Located on the banks of the Sarapiqui River, Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge is a unique ecolodge specializing in ecotourism and educational programs. Sarapiqui is a biologically diverse region with many species of mammals, reptiles, and birds. The lodge offers basic, but comfortable lodging in addition to a restaurant, conference room, trails, souvenir shop, laundry services, and WiFi in some common areas.
The Sarapiqui River is a natural highway for wildlife in a region that supports incredible biodiversity. The Tirimbina Rainforest Center was declared a National Wildlife Refuge in 2001, protecting the animals that pass through and live there. The property was not always a protected area but has been for over forty years. The majority of the 345 hectares is primary forest, while some portions are secondary, some of which is in an abandoned cacao plantation. A study of the property found 89 species of mammals, over 300 species of birds, 30 species of amphibians, and 35 species of reptiles. If you are looking for wildlife, this is the place to be!
Tirimbina offers several interesting tours to choose from including nature hikes, birdwatching, the chocolate tour, frog tour, and the bat program. All of these tours are for an additional cost, but available on the property. Nature hikes can be done with or without a guide on 9 km of trails, some of which have suspension bridges. The three-hour guided birdwatching tour will introduce you to the many species of tropical and migratory birds found in Sarapiqui. The chocolate tour in an enlightening experience that explains the artisanal process that is used to transform cacao fruit into delicious chocolate. There are many colorful frogs in this region, including poison dart frogs. Learn all about them on the frog tour. The bat program includes a multimedia presentation and then time to observe these flying mammals.
Rooms at the Tirimbina Lodge are what one would expect from a rustic ecolodge. The Deluxe and Standard Rooms offer air-conditioning and private bathrooms with hot water. The Student Quarters are more primitive with shared bathrooms.
Latitude: N 10° 24' 59.44"
Longitude: W 84° 7' 27.61"