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“Hidden Gem - Birders Paradise” 4 of 5 stars
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Las Cruces Biological Station
2.5 of 5 Guest house   |   , San Vito, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 San Vito B&B and Inns
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“Hidden Gem - Birders Paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

My husband and I stayed one night at Las Cruces in December. We originally had this in our itinerary as a way to break up a long drive, but it turned out to be a fantastic addition.

We stayed in the Antharium room (all rooms have names vs numbers) and there was SO much wildlife to view from the back terrace. There was this one tree that attracted a constant stream of hummingbirds, guan, and dozens of other types that I can't remember.

We were the only ones staying overnight, and when the chef learned that I had a particular food allergy that they forgot to address (reported several times ahead of time), she whipped me up something special that turned out to be the best meal of the trip. Breakfast was the "tipico" for Costa Rica (beans, rice, eggs, cheese, etc.), but the tortilas were fresh with little stamped decorations in them.

The Wilson Botanical Garden is lovely, and we had some great bird sightings there, but honestly the feeder in back of the dining hall was THE place to be. INSANE colorful bird activity.

We also went on a hike to the observation platform and down to the Rio Java. Would definitely visit again if we're in the area.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: , San Vito, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > San Vito
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Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in San Vito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Las Cruces Biological Station 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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