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Campanario Biological Station

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Irvine, California
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We are a family of 7 from california. Mom and Dad plus kids are ages 6 through 19. we were there for 6 days after christmas 2013. It exceeded all expectations. Lots of hiking and swimming in ocean. saw monkeys, sloths, caught bats, expored tide pools, and had a great time interacting with other families over wonderful Costa Rican traditional...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 January 2014

If you want an authentic Costa Rican experience there is no better spot to stay. Campanario is a true gem and one of the most amazing places I've been. Nancy, the owner is a wealth of knowledge. The location is remote and beautiful. When you go, stay as long as you can. You will never want to leave.

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Dix Hills, New York
Reviewed 20 January 2014

I am a single mom with twin 12 year old girls and we had the most amazing experience. Words cannot describe the beauty of the surroundings. Everywhere you look there is beauty; it is overwhelming (but in a very good way)! The life style is simple and it may take a day to adjust, but it is fabulous to live...

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 December 2013

My wife and I were looking for a true rainforest experience. We didn't want or need luxury. No electricity, no hot showers, no TV, no Wifi in the middle of the jungle only reachable by boat and less than an hour walk to Corcovado.....Yes Please! This place is a remote research station frequently used as a destination for high school...

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Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 September 2013

My stay at Proyecto Campanario was only three nights but the experience I had and the amount of amazing wildlife that I witnessed was amazing! Soon after landing on the beach I witnessed Spider Monkeys jumping through the trees. Up the hill where the cabins are located is a beautiful view of the ocean and an amazing spot for birding....

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Arcata, California
Reviewed 2 March 2013

Proyecto Campanario is a unique place. My family and I stayed there for six nights in February and it was truly the experience of a lifetime. We have two kids (10 and 6 years old) and they got so much out of it. My son (the ten year old) loved learning about the monkeys, sloths, bats, birds, snakes and other...

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BOULDER
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Campanario offers the most amazing rainforest experience! Our family loved it. The journey starts with a beautiful 1.5 hour boat ride from Sierpe for Campanario. Pulling up to shore, we were amazed by the beauty and remoteness of the biological station. The beach is gorgeous and you can watch the monkeys play in the trees while relaxing in the waves....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 June 2012

My partner and I stayed at Proyecto Campanario in April for 3 nights. I can't begin to explain how amazing this place is. Arnulfo (the main guide) was an incredible guide and wonderful company. The cooks were amazing! Perfect for nourishing the body and satisfying the taste buds after many hours of hiking. We opted for a vigorous programme of...

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Madison
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Get away and off the beaten path. Campanario is the place to stay near Corcavado National Park. The staff in San Jose and in Campanario are excellent. The 2 cooks are superb! We probably gained weight despite the hikes. Our guide, Arnulfo, was key a great experience. He was knowledgeable and worked to help make our experience memorable. He can...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 January 2012

This is my wife and I second visit to Proyecto Campanario, however this time we had brought more family members with us. Nancy the owner continues to make this place truly amazing. If you are looking for a place to stay that is off the beaten path where you really can experience nature and stay in one of the most...

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The Campanario Biological Station is a remote environmental education center for students, families, and those adventurous individuals who would like to disconnect from "civilization". We offer the simple comforts of life - plenty of good food, clean facilities, and comfortable sleeping arrangements. Jungle living generally requires a change of habits. The sun rises early, and most everyone is up with the sun, be this for bird watching, for taking a swim at dawn, or for just having coffee on the front porch to watch the splendid colors over the ocean. Campanario is off-the-grid in most every way: no roads, no national system of electricity or water service, no mail delivery or trash pick-up, no internet service, no washing machines, TVs or air conditioners, etc. Etc., Living at Campanario is generally a life style change for most. We generally adapt to the environment rather than adapting the environment to suit us. We are doing everything possible to keep our ecological footprint small. ... more   less 

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Address: Osa Peninsula, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly Proyecto Campanario)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Corcovado National Park
Number of rooms: 11
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“All cabins look good, but higher cabins have better ocean views.”
NorthPaws, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't expect a five star hotel in the jungle, but this was the next best thing! Ultimate jungle experience. If you bring the right clothes you'll be comfortable. ”
sunrise318dawn, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Any of the cabins are wonderful - we stayed in the one highest on the hill, has the best view out the front, but the others are excellent too.”
P2576NVmarkk, 7 May 2014 | Read review
“Every room was amazing!”
964karinas, 18 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Cabin 5 on top of the hill has the best ocean view, though all are great.”
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Ksmud, 3 Dec 2013 | Read review
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