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Heliconia Island Bed & Breakfast

Certificate of Excellence
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Heredia, Costa Rica
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Heliconia Island Bed & Breakfast
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Ranked #3 of 9 Heredia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Damascus, Oregon, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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St. Davids, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Gardens are small, beautiful and well maintained, with plenty of great birds. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming and it helps it you like dogs, because they have several that will greet you noisily on arrival! Don't stay here for more that one night if you don't have your own transport as there is little to do, breakfast is minimal... More 

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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

we reached heliconia island at night and passed a bridge to the beautful garden and houses in the dark. be sure to bring a lamp if you dont make it in daylight! the room was very nice and clean with great views into the surrounding nature as ithere very mans large wïndows. hank and caroline helped with planning our day... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great looking garden. Full of plants and animals and their own dogs (not to forget tame squirrel Sjakie) . Thanks Henk & Carolien for best care and pointing out your private wildlife during our short stay. Rooms are ok and ours had the best rainforest view. Great to hear the birds while your in bed. If you're a rainforest addict,... More 

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Hillsborough NC
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The gardens are nice but nothing exceptional compared to other gardens we visited in the area. We actually stayed at a home which had just as good a garden, so we were a bit disappointed to have made the trip to Heliconia which is "arguably" the nicest garden in the area (that is from Lonely Planet). It is arguable. I... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I recently stayed at Heliconia Island and was not disappointed, I was in Costa Rica for bird watching and most days we were up at dawn and around and about till 5 or 6 pm, we originally decided against Heliconia Island as they did not provide dinner, however, we changed our minds and booked 2 nights, we now wish it... More 

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Loosdrecht, The Netherlands
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Lets start with the good things that we remember of our stay here. The garden is beautiful. When you enter the property by crossing the bridge, you feel like you walk in to paradise. Although it is a maintained garden and not 'wild nature', many animals can be found here. We were happy to see a sloth, hummingbird's nests, squirrels,... More 

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HenkPeters50, Owner at Heliconia Island Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. To let you know: we bought new towels and painted the cabins. We wonder what you missed with breakfast, we offer dark and whtie bread, ham, cheese, saugage, tomato, cumcumber, sereal, milk, coffee and tea as much as you like, marmelade, peanut butter and a fried or scrambeld egg! Is this not enough? Next to... More 

13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights. The place is wonderful. Beautiful garden and the tour by Caroline is a must when you are in Sarapiqui. Lots of beautiful birds and animals. Several sloths on the property and at night with a tourch we saw two kinds of opossum and a kinkajou. Armadillos are common, but we missed them. The guesthouse... More 

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