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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Route 126, La Virgen 41002, Costa Rica
+506 2761 0055
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there after 3 days of rain shower non stop; this is important to know why it was more an adventure trail. It started with one of the longest free hanging bridge over Sarapiqui river, to the start of 4 different trails. Most impressive:...More

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great and funny tourguide Carolina. We learned about cacao and the history of cacao and how chocolate is made. Also we did a 45minute walk in the beautiful area. You can walk by yourself. Easy to walk.

Thank Mariette B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went to do the chocolate tasting tour. We got a detailed explanation about the history of chocolate and the different stages it went through before they ended up making the kind of chocolate we know today. We got to taste the...More

Thank maartendg85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chocolate tour was excellent, taking us right through the whole process in the rain forest setting - from gathering pods to actually tasting the end product. The night walk was exciting, including the traverse of the 264m hanging bridge, but most of the larger...More

Thank fisherking63
Michael S, General Manager at Tirimbina Biological Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello fisherking63, Thank you very much for your visit, we are happy you had a wonderful experience. Kind regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an excellent experience. Our guide, Hilary, was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. We saw a lot of birds and Hilary took care to ensure that we weren’t rushed, and that everyone got a good view. The reserve is stunning, and the suspension bridge a...More

Thank GrahamP19gv
Michael S, General Manager at Tirimbina Biological Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi GrahamP19gv, Thank you for your visit and support to the conservation on the rainforest at Sarapiquí. Is great to hear your amazing experience with Hilary, we hope to see back again. Kind regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful afternoon hiking through the forest. They have several trails and an incredible hanging bridge, really a must-see. Don’t forget to wear closed shoes, there are some ants on parts of the trails!

Thank Josy213
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent bird tour and bat tour here at the lodge. It was very educational for kids. They learnt a lot about bats, and tropical birds - toucans, parrots, parakeets, humming birds,etc, animals like Sloth, Iguana were there. Saw multiple types of colorful Frogs. Overall a...More

Thank Soumya A
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Visiting Timbirina was one of the highlights of my trip to Costa Rica! The place is very focused on educating about the wonders of Costa Rican wildlife which I loved. The guided tour was awesome, my guide Jazmin was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, I learnt...More

Thank vmarie94
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We went here for the coffee tour and are so happy that we did! We had a tour guide from our Hotel Finca Rosa Blance, Manolo who drove us to the reserve. We were with 6 people and had Carolina as a tour guide, who...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 1 January 2018

My daughter and I had 2 tours with Stephen: one for wildlife and one for chocolate. Stephen was very knowledgeable about the biology of the area and was a great spotter. I have a degree in Biology and was very impressed. The chocolate tour with...More

Thank Blue8235
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