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Tirimbina Biological Reserve

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Route 126, La Virgen 41002, Costa Rica
+506 2761 0055
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Welcome to the Tirimbina Rainforest Center, where education, research and beauty combine to offer you an unforgettable experience with nature. Tirimbina is an educational, scientific and ecotourism destination, located between the forests and rivers of the northern region of Costa Rica. Tirimbina offers education programs for primary schools, high schools and university students, as well as facilities for study groups, volunteers and researchers, highlighting the biodiversity and conservation of the rainforest. Tirimbina’s abundant forest provides great ecotourism activities. Come and explore the trails, discover its flora and fauna, walk on the suspension bridges or discover the secrets of cacao during the popular Chocolate Tour. Visit us and learn about the rainforest.
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Hours Today: 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Route 126, La Virgen 41002, Costa Rica
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+506 2761 0055
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"chocolate tour"
in 41 reviews
"suspension bridge"
in 16 reviews
"beautiful rainforest"
in 5 reviews
"central america"
in 5 reviews
"costa rica"
in 17 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 4 reviews
"cocoa beans"
in 3 reviews
"night hike"
in 3 reviews
"fear of heights"
in 3 reviews
"early evening"
in 3 reviews
"bat tour"
in 3 reviews
"cocoa trees"
in 3 reviews
"nice walk"
in 4 reviews
"howler monkeys"
in 6 reviews
"an adventure"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
in 5 reviews
"research center"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

February 10, 2018 - As part of a larger tour of Costa Rica, we stopped at the Tirimbina Biological Reserve in the early evening for a demo and lecture on Costa Rica's bats. The lecture was conducted by one of the Reserve employees while another...More

Thank JerryH9905
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We are on a tour of Costa Rica and this was one of our stops. Steven was our guide at Tirimbina and did did a wonderful job of teaching us about the history and production of chocolate. We had a hands on experience and had...More

Thank Gillian C
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We took a few hours here and learnt a lot about the multitude of wildlife that we saw, including bats, sloths, snakes, frogs and a huge variety of birds. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We went to the reserve in the evening and had a lecture about research on bats it was very informative and we got to see live bats and learn about different species it was well done

1  Thank psmilsky
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

A sloth was hanging in the tree right at the building where we all started out on the night hike. That was the only mammal or reptile we saw, but the walk itself was an adventure, especially the part where you slip and bounce along...More

1  Thank FlaHomeGrl
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

It was very nice and interesting. We saw a couple of armadillos, a sloth, a few types frogs, ants and other insects. It was about almost two hours. It was a nice way to spend the evening.

1  Thank Nitsanw
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We booked a night walk hoping to see a sloth in motion and maybe an armadillo. No luck. We saw a mouse, a lizard, several frogs and toads, lots of insects, a couple of leeches, some sleeping birds, and a tarantula. My favorite was the...More

1  Thank ron d
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Michael S, Front Office Manager at Tirimbina Biological Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Hi Ron, We are sorry that you di not see many animal, but at the same time happy that our guided did the best for spotting things around as you understand this is not a zoo is a natural environment so, sometimes you see a...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel next door, so we decided to visit and walk through the gardens. Lots of beautiful flowers, butterflies and birds. There is also a gift shop and a conference center.

Thank DHT22
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We loved the quiet and nice walk at our own speed. But still got to see the wildlife. Specially the Tucan was amazing!

Thank Kerstin B
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Highly recommend the guided tours at Tirimbina Biological Reserve! All the tours are highly educational and fun! We saw amazing plants, and a wide variety of animals in their natural environment. Sloths, monkeys, armadillos, toucans and other beautiful birds.

Thank Peg P
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