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La Selva Biological Station

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Highway 4, 41001, Costa Rica
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La Selva Biological Station
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We didn't stay here, but did the morning half day guided tour. It was fantastic. It was really our favorite day of our 9 day trip to CR. That is saying something. Do the tour, you won't regret it. Ask for Susana. She is really knowledgable and engaging. Saw so many birds and learned a ton about the rainforest. Seriously... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I paid about $100 USD per night for 1 person and that included 3 meals per day, 1 free guided tour, WiFi and laundry service. The students and other researchers are very friendly and helpful. The room facilities are very clean at the new cabins and the nicest I've experienced in Costa Rica. Make sure you bring a good headlamp... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I really wanted to like this place but it just didn't work out for me. I stayed one night, then back for 2 more. The first night was abit of a surprise as to how far it is from the cafeteria and the main grounds for hiking. I had to hike 35 min with heavy gear to the room, now... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

As part of a small group tour of Costa Rica, we sadly spent only a short time here and probably not at the optimum time for viewing wildlife, hence my overall grade of 3.5*. It's a research base and educational facility which encourages visitors, accompanied by a research guide to explore the station, although to be honest, our experienced guide... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We spent two nights here and found the staff, lodging and trails to be great. The kilometer path to our room was a pleasant walk where we often found interesting birds to see. The room was large, clean, with hot water and a nice little balcony. We found the food to be okay - some meals better than others but... More

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Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

We didn't stay here but chose to stay at a lodge in Sarapiqui and just had an excursion here. MAKE SURE YOU WEAR PROPER SHOES NOT OPEN TOED SANDALS. as you can guess - we arrived for the 05:45 tour wearing open toed sandals and thought we weren't going to be allowed in. Thankfully the guide took pity on us... More

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Address: Highway 4, 41001, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui
Also Known As:
La Selva Biological Station Costa Rica/Sarapiqui

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