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Hotel El Bambú

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Starting at $88 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

If you are looking for a tropical oasis in the middle of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, Hotel El Bambú is the perfect place to make your home while you are visiting Costa Rica. Additionally, some accommodations are set in the middle of a forest, and there are multiple activities you can enjoy without traveling too far from the hotel.


Pool at Hotel El Bambu
Pool at Hotel El Bambú

Conveniently located in the city of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, Hotel El Bambú offers guests a reprieve from the hustle and bustle. Surrounded by nature at its best, you can sit back and relax while being surrounded by rainforest and the sound of tropical birds. Family run since it opened, you will find personal touches and a welcoming feel throughout the hotel.

If relaxing by the pool is not your thing, explore the trail around the hotel. Your location also makes it easy to take off for a day of adventure, and the tour desk can recommend a number of activities that are perfect for families. Join a guided tour to learn more about chocolate, bananas, bats, frogs, or pineapples.

There are also ecological tours where you can see stunning wildlife such as iguanas, alligators, monkeys, and more. For the more adventurous type, you can go white water rafting, repelling down a canyon, mountain biking, eco-hiking, or kayaking. The great thing about the majority of these activities is they are within a 15 to 20 minute drive from the hotel.

Whether you spend your time exploring the surrounding area, reading a book on your private balcony, or chilling by the outdoor pool, you can end the day with a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant. With a focus on Costa Rican and Mediterranean food, try popular dishes such as tortillas palmeadas, casados, and gallo pinto. Enjoy your meal with a specialty cocktail from the bar.

You can feel good about staying at Hotel El Bambú because it is focused on protecting the environment. From using resources sustainably and making use of locally sourced food for its restaurant, the goal is to do as little damage to the surrounding environment as possible. Of the 40 rooms, 25 of them are situated in a secondary forest, allowing you to enjoy the sounds of nature in a warm and comforting environment.

If you are a history lover, ask the staff about how the hotel came to be and notice the bamboo tree, for which the hotel is named for, located in the lobby. With its location, convenient amenities, and inviting atmosphere, Hotel El Bambú is the perfect getaway for couples on their honeymoon, families, or solo travelers who want to experience all Costa Rica offers.

Key Features

Rainforest adjacent to Hotel El Bambú
Rainforest adjacent to Hotel El Bambú
  • Hotel near Rainforest
  • Beautiful Pool to Relax at
  • 24 hour security
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi Internet
  • Room service (from 7am to 9pm)
  • Safari Tour on the Sarapiquí River
  • Many other Adventure Tours
Starting at $88 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Conference Center
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Flat Screen TVs
Gift Shop
Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Forest
Iron Available
Laundry Service
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Security Box
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Hotel El Bambú
Located in the heart of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, next of the exuberant humid tropical rainforest, Hotel El Bambú offers its guests the most pleasant and comfortable stay.


Superior Room at Hotel El Bambú
Superior Room at Hotel El Bambú

Guests have two different room choices from which to choose. Both deliver luxury and comfort in a stunning environment.

Standard Room - Located in close proximity to the pool, this room is perfect for those who plan on spending a lot of time swimming and playing. These rooms include:
- Air conditioning
- Cable TV
- Ceiling fan
- Free Wi-Fi
- One Queen bed
- One Single bed
- Safe box
- Telephone

Superior Room- The location of these rooms allows guests to enjoy nature at its finest. Surrounded by a lush, green forest, you can observe the vegetation from a connected corridor or from your balcony. Rooms include:
- Air conditioning
- Large glass windows
- 2 Queen beds
- Private bathroom
- Free Wi-Fi
- Private balcony
- Safe box
- Telephone

All guests can enjoy included hotel amenities such as:

- Laundry facilities
- Business station
- Fax service
- Room service
- Conference room
- Ice machine
- Private parking
- 24-hour security

Starting at $88 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Chocolate Tour – Learn all about how this favorite food, from the different types to how it is made.

Banana Tour – An important resource and export product, the banana is a large part of the country's history and culture. Visit a plantation and see how bananas are grown, harvested, and delivered to their final destination

Pineapple Tour – Pineapple is another important product and you will learn about all the steps in its production.

Frogs Tour – Costa Rica is home to a variety of amphibians, and you will get to see these specimens up close and personal.

Bats Tour – Learn about how bats reproduce, adapt to their environment, and about their interesting habits.

White Water Rafting – Maneuver Class II and III rapids down the Sarapiquí River and observe the beautiful nature surrounding you.

Ecological River Tour – Take a boat down the Sarapiquí River and enjoy the biodiversity and unique species.

Eco-hiking – Experience the tropical rainforest as you hike the easy-to-navigate trails on Tirimina Biological Reserve.

Mountain Bike Tour – Tour the surrounding areas by bike and see wooded areas, tropical forests, and small villages.

Canopy Tour – Zip-line through a tropical rainforest.

Inflatable Kayak – Challenge yourself by going down the Sarapiquí River rapids in a plastic inflatable kayak.

Rappelling – Another challenging activity, you will repel down the Sarapiquí River Canyon.

Night Walk Tour – See the forest just after the sun sets. Observe the unique nocturnal habits of the rainforest species.

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Butterfly Farm
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
White Water Kayaking
White Water Rafting
White Water Tubing
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $88 (USD) / night
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Hotel El Bambú is located in front of Soccer Field, Puerto Viejo of Sarapiqui, Heredia
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