Natural History Visitors – Reservations and Cancellation Policies

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Reservations and Cancellation Policies:
OTS Research Stations
(La Selva – Las Cruces – Palo Verde)

The Reservations Department’s office hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00pm (Costa Rican time); closed on weekends.
Phone: (506) 2524-0607, extension 1340, fax (506) 2524-0608
E-mail: visit.ots@tropicalstudies.org
Web page: https://tropicalstudies.org/natural-history/
Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g309260-d2537234-Reviews-La_Selva_Biological_Station-Sarapiqui_Province_of_Heredia.html
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For last minute bookings on weekends please contact the biological station directly:

  1. La Selva: (506) 2766-6565, Fax (506) 2766-6535
  2. Las Cruces: (506) 2773-4004 or (506) 2773-410, Fax: (506) 2773-4109
  3. Palo Verde: (506) 2661-4716 or (506) 2661-4717, Fax: (506) 2661-4712

Reservations should be made through ESINTRO´s Reservations Department at OTS´ offices, located 200 meters east, 150 meters south of the UNED building, Sabanilla, inside the Ciudad Científica, UCR; P.O. Box 676-2050, San Pedro, Costa Rica.

Payment Policy:

  • Individual Reservations: Full prepayment 30 days prior the arrival date, according to our office schedule: Monday to Friday (closed on weekends).
  • Group Reservations: Full prepayment 90 days prior the arrival date.
  • Children under 5 years of age are free of charge when sharing a room with parents.

Please make checks payable to ESINTRO S.A.

When making payment, please indicate the reservation number. A legible copy of the deposit must be sent by fax (506 2524-0608) or by email to visit.ots@tropicalstudies.org, including details of what is being paid in US dollars.

When entering the Palo Verde National Park, the customer must pay the entrance fee to the rangers in cash. The actual park fee is USD$12 per person per day and is NOT INCLUDED in our rates.

Cancellation Policy for Individuals

1)  Overnight and Day Visitors:

  1. 100% refund of deposit is made if written notice of cancellation is given more than 30 days before arrival
  2. 50% refund of deposit is made if written notice of cancellation is given more than 29-15 days before arrival
  3. NO refund of deposit is made if written notice of cancellation is given more than 14 days or less

Cancellation Policy for Groups (Group Rates)

1)   Overnight Visitors:

  1. 100% refund of deposit is made if written notice of cancellation is given more than 90 days before arrival
  2. 50 refund of deposit is made if written notice of cancellation is given more than 60 days before arrival
  3. NO refund of deposit is made if written notice of cancellation is given more than 59 days or less before arrival

2)   Day Visitors:

  1. 100% refund if written notice of cancellation is given more than 30 days before arrival
  2. 50% refund of deposit is made if written notice of cancellation is given more than 29-15 days before arrival
  3. NO refund of deposit is made if written notice of cancellation is given more than 14 days or less

IMPORTANT NOTES: Cash refunds will not be given at the stations. They are processed only through the San José office.

**All rates are subject to change**

Recommendations:

  1. Please specify if clients will arrive for lunch or dinner time. Otherwise, we schedule dinner as the first meal.
  2. The use of open-toed shoes or walking barefoot is not permitted in the stations or on the trails for safety reasons. Only hiking boots or tennis shoes are allowed.
  3. Manipulating species (flora and fauna) is not allowed in our research stations without a permit for conservation and safety reasons.
  4. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

To request a reservation in one of our Research Stations please fill the next form:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


OTS´s commercial activities are handled by ESINTRO, S.A.
For information and reservations: visit.ots@tropicalstudies.org
Costa Rica (506) 2524-0607 (ext. 1340) | Fax (506) 2524-0608
United States (919) 684 5774 | Fax (919) 684 5661

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