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Frente a la Entrada de Los Angeles, San Vito 60111 Costa Rica
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#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in San Vito
Casa Botania is a fine small family hotel in the beautiful highland countryside about half between the Wilson Botanical Garden/Las Cruces Biological Station and the town of San Vito de Coto Brus. The beautiful and peaceful place run by a young Tico-Belgian couple, is perched on a mountainside in the Linda Vista neighborhood and enjoys a splendid and spacious view of the valley and the forest of the Las Cruces Reserve. The rooms are cozy with comfortable, modern interior designs that emphasize natural materials. A complimentary breakfast is served in a buffet-style on a unique Gaudi-inspired romantic deck from where you can also bird watch or just enjoy the spectacular views.Casa Botania also offers dinner for their guests. It is a three-course vegetarian menu of the day with a delicious mix of Belgian, Tico and worldy flavors. All ingredients are fresh with most vegetables from their own organic green house. Come and enjoy our Farm-to-Table style dinners.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Horseback riding
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Seating area
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English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 1 more
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JESSICA G wrote a review Apr 2020
Worthing, United Kingdom20 contributions
I highly recommend this place. The family were wonderful, our accommodation was perfect, the meals delicious and the bird tours were excellent. We arrived as the world was waking up to corona virus, our plans were changing rapidly. Casa Botanica was a special reprieve from the madness unfolding everywhere. As we arrived we saw swallowed tailed kites swooping above. Our cabin had the most spectacular view. We woke to the sound of the birds' morning chorus. Pepe took us on some amazing bird watching tours - his knowledge is excellent and his English perfect. To top it all, they offered us a plan B to live in one of their cabins if we failed to get a flight back home. Pepe and his whole family were so welcoming, kind and helpful, they made sure that our holiday ended well.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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AmyLovesVacations wrote a review Apr 2020
Lawrenceburg, Indiana5 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights at Casa Botania and had a great time! We love the outdoors and were looking for something in the mountains as a balance to our time on the coast. This was perfect! We went bird-watching with Pepe and visited the Boruca village (indigenous tribe). The accommodations are comfortable - with amazing views. Finally - the food is delicious! Breakfast and dinners outdoors on the open patio was always a treat. Thank you Kathleen and Pepe.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Marijke S wrote a review Sep 2019
Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands6 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a very good lunch at a wonderful place! Good food (try the quiche Lorraine..), friendly and accurate service, English and even Dutch language no problem, views to dye for! A beautiful garden with lots of birds. Tip: Ask for a guided tour to the Finca Cantaros! (15 min drive) 💚
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Gale Tattersall wrote a review Aug 2019
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
What makes Casa Botania so very special is the love and care and amazing people that run it! This is the cream that separates this beautiful and charming lodge from the competition... all the rooms are full of character and the balconies face west towards the sunset... and being up at about 1500 meters it is cool and avoids the heat and humidity further down towards San Vito... yet it is only a 15 minute drive. The views are spectacular... mountains float on clouds and you can see all the way to Buenos Aires, the next county, perhaps 30 miles away! Pepe and Kata have built this lodge with love and attention to detail. The rooms are surrounded by flowering plants and exotic ferns that attract stunning humming birds and other species... truly a paradise. The prices are great value for money... breakfast is divine... fresh tropical fruit, home made delicious bread and banana cake and eggs cooked to order... with unlimited Costa Rican coffee. The dining terrace is stunning , with organic architecture by a local and famous artist, Pancho. Pepe is an expert bird watcher and photographer and arranges tours far and wide. My only regret? I was in Costa Rica on business so I would have loved to have spent more time just relaxing and enjoying the nature you find yourself immersed in! Just stunning!
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Date of stay: August 2019
schliek wrote a review Apr 2019
Goes, The Netherlands2,042 contributions224 helpful votes
Hi guys, Katleen and Pepe (the owners) and their staff were as pleasant as could be. This is a small-scale hotel. The grounds and the mountain valley scenery were wonderful. Our room (rana) was a 2 storey bungalow. A glass front and patio with view of the valley. There was a fridge and a coffee maker in the room. The gourmet meals were served in a charming artist-designed dining area. We chose this location because we wanted to visit the Wilson Gardens, which are very conveniently nearby. Regards Schliek
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Rana, it is a 2 storey bungalow
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Botania
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Botania?
Nearby attractions include Las Cruces Biological Station and Wilson Botanical Garden (1.3 miles) and Finca Cantaros (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Botania?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Botania?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Botania?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Botania?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Botania?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Casa Italiana, Cascata del Bosco Cabinas, and Jimar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Botania?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Dutch.
Does Casa Botania have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Casa Botania accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.