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Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast Sights

Tirimbina Rainforest Center

  • La Virgen de Sarapiquí Map It
  • Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Fodor's Review

This working biological research station, 17 km (11 miles) southwest of Puerto Viejo, 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, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, 41002, Costa Rica

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Sight Details:

  • $17, guided tours $24–$30
  • Daily 7–5; guided nature walks and chocolate tour at 8, 10, 1:30, and 3; birding tour 6 am; night walk 7 pm; frog tour and bat tour 7:30 pm


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