FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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: 7:30pmEco-education activities are generally offered in the morning.
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?
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
Do you offer accommodation?
The Lodge is a 2-star accommodation and has 4 tourism sustainability leaves.
To view the Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge.