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Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge

Tirimbina Biological Reserve, La Virgen 3069 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in La Virgen
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Silver level
Located in the Sarapiqui region, the Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge along the Sarapiqui River, is contiguous to a Biological Reserve of 852.5 Acres.We offer 12 comfortable rooms with A/C, safe deposit box, hot water, WI-FI, and phone. Enjoy our welcoming atmosphere and discover the exciting tropical forest, walking along several trails and suspension bridges of tropical forest and river discoveries from our study trails and bridges.Services (Restaurant, laundry , 24h security, a be-lingual staff welcomes)Facilities (souvenir shop, parking lot, A/C conference room, library, internet access) Attractions: (More than 9km trails, chocolate tour, bird watching, bat program, self walking tour, guided tour, night walking tour, eco education programs, volunteer and research opportunities and more)
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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English, French, Spanish
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Matus wrote a review Jan 2021
Tirimbina, Costa Rica2 contributions2 helpful votes
Tirimbina is a special place in Costa Rica where you can find the most beautiful side of eco-tourism. It's much more than accommodation and food. It is an incredible project in nature where you can see, learn and experience an incredible amount of things. Tirimbina is a non-profit organization, where not only scientists but also (luckily) tourists are allowed to go. Our guide William made perfect educational and very interesting tours. As a bonus, the prices are (still) very low. The best all inclusive in our lives! If you don't have to have extremely super luxurious accommodation and want to experience the real nature, then Tiribina is the right place. Definitely our Highlight in Costa rica. Highly Recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Carlisle35 wrote a review Mar 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom125 contributions31 helpful votes
Very different hotel a little like staying in a hostel so would recommend that you go for a de luxe room to gain privacy and more comfort. Basic rooms with a good bathroom and shower facility. Air con very noisy so didn't use a we would n't have slept. Lovely patio and chairs outside which we used a fair bit backing onto the jungle. Great trails easily accessible fro the lodge, loads of wildlife and a safe place to walk. Hanging bridgeovertheriver where we saw the Howling Monkeys in the trees. Lots of lovely birds here too - woodpeckers in trees just outside our bedroom door. Popular with schools and exchanges there was huge group of German chldren here enjoying the facilities. Restaurant was fine, good menus and reasonably price with a good choice.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Go for a de luxe room if you can
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luis p wrote a review Feb 2020
15 contributions6 helpful votes
Tirimbina surpassed my expectations. The rooms, the restaurant and the Reserve with the excellent guides. There is plenty to see and discover in the forest. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeble about the area, flora and fauna.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
vicky b wrote a review Dec 2019
La Virgen, Costa Rica55 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed in the Deluxe Room. Very clean, HOT showers! Air Conditioning! The grounds are just lovely. Guarded entrance provides feeling of safety and security. We enjoyed watching the iguanas in the trees beside the hanging bridge, as well as the birds and a squirrel that frequented our patio garden. Not as much wildlife or prevalence of birds to photograph as expected, but this was a nice retreat nevertheless, on our way from San Gerardo de Dota to La Fortuna.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Marc G wrote a review Dec 2019
Zomergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium223 contributions55 helpful votes
We staid two nights ay this lodge. The room was clean, and even has a small terrace. We wonder why an "eco"lodge has airconditioning. We did not use it, but our neighbours did and this cooling unit made a lot of noise that kept me from sleeping. For that reason we only gave an ‘average’. Breakfast is good and restaurant serves a lot of nice food for lunch or dinner, so you do not have to leave the premises, and take your care from the guarded parking lot. They offer a lot of activities, mostly guided tours. We disciobverd hat the guides are very knowledgable. The trails are well marked and you can spot a lot of birds and wonderfull plants. An extra is the long hanging bridge you have to take to reach the rainforest. We enjoyed our stay, but missed the good nights sleep so we this resulted in extra fatigue instead of "being able to unwind".
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Avoid rooms with noisy air conditioning neighbouring installations
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US$66 - US$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of HerediaSarapiquiLa Virgen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park (0.5 km), Tirimbina Biological Reserve (1.7 km), and Organic Paradise Tour (7.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Soda El Kora, Restaurante y Cabinas Ranchero, and Rancho Magallanes Restaurante.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Is Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.