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Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Like other reviewers, we didn't stay at the lodge, but only came to do the hiking on the Hanging Bridges Trail. This is a wonderful nature walk that is relatively easy on very well-maintained natural trails (about 1.5 hours if you go at a relaxed pace and really . You will cross 3 very long and very high hanging bridges...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The Waze the hotel provides is wrong, it made us drive an additional 20 miles to a dangerous location, the first night they gave us the wrong room (A cheaper one), it was full of bugs and had a nest of giant wasps in the balcony, the restaurant doesn't have trained staff, no one was on the front desk after...

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1Thank Santino1982
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Tucked into the mountains, this nature walk (45-60min) was built and maintained by a local environmental group. It is an easy walk with 3 handing bridged include one that is a double span with a great tree in the middle linking the bridges. There is an option for an excursion with more difficult hiking and this requires a guide. The...

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1Thank BTortella
Eustis, Florida
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We did not stay at the lodge, so I wish Trip Advisor would separate the Lodge itself from the Hanging Bridges attraction. I don't know anything about the lodge. The Heliconias Hanging Bridges trail was a relatively easy hiking adventure in the Costa Rican rainforest. Very easy to find, just one turn in the heart of Bijagua and about 10...

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5Thank Christopher T
San Diego, California
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Did not stay only ate after a guided tour, but the plate was certainly memorable and so was the hot sauce! Have some of the Guanabana drink it's good for you! The restroom facilities were clean but tiny so be careful not to hit your head on anything. Amazing views of the mountainside!

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3Thank Danielle K
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The place is awesome. The trails and hanging bridges allow to you watch and admire an impressive forest. However... there is a little thing... and it is the change rate of dollar. If you pay in dollars... be prepared... because they use a high rate even more than the official change published by Banco Central of Costa Rica. That was...

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1Thank Caroline T
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We had spotted this 100 % locally run lodge as a good starting point for visiting RIo Celeste and Caño Negro. We found that the place itself is very much worth a stay for wildlife observation. Vegetation around bungalows is well chosen to attract birds and monkeys, very easy observation on early mornings. We saw a Potus flavus checking out...

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Thank Justino D
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We visited this lodge for two nights as part of a greater Costa Rica trip. Although we did enjoy our stay, the place needs to make a few changes in order to be a proper, professional tourism destination. The rooms were reasonably comfortable, but the nights were cold and the blankets thin. The bathroom was clean, but very simple and...

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7Thank TrippinThom
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The cabins are pretty ok. The bathrooms are clean and the view is beautifull. Apart from the huge bugs against the windows when you light up the room everything is nice. The service was very basic as the people where not really into the English language. In my opinion the looks restaurant where rather poor. I cannot judge the food...

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1Thank Sven D
Boca Raton FL
Reviewed 19 February 2014

My wife and I stayed here two nights on a Costa Rica trip looking for special birds. Las Heliconias has some special birds (we saw Umbrella-bird and Keel-billed Mot-mot, and if you can find an ant-swarm you might see the Ground-cuckoo) It would be easy (as a birdwatcher) to spend days on the main trail, which features three suspension bridges...

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heliconiasl, Gerente at Heliconias Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments! We hope to welcome you again. Albergue Ecoturístico Heliconias Lodge

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Heliconias Lodge and Rainforest 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 Lake Nicaragua offering you the opportunity to experience eco-tourism and nature at its finest. 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 Tenorio and Upala 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. Today, the most important activities of the lodge are the ones that help visitors understand the incredible natural beauty found here.More than 300 species of birds have been identified in the immediate area of Heliconias Lodge and Rainforest including five species of toucans and eighteen species of hummingbirds. The Ornate Hawk Eagle, Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo and Tody Motmot can also be found in our private reserve as well as an enormous variety of insects, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Naturally an incredible diversity of flora is found here. We are your gateway for exploring the local region including the spectacular Rio Celeste in Tenorio Volcano National Park. Heliconias Lodge and Rainforest offers you the opportunity to:Discover the incredible beauty of lush primary tropical rainforest and transition forest with more than 5km of trails extending though our 73 hectares of protected rainforest.Observe birds, butterflies and bromeliads of the forest canopy from our spectacular suspension bridges with our specialized bilingual guides during the day or night! Explore the mesmerizing beauty of Rio Celeste in the Tenorio Volcano National Park on horseback, with its breathtaking celestial waterfall, lagoon and natural hot springs. Take a tour of the local area including an organic farm, butterfly garden, Bijagua waterfall and the tallest tree in the region.Plant trees with our local youth cooperative (see community page) in order to offset your carbon emissions and engage in carbon neutral tourism. Do a day tour to Cano Negro, Palo Verde or Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Discover the thermal springs of Volcano Miravalles or go rafting in the Corobici River.Or simply relax and enjoy the breathtaking view from Heliconias Lodge and Rainforest from your balcony or the restaurant. ... more   less 

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Address: | 3 km southeast of the Bijagua Highschool, Bijagua de Upala 21304, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range: €74 - €103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Heliconias Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Heliconias Hotel Bijagua De Upala
Heliconias Lodge Costa Rica/Bijagua De Upala
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“Only went on the Nature Trail”
 of 5 bubbles Perek24, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid any cabana on stilts ... the floors are wood with large gaps between the planks allowing all sorts of creatures to crawl in your beds.”
 of 5 bubbles FibroJo, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Easy nature hike for families with 3 suspended bridges in the rain forest near Papagayo”
 of 5 bubbles BTortella, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Bungalows on the N side have view over Bijagua and Volcan Tenorio with Nicaragua in the distance. From the terraces of bungalows 7-8 we observed Toucans, Picaflores, Monkeys.”
 of 5 bubbles justinod68, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“If you have much luggage (as we usually do), it's best to try to get a room close to the parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles GregoryM785, 30 Aug 2013 | Read review
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