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La Selva Biological Station

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5



4.3 / 5Excellent
23 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Costa Rican Bird Route
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    San Agustin Church
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Costa Rica Nature Pavilion
    19 min drive

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Book online or call:

  • Double Room, Garden View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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About this area

Las Horquetas

La Selva Biological Station is located in Las Horquetas. Costa Rica Nature Pavilion and Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include La Selva Biological Station and Mini Zoo and Jardin Yori.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Costa Rican Bird Route - 3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    San Agustin Church - 6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Costa Rica Nature Pavilion - 19 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Rara Avis Waterfall - 48 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Quebrada Grande Biological Reserve - 58 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 97 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Café offering local cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

About this property

La Selva Biological Station

Las Horquetas hotel in Barrio Flaminia with free breakfast and coffee shop/café
A coffee shop/café, concierge services and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a library, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are on-site. All 20 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, balconies and ceiling fans. Other amenities available to guests include safes, showers and desks.
La Selva Biological Station offers 20 forms of accommodation with a safe and a ceiling fan. Rooms open to balconies. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.



Check-in between 8 AM - 5 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out before 12:30 PM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Payment types at the property


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 120.00 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

No pets or service animals are allowed at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Selva Biological Station Hotel Sarapiqui
  • Selva Biological Station Hotel
  • Selva Biological Station Sarapiqui

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–8 AM
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan


  • Shower

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Safe

Nearby things to do

Where to eat

  • On-site dining venue – Café offering local cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Very basic rooms which could be much better as not cheap to stay at and no reason to be so basic with the infrastructure in place. But you are here for the nature which is perfect.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Not enough sheets .. the accommodations were a little sparse , but for our stay there to photo birds was and our guide Jorge was great👍

Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

No A/C or heating -- ceiling fans and screened windows in use. While breakfast was included, this is not a B&B. It is an academic institution, not a tourist resort. My room was a 1 km walk from the reception/food service area. That being said, I had to option of driving to a closer access point. It is also gated with armed guards. This property is a good option for automobile-free enthusiasts. Birders and biological sciences personality types.

Stayed 1 night in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 3 nights in Feb. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    This is a great place to see animals and birds. There are trails of different levels set out, some are paved. You can walk alone or hire a guide. Birding is terrific here and we saw frogs, snakes, sloths, peccaries, monkeys, iguanas etc. It was a wonderful experience.

    Stayed 3 nights in Feb. 2019

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