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San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park 11904 Costa Rica
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#2 of 3 Specialty lodging in San Gerardo
Welcome To The Cloud Forest! Come See The Ten Fabulous Waterfalls of Talamanca. Over 4,000 acres of tropical forest in the mountains, at the foot of Central America's highest mountain, Mt.Chirripo, and the Chirripo National Park, Costa Rica. Miles and miles of inexplicable Beauty. Hiking tours to any of our Ten Waterfalls are available. For people who like to hike, we have different trails that take you to each of our ten waterfalls. You will see an extraordinary variety of flora. We also have verry comfortable accommodations; Cabins, Tours, Internet, and excellent restaurant and bar.
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RockyIsland wrote a review Mar 2020
Hayling Island, United Kingdom127 contributions113 helpful votes
This is a beautiful relaxing place in a remote location. The lodge and reserve,a non profit making family business, is run by family members who couldn’t be nicer. They work hard and are always smiling, nothing is too much trouble.The food was great and a good price, the place is clean with tastefully decorated rooms. We stayed in the rooms slightly down the hill, only a short walk away but if you have mobility issues it might not be for you although staff are on hand to take you and your luggage up and down by buggy. Lots of lovely walks throughout with an abundant of wildlife. A pool or hot tub would be a great addition. We loved this place, one of the nicest during our whole trip around Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
CKandEG wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada22 contributions
The trails are amazing, the staff are so kind and hospitable, the food is absolutely delicious. The mountain water is so fresh and clean - best I've ever tasted! We stayed in a Garden Cabin, and loved it. They are a little older, but spotlessly clean and so well maintained. It's quite impressive the amenities that you have at hand in this remote mountain location. Discover the town if you have time, there's lots to see and do....just be ready to hike like a champ - the inclines are a great workout!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Next time we'll try the River Cabins, as they are a little further from the restaurant and...
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PerseidVancouver wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver47 contributions4 helpful votes
We can’t say enough about Talamanca Nature Reserve. Friends had recommended it, but advised us to stay longer than the 3 nights that they did. Are we ever glad we did. It was one of the most relaxing and invigorating weeks we have spent in years. We are not veteran hikers, but were happy to exert and challenge ourselves on seemingly unlimited paths through tropical rainforest, gaining and losing hundreds of metres of elevation. In between walks, hanging out at the restaurant meant non-stop bird activity in the garden, with exceptional service. Every staff member went out of their way to make sure we were looked after. We stayed long enough (8 nights) to have a huge variety of hiking and walking experiences. By starting early several mornings, we got to enjoy the forest waking up. Over the week, we identified more than 50 bird species, most of them completely new to us. We stayed 6 nights in the Mountain House, with a lot of space to spread out. The upside of this was that we were so much closer to some of the more spectacular scenery. The downside was that it’s 800 metres up a steep path from the restaurant. This generally worked well, although walking home after dinner was a slow process, not only because of the climb, but also because of the fascinating bugs to look at along the way. For our last two nights, we stayed in a Garden cabin, not as deluxe, but easier at the end of the day. An absolute must is a guided ATV tour up to the old forest, where the trees are whole ecosystems, epiphytes winding up and around, bromeliads perched on every branch. Truly breathtaking. The many established tropical gardens offer real insight to all those North American houseplants: seeing them in their natural environment is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Basic things: very fast internet, excellent coffee, all-day breakfast. Dinner specials included more food than we sometimes wanted, but soup and salad more than enough. Entire place is clean and comfortable. It’s the tropics, so up early, exercise, siesta, walk, dinner, early night. Repeat. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Tangoj63 wrote a review Feb 2020
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom828 contributions309 helpful votes
We stayed two nights in a riverside cabin. Room is a bit basic but comfortable extra pillows and hairdryer available if needed. It’s a 5 min walk down to the main reception and restaurant and you can hear the river all night so perhaps pick a garden cabin if heating running water makes you want the loo! Dinner was lovely and breakfast was cooked when you arrived. No choice on breakfast but scrambled eggs, fresh fruit and pancakes were very good. Guided walks are available but remember it’s all uphill but worth going on at least one. The gardens around the lodge are very nice and there is lots of birdlife by the main house. Staff very friendly and helpful
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Date of stay: February 2020
Ann S wrote a review Feb 2020
Belfast, Maine5 contributions
From the moment you arrive at Talamanca Nature Reserve, you are welcomed and pampered by Kenneth, Gina and the rest of the staff. Meals are delicious, beds comfortable, hiking options are rigorous or relaxed, gardens fascinating and the birds are glorious! The ecotourism effort is admirable and the frogs and birds sound happy!
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Date of stay: January 2020
$153 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseChirripo National ParkSan Gerardo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Talamanca Nature Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Talamanca Nature Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Cloudbridge Nature Reserve (1.0 miles), Chirripo National Park (0.5 miles), and Casa Alegría (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Talamanca Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Talamanca Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Talamanca Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Talamanca Nature Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include Batsu Gastropub, Robino's restaurant, and Truchero Los Cocolisos.
Are pets allowed at Talamanca Nature Reserve?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Talamanca Nature Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Talamanca Nature Reserve accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.