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    San Gerardo Biological Station

    3.5 Km From the Santa Elena Reserve, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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    4/2/2018 5/2/2018
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    1 - 5 of 15 reviews

    Reviewed 28 May 2017

    I can't add to the other "5" reviews. I agree with them word for word. I stayed four nights and could have stayed more. Remember that it is a biological station so it is rustic, but given that, it was clean, everything worked, and Ivannia...More

    Thank Nic K
    Reviewed 22 August 2016

    I cannot say enough good things about this place. The facilities are simple but clean and comfortable - our room had bunkbeds with private bathroom. Just outside the room, hammocks are draped across the porch with what can be a stunning view of Volcano and...More

    1  Thank M B
    Reviewed 15 May 2016

    The station is a rustic cabin in the middle of the Childrens' Eternal Rainforest. The accommodations are basic, no hot water, bunk beds. To get there you need to hike about 3 miles from Monteverde. However when you get there, you are in the middle...More

    4  Thank Jimmy L
    Reviewed 27 April 2016

    I was lucky enough to spend a week at San Gerardo doing research. I can't recommend it enough. For one thing, it has probably the best view of Volcan Arenal you can get, right from your room! The station has many kilometers of trails, a...More

    1  Thank G_A_Montgomery
    Reviewed 15 August 2014

    This place is amazing, the place is very nice, you will spend great time here. It has an spectacular view to the Arenal Volcano and one of the waterfalls near to the volcano. You will see different kind of birds, mammals in the best cases...More

    2  Thank Enigmatico
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Price range
    • US$30 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 19
    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Puntarenas >
    • Monteverde >
    • Santa Elena
    • Also Known As
    • San Gerardo Biological Station Costa Rica/Santa Elena, Monteverde
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