Home Page

Sarapiqui Neotropical Center

Region:Sarapiqui
Habitats:Tropical Rainforest

Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation
estrellaestrella Boating, Hiking, Rafting
See definitions of star ratings.
Valid -
Prices in US$, local taxes not included
See prices for all other dates and room types. For reservations visit How to Book.

Transport Time to/from Sarapiqui
By land:
Bus: 3 hrs


SEE VACATIONS INCLUDING Sarapiqui Neotropical Center

WHAT THE GUIDEBOOKS SAY:

Lonely Planet Costa Rica "This new project, which was declared by presidential decree a "Project of National Public Interest" at its inception in 1997, is 2 km east of La Virgin. The aim of the museum and lodge is to present the indigenous experience and heighten visitors’ awareness of both the cultural and natural history of the rain forest before entering the reserve. The lodge is modeled after a 15th century pre-Colombian village with conical Palenque-style buildings and palm-thatch roofs...24 private rooms all have private baths and Internet connections (!), some have views of the valley and reserves, and others lookout over the orchards and gardens. The restaurant serves meals incorporating spices and edible flowers used in pre-Colombian indigenous cuisine, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables from the surrounding gardens and orchards.

"A work in progress, this complex is an eco-model for the Unesco World Conservation Foundation and supplies its own natural energy needs with solar, wind and water power, as well as an ecologically safe sewage and waste management system. Jean Pierre Knockaert is the designer/architect and on-hand visionary and president of the Landscape Foundation Belgium, the project’s non-profit developer. A conference center and theater are planned by December 2001 when the museum complex is completed. Visitors enter the 350 hectare private Biological reserve by a 250 meter suspension bridge and canopy sky walks and guided tours of the gardens and reserve are available."

The New Key to Costa Rica Ulysses Press:
"This is a beautiful ecolodge on the banks of the Sarapiquí, patterned on a 15th century pre-Columbian village."

COSTA RICA EXPEDITIONS DESCRIPTION:
Designed by a group of eco-conscious European architects, each of the six circular, thatched structures has eight spacious rooms with covered outside terraces. The restaurant overlooks the river and the Tirimbina rainforest reserve. Cuisine includes fresh fruit and edible flowers from the surrounding botanical gardens. There is an education and research center and solar energy is used to power the hotel. Hot climate.

FROM THE HOTEL'S BROCHURE OR WEB SITE:
The architecture of the Sarapiquí project is inspired by the indigenous pre-columbian architecture of the Palenques. The reference to Palenque structures forms an intrinsic element in the entire Sarapiquí concept: the history of nature and its relation to mankind. Moreover, the symbolic value of the circular design refers to the everlasting circle of life.

The architecture gives the entire project particular dynamics and emanation, which visitors will especially experience during their visit. The ecolodge consists of four palenque units: one central unit with lobby, restaurant, bar, shop and offices and three guest units with each eight exclusive rooms (a total 24 rooms).

All rooms have a covered terrace, fans, complete bathroom, telephone and internet connection. All the units are located in the lush gardens and orchards of the property and are connected with a covered walkway. Eight rooms have an outstanding view on the rainforest canopy and the Sarapiqui River.


Warning: mysql_fetch_array() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/cre/public_html/Lodging/hotels/index.php on line 450
Close
MY FAVORITE TRIPS

Keep a list of favorite trips by clicking the link, "Add to My Favorites" found on all itineraries.

Close
Creating a My favoriteS LIST

As you search for your ideal trip in the custom itineraries section of our web site, you may wish to create a list of favorite trips. To do so, click on the link above each itinerary, “Add to My Favorites.” Each itinerary you chose will be added to a personalized list of trips. You can add as many trips as you want to your list and refer back to them by clicking on the link, "See My Favorites," which will appear in the right column once you have selected a favorite.

Your list of favorites will follow you as you surf the site, allowing you to refer back to selected itineraries at any time. On your next visit to our web site, the list will reappear by clicking the link, “See My Favorites.”

RECOMMENDED HOTELS

See recommended hotels main page.

See a list of all hotels.

Rent a luxury villa.
(Min. stay one week.)

Click on photos
to enlarge.

HOTEL SEARCH
BY REGION

Arenal
Central Highlands
Central Pacific
Corcovado & Osa Peninsula
Guanacaste Beach
Guanacaste Inland
Manuel Antonio
Monteverde
Nicaragua
San José
Sarapiqui
South Pacific
Tortuguero
Turrialba

DAY TOURS & TRANSFERS

Tours from San José.

Monteverde day tours.

Tortuguero day tours.

Rafting & float tours.

Transfer services
Airport, hotel and other transfers.

Vacation time is precious Follow Me on Pinterest
 
Close
The activity is excellent: Worth a special trip just to do this.
The activity is good: Worth making the time to do it.
The activity is acceptable: Once you are there if you have the time you may well enjoy it.