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La Selva Biological Station

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica

Accommodation at the La Selva Biological Research Station comprises eight simple cabins with twin beds, private bathroom with hot water, fan and balcony.

Rooms are set away from the main facilities building and are wonderfully peaceful but very basic — there is no air-conditioning. Staying at the lodge gives you first hand access to the 61 km of trails around the Biological Station.

Please note that in the evenings you will have to walk by torch light between your room and the central facilities.

OUR RATING: Basic

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Tour ideas in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at La Selva Biological Station as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Visit a working cacao plantation and enjoy a guided tour, learning about the whole process of turning Costa Rican cacao beans into one of mankind's favourite foods — chocolate.

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    • La Selva Biological Station Birding Tour
      La Selva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

      La Selva Biological Station Birding Tour

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