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Tirimbina Biological Reserve

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Route 126 | La virgen, Sarapiquí, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui 41002, Costa Rica
+506 2761 0055
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Welcome to the Tirimbina Rainforest Center, where education, research and beauty combine to offer you an unforgettable experience with nature. Tirimbina is an educational, scientific and ecotourism destination, located between the forests and rivers of the northern region of Costa Rica. Tirimbina offers education programs for primary schools, high schools and university students, as well as facilities for study groups, volunteers and researchers, highlighting the biodiversity and conservation of the rainforest. Tirimbina’s abundant forest provides great ecotourism activities. Come and explore the trails, discover its flora and fauna, walk on the suspension bridges or discover the secrets of cacao during the popular Chocolate Tour. Visit us and learn about the rainforest.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Route 126 | La virgen, Sarapiquí, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui 41002, Costa Rica
+506 2761 0055

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Reviewed yesterday

We had a wonderful afternoon hiking through the forest. They have several trails and an incredible hanging bridge, really a must-see. Don’t forget to wear closed shoes, there are some ants on parts of the trails!

Thank Josy213
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent bird tour and bat tour here at the lodge. It was very educational for kids. They learnt a lot about bats, and tropical birds - toucans, parrots, parakeets, humming birds,etc, animals like Sloth, Iguana were there. Saw multiple types of colorful Frogs. Overall a...More

Thank Soumya A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Timbirina was one of the highlights of my trip to Costa Rica! The place is very focused on educating about the wonders of Costa Rican wildlife which I loved. The guided tour was awesome, my guide Jazmin was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, I learnt...More

Thank vmarie94
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for the coffee tour and are so happy that we did! We had a tour guide from our Hotel Finca Rosa Blance, Manolo who drove us to the reserve. We were with 6 people and had Carolina as a tour guide, who...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I had 2 tours with Stephen: one for wildlife and one for chocolate. Stephen was very knowledgeable about the biology of the area and was a great spotter. I have a degree in Biology and was very impressed. The chocolate tour with...More

Thank Blue8235
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 2 children on the chocolate tour and we had a great time with Stephen the guide who was very passionate and informative about the production of cholcolate but also about the rainforest as a whole. We would highly recommend to others.

Thank Team-wills-78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay here, from the moment we pulled into the parking lot. A staff member had rescued a sloth, so I got a close up look, and got to watch as he released it to a tree and it climbed away. This...More

1  Thank Toucan22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for an authentic, immersive rainforest experience, you've found it at the Tirimbina Biological Reserve. We didn't do any of the guided tours but instead did a free self-guided tour through a gorgeous example of a canopy forest. It took us around 3...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed December 5, 2017

Carolina was so enthusiastic about her tour, she was infectious! Thank you very much again. It was great to hear from you how cocao is being produced and what it needs to keep the plants growing. Highly recommendable tour if you are in the proximity...More

Thank Andreas H
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Breathtaking place to go. A guided tour is a must! Our private guide, Steven Matute, was the best we could get. His knowledge about nature and species was amazing. He was also client-focused and helpful - he assisted in making rare photographs with our iPhones...More

Thank Robert D
Michael S, Gerente at Tirimbina Biological Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2017

Regards Robert D, Thank you very much for your visit, and all your positive comments, we are pleased that our naturalist guide fulfilled your expectations. once again thanks for helping us in the conservation of the rainforest of Sarapiquí, we are very pleased that you...More

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