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Heliconia Island Bed & Breakfast

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Heredia, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 9 Heredia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Comfortable rooms, a big garden with lots of Heliconias and a fabulous bird show during breakfast. Three ingredients for a pleasant stay in this part of Costa Rica, a must for photo enthusiasts among us. Although I've seen a lot of birds in this country it is a place with some species I have only see there. The full breakfast... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were a group of 5, who stayed in the hotel for a night during our trip to Costa Rica. I really loved the garden on the river and the trails. I had a walk on my own and managed to see many birds in the morning. Henk, Carolien and Linda were very friendly. Henk dropped us at our next... More

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Loenen aan de Vecht, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Heliconia island was the first stop in our 2 weeks CR tour. We chose the spot because we did not want to drive for long on the first day (still weary after a intercontinental flight). Heliconia prooved to be a good choiche. It's great for discovering the flora and fauna and to get into the right holliday groove. It is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Well worth a visit, though perhaps one night rather than two would have been more appropriate. With a car easy to get to, without difficult to leave. I waited 1hr 30mins for a bus at the end of the path on the main road for a bus, which should have turend up after 10 minutes. It was pouring down with... More

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The property was a botanical garden and the grounds are beautiful. The unit that we were in was very nice with both hotwater and a functional air conditioner. It borders the Sarapique River and during the green season can occassionally flood. All units are raised about 5 feet above the ground. Birds abound on the property and the owners have... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We did not stay here, as other reviewers have mentioned, so we cannot speak to the rooms/stay. The "island" is really a small plot of land surrounded by two rivers. The flowers and plants are beautiful, and we did spot a snake. We also heard monkeys, but we only managed to get one photo of them. Nice to walk around... More

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Southampton, Hampshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We visited for a tour, not to stay, after, a strong recommendation in our guide book. It was rather disappointing. Carolien was away so no tours were available. We were invited to look around by ourselves, but there really was nothing to explain what we were looking at, so was rather a waste of time. To charge $12 each was... More

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Coulsdon, Chipstead, Surrey, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We did not actually stay at the bed and breakfast/hotel but visited the gardens and went on a tour of the island with the owner. A prodigious display of Heliconia well displayed and excellently described by Carolien. An added bonus was the excellent variety of fauna that we were able to see on out tour. A very worthwhile place to... More

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De Bilt, Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Disappointed, that's the word that first comes to mind - now somewhat more than a month after our stay at Heliconia Island. Difficult, difficult as good second one. Difficult to write a negative review, with Carolien working so hard to keep this place running! But OK, a review is just an opinion - below depicts mine, ours .... n=1 As... More

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

My family and I just visited the wonderful gardens at Heliconia Island. Beautiful and colorful species & interesting trails together in a magnificent piece of land. Henk and Caroline were super welcoming & friendly. The guided tour with Caroline was great. She will not hesitate to answer your questions with a big smile. Don't miss this little gem in the... More

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Also Known As:
Heliconia Island Bed & Breakfast Costa Rica/Heredia
Address: Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Heredia
Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Heredia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Heliconia Island Bed & Breakfast 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heliconia Island a perfect place for nature lovers. The most beautiful botanical garden of Costa Rica. Feel like you are at home in a private atmosphere. Enjoy the birds, the river and walk around in the garden where you find a huge collection of heliconias.We have two rooms with air conditioning and two rooms with a fan. Also there is a family apartment. All the rooms have hot water and a good mattress, The furniture is made of bamboo. On the balcony you have a nice view over the garden. In the restaurant we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.Sarapiqui is a green area in the lowlands in the north of Costa Rica. There are 3 national parks, Braulio Carillio, La Selva and Tirimbina. Many activities can be done like rafting, canopy tour, horseback ride and boat trips. You can visit a pinapple, bananas or coffee plantation. For birdwatchers it is a real paradise.There is a busstop only 500 mts from the hotel.Discover Heliconia island, a small bed and breakfast in a magical garden. Cross the bridge into a unique world of natural harmony surrounded by the sounds of birds, frogs, monkeys and the flowing river. Relax and enjoy: Pura Vida! ... more   less 
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