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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Las Cruces is clearly a great birding location. Unfortunately, the folks that run it and Wilson Botanical Garden are making it difficult to bird. First of all, their rule is that you cannot walk the trails unless you are an overnight guest--costing $90 per person per night ($180 per couple per night). Secondly, they are now telling you that even...

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San Rafael
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Las Cruces more than met my expectations for a place to stay to discover even more bird species in Costa Rica. Beautifully warm during the day and super cool at night. The number of colorful tanagers alone made this well worth the visit! Welcoming friendly staff and the comradery of plenty of other birders and scientists onsite. Meals were fine...

2Thank Don K
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Lovely place to stay up near San Vito at 1200m so its nice and cool. Wildlife and excellent array of plant species are abundant and they have a new canopy viewing platform to take in the extent of the reserve! Nice rooms, very eco friendly. Amazing chorus day and night and you may get to interact with some of the...

2Thank Moretea
Miami, FL
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Spent four days here photographing Nature with another like-minded friend. Spacious room with great patio for wildlife viewing. Bathroom was small but the two of us took turns, and hey - how much time do you need to spend in the bathroom anyway? Highlight was hanging out with six ecology grad students from US, EU and Latin America and learning...

3Thank Palmisto
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Very nice place to stay, comfortable. Many youngs researchers evolving in nature for their researchs and accompagned by teachers. Their was included a visit of the trails in the station and biological garden, the guide was really good. I will recommend that place. The only thing for researchers is that their climatological instruments need to be replace... seem to be...

1Thank lemro03
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Reviewed April 7, 2012

I stayed here for two nights as part of a birdwatching tour group during the dry season. The facilities, somewhat typical of rainforest areas, were quite good. My room had glass all across the back (louvered windows and a door), with a private deck looking out onto the forest below. A portable fan provided air movement, no small deal since...

2Thank WYbirdwatcher
Melbourne, Australia
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...

4Thank jenlmartin
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Address: Las Cruces Biological Station, 6 km SE, from San Vito to Neilly, Ruta 237, San Vito 60801, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > San Vito
Price Range: $68 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Las Cruces Biological Station 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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 of 5 bubbles Raptorwoman, May 21, 2015 | Read review
“Any rooms here will be good.”
 of 5 bubbles stnors, Apr 19, 2014 | Read review
“the room named Ginger is excellent”
  • Super comfortable room with view of amazing plantlife all around
 of 5 bubbles ParrotCity, Jan 19, 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a room close to the Main Building = close to the Dining Hall, in the center of the property, and closest to all the trails.”
 of 5 bubbles Palmisto, Aug 22, 2012 | Read review
“I have an A/C and it is good to have it.”
 of 5 bubbles lemro03, Jul 9, 2012 | Read review
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