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La Selva Biological Station

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Highway 4, 41001 Costa Rica See on map
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed 20 hours here, and wish we'd stayed longer. La Selva is a scientific research station with many active researchers from around the world. They also offer simple accommodations and meals to tourists to help support their science mission. As a tourist, my...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a tour at La Selva. The tour guide was amazing and knowledgeable. We got to see so many birds and animals in a relatively compact area. I would highly recommend it. There were howler monkeys everywhere and so many birds.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank SadZieN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 1 night at the La Selva Biological Station in the Zompopa building. The room had 1 twin bed and a bunk bed, was very clean, spartan, and had a nice balcony that looked out onto the forest. There was a clean bathroom equipped...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Selva is a great national park with incredibly well informed and friendly guides. We had Jaha who honestly had an encyclopaedic level of knowledge about the park and the different fauna and flora in the area. She was amazing at spitting every kind of...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank YasmineSAN
Response from AixiaR, Director Comercial at La Selva Biological StationResponded 3 weeks ago

¡Wow Jasmine! Thank you so much for your support, you really understood our vision and mission to save the tropics. As you said, we have the best guides ever and they are great people with amazing attitude every single day. Hope to see you in...More

Reviewed November 23, 2018

It is a little bit out of reach, but it is so helpful to walk around with a guide, it is another world with new sounds, and most of the birds i would not encountered, and they know a lot about the area. It was...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Maggie4659
Response from AixiaR, Director Comercial at La Selva Biological StationResponded November 27, 2018

Dear Maggie, Thank you for sharing! We are so grateful for your support to keep working saving the tropics. Hope to see you again, Pura Vida!

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Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Non-Smoking Hotel
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
$104 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
La Selva Biological Station Costa Rica/Sarapiqui
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
$104 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
La Selva Biological Station Costa Rica/Sarapiqui
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui
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pgweintraub
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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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"We'd booked a queen bed through Expedia, but were assigned bunks instead. Best to call or e-mail to..."
mikebX2812NN
1 week ago
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"Nice and full of jungle sounds...a lot of sloths..."
roadadvisor
Oct 27, 2018
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"If intending to use the local guides ask for accommodation close to the admin/dining area ."
billpam56
Sep 5, 2018
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"If you don't mind a few days of very basic accommodation and food stay here to enjoy the environment..."
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Jan 28, 2018
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