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Talamanca Nature Reserve

San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park 11904 Costa Rica
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#2 of 3 Speciality lodging in San Gerardo
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.
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Donnai001 wrote a review Feb 2021
Virginia Beach, Virginia14 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I decided to retreat to Talamanca Nature Reserve during our extended stay in the Dominical area. The Reserve was an easy one and one-half hour drive. On arrival, we were greeted by Gina, a genuinely warm and friendly person. During our entire stay, Gina always wanted to make sure we were completely happy and satisfied with both our cabin and meals, and if we had any concerns. We opted to stay in a River Cabin. The cabin was comfortable, spacious, and very clean. We especially enjoyed the cabin’s outside sitting area to relax after hiking, to bird watch, and to take in the beautiful garden area. The food was fabulous with generous portions and it was some of the best we have had in Costa Rica. The menu has something to please anyone’s palate. We especially appreciated the food presentation, too! It was a pleasure to eat on the restaurant’s veranda and enjoy the garden area with lots of different birds to enjoy. I cannot begin to express how outstanding the staff, the service, and the entire reserve are. Talamanca Nature Reserve is a must stay for anyone traveling to Costa Rica!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
IndyAdventureGirl wrote a review Dec 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana52 contributions32 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights in a river cabin here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The rooms are clean, the expansive grounds are well maintained, and the staff and service are outstanding. My boyfriend and I agreed that the food here was probably the best that we had on our whole trip (and we stayed at 5 different locations this trip). I also cannot say enough about the friendliness and helpfulness of the full staff. Several of the hiking trails were currently closed, so we mainly stuck to the River trail and the main ATV route out to the Old Forest. They offer walking sticks at the main building, which are a huge help for getting around, especially on the thinner, steeper trails. This is also just down the road, within easy walking distance, from the entrance to Chirripo National Park. They have a beautiful garden, just outside the restaurant, with hummingbird feeders and fruit feeders that draw in a wide variety of colorful birds including motmots, tanagers (speckled, silvery throated, blue-gray, scarlet rumped) spot-crown euphonia, Baltimore oriole, and violet saberwing. Be sure to try the frozen peppermint lemonades here – some of the biggest and best we have had in Costa Rica!
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Date of stay: December 2020
RockyIsland wrote a review Mar 2020
Hayling Island, United Kingdom126 contributions133 helpful votes
This is a beautiful relaxing place in a remote location. The lodge and reserve,a non profit making family business, is run by family members who couldn’t be nicer. They work hard and are always smiling, nothing is too much trouble.The food was great and a good price, the place is clean with tastefully decorated rooms. We stayed in the rooms slightly down the hill, only a short walk away but if you have mobility issues it might not be for you although staff are on hand to take you and your luggage up and down by buggy. Lots of lovely walks throughout with an abundant of wildlife. A pool or hot tub would be a great addition. We loved this place, one of the nicest during our whole trip around Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CKandEG wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada22 contributions
The trails are amazing, the staff are so kind and hospitable, the food is absolutely delicious. The mountain water is so fresh and clean - best I've ever tasted! We stayed in a Garden Cabin, and loved it. They are a little older, but spotlessly clean and so well maintained. It's quite impressive the amenities that you have at hand in this remote mountain location. Discover the town if you have time, there's lots to see and do....just be ready to hike like a champ - the inclines are a great workout!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Next time we'll try the River Cabins, as they are a little further from the restaurant and...
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PerseidVancouver wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver47 contributions4 helpful votes
We can’t say enough about Talamanca Nature Reserve. Friends had recommended it, but advised us to stay longer than the 3 nights that they did. Are we ever glad we did. It was one of the most relaxing and invigorating weeks we have spent in years. We are not veteran hikers, but were happy to exert and challenge ourselves on seemingly unlimited paths through tropical rainforest, gaining and losing hundreds of metres of elevation. In between walks, hanging out at the restaurant meant non-stop bird activity in the garden, with exceptional service. Every staff member went out of their way to make sure we were looked after. We stayed long enough (8 nights) to have a huge variety of hiking and walking experiences. By starting early several mornings, we got to enjoy the forest waking up. Over the week, we identified more than 50 bird species, most of them completely new to us. We stayed 6 nights in the Mountain House, with a lot of space to spread out. The upside of this was that we were so much closer to some of the more spectacular scenery. The downside was that it’s 800 metres up a steep path from the restaurant. This generally worked well, although walking home after dinner was a slow process, not only because of the climb, but also because of the fascinating bugs to look at along the way. For our last two nights, we stayed in a Garden cabin, not as deluxe, but easier at the end of the day. An absolute must is a guided ATV tour up to the old forest, where the trees are whole ecosystems, epiphytes winding up and around, bromeliads perched on every branch. Truly breathtaking. The many established tropical gardens offer real insight to all those North American houseplants: seeing them in their natural environment is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Basic things: very fast internet, excellent coffee, all-day breakfast. Dinner specials included more food than we sometimes wanted, but soup and salad more than enough. Entire place is clean and comfortable. It’s the tropics, so up early, exercise, siesta, walk, dinner, early night. Repeat. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$153 - US$171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseChirripo National ParkSan Gerardo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Talamanca Nature Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Talamanca Nature Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Cloudbridge Nature Reserve (1.6 km), Chirripo National Park (0.8 km), and Casa Alegría (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Talamanca Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Talamanca Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Talamanca Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Talamanca Nature Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include Batsu Gastropub, Robino's Foodies restaurant, and Truchero Los Cocolisos.
Are pets allowed at Talamanca Nature Reserve?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Talamanca Nature Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Talamanca Nature Reserve accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.