We stayed here for 5 nights, walking the trails without a guide (I wonder if the commenter below who complained about not being able to do this unaccompanied may was properly equipped?). The trails ARE potentially dangerous if you're not fit, or if you've never walked in rough conditions in this heat before, or if you don't gave proper boots, but we and our 16 yr old daughter found them strenuous but very doable. We were there to do voluntary research, so we had 2 mornings of trail surveying, and I did another morning of pollinator observation, and was stalked by a humming-bird. The wildlife in the gardens is terrific, and the birds in the nearby forest as well as the primary rainforest further out made the trip from Europe worthwhile. The rooms are very comfortable ('basic' in a comment below is ungenerous), we stayed in spacious and well furnished en suite cabins, cleaned every day, with a private balcony. The food was outstanding, they cater effortlessly for vegans and veggies as well as meat-eaters, and in 5 days we didn't eat the same meal once. The local town of San Vito is a bit of a frontier place, but has all the basics and extras anyone could need, even fabric shops.
- Also Known As:
- Las Cruces Biological Station Costa Rica/Province Of Puntarenas