Heliconia Island a perfect place for nature lovers. The most beautiful botanical garden of Costa Rica. Feel like you are at home in a private atmosphere. Enjoy the birds, the river and walk around in the garden with a huge collection of heliconias. Sarapiqui, a nice area to stay.
We picked this place as a stopover between two areas (Cahuita & Tortuguero) where we were planning on spending more time. However, once we got here we wished we could stay for more than one night. The rooms were wonderfully decorated, and the grounds were a combination of natural habitat and beautifully decorated gardens. We saw a variety of colorful songbirds, and the resident family of Spectacled Owls. There was also a troop of Howler Monkeys close enough to hear in the morning. Our only regret was that we did not have more time to enjoy the island. The hosts were also great.