Magnetawan, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Little off the road but we'll worth the drive.Rooms are great,Ken the owner one great guy,very helpful. super was as well as breakfast right on. super was $16 per person very good.Nice pool and garden area.Well worth a visit.

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Tongeren, Belgium
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Nice place, spacious bedroom and above all a very gentle and helpfull host. First arrival, late in the evening couldn't be better. We asked a pickup at the airport, no problem. Kenneth gives you a warm welcome to CR.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We booked a room at La Boruca to start and end our trip in Costa Rica based on reviews on TripAdvisor and we're glad we did! We stayed for three nights, traveled elsewhere in the country and returned for two nights. It felt like coming home. Kenneth knows the country very well and has worked in tourism for many years,... More

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Norwood, MA
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We are sorry that we are so late writing this review. My wife and I had the pleasure of staying here on two occasions, February 17, 25 and 26 and 27. The owners and their family went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They hooked us up with the best car rental, drove us... More

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Wardensville, West Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Staying at La Boruca was a great way to start and end our Costa Rican vacation. We were traveling to the Caribbean coast and it was a wonderful location to start our drive. The first night we had dinner there and it was very good. We had filet mignon and pork chops. Ken and he's wife had set the perfect... More

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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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140 reviews 140 reviews
36 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Arriving late in San José, it was quite a trip to find La Boruca even having GPS. However, the room, the scenery, the kindness of Kenneth, and the breakfast was very nice The place is perfectly located to visit San José, Carthago, the Irazu, etc, provided you have a car. As a secret tip, ask Kenneth to prepare dinner. The... More

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Address: Moravia San Jose, San Jose 1200, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
La Boruca Hotel San Jose
La Boruca Costa Rica/San Jose

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We are located 15 minutes from downtown San Jose on the hills heading to the Caribbean. The whole property is surrounded by lush gardens our rooms are modern and large all of them have high speed internet and a computer in the room with a nice flat screen to use our movie or music archive our beds are king size orthopedic, we offer hot water safe box and always free helpful advice on Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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