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La Selva Biological Station

Highway 4, 41001, Costa Rica
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Campton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for three nights in early January. The birding was topnotch. Birding guides were excellent as well. You should know that accommodations for guests (as opposed to those working here) are located about 1.1 km from the dining hall. This means you have a bit of a hike to get to meals. And if you plan to go birding... More 

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Houghton, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a good birding place. This is my second time here. Two years ago, we stayed here for three days. The room and food are basic. If your main interest is birding, room and food are less important. If you are here in rainy season, you can see many birds without leaving the reception area. I took many bird... More 

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We took a privately guided trip to the La Selva Biological Station and were very favorably impressed with the tropical rain forest and the birds within the reserve. We did not stay at the station. Our visit started early with a walk just outside the station boundary which gave us a good sense of the forest and wildlife. Then we... More 

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East Yorks, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

If you are seeking a first class nature/birdwatching/photography trip, this is perfect for you. If you are seeking a hotel set in beautiful grounds, this is not for you. The clue is in the name 'Biological Research Station' as this is just what it is, and researchers and naturalists are working on collating information and studying the rainforest habitat. The... More 

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germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Very expensive wildlife tour for our family of 5. credit card didnt work there and so had to go to atm- had just enough money. cc worked the next day and everywhere else! a shame as gift shop had some great things. Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgable but the tour was over before we knew it- and I... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Although we didn't stay at the station, we arrived for a morning's birding with one of the Biological Stations guides but due to a number of large groups there that day there were no guides available and we were allowed to take the trails with our own guide. The station and the tracks off the main road around the station... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Beautiful setting in the middle of jungle, quiet and peaceful Staff is friendly and extremely helpful Henry at the front desk helped us get a cab to town and helped us get our luggage from our room to reception and with the bus schedule Free morning hike with Joe was amazing - saw 35 animal species on a 3 hr... More 

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Aarschot, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

we booked a whole day of guided walkes since we were not staying there. I only did this 2 days in advance but at the reception everything was fine. In the end, because there were no other people, we had a private tour. The guide was amazing, explaining about the animals, the history. We saw so much including sloths and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

5 stars for the Amazing jungle with wonderful guides and all kinds of wildlife. Great place to visit and walk the trails with a guide. BUT. ..1 star is generous for the accommodation : The rooms are so bad we checked out again after 5 minutes. The Canteen food sped up our decision.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

There seems to be less information online about tours here, which is a shame as it's lovely here. We had our tour at 6am privately and saw lots of birds, peccaries, sloths, ants and currasow. It was a little bit shorter than the 2 hours annoyingly, especially as our taxi arrived a little late. But nevertheless very good - when... More 

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