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La Selva Biological Station

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Highway 4, 41001, Costa Rica
32.7 miles to Juan Santamaria Intl Airport
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Research scientists have a special view of the rainforests of Costa Rica that you can share with them. Trails and dining, as well as accomodations are open for tourists, giving a special experience for natural historians who are interested in a more real forest experience.

Thank Patricia W
Response from Aixia R, Director of Sales at La Selva Biological StationResponded 5 days ago

Dear Patricia, We greatly appreciate your visit, you will always be welcome at one of our jewels in Costa Rica, La Selva Biological Station. Thank you very much for your support to save the tropics. Pura vida! :)

Reviewed May 8, 2018

across a long suspended bridge we were introduced to various plants animals etc by our guide that we would have missed(eyelash viper etc)hence you are asked to stay on the trail, please if you go here Stay on the Trail and go with a guide...More

Thank fattybumpkins
Response from Aixia R, Director of Sales at La Selva Biological StationResponded May 29, 2018

Thank you so much for your support to the OTS, we work hard to offer an incredible place to watch wildlife, learn, teach and protect our tropics.

Reviewed April 29, 2018

My wife and I visited La Selva for 2 days and 2 nights as part of a 2 week birding tour of Costa Rica (our second). We stayed in a cabin and were pleasantly surprised to be able to do so given that our reservation...More

Thank tanager992016
Response from Aixia R, Director of Sales at La Selva Biological StationResponded May 29, 2018

We appreciate your preference for the OTS, indeed a place to appreciate the wildlife in a protected habitat; a magic place to embrace and enjoy in the middle of nature. Thank you for your visit!

Reviewed March 30, 2018

Accurate description on their website. Good balance between accommodations and adventure without too much 'roughing it' or too much "fluff". Visitors included, singles, couples and groups (nothing loud or out of control). Our rooms had AC, although some do not...it is a higher elevation-cooler temps....More

Thank Raun11
Reviewed February 6, 2018

We had a 3 hour hike with Octavio in January, 2018. Despite a heavy rain during most of the visit we saw so much. Bring ponchos and bug repellant and you're ready to go. Our guide was very knowledgeable. He catered to our multi-generation, multi-language...More

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Response from Aixia R, Guest Relations Manager at La Selva Biological StationResponded March 8, 2018

Wow, thank you so much for sharing your memorable experience. We are so happy to have open doors to embrace all our visitors and show them a little piece of the Organization for Tropical Studies. Thank you for your help, your support and nice words...More

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I stayed at La Selva a few years ago, and it is just off a main highway. You do not need 4WD to get there. I highly recommend La Selva if you want to truly see the wildlife of Costa Rica. If you want a more upscale... More
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"If you don't mind a few days of very basic accommodation and food stay here to enjoy the environment but..."
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"One in a hotel outside and just come in to visit for the day."
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"All the normal visitor rooms are identical and closely situated. It doesn't matter."
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"If you only do a half day, go for the morning tour."
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