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Casa Botania

In front of entrance to Los Angeles | Linda Vista, San Vito, Costa Rica
+506 2773 4217
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3 weeks ago
“Best Breakfast Ever!”
23 Jan 2017
“One of the best meals in Costa Rica and perhaps the best vegetarian meal in Costa Rica...”
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South American, Costa Rican
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$$ - $$$
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In front of entrance to Los Angeles | Linda Vista, San Vito, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in San Vito so we have not spent the night at Casa Botania but we have recommended it to many visitors who are always enthusiastic about the rooms, service, restaurant, gardens, ambience and -- most of all -- the owners, Kata and Pepe!

Thank AlisonOlivieri
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Stay at Casa Botania... if you cannot , at least eat there. We are vegetarians so we love finding a place where you can not just get a meal, but have fine dining. Part of our group stayed here and had a wonderful experience. The...More

Thank TomaSchultz
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The meals are wonderfully fresh and delicious and beautifully presented. Some of the fruits and vegetables are grown on the property.

Thank MggB86
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed a night at Casa Botania during our four-week trip to Costa Rica. We wish we had stayed longer. It is a beautiful place and the hosts, Kathleen and Pepe, were magnificent. We dined at their vegetarian restaurant during our stay. We are not...More

Thank richardknowles4ever
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at the BandB, and every meal was wonderful. Breakfast comes free with lodging. It's a generous multi-course affair. Ample fresh tropical fruits, a fruit smoothie, fresh home-made breads and jams, and that's just the start. Belgian waffles, eggs, oatmeal in coconut...More

Thank Leonard G
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Great atmosphere and view from this small B&B in San Vito. We have never stayed in the cabins but the food is delicious. A must do!

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Coming from NYC and SF, I hadn't expected to enjoy a gourmet meal that would be comparable. Casa Botania offers high quality dining, prepared with a good deal of care and pride, using the best local ingredients. The dishes are an interesting mix of cuisine...More

Thank Keith G
Reviewed 22 January 2015

The food is even more outstanding than the views. We were surprised to find such quality food in a small mountain town like this. A three course meal was provided for one extremely reasonable price, plus a nice wine selection. We truly enjoyed our entire...More

Thank live2travel8417
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Kata....food....view...quiet....hummingbirds....rest.....every place could take lessons from Kata's cooking, hospitality and how they built this place by hand. Ask the story....wait till you see the morning food for your delight.

Thank JoelyTerre G
Reviewed 29 July 2013

People often stop in to my native crafts store to ask for restaurant or hotel recommendations. Casa Botania is a B & B that offers simple but lovely and well crafted rooms, great breakfasts including Belgian waffles, as Kathleen the co-owner, is Belgian. My husband...More

Thank Gail H
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South American, Costa Rican
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Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In front of entrance to Los Angeles | Linda Vista, San Vito, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  San Vito
  • Phone Number: +506 2773 4217
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Casa Botania is a B&B located about 4 k south of San Vito de Coto Brus. If it is not full of guests choosing to make dinner reservations, then one can dine there even if one is staying at the Wilson Botanical Garden or in San Vito center. The site is just one year old with two cabins and interior room in the small main building. The facilities are in the vernacular--comfortable and in good taste. The food is exceptional for the region--with extra care taken to buy the freshest ingredients locally available. My husband and I have eaten there at least six times and are never disappointed. The last dinner was the best ever--a thick filet of robalo (snook) perfectly cooked with a mustard cream sauce, browned garlic mashed potatoes and a broiled half tomato with parleyed bread crumbs. This was preceded by a divine and sophisticated fish soup (probably the robalo's bones lent themselves to the broth), with toast points a tad charred on the tips--just right! One could imagine being in Marseilles. Finally, crepes suzettes made with Grand Marnier. The owners are Belgian and Tico, and the results are certainly the best meal one can find in the San Vito region. Whenever we have guests from out of town, we find our way to the charming Casa Botania for dinner.