About This Reserve

Tirimbina Rainforest Center, located in the community of La Virgen de Sarapiquí, is an internationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to providing environmental education to the local community, international students, and eco-tourists while also facilitating tropical science research.

This private wildlife refuge protects over 850 acres of mid-elevation tropical forests, which supports 300 species of birds including the Great Green Macaw, Royal Flycatcher, Slaty-breasted Tinamou, White-necked Puffbird, and the neotropical migrant Golden Wing Warbler.  In addition, 50 species of reptiles, 43 species of amphibians, and 95 species of mammals have been identified here.  Tirimbina is also an official Wildlife Refuge and animal rehabilitation center.

The reserve features more than 9km (5.5 mi.) of hiking trails that are laid out so that visitors can observe different habitats such as old cacao plantations, secondary forests, wetlands, river banks and primary rainforest. Visitors can walk to Tirimbina Island in the middle of the Sarapiquí River to go swimming or traverse the river on one of their amazing suspension bridges. You can also join individual tours, Tirimbina offers several: Bird Watching Tours, the Chocolate Tour, Night Walk, Natural History Walk or go on your own via the Self-Guided Tour.

Accommodations

  • Tirimbina Lodge

    Tirimbina Rainforest Center has multiple room types to suit your budget: economic, standard, and deluxe. All rooms have A/C, private bath, hot water. Wi-Fi connection is also pretty good throughout the lodge. They also have a great gift shop, restaurant, and classroom for educational programs.

  • Tirimbina Lodge

    Tirimbina Rainforest Center has multiple room types to suit your budget: economic, standard, and deluxe. All rooms have A/C, private bath, hot water. Wi-Fi connection is also pretty good throughout the lodge. They also have a great gift shop, restaurant, and classroom for educational programs.

  • Deluxe Room

    Tirimbina Rainforest Center has multiple room types to suit your budget: economic, standard, and deluxe. All rooms have A/C, private bath, hot water. Wi-Fi connection is also pretty good throughout the lodge. They also have a great gift shop, restaurant, and classroom for educational programs.

  • Deluxe Room Porch

    Tirimbina Rainforest Center has multiple room types to suit your budget: economic, standard, and deluxe. All rooms have A/C, private bath, hot water. Wi-Fi connection is also pretty good throughout the lodge. They also have a great gift shop, restaurant, and classroom for educational programs.

  • Suspension Bridge

    A fun suspension bridge takes you across the Sarapiqui River to the main reserve and trail system. The 262 meter long bridge suspends you 22 meters over the Sarapiqui River which is known for its world-class rafting.

  • Observation tower

    Be sure to check out the 13-meter tall observation tower!

  • Self guided Trail Brochure

    Tirimbina receives thousands of students each year, who come to learn about wildlife, the environment and conservation. Together with ABC, Tirimbina developed a self-guided Interpretive Trail for visitors of all ages.

  • Tirimbina Map

    Tirimbina receives thousands of students each year, who come to learn about wildlife, the environment and conservation. Together with ABC, Tirimbina developed a self-guided Interpretive Trail for visitors of all ages.

Amenity image Guide Available
Amenity image Observation Tower
Amenity image Overnight Accomodation
Amenity image Photography Opportunity
Amenity image Trails Available

What You'll See

  • Great Green Macaw flight

  • Royal Flycatcher

  • White-fronted Nunbird

  • White-necked Puffbird

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