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Talamanca Reserve

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San Gerardo de Rivas | Pérez Zeledón, San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park 191-8000, Costa Rica
Talamanca Reserve
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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montello, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Bettina and I just returned after 1 year and found the place even more to like. The food and service were both great. Kenneth the manager was a part of the staff and made the connection and the service as good as could be expected. We booked a tour and will go on friday. Joel

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We (family of 5) traveled 15 days trough Costa Rica, visiting Uvita, Matapalo, Corcovado National Park and, finally, the Talamanca Reserve. This was by far my favorite place - just blew me away. It starts out like a lush botanical garden in a tropical wonderland, with ancient looking statues evoking memories of Mayan or Indian art. Somebody had a really... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This hotel is on a 4000acre (1600 hectors) property with a well developed trail system as good or better than most national parks. Waterfalls and big trees on Pacific slope mid elevation (1500 to 2000 meters) trails. The staff and the food are also excellent. Richard Tandlich, Heredia, Costa Rica

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london
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23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

You can go and get scorched in Guanacaste, you can be a walking wallet in Manuel Antonio. You can also stay here and walk in an old forest on the side of a mountain and enjoy what nature has to offer. I walked in the old forest and the noises and atmosphere was a change from anywhere I had ever... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

In this property you recognize the US windsurfers and backpackers from the seventies that lost their hearts in Costa Rica. Later as baby-boomers they bought this property of about 4000 acres, 1600 hectares. They brought professional machinery and equipment to maintain the roads and change former farmland into beautiful gardens. The personnel is proud of using it. In additional you... More 

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KINGSTON
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We just dropped in to see if they had a vacancy after hiking up in the Cloudbridge Reserve. Thankfully for us there was space and we were able to experience one of the most pleasant surprises on our wonderful trip to Costa Rica! We were met by the manager, Keneth, as we drove in. Keneth did and excellent job of... More 

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Ixelles, België
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Follow the trail along the river towards the old forest, which impressed us way more than the Cloudbridge Reserve. Impecable rooms, most friendly and helpful staff. Good location for Chirripo. Although non-profit and for the good cause of nature conservation, the kitchen is pricy. I would recommend to lower the restaurant prices, reduce the amount of choice on the menu... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My husband and I and two friends spent three happy days and nights at Talamanca Reserve. We took a bus from San Jose to San Isidro, and, because we were to be there for three nights, the young, capable manager picked us up and took us to the hotel. Part of the reserve is primary forest, but most is lovingly... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My wife and I stayed just one night here, and we were very happy with the accommodations. We stopped in late in the day needing a place to stay for the night and we had a welcome reception The cabin was clean, and the manager was very concerned about customer satisfaction. He spoke very good English and was sincerely interested... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Talamanca reserve is a nice place in San Gerardo. You can go to walk in the garden area or you can go to visit "EL SALTO" waterfall, the view is incredible,you can see the Chirripo mountains. The staff and service is special and the cabins are very clean. The garden cabins are next to the restaurant so the river cabins... More 

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