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Tirimbina Biological Reserve

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Address: Costa Rica
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Hiking in Tirimbina Biological Reserve from Sarapiquí
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San Jose Tropical Rainforest Adventure including Chocolate Tasting

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two visits to the Tirimbina Reserve

In March, our tour group was treated to two experiences at Tirimbina Reserve. The first was to learn about bats, with our guide Stephen. He was extremely knowledgeable and had an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, Canada
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In March, our tour group was treated to two experiences at Tirimbina Reserve. The first was to learn about bats, with our guide Stephen. He was extremely knowledgeable and had an infectious enthusiasm for bats. His lecture was interesting and full of interaction - enjoyed by all. If ANYONE could encourage me to get up-close-and-friendly with a bat, it would... More 

Thank dsmckane
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have been on a few night walks with our children over the last few years and none were as good as this. We were "lucky" in that it rained that afternoon (which it hadn't done for a while) and that brought out the frogs and various other creatures. Our guide, Carolina, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. When we crossed the huge... More 

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Las Vegas
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

First up was the outdoor presentation on how cacao is made into chocolate! Very educational and interesting! Then we hiked around the beautiful trails in the Reserve. It's a lovely place to visit!

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Stoke On Trent, England
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Carolina enchanted us with her lively and engaging story of chocolate growing and production. The opportunity to watch and then taste the chocolate at each stage was great. The project is self funded. asking for donations from visitors and the shop sells goods, including chocolate, which supports the local economy so you must buy something here to support this fantastic... More 

Thank KatyPh
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

On the recommendation of our local driver, we booked the chocolate tour. Our guide Hilary was fantastic. She was full of great information, and really enjoyed sharing her knowledge. The chocolate tour was incredible. Hilary walked us through the whole history if chocolate in Central America. The tour was very hands-on, and we got to taste our product at each... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Their 'hands on' presentation about bats was fascinating, informative, funny and unforgettable. Carolina, the enthusiastic presenter, dispelled myths, broadened our knowledge (from nearly zero to high) and enchanted us with her passion for these little creatures. The highlight, as has been said before, was the final act- 4 live bats being brought in and shown too each of us before... More 

Thank jellevant
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great day at Tirimbina NP and a must see. Take a guided tour to see as much as possible. The guides are really nice and have a very good eye to spot animals you would never see on your own.

Thank Ric D
Newnan, Georgia
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Went to a "talk"on bats here. The two very young woman were knowledgeable and delightful while sharing their knowledge. It had some history about the place as well as the history about public opinion on bats. It was vey good information. However the highlight of the evening was when they took bats out of a bag ( that had been... More 

Thank Kim B
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Best of all in Sarapiqui was the Tirimbina reserve and the tour with a young, local and very professional fieldbiologist who guided us. It was very interesting and much to see during the walk on the trail. Especially the richness of bats and birds. It was also nice to hear about ongoing research and preservation

Thank Börje E
San Diego, California, USA
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

The tour is a great way to glimpse the rainforest. Remember it is usually much warmer than other nearby areas. Call ahead to reserve the tour before driving. Be prepared to be rained on. They recommend bringing a poncho and umbrella along with insect repellent. Our guide was very informative even though this was one of her first times doing... More 

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