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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Sights

Tirimbina Rainforest Center

  • La Virgen de Sarapiquí, 17 km (11 miles) southwest of Puerto Viejo Map It
  • Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's Review

This working biological research station encompasses 750 acres of primary forest and 8 km (5 miles) of trails, some of them traversing hanging bridges at canopy level. Tours introduce you to bats, frogs, and other common but often misunderstood creatures, and show off the beauty of the forest. Reservations are recommended for all activities, and required for the bat, frog, birding, and night tours.

Sight Information


La Virgen de Sarapiquí, 17 km (11 miles) southwest of Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, 41002, Costa Rica

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Sight Details:

  • $15, $25 guided nature walk, $25 night walk, $22 bat tour, $25 frog tour, $25 bird-watching tour, $27 chocolate tour
  • Daily 7–5. Guided nature walks daily 8 and 10 and 1:30 and 3; bird-watching tour daily 6; bat tour daily 7:30 pm with reservation; frog tour daily 7:30 pm with reservation; chocolate tour daily 8 and 10 and 1:30 and 3; night walk at 7 pm with reservation

Updated 04/09/2014


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