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Talari Mountain Lodge

200 m sur de cruce Miravalles, Rivas 11904 Costa Rica
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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!
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Gary Proctor wrote a review Mar 2020
Douglas, United Kingdom262 contributions67 helpful votes
The place itself is a nice location, very private and surrounded by tall trees and a view of the nearby mountains. The restaurant area was a nice place to hang out with great views and the food was pretty good too. The only downside was the room itself. They could do with a bit of an update, felt a bit like going back to the 70’s. And it was quite dark where they were too, located further down the hill and in the shade of the trees. People say it’s very good for birders but I didn’t see too many myself. We were just passing through really from the Pacific coast to the Caribbean coast but some people stop here for the hiking. The good news is if you like tennis there’s a full indoor court here and the owner is an avid player himself. I would recommend this place but it would be even better if some money was spent on the rooms and pool area which wasn’t very inviting. But the view, the food and restaurant area was pretty nice. And the insects noise at sunset was totally amazing, I’ve never heard insects make so much noise.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mary Beth Stowe wrote a review Aug 2019
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I had Room 16, which was nice and spacious; the little ceiling fan was more than adequate as overnight temps were in the 60s (this is late July). Bathroom was great - nice walk-in shower! No coffee-maker, although Carlos offered to get me one (I had an electric kettle with me so I didn't need it). Had a great view of the back gardens! Food was outstanding - Alicia's a marvelous cook! Both Carloses (Senior and Junior) were attentive and friendly; they went out of their way to arrange a guide to take me to Los Cusingos and made sure the feeders were stocked! Feeders were great for tanagers, honeycreepers, woodpeckers, and even cool butterflies! Trails could use some work; the woodland trails (going uphill) were too dicey for me, and grassy areas leading to some of the trails could use mowing/upgrade, as it would be very easy to step into a hole and sprain your ankle. Half the Riverside Trail was wiped out by Hurricane Nate, but the woodland portion was in good shape (and flat), good for Buff-rumped Warbler, Orange-billed NT, and even ticlears and glasswings. Had over 60 species of butterflies here, easy to see along main road (which is also good birding if you go slow; it's quite steep!)
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Date of stay: July 2019
Room Tip: Room 16 was great; apparently rooms across the road are smaller.
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JosephineSalvador wrote a review Apr 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina303 contributions145 helpful votes
beautiful birds, lovely helpful owner. I was over charged by my taxi by a large amount so he insisted that the driver come over and give me the extra back which the driver did. . great but short trails with lots of birds, stunning river flowing, pool needed cleaned while i was there (in my opinion), fruit trees attract very colourful birds... comfortable rooms and very clean. The bed was good, shower was basic but hot. Breakfast and dinner is served. Dinner was very good and tasty but has to be ordered or organised in the morning. The setting is beautiful.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
386ernesth wrote a review Apr 2019
Mill Bay, Canada65 contributions27 helpful votes
The staff tried hard to make our stay comfortable and upgraded us to a bigger room as the original was a postage stamp, hard bed and no hot water in the sink. Not much to do here. The staff speaks English but not fluent. Dining area is very nice and the food OK. We shortened our stay and checked out a day early.
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Date of stay: April 2019
David F wrote a review Apr 2019
San Francisco, California53 contributions7 helpful votes
We've been coming to this lodge for over 10 years. We love it's location and natural setting on the General River just after the confluence of the Chirripo and Buena Vista rivers. The property is filled with birds and is one of our favorite birding spots. But another major draw for us is the lodge itself with great food, staff and comfort. The owner is wonderfully attentive and a great conversationalist. Highly recommend it as a place to stay, bird, dine and just enjoy nature.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$71 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of San JosePerez ZeledonRivas
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Frequently Asked Questions about Talari Mountain Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Talari Mountain Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Pulpería and Coffee Don Emilio (7.9 km) and Centro Biologico las Quebradas (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Talari Mountain Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Talari Mountain Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Talari Mountain Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Talari Mountain Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Urban Farm Cafe, Restaurante y Pizza Sabores, and Candombe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Talari Mountain Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Talari Mountain Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Talari Mountain Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Talari Mountain Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.