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What is our mission?

The mission of the Tirimbina Rainforest Center is to protect a resource of exceptional biodiversity through environmental education and scientific research which promotes conservation.

What is the tour schedule?

The opening hours for Self-Guided Walks (without a local guide) are between 7:00am and 5:00pm. Reservations are not necessary.
For the following activities, prior reservations are required and you need to be ready 10 minutes before the tour departure time.

Natural History Walk: 8:00am, 10:00am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm

Night Hike: 7:30 pm

Bird Watching Tour: From 6:30am until 10:00am

Frog Tour: 7:30 pm

Bat Program: 7:30 pm

Chocolate Day Tour: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm

Chocolate Night Tour: 7:30pm

Eco-education activities are generally offered in the morning.

See here for tour descriptions.

How to get to Tirimbina?

The Reserve is located in the La Tirimbina community, about 1 hour and 20 minutes from San Jose. Click here for descriptions on how to reach Tirimbina from San Jose. click here

What clothing should I wear and what do I need to bring?

For your own safety it is essential to wear closed shoes or boots to go into the forest.
Optional items to bring: camera, poncho or umbrella, insect repellent, binoculars, water. For night activities please bring a flashlight.
If you are not bringing a raincoat or umbrella, then don't forget to bring an extra set of lightweight clothes; remember we're in the rainforest.

How can I make a reservation?

You can reach us at the following email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at:

If outside of Costa Rica:(+506) 2761-0055 or (+506) 2761-0333.

If you are in Costa Rica: 2761-0055 or 2761-0333.

What facilities does Tirimbina offer?

    * Parking and 24-hour surveillance

    * Wireless Internet

    * Computers with free internet access at reception

    * Conference room

    * Restaurant with prior reservations (breakfast is included for guests of the Lodge)

    * Library, open to the public

    * Souvenir shop

Do you offer accommodation?

We offer two lodging options:

  • Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge: The Lodge has three different areas with rooms, so you may choose which location best meets your needs according to the purpose of your visit.

  • The Lodge is a 2-star accommodation and has 4 tourism sustainability leaves.
    To view the Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge.
  • The Field Station is a perfect place for those who like to be more in touch with nature. It is located 7km from the center of La Virgen.
  • To view the Field Station.
We offer education
programs for
all levels.

Explore the trails and
discover the flora
and fauna of our region.

Research in one of
the most diverse sites
in the world.