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La Selva Biological Station

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 30 March 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 7 February 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 9 March 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

Reviewed 28 January 2018

We have visited La Selva Biological station twice, staying 3 nights in their guest accommodation 4 years ago and the second time as day visitors in November 2017. We knew that the accommodation and catering would be basic before we booked.The beds were uncomfortable and...More

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Response from Aixia R, Guest Relations Manager at La Selva Biological StationResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you so much for your sharing, We are glad that you had a nice experience in La Selva, our local guides are the best; they try to do their best every single day in this place full of biodiversity. As you said, if you...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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