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La Selva Biological Station

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Highway 4, 41001, Costa Rica
La Selva Biological Station
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews 117 reviews
44 hotel reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some of this review will sound negative to you even thou I gave it the best rating, this is because I feel you need the info to make your stay great like ours. If you know what to expect you can bring what you need to be happy. We did not have a car. This is my recount visit to... More 

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Hartland, VT
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had a double private room at La Selva. Accommodation comes with 3 meals. It's important to be aware that the rooms for guests are quite a way from the dining room and trails - we had a car so that was no problem but if you don't have transportation you have about 1km to walk to these areas.We met... More 

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Katy, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I pondered a long time about how to review La Selva since Trip Advisor lists it as lodging not an attraction but eventually decided to base this review on the combination of both the lodging and the attraction aspects. This is quite a long review because a lot of other information on the Internet regarding the lodging here is wrong... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A lot of these reviews on here are just flat out wrong. La Selva is a place where you can stay, and then have the option to walk around on the trails and look for wildlife with/without a guide. There is an extensive trail system, and there is no other place in costa rica like it. If you stay in... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

La Selva is a world class wildlife hot spot, revered by biologists and nature lovers all around. I was excited like a little kid to come here. The good - if you want wildlife, it is here. In a short half hour stroll we saw howler monkeys, an amazon parrot, the endangered great green macaws, scarlet macaws, collared peccaries, bullet... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is a two part review. Part One: Staff, grounds, and food. Part Two: room and related items within. Part one: located 1 km off a busy paved road, la selva is very well set up. Both Henry and Michael were very helpful and accommodating. Grounds Are very well kept, with access only to guests and researchers. The bulk of... More 

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Sydney
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22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I came in early from another nearby lodge to do a guided nature walk. I was the only client, so I had three hours of the guide's undivided attention. There is a LOT of wildlife, especially birds. I would recommend anyone staying in the area who is interested in wildlife to try to book themselves in to a walk /... More 

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Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited La Selva Biological Station on the 13the of september 2014. La Selva Biological Station is not an hotel ! It is a research center on university level. One of the first Biological Station in the world. They are connected to 64 universities in the world. Students and researcher from all over the world gather here to do biological... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

La Selva is by far, one of the most amazing and complete spots for nature lovers in the world. Settled in a natural corridor that connects it to Braulio Carrillo National Park, La Selva is an oasis of wildlife, just 1.5 hours from the capital. With some rich array of habitats, from tacotal and secondary growth, to a wonderful virgin... More 

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Seville, Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

When we decided to stay at the Biological Station I must admit I was a little bit put off by the negative comments on the food, price, tours, etc. But we went anyway. And I'm glad to say that we were very happy with the result. Of course, if you are looking for a full comfort, full service accomodation, then... More 

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