Hotel Buena Vista

  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel
  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel
  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel
  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel
  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel
  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel
  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel
  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel
  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel
  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel
  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel
  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel
  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel
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This tranquil countryside hotel is an easy 15 minute drive from San Jose International Airport. Nestled in the mountains with views over the volcanoes Poas, Barva, and Irazu, Hotel Buena Vista features beautifully maintained tropical gardens which shelter over 100 species of bird. There are plenty of laid back nature trails to explore while admiring the native flora and fauna, as well as a solar-heated pool, bar and a restaurant serving international and Costa Rican cuisine made with local, fresh produce. Dine indoors or out on the patio facing the lush gardens. The colonial Spanish style building features eleven guest rooms and one free-standing villa, painted in tasteful creams and golds with Costa Rican decorative features. Rooms feature a king or two queen beds, a hair dryer and ceiling fans rather than air-conditioning.

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What our clients say

  • Everything was organised like clockwork but without feeling intrusive.  The whole itinerary fully met our needs with fabulous hotels and some really exiting journeys.  The flight from Punta Islita being…

    LD, Harpenden
  • So many brilliant memories but if we had to pick one it was witnessing the sea turtle lay eggs on beach in Tortugero.

    PG, Galway
  • Highlight: Seeing the wildlife in Costa Rica. There are so many beautiful birds and amazing animals that it's hard not to see them. The guides were exceptional, especially William and…

    JW, Weymouth
  • Highlight?: Flying down the ziplines at Arenal was truly incredible. We had a clear day, too, with amazing views of the volcano and lake to distract us from the fact…

    DR, London
  • The wildlife in Costa Rica is incredible and it is everywhere you go and very immediate. Add to that beautiful scenery and very friendly people and it is a great…

    MJ, Canary Wharf
  • Highlights? Rafting out of Pacuare, seeing the turtles, kayaking in Tortuguero, zip wire trips, hiking in Pacuare and relaxing on beach in Santa Teresa.

    MBW, London
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Our Expert's Opinion

This is a lovely hotel offering the best of both worlds. You'll enjoy spectacular views, nature trails and tropical gardens, while located just minutes from the international airport and San Jose.

Carrie Gallagher Travel Expert A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.


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