Hotel of the day: Hotel Bougainvillea
in Santo Domingo (Costa Rica)
Set within lush tropical gardens just a 20-minute drive from San José Airport, Hotel Bougainvillea offers a large outdoor pool, tennis courts and a gym.
Rooms have balconies overlooking the gardens or city.
The hotel’s beautiful gardens are home to a huge range of native Costa Rican trees and flowers.
You can also spot wild hummingbirds and frogs.
Each room at Hotel Bougainvillea offers free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV, a ceiling fan and a coffee maker.
Rooms are decorated with unique furniture made from local hardwoods.
The Vitrales Restaurant & Bar serves international fusion cuisine in stylish surroundings.
There are fantastic garden views from the lounge bar.
The hotel’s staff can arrange airport transfers or tours of San José at an extra cost.
You can buy handmade local products in the on-site gift shop.