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La Selva Biological Station Lodge

At a Glance

    Pros

  • many activities, ecology-minded staff
  • plenty of wildlife

    Cons

  • bunk beds
  • cabins are rustic
  • no a/c
  • sometimes difficult to procure overnight space

Fodorite Reviews

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La Selva Biological Station Lodge Review

Other lodges provide more luxury for the money, but none can match the tropical nature experience at this working biological-research station where accommodation is in dorm-style rooms with large bunk beds and lots of screened windows or family-style cabins that sleep up to four. The restaurant, something like a school cafeteria, serves decent food but has a very limited schedule (reserve ahead). Rates for dorms or cabins are full-board, which includes a guided nature walk and three meals a day with your room rate, since there's nowhere else to eat. Priority is given to researchers, so advance reservations are essential.

    Hotel Details

  • 60 bunk beds, 18 cabins, 1 family house
  • Rate includes all meals.
Updated: 04-09-2014

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    The roaches drove me away

    I was in Costa Rica for wildlife, but not this kind. I stayed one night and left the next day.

    by alysonhcraig, 12/14/08

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