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Reviewed 18 November 2014

we reached heliconia island at night and passed a bridge to the beautful garden and houses in the dark. be sure to bring a lamp if you dont make it in daylight! the room was very nice and clean with great views into the surrounding nature as ithere very mans large wïndows. hank and caroline helped with planning our day...

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Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

Great looking garden. Full of plants and animals and their own dogs (not to forget tame squirrel Sjakie) . Thanks Henk & Carolien for best care and pointing out your private wildlife during our short stay. Rooms are ok and ours had the best rainforest view. Great to hear the birds while your in bed. If you're a rainforest addict,...

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1Thank Robert B
Hillsborough NC
Reviewed 24 September 2014

The gardens are nice but nothing exceptional compared to other gardens we visited in the area. We actually stayed at a home which had just as good a garden, so we were a bit disappointed to have made the trip to Heliconia which is "arguably" the nicest garden in the area (that is from Lonely Planet). It is arguable. I...

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2Thank Christine F
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2014

I recently stayed at Heliconia Island and was not disappointed, I was in Costa Rica for bird watching and most days we were up at dawn and around and about till 5 or 6 pm, we originally decided against Heliconia Island as they did not provide dinner, however, we changed our minds and booked 2 nights, we now wish it...

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Loosdrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Lets start with the good things that we remember of our stay here. The garden is beautiful. When you enter the property by crossing the bridge, you feel like you walk in to paradise. Although it is a maintained garden and not 'wild nature', many animals can be found here. We were happy to see a sloth, hummingbird's nests, squirrels,...

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HenkPeters50, Owner at Heliconia Island Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. To let you know: we bought new towels and painted the cabins. We wonder what you missed with breakfast, we offer dark and whtie bread, ham, cheese, saugage, tomato, cumcumber, sereal, milk, coffee and tea as much as you like, marmelade, peanut butter and a fried or scrambeld egg! Is this not enough? Next to...

Schiedam
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We stayed here for three nights. The place is wonderful. Beautiful garden and the tour by Caroline is a must when you are in Sarapiqui. Lots of beautiful birds and animals. Several sloths on the property and at night with a tourch we saw two kinds of opossum and a kinkajou. Armadillos are common, but we missed them. The guesthouse...

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3Thank JosvdDool57
Seattle
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The rooms are comfortable, the proprietors are friendly---what really recommends this place, however, is the stunning combination of avian and plant life. You will encounter a plethora of birds here especially in the morning when the feeders have fresh fruit. The garden grounds are fantastic and very welcoming for a nice stroll. Also, you might encounter a sloth or two;...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 16 May 2014

The property used to be a botanical garden, so the large variety of plants attracts a large variety of birds. We saw several species here that we did not see anywhere else. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, this is a great place for bird photography, especially in the morning when birds gather around the feeders. I would recommend staying here...

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Turrúcares
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Comfortable rooms, a big garden with lots of Heliconias and a fabulous bird show during breakfast. Three ingredients for a pleasant stay in this part of Costa Rica, a must for photo enthusiasts among us. Although I've seen a lot of birds in this country it is a place with some species I have only see there. The full breakfast...

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Calcutta
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We were a group of 5, who stayed in the hotel for a night during our trip to Costa Rica. I really loved the garden on the river and the trails. I had a walk on my own and managed to see many birds in the morning. Henk, Carolien and Linda were very friendly. Henk dropped us at our next...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Heliconia Island a perfect place for nature lovers. The most beautiful botanical garden of Costa Rica. Feel like you are at home in a private atmosphere. Enjoy the birds, the river and walk around in the garden where you find a huge collection of heliconias.We have two rooms with air conditioning and two rooms with a fan. Also there is a family apartment. All the rooms have hot water and a good mattress, The furniture is made of bamboo. On the balcony you have a nice view over the garden. In the restaurant we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.Sarapiqui is a green area in the lowlands in the north of Costa Rica. There are 3 national parks, Braulio Carillio, La Selva and Tirimbina. Many activities can be done like rafting, canopy tour, horseback ride and boat trips. You can visit a pinapple, bananas or coffee plantation. For birdwatchers it is a real paradise.There is a busstop only 500 mts from the hotel.Discover Heliconia island, a small bed and breakfast in a magical garden. Cross the bridge into a unique world of natural harmony surrounded by the sounds of birds, frogs, monkeys and the flowing river. Relax and enjoy: Pura Vida! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Heliconia Island Bed & Breakfast

Address: Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui 40101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui > Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
Price Range: $99 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Heliconia Island Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms seem to have a nice outdoor patio setting overlooking the gardens.”
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 of 5 bubbles vickib62, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are similar. Two of them have AC, so ask for that if you require it. A fan has always been adequate for our stays.”
 of 5 bubbles Hamhed, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“There are 4 double rooms and one family room”
 of 5 bubbles msercombe, 7 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All the 5 rooms looked good.”
 of 5 bubbles 943frankn, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Like a lot of this type of hotel in Costa Rica you must have a car.”
 of 5 bubbles Paul_A_Cave, 29 Aug 2014 | Read review
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