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Talari Mountain Lodge

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Talari Mountain Lodge was the last of six places we stayed during a month long tour of Costa Rica. Unfortunately it did not live up to our expectations based upon the previous five places we stayed. The other places included a biological field station, two private vacation rentals and two other eco-lodges. While the location and birding were great, the...

Thank Glen C
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Beautiful grounds with beautiful birds and flowers. The host is very welcoming. Fresh fruit in the morning is delicious. This is not a luxury lodge. No TV, AC, room service etc. It is great if you are looking for some quiet close to Chirripo and Bahia Ballena.

Thank Didi33133
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Nice family owned logde on large natural quiet estate next to the El General river where plenty of tropical birds can be seen. Great food and very kind staf. Swimming pool, jacuzzi, hammock hut and sheltered tenniscourt are all present. Our rooms was ok and clean, with a nice hot shower.

Thank KrisDeWilde86
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We had read this Lodge was a birding destination. Was it ever. We arrived with no reservations but owner Carlos fixed us up right away. We also wanted a bird guide for the next morning although it was late in the afternoon when we decided. Carlos called several guides and was finally able to make arrangements for Giovanni to be...

Thank Ckrenzel
Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We visited Talari on a trip to visit the birding spots around San Isidro and towards Chirripo. The lodge is surprisingly not far out of town and is at a mid level ( 800 meters) so days are warm and nights pleasant. A large open dining area with free WiFI is central to your visit. Meals and great birding can...

Thank TomaSchultz
Divide, Colorado
Reviewed 9 May 2016

It is a 3.5 hour beautiful drive up the ever winding Talamanca Mountains to Talari Mountain Lodge. It poured rain most of the way and we drove in and out of eco systems and we really quite thrilled with the trip. We arrived and were shown a map to our room and we were the only people there for that...

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SugarFSC, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Talari Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you so much for your time sharing your opinion about our little lodge. We are very happy and proud of your comments, because we are trying to make the best to satisfy our guests expectations. The nature around our rooms is the most amazing frame for nature lovers holidays and we are oriented to help birders of...

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We went back to Talari because we love the area and the family who runs the lodge. The setting is lovely with lovely grounds to walk in, birds right outside your door, and a lovely pool. Rooms are very basic with ceiling fans, but no AC. Food is really excellent. The owners, Carlos and Erica are great and very accommodating....

Thank Pat M
SugarFSC, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Talari Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, it is a real gift reading your opinion about Talari Mountain Lodge and our staff. Thank you very much for your nice comments, we try to make your stay with us an unforgettable experience and create the wish of a next visit. We hope to see you again very soon.

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The Lodge and grounds themselves are good for birding. Lots to see. The room was nice but difficult to cool off. It was not over-hot, just not cool enough. Very nice pool. Meals were super, individually prepared and very tasty. Wide range of items, different each meal. Nice wine selection, too. WiFi, in the restaurant, was excellent. Staff was friendly...

Thank Hal72
Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I stayed at Talari for five days and came to relax, bird, and paint. I was so busy trying to identify all of the birds that zipped and hummed by that I barely had time to eat. The breakfast is generous and very good (eggs, toast, fruit salad, juice, excellent coffee). Dinners are fancy, delicious, but a bit pricey $18-22....

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Aiken, SC
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We spent one night at Talari Mountain Lodge. The rooms are very basic and could do with some sprucing up, but the restaurant is located in a wonderful open air area and the food is outstanding. The pool is also very nice. WiFi is located in the restaurant area. We are birders and that is why we stayed here. We...

1Thank TravlinWee

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Talari Mountain Lodge is the perfect accommodation to explore the magnificent Chirripo National Park. The beautiful gardens and trails were designed for the birdwatching with a list of more than 200 species of birds in this property of 8 hectares. The family Costa Rican owners are always available to help you to organize one-day trips to Los Cusingos Bird Sanctuary, Cloudbridge Reserve, Las Nubes Biological Station, Hot-springs, Canopy and a lot of wonderful places around. This place is also available for groups, including educational travelers. Birding in this area is an amazing experience! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Talari Mountain Lodge

Address: | 200 m sur de cruce Miravalles, San Isidro de El General 11904, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Isidro de El General
Price Range: $97 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“newest rooms are 15-18 made of bamboo .”
  • typical bath
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TomaSchultz, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“You have to walk uphill about ten minutes to the main lodge to get wifi.”
birdmadre, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are simple and rustic, and set in the jungle. Who needs a view when you're right in the jungle? And who needs an indoor pool?!”
stephenbM8228PV, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Seems there are newer/better rooms available than ours. Worth checking out the rooms options, but I guess these will be more expensive too.”
826MichaelP826, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a newer room, not one of the concrete rooms.”
durrinhome, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
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