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Tirimbina Biological Reserve

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Welcome to the Tirimbina Rainforest Center, where education, research and beauty combine to offer you an unforgettable experience with nature. Tirimbina is an educational, scientific and ecotourism destination, located between the forests and rivers...more
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Hours Today: 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Route 126, La Virgen 41002, Costa Rica
+506 2761 0055
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We travelled in a large group of about 40 people. There was a walk to the presentation site and our guide pointed out some wildlife and plants along the way. Then, she did a great job explaining the chocolate process. We were able to touch...More

Thank Nora B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short walk into the forest, over one of the longest hanging bridges, to the demonstration chocolate history and production. The guide was very enthusiastic and made the whole process of pods to nibs to chocolate a memorable experience. Gracias Jasmin!

Thank wybe h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super fun chocolate tour with great learning and fun. The kids (ages 3 and 6) really enjoyed it as did the adults (25, 40, 43). The hanging bridges are also super fun (and free to use wig your tour purchase). Hikes were beautiful. Don’t miss...More

Thank rbryaniv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With so many options for rainforest adventures, I recall feeling uncertain where to go in CR. After some research we took a bus to Tirimbina and it was completely wonderful. Going for walks in the reserve, we were all alone listening to monkey calls and...More

Thank Christiana A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not your normal boring chocolate tour I have to say !! Started with the longest walk bridge across the river, followed by a trek in the forest. As well as the chocolate history and tasting of beans through to final chocolate we saw monkeys, snakes...More

Thank J0nnyb0y1969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the tour with guide Carolina. She will take you into the forrest and explain you how cacau is being grown and what the reserve is doing. In de middel of the forest she will take you to the plantation. Here she will show...More

Thank Harm-jan V
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This was a perfect way to see the Rain Forest with a guide and stay in the park as well as support an ecological educational non-profit. Our chocolate class explained the history of chocolate and illustrated the making with taste from the raw fruit to...More

Thank Allen M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Tirimbina is worth visiting because it is a non-profit that uses tourism dollars for research, education, and preservation. I went on the chocolate tour in the hopes of eating a lot of chocolate. I was able to do that and learned a lot about the...More

Thank smiley_pineapple
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My husband chose the bat program, and I wasn't thrilled because bats freak me out a little. But I ended up loving this program! Hilary did a perfect job talking to our family (13 and 12 yo daughters) about bats--she offered depth and breadth of...More

Thank sciteach07
Reviewed 26 May 2018

February 10, 2018 - As part of a larger tour of Costa Rica, we stopped at the Tirimbina Biological Reserve in the early evening for a demo and lecture on Costa Rica's bats. The lecture was conducted by one of the Reserve employees while another...More

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4 August 2018|
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Response from Harm-jan V | Reviewed this property |
yes there are set times. We did the same so it is possible to combine it with traveling to Arenal. Please check with the lodge for the times