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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 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The rooms are comfortable, the proprietors are friendly---what really recommends this place, however, is the stunning combination of avian and plant life. You will encounter a plethora of birds here especially in the morning when the feeders have fresh fruit. The garden grounds are fantastic and very welcoming for a nice stroll. Also, you might encounter a sloth or two;... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The property used to be a botanical garden, so the large variety of plants attracts a large variety of birds. We saw several species here that we did not see anywhere else. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, this is a great place for bird photography, especially in the morning when birds gather around the feeders. I would recommend staying here... More

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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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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
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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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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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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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Address: Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Heredia
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Hotel Class:3 star — Heliconia Island Bed & Breakfast 3*
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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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