About Hotel Dos Palmas

The beginning of Dos Palmas…

We are Peter and Flor, a Dutch man and Costa Rican woman. Peter visited Costa Rica for the first time in 1992 and fell in love with the extraordinary beautiful nature and with the people, especially Flor. They got married and decided to start a family in The Netherlands.

After living in The Netherlands for 10 years and we have been blessed with a daughter, Esley, the temptation to move to Costa Rica got too big. Our new goal was to start a bed & breakfast with four small studio apartments. This took place on an old coffee plantation, just two minutes from the international airport of San Jose, Juan SantamarĂ­a. The name became Dos Palmas, because of the two big palm trees flaunting in the garden.

Dos Palmas is a small and cozy family hotel where we have met a lot of nice people in the last couple years. Nowadays this hotel is better known as Dos Palmas Airport, because it is very close to the airport of San Jose and is often used for an easy and short stay. The location offers four pretty studio apartments, each with its own kitchen and bathroom.

After spending some years at Dos Palmas Airport and it started to get busier, we were ready for a new challenge. In 2007 we decided to start a second location and a beautiful complex in La Garita caught our eyes. La Garita is a small and peaceful place on the countryside and has an excellent climate. This location is too close to the airport and has a distance of less than 15 minutes from Dos Palmas Airport. We called this hotel Dos Palmas Country Inn. It is a lot bigger and has an amazingly beautiful botanic garden. Here you can experience the Costa Rican life style, Pura Vida!

We are always happy to help

There has not been a day that is gone by that we regret our decision to move to Costa Rica. It is our main goal to welcome our guests and help them to discover the beauty of Costa Rica. We are happy to help you with planning your adventure or with renting a car, also possible before arrival. Curious about the possibilities? Please contact us! And we hope to see you soon in one of our two Dos Palmas hotels. Pura Vida!


Come and enjoy our kindness and personalized service throughout the whole year!