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Saint Charles, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Tirimbina over four days in December 2016. As a biologist looking for some rest and relaxation, I was primarily in finding a place where access to extensive trails, and found Tirimbina in my search. First, as Tirimbina's website points out, it's important to emphasize that the lodge is just part of a not-for-profit field research station. Tirimbina's mission...

Thank Mike R
Corpus Christi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tirimbina Lodge is a lovely setting to explore nature with a multitude of educational tours available. It was our first stop in CR and we chose to fill our time with the available guided tours and were not disappointed. The rooms were clean and sparse. The air conditioning worked and was the only "luxury" offered. The back patio was lovely...

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights, rooms are basic but clean and we didnt spend too much time inside it anyway. Do note that the roofs are made of metal so when it rains it is loud, but you just get used to it! This place is all about the nature surrounding It and makes a perfect base for exploring....

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Middlesex, Vermont
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Quiet, great location, friendly staff. We had a lap top and iPad stolen out of our room. Only options were either someone came in thru unlocked window or cleaning staff walked away with the them. Manager promised to reimburse and never followed through when we returned home.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Tirimbina is a working research station and has amazing rainforest that you can walk around without a guide. You can spend at least 3 hours looking at the beautiful scenery and the amazing wildlife. Unfortunately that was the highlight. Accommodation is basic but adequate although the rooms are now dated and in need of a little work. For example the...

Thank Georgie l
Reserva_Tirimbina, Guest Relations Manager at Tirimbina Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the comments, it helps us improve, we are going to check the info you gave us and if there is something to fix we'll definitely do it. We're very sorry for the inconveniences. Hope you have a great trip. Greetings from Tirimbina!

Reviewed 30 July 2016

I wasn't expecting a lot, so fortunately wasn't too disappointed. I had read the reviews and seen the pictures, so I knew it would be a fairly basic room - and it was. The disappointment was the reserve itself. Given that it is off the well-beaten tourist path, I thought it would be bursting with wildlife. We did see several...

Thank soleil2jours
Monchengladbach, Germany
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We went there for a visit of the plantation and it was so much more. We saw and tasted the whole process and developement of cocoa and chocolate production. It was so informative and delicious and a lot of fun. Steven the guide knew everything about it. His English is brillant and the explanation very clear

Thank mweyer2016
Reserva_Tirimbina, Guest Relations Manager at Tirimbina Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your comments, we really appreciate it. We're glad you had a great time and hope to see you again soon. Greetings from Tirimbina!

Reviewed 26 June 2016

We spent two days here with a group of high school students. The bat tour was interesting and helped people overcome their fears of bats. We were able to see bats up close and even pet one! The next day, we hiked the trails with our guide and learned so much about the flora and fauna. We also conquered our...

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Reserva_Tirimbina, Guest Relations Manager at Tirimbina Lodge, responded to this review

Hi!! Thanks for sharing your awesome experience with us. We're glad you had a great time here and hope to see you again. Greetings from Tirimbina Rainforest Center!

North Yorkshire, UK
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The accommodation is acceptable, clean, with hot showers and the self service style breakfast is good. The main attraction is the suspension bridge and forest walks beyond. Staff very helpful. Safe car parking area.

Thank CJL6
Reserva_Tirimbina, Guest Relations Manager at Tirimbina Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We're glad you had a great time here and hope to see you again. Greetings from Tirimbina Rainforest Center!

Northborough, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We did a chocolate educational tour which was out standing. They showed us how chocolate is made from the growing of cocoa trees to making chocolate. We tasted each step and saw how it was made. Highly recommended

Thank BostonSkier
Reserva_Tirimbina, Guest Relations Manager at Tirimbina Lodge, responded to this review

Hi!! Thank you very much for sharing your awesome experience with us. We're glad you had a great time at the Chocolate Tour and hope to see you again. Greetings from Tirimbina Rainforest Center!

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Sarapiqui region, the Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge along the Sarapiqui River, is contiguous to a Biological Reserve of 852.5 Acres.We offer 12 comfortable rooms with A/C, safe deposit box, hot water, WI-FI, and phone. Enjoy our welcoming atmosphere and discover the exciting tropical forest, walking along several trails and suspension bridges of tropical forest and river discoveries from our study trails and bridges.Services (Restaurant, laundry , 24h security, a be-lingual staff welcomes)Facilities (souvenir shop, parking lot, A/C conference room, library, internet access) Attractions: (More than 9km trails, chocolate tour, bird watching, bat program, self walking tour, guided tour, night walking tour, eco education programs, volunteer and research opportunities and more) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tirimbina Lodge

Address: Tirimbina Biological Reserve, La Virgen 3069, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui > La Virgen
Price Range: £39 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tirimbina Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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Tirimbina Hotel La Virgen
Tirimbina Lodge Sarapiqui, Costa Rica - La Virgen
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“I satyed one of the deluxe rooms just a few doors from the reception area and dining room.”
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“Some rooms have shared bathrooms & no air conditioner”
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