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Heliconias Lodge

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| 3 km sur este del liceo Bijagua, Bijagua de Upala 21304, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Waze the hotel provides is wrong, it made us drive an additional 20 miles to a dangerous location, the first night they gave us the wrong room (A cheaper one), it was full of bugs and had a nest of giant wasps in the balcony, the restaurant doesn't have trained staff, no one was on the front desk after... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked into the mountains, this nature walk (45-60min) was built and maintained by a local environmental group. It is an easy walk with 3 handing bridged include one that is a double span with a great tree in the middle linking the bridges. There is an option for an excursion with more difficult hiking and this requires a guide. The... More 

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Eustis, Florida
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100 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We did not stay at the lodge, so I wish Trip Advisor would separate the Lodge itself from the Hanging Bridges attraction. I don't know anything about the lodge. The Heliconias Hanging Bridges trail was a relatively easy hiking adventure in the Costa Rican rainforest. Very easy to find, just one turn in the heart of Bijagua and about 10... More 

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Did not stay only ate after a guided tour, but the plate was certainly memorable and so was the hot sauce! Have some of the Guanabana drink it's good for you! The restroom facilities were clean but tiny so be careful not to hit your head on anything. Amazing views of the mountainside!

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1 Thank Danielle K
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The place is awesome. The trails and hanging bridges allow to you watch and admire an impressive forest. However... there is a little thing... and it is the change rate of dollar. If you pay in dollars... be prepared... because they use a high rate even more than the official change published by Banco Central of Costa Rica. That was... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had spotted this 100 % locally run lodge as a good starting point for visiting RIo Celeste and Caño Negro. We found that the place itself is very much worth a stay for wildlife observation. Vegetation around bungalows is well chosen to attract birds and monkeys, very easy observation on early mornings. We saw a Potus flavus checking out... More 

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Thank Justino D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited this lodge for two nights as part of a greater Costa Rica trip. Although we did enjoy our stay, the place needs to make a few changes in order to be a proper, professional tourism destination. The rooms were reasonably comfortable, but the nights were cold and the blankets thin. The bathroom was clean, but very simple and... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The cabins are pretty ok. The bathrooms are clean and the view is beautifull. Apart from the huge bugs against the windows when you light up the room everything is nice. The service was very basic as the people where not really into the English language. In my opinion the looks restaurant where rather poor. I cannot judge the food... More 

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Boca Raton FL
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My wife and I stayed here two nights on a Costa Rica trip looking for special birds. Las Heliconias has some special birds (we saw Umbrella-bird and Keel-billed Mot-mot, and if you can find an ant-swarm you might see the Ground-cuckoo) It would be easy (as a birdwatcher) to spend days on the main trail, which features three suspension bridges... More 

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heliconiasl, Gerente at Heliconias Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments! We hope to welcome you again. Albergue Ecoturístico Heliconias Lodge More 

Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Clean and modern rooms, beautiful views, convenient trails in forest including canopy bridges. Price is about average, meals are extra and add-on for guide required to hike to Lago Danta. No English spoken.

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heliconiasl, Gerente at Heliconias Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments! We hope to welcome you again. Albergue Ecoturístico Heliconias Lodge More 

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