Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast Sights

Heliconia Island

  • La Chaves Map It
  • Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
  • Garden/Arboretum

Fodor's Review

Some 70 species of the heliconia, a relative of the banana, are among the collections that populate 5 acres of botanical gardens on this island in the Sarapiquí River. Expect to see ample bird- and butterfly life, too.

Sight Information


La Chaves, 8 km (5 miles) south of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, 41001, Costa Rica

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Sight Details:

  • $10, $18 with guide
  • Daily 8–5


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