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Heliconias Rainforest Lodge

Southeast Of the Bijagua Highschool 3 km 3 km southeast of the Bijagua Highschool, Bijagua de Upala 21304 Costa Rica
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#4 of 7 hotels in Bijagua de Upala
Welcome to Heliconias Rainforest Lodge a magnificent unspoilt tropical destination set in the foothills of Tenorio Volcano close to Rio Celeste in Northern Costa Rica. Located between Miravalles Volcano and Tenorio Volcano, our eco-lodge offers spectacular views over the town of Bijagua and Nicaragua Lake offering you the opportunity to enjoy eco-tourism and nature. Here you will find a quiet and peaceful atmosphere that provides an opportunity to explore the incredible biodiversity in over 73 hectares of rainforest in our protected private reserve which adjoins Tenorio Volcano National Park. Completely owned and managed by Costa Ricans we are proud to be pioneers of tourism in the northern plans region, engaging in eco-tourism for over fifteen years. We are committed to sustainable development and provide opportunities of employment and development for members of our community whilst sharing our knowledge and traditions with visitors from all over the world.
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English, Spanish
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Boomann wrote a review Feb 2021
Eagle Nest, New Mexico3 contributions
Don’t waste your time or money on this place. Trails are poorly marked, and they don’t even give you a map. We walked around in circles, and were lucky to find our way out before dark. Some of the trails are out of service.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Britta wrote a review Jan 2021
Munich, Germany20 contributions13 helpful votes
We went there with the guide Jorge and had an absolutely amazing time. The lodge and trail were not crowded which we really enjoyed and so we could fully focus on the peaceful nature. The bridges (especially the 2nd) are really cool and exciting! We encountered beautiful nature and saw many animals. After the tour we had lunch in the lodge which was delicious and the staff was very friendly and welcoming! Thanks a lot to Jorge and the lodge team for this great time. We would also recommend this place to stay overnight which we haven’t planned on our trip but would have been great!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ralf K wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California65 contributions19 helpful votes
We went there to hike their hanging bridges trail. We had the whole trail for us - it's certainly not a tourist trap! The three hanging bridges are pretty amazing - high over the jungle floor. After the hike we had lunch at their restaurant. Would we not have already a place to stay in Bijagua Heliconias would have been a good alternative. Amazing views, lots of wildlife. The whole lodge including the trail system is a community effort of the city/region of Bijagua - the best example of ecotourism which supports the local community.
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Date of stay: January 2020
hex624 wrote a review Jan 2020
Louisville, Kentucky11 contributions
Heliconias breakfasts were awesome! The lodge is friendly, and the staff go way out of their way to take care of your needs. The trails are the best, and the guides on the night hikes are knowledgable and personable. Bring ponchos!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: they're all good, just tell the concierge if you want to be close to cloud forest trails or...
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Tammy S wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
One of the richest wildlife experiences in Costa Rica! This hotel has 2 hiking paths that you access directly from the hotel campus: a short Heliconias Rainforest Trail that we did at night and saw frogs and snakes (might be less scary if you do a night hike with a professional guide...) and the longer Heliconias bridges trail that we did early in the morning and enjoyed a close encounter with a troop of howler monkeys that swung overhead while we crossed the second of 3 bridges! There was a sloth hanging out in a tree adjacent to the hotel and toucans eating plantains just outside the hotel dining room windows. The trailhead to access Rio Celeste is a short drive away... but our most memorable hikes were definitely the ones that we did just from the hotel campus. The staff at Heliconias was friendly and helpful, breakfast and dinner were typico and great, but our favorite typico meal was in Bijagua at soda called las Tinajitas- pura vida!
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Date of stay: January 2020
US$113 - US$204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heliconias Rainforest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Heliconias Rainforest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tapir Valley Nature Reserve (3.1 km), Tenorio National Park (5.6 km), and Spring Paradise Bijagua (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Heliconias Rainforest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Heliconias Rainforest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Heliconias Rainforest Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Heliconias Rainforest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hummingbird Cafe, Pizzeria El Barrigon, and Las Tinajitas.
Does Heliconias Rainforest Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Heliconias Rainforest Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Heliconias Rainforest Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Heliconias Rainforest Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Heliconias Rainforest Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.