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Ícono de Hojas de Bambú

Located in the heart of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, neighbors of the exuberant humid tropics Hotel Bamboo offers its customers the most pleasant and comfortable stay.

  Our hotel, located in the heart of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, is a small natural oasis amid the city, surrounded by beautiful tropical rainforest and numerous species of colorful birds.

  It has always been operated by our family, and at Hotel El Bambú we offer a genuine kindness and hospitality that has always defined costarricans.

  Hotel El Bambú is located in the North Huetar region, Heredia Province, in the center of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui. It's strategic location about 82 km (51 miles) from the capital city of San Jose, 70 km from La Fortuna and 30 miles from San Juan River (border with Nicaragua), makes it a privileged place, easily accessible and with many touristic possibilities.

The Tropic Forest is Our Neighbor

  We have 15 standard rooms near the swimming pool and 25 superior rooms surrounded by secondary forest, where the vibrant sound of nature is the perfect setting for a wonderful family vacation.

  The perfect combination of comfort and rest in a warm and pleasant environment, with the possibility to enjoy our fine restaurant with our traditional and international menu, as well as the hotel facilities, with meeting room, swimming pool, private parking, terrace, bar, and hiking trails.

  We are committed to providing the best service to all our guests, offering luxury facilities and a unique experience.

Hotel El Bambú's History

  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.

Our Staff

  One feature that sets us apart from other options in the area is our commitment to the guests that visits us, hoping to best fulfill their expectations.

  The team of Hotel El Bambú comprises a group of collaborators fully committed to the welfare of our guests, and united by a common goal, providing the best service.

We are a family hotel, and as a family we always offer a service and dedicated efforts to make our guests feel at home.

Facilities and Services

Ícono de Hojas de Bambú

Our goal is to offer our guests a complete experience, which is why we offer the following facilities and services:

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Mini trail

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We also have the following services:

  • Computer Station • Internet Wi-fi.
  • Emergency Power Generator • Ice machine.
  • Credit Cards • Room service .
  • Private parking • 24 hour security.

If you want to enjoy the beautiful Sarapiqui in an atmosphere of relaxation, or if you are into adventure not hesitate to book with us, we are Hotel El Bambú..

Ícono de Hojas de Bambú
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  • Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí,
  • Costa Rica.
  • Tel: 2766-6005
  • Fax: 2766-6132
  • hbambu@elbambu.com