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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Schiedam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Seattle
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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
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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Turrúcares
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Calcutta
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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
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4 hotel reviews
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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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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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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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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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