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La Selva Biological Station

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San Pedro de Montes De OCA Ciudad De La Investigacion UCR 2050, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui 41001 Costa Rica
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#3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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travellingpeter wrote a review Dec 2019
london62 contributions37 helpful votes
We were booked on an early morning walk. In the event it was raining and the wildlife was not impressed, with most keeping their heads down. There were some birds and a peccary who was also unimpressed with the weather. The guide was ok but hampered by the weather and seemingly keen to return to the accommodation.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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553celg wrote a review Nov 2019
Chelmsford, United Kingdom88 contributions19 helpful votes
We went on a rainy day and were shown round by a very informed guide. He pointed out tiny birds and insects I’d have missed and told us about their amazing protective habits. A walk over long bridge begins and ends the hour. It’s well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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6coondawgs wrote a review Sep 2019
Ogden, Utah82 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed one night here and had a guided walk the next morning. We checked in early on the day so we had access to the trails and we explored for several hours before it got dark. We had our meals included and the meals were all good with plenty to eat. The next morning our guided tour was excellent and we saw lots of wildlife and birds and our guide was very knowledgeable. The value in ok if you consider meals and the guided tour included plus if you stay the night you can hike the trails and much as you like. We hiked back to our room after dinner in the dark with flashlights and that was memorable.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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tripb0y2000 wrote a review Mar 2019
County Londonderry, United Kingdom89 contributions53 helpful votes
This Biological Station is a genuine scientific research establishment. We were fortunate to stay there for 2 nights. The birdwatching is top class with many miles for trails through the jungle. The accommodation is of a high standard and with good wifi. It is designed for scientists so may not be to 5 Star commercial hotel tastes. It is good and the food is excellent. Would highly recommend this place to keen birders.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Steve T wrote a review Oct 2018
Houston, Texas30 contributions9 helpful votes
This place exceeded my expectations. It is a very large park with 62 km of paved trails and has a large variety of wildlife. I only spent one night here but wished that I had more time due to the amount of wildlife. It is a great place for the adventurous explorer. The guest rooms are a kilometer walk from the main area. I expected them to be very rustic but on the contrary they were some of the most comfortable that we stayed at in this area. They do not have air conditioning and this area is very hot and humid but they do have ceiling fans that work well. They are constructed of solid concrete and have solid steel doors so you really have a feeling of solidity and security even more so because there is a guard that oversees access to the parking area. The showers work well and provide plenty of hot water and the beds and room are clean and comfortable. There is even a small balcony off the back of the room but you aren't likely to spend much time out there as there is much more to see in the surrounding jungle. Toucans seem to prefer the trees right behind the rooms and we saw monkeys in the trees right next to the parking lot. There had been a storm there recently that really tore up a lot of the trees in the area but they had been cleaned off the paths. They thought that maybe they had a tornado that caused all of the damage. A free guided tour is included as part of your stay and it is very worthwhile. We saw many poison dart frogs, white Guatemalan bats, peccary, Great Currasow and many other bird species. There is a large river that runs through the property and in order to access the other side there is a large well constructed footbridge. On the other side of the bridge is the housing for the researchers that stay on the property. It's a large compound with many buildings and in this area are where many of the animals come to feed and loiter. One fun tip is to pick some fruit from the trees and when returning across the river throw it in and watch the huge fish come up to eat it.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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US$107 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of HerediaSarapiquiPuerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Selva Biological Station
Which popular attractions are close to La Selva Biological Station?
Nearby attractions include Finca Sura (4.4 km) and Puerto Viejo Multicentro (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Selva Biological Station?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at La Selva Biological Station?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at La Selva Biological Station?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Selva Biological Station?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Cueva del Marisco, La Casona, and Hotel El Bambu.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Selva Biological Station?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.