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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
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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Setting is in a lovely scenery, tranquil and peaceful. Comfortable rooms, water works via solar so water not warm in the morning. Lots of trails and nice walks. Beautiful gardens and visit by birds. Good food - had breakfast and dinner Suggest to stay a few days to make the most of it

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful setting in the Talamanca Mountain range. This is a calm and quiet setting, and we enjoyed bird-watching at the restaurant/lodge, but there are plenty of activities in the area as well. The views are spectacular. I liked this setting so much as one could choose vigorous hikes, or relax in the garden and watch the birds and look... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved staying here. The grounds were gorgeous and the setting quite beautiful. They had great food and accommodated my vegan diet better than any other place in Costa Rica. I loved seeing all the hummingbirds. Kenneth is the manager and he was very good to our whole group and saw to everything we needed. The cabins were very cute,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really good place to stay if you are interested in hiking Chirripo, but the Talamanca reserves own property with over 4,000 acres, is a good alternative if you want to do shorter hikes. There are many nice trails, some more challenging than others, with different veriaties of forests and several waterfalls. The first day, Kenneth (the general manager) guided... More 

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Thank Åsa J
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot say enough good things about Talamanca Reserve. Our accommodations were wonderful, food was superb, and the staff was great. Our family of 4 stayed for 3 nights and my only regret was that we did not plan a longer stay. This little gem at the base of Cerro Chirripo was all and more than we had hoped for.... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Wife and I recently stayed at Talamanca for 3 nights 4 days, and had a wonderful time. This place was definitely the highlight of the Trip! The cabins are beautiful, the food is fantastic, and the staff is wonderful. I would recommend this place to anyone traveling in Costa Rica! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

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Thank Kyle P
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for only 2 short nights, but hiked the trails, saw the waterfalls, encountered wild beasts...slept soundly in our river cabin, with the sound of the rushing stream through the trees. Don't miss the birds near the lodge in the evening. Very good food and the staff were great, Kenneth very helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

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Thank Paul V
Sitka, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After climbing Chirripo, our family of 4 wanted a bit of luxury so we stayed at Talamanca Reserve... hot showers, comfy beds, and privacy. Wow, this place is great. We spent our days hiking the trails and spotted lots of wildlife, we always finished at the river where we swam and played the cool refreshing water. In the mornings we... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay while exploring the area around San Gerardo de Rivas! The Talamanca Reserve offers lovely trails with loads of species of all kinds. Food is divine! Diversity of birds here is great for photography! Staff are helpful and courteous - Thank you Kenneth & all!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my girlfriend for 3 days in January 2016. We were so happy with the room, food, staff, environment. No complaints at all. We emailed Kenneth the General manager before we arrived and he was so helpful, he booked the taxi from San Isidro to them for us, $30. You can only get there by 4x4, great walks... More 

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