I have been to CR over a dozen times, traveled all over the country--and stayed at Tirimbina for the first time this last trip. It's AMAZING! The location is incredible--if you want to get an idea of what the rainforest is like stay here! We did a night walk and even though it was raining it was fascinating and beautiful and magical and the guide was wonderful. The next am we did a bird walk--again, it was raining, but still, we saw a number of birds and took a beautiful walk through the jungle. There were very few other people there, the staff was wonderful. I read the other reviews on here about the "miserable staff" and didn't encounter ANY of them. In fact, I found very warm and helpful staff and the guides were outstanding. The food was good (although lunch was expensive) but the money goes into this preserve and it's used for research and education, so worth it. They sell delicious chocolate.
The rooms were simple, smelled a little musty, but comfortable. And a good deal.
Next time I'll stay for several days--the location really is incredible. As we were leaving we saw a flock of toucans.
And the bridge! The longest suspension bridge in CR. Such a beautiful spot.
Again, I've traveled this country for many years and never found a place where you could experience the rain forest without throngs of people like this.More
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