In the early 50s, Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ramos, merchant and resident of San Jose, began to dawn on the area of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, even before it was named capital of the canton. He bought a large wooden house, which by then was a restaurant in town called Monteverde, and turned it into cabins to accommodate area farmers who came to town on business and could not returned on the same day.
Because of the strategic location of the town, the major attractions of Sarapiquí, and the accelerated growth of the area, the family gradually decided expanding the project, to include more rooms. Now, the Hotel El Bambu has 40 rooms total.
The new name of the Hotel came from a 70 years old Bamboo tree located right in the center of the lobby of the hotel, around which the family built the new rooms. That event was also the beginning of our environmentally friendly vision, where we committed to using the area's resources in a sustainable manner, causing as little damage as possible.
The decision to build the rooms in the middle of the forest, allows the guest to have a unique experience with nature at the convenience offered by the hotel facilities.
Nowadays, Hotel El Bambú and the Restaurant El Surco (better known as the Restaurant El Bambú), is still a family business and 100% Costa Rican, administrated in third generation by Mauricio González (the youngest son of Allen González) and his family. Hotel El Bambú is totally committed to providing the best service to its visitors, protect the environment and have community outreach.