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Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is a high-end biological station that feels like a luxury hotel. It has wifi and pretty much every amenity you can expect at a place in town. I was lucky enough to spend a week here as I worked on bird research. The food is excellent, the staff are very helpful and friendly, and you're supporting rainforest conservation and...

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Essex
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Las Cruces Botanical Research Station, 18th March; length of stay, 1 night Rooms big, bright, excellent furniture and furnishings, super shower, one wall of windows overlooking large private balcony with views across treetops to mountains beyond. Fabulous. Food hearty and plentiful; coffee excellent; terrace with its well-stocked bird table a lovely place to sit, overlooking botanical gardens. View from atop...

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Romsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2015

This is a biological research station and the function as a hotel is slightly secondary. The accommodation is comfortable, comprising spacious bedroom and adequate shower room with hot and cold water, a nice terrace facing out over the trees in the gardens. The Station is at 1200 metres and it gets cold at night but plenty of blankets are provided....

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 January 2015

We stayed two nights on a birding trip, and really like the comfortable room and quietness of the reserve. The food, served cafeteria style, was interesting and very good. The trails are excellent, with terrific birdlife, and a great range of colorful tanagers, euphonia and motmots come to the feeders. Our only complaint was that the screens were not adequate...

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Niederkorn, Luxembourg
Reviewed 24 November 2014

The very quiet biological station is nicely situated right near a botanic garden (which I recommend visiting) The bedroom, as well as the bathroom were clean and spacious. A generous sized balcony with a great forest view completed the perfection of this great accommodation. The only critical remarks would be the average breakfast (where a greater choice of products would...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights, walking the trails without a guide (I wonder if the commenter below who complained about not being able to do this unaccompanied may was properly equipped?). The trails ARE potentially dangerous if you're not fit, or if you've never walked in rough conditions in this heat before, or if you don't gave proper boots,...

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Milwaukee
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Las Cruces is run by the Organization of Tropical Studies, and as a Field Station, offer great accommodation: clean, simple and nice. But you're not coming here to stay in your room, the real deal is the Wilson Botanical Garden, and the great diversity of birds. They also have an observation tower, so is a dream place for birdwatchers. Meals...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Our room in this tropical research and education centre was basic but comfortable. There was plenty of space and the balcony made this seem more so. Meals were included in a refectory-style community dining room. They were generally very good and gave us a chance to try many local dishes. The centre is situated in the gardens established by the...

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Las Cruces Lodge, set in the Wilson Botanical Garden, is wonderful. Rooms are clean, tidy and spacious and within easy distance of the communal dining room. There is a real, communal feel here within the genuine, eco-friendly environment. Brightly coloured birds abound and the grounds are packed with wildlife, rare plants and trees. A guided tour is well worth taking...

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Monteverde
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Las Cruces is clearly a great birding location. Unfortunately, the folks that run it and Wilson Botanical Garden are making it difficult to bird. First of all, their rule is that you cannot walk the trails unless you are an overnight guest--costing $90 per person per night ($180 per couple per night). Secondly, they are now telling you that even...

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Address: Las Cruces Biological Station, 6 km SE, from San Vito to Neilly, Ruta 237, San Vito 60801, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > San Vito
Price Range: RM431 - RM551 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Las Cruces Biological Station 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“the room named Ginger is excellent”
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“Ask for a room close to the Main Building = close to the Dining Hall, in the center of the property, and closest to all the trails.”
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