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Las Cruces Biological Station

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

Las Cruces is run by the Organization of Tropical Studies, and as a Field Station, offer great accommodation: clean, simple and nice. But you're not coming here to stay in your room, the real deal is the Wilson Botanical Garden, and the great diversity of birds. They also have an observation tower, so is a dream place for birdwatchers. Meals...

Thank carcalumo
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our room in this tropical research and education centre was basic but comfortable. There was plenty of space and the balcony made this seem more so. Meals were included in a refectory-style community dining room. They were generally very good and gave us a chance to try many local dishes. The centre is situated in the gardens established by the...

1Thank John_MtEden
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Las Cruces Lodge, set in the Wilson Botanical Garden, is wonderful. Rooms are clean, tidy and spacious and within easy distance of the communal dining room. There is a real, communal feel here within the genuine, eco-friendly environment. Brightly coloured birds abound and the grounds are packed with wildlife, rare plants and trees. A guided tour is well worth taking...

1Thank stnors
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...

Thank antshrike
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: $65 - $124 (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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“Choose any!”
Raptorwoman, May 21, 2015 | Read review
“Any rooms here will be good.”
stnors, Apr 19, 2014 | Read review
“the room named Ginger is excellent”
  • Super comfortable room with view of amazing plantlife all around
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.”
Palmisto, Aug 22, 2012 | Read review
“I have an A/C and it is good to have it.”
lemro03, Jul 9, 2012 | Read review
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