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Heliconia Island Bed & Breakfast

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| Puerto viejo de Sarapiqui, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We can totally recommend this nice place. Beautiful garden with a lot of birds and animals, delicious welcome juice, nice and very helpful hosts, breakfast had everything we needed. We did a great night walk with the host and saw loads of animals. Rooms are simple, but clean. Hot showers. The hosts always told us when there were animals around... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

the garden is nice, you will see birds, everything else is disappointing. the rooms are small, the bathrooms are old, tired and cheap. The hosts are not really welcoming, a bit strange. The breakfast is a shame, almost a joke. Lodges nearby seemed to be a much better option.

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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We loved this place! A unique hotel on a small island with a great garden. Very nice and clean rooms, dedicated owners and a wonderful breakfast. Ask the owner for a tour in the garden. This is not just a stop on your way to Arenal... book this for 2 or 3 nights. The national parks are great. Tip: Frogs... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was our second time staying here, third time visiting the grounds. For a change we stayed here for all except the last night of our trip. Having visited before we knew it would be a good choice for two octogenarians in our party! We felt comfortable leaving them to walk or sit on the porch while we made short... More 

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Fetsund, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After a short, but rough road ride, you parked and entered the island over a smal bridge by foot. The garden around huts were very Green and nice. You went rally to bed because at sunrise around 4.00 am the birds started their modning consert and the apes just outside were talking rather load with each other. The service was... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

PROs + great location - a small island near Puerto Viejo + beautiful garden, designed and created by a professional garden designer who used to live there; the heliconias are amazing + take a night walk with Carolien, the owner, to discover how the plants behave at night, to see nocturnal animals (we saw a 3-toed sloth mom with a... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We spent just one night here, breaking the journey to Tenorio National Park, but we are so glad we did! With Stunning gardens, helpful owners, great and big(!) breakfast, lots of lovely places to sit and watch wildlife and comfortable room and bathroom -- well what else could you wish for?! There's lots to do in the area and although... More 

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Damascus, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was our very favorite place to stay in Costa Rica. The place is tranquil and has absolutely gorgeous gardens. The hotel owns the whole island (not all that big - 2 acres or so) but the landscape is like no other. The rooms are clean and beautiful with verandas containing soft furniture to sit in while you watch the... More 

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St Ives, Cambs, Uk
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This unique setting has it all, beautiful location, gardens and wildlife as well as friendly, attentive and knowledgeable hosts. The rooms are tastefully decorated and had everything we needed and being able to sit on our balcony and be treated to a 'concert' by a family of howler monkeys was the cherry on the top. We had already had birds... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Heliconia Island is one of the nicest gardens in Costa Rica. And for a good price you can sleep there aswell, including a good normal breakfast. You can also see a lot of birds and some other animals like monkeys, squirrels, etc.. Henk and Carolien, the owners, are not only very friendly, but also very helpfull with information about things... More 

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