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Yoakum, Texas
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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Yesterday our friends surprised us with a night in one of the cabins at Talamanca Reserve. We were super excited to spend the night in a cabin in the jungle! This is NOT a resort & doesn't claim to be-it is a 4,000 acre reserve that provides more beauty of nature than one can imagine! Once we unpacked our luggage... More 

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Cardiff
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

We stayed four nights in February and had a fantastic time. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable and Kenneth and all the staff really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The restaurant is first class. The reserve is set in stunning mountain scenery and lets you explore somewhere wild and spectacular without getting lost (a... More 

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La Grande, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

Comfortable beds, hot showers, lots of hiking trails within their preserve. Outstanding gourmet chef: would be worth visting the preserves hiking trails and having a meal. Requires having a sturdy car to get up the intermittently unpaved road with lots of rocks, but well worth the trip.

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

Setting is in a lovely scenery, tranquil and peaceful. Comfortable rooms, water works via solar so water not warm in the morning. Lots of trails and nice walks. Beautiful gardens and visit by birds. Good food - had breakfast and dinner Suggest to stay a few days to make the most of it

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

A beautiful setting in the Talamanca Mountain range. This is a calm and quiet setting, and we enjoyed bird-watching at the restaurant/lodge, but there are plenty of activities in the area as well. The views are spectacular. I liked this setting so much as one could choose vigorous hikes, or relax in the garden and watch the birds and look... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

I loved staying here. The grounds were gorgeous and the setting quite beautiful. They had great food and accommodated my vegan diet better than any other place in Costa Rica. I loved seeing all the hummingbirds. Kenneth is the manager and he was very good to our whole group and saw to everything we needed. The cabins were very cute,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

A really good place to stay if you are interested in hiking Chirripo, but the Talamanca reserves own property with over 4,000 acres, is a good alternative if you want to do shorter hikes. There are many nice trails, some more challenging than others, with different veriaties of forests and several waterfalls. The first day, Kenneth (the general manager) guided... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

I cannot say enough good things about Talamanca Reserve. Our accommodations were wonderful, food was superb, and the staff was great. Our family of 4 stayed for 3 nights and my only regret was that we did not plan a longer stay. This little gem at the base of Cerro Chirripo was all and more than we had hoped for.... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

My Wife and I recently stayed at Talamanca for 3 nights 4 days, and had a wonderful time. This place was definitely the highlight of the Trip! The cabins are beautiful, the food is fantastic, and the staff is wonderful. I would recommend this place to anyone traveling in Costa Rica! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

Stayed for only 2 short nights, but hiked the trails, saw the waterfalls, encountered wild beasts...slept soundly in our river cabin, with the sound of the rushing stream through the trees. Don't miss the birds near the lodge in the evening. Very good food and the staff were great, Kenneth very helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome To The Cloud Forest! Come See The Ten Fabulous Waterfalls of Talamanca. Over 4,000 acres of tropical forest in the mountains, at the foot of Central America's highest mountain, Mt.Chirripo, and the Chirripo National Park, Costa Rica. Miles and miles of inexplicable Beauty. Hiking tours to any of our Ten Waterfalls are available. For people who like to hike, we have different trails that take you to each of our ten waterfalls. You will see an extraordinary variety of flora. We also have verry comfortable accommodations; Cabins, Tours, Internet, and excellent restaurant and bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Talamanca Reserve

Address: San Gerardo de Rivas | Pérez Zeledón, San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park 191-8000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > Chirripo National Park > San Gerardo
Price Range: $60 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“cabanas along the river or closer to the dining room....you can't go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles 999cathyw, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Garden room was great”
 of 5 bubbles elainecachia, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a cabin close to the main restaurant/lodge and were very happy with it. Number 3, I believe.”
 of 5 bubbles 721kristina, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I like the River cabins myself. I preferred it being about 5 minutes from the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles Deborah1021, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The river cabins do not have a view of the river. But very quiet here, and pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles paulvL72RV, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
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