Estacion Biologica La Gamba | Informal Campsite

Costa Rica

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Verified:
over 6 years ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Website:
Contributor:
Get out of Town

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Warm
Water:
Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
No

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Description

- 15 USD per person, including park entrance
- showers, wifi (slow)
- We came here because we heard this place was supposed to be $10 per car including park entrance. The prices have since changed, unfortunately (in retrospect, they offer $5 per person entrance, but maybe because we specifcally asked for showers, we were charged $15 pp).
- When we arrived, there was just one girl working on her laptop. Looks calm, we thought. At 8 PM a busload of students came who proceded to make noise until almost 11 pm (singing Offspring acapella). Then again at 5:30 the bus, parked right next to us, started it's engine and everybody proceeded to board it.
- Included in the price is supposedly entrance to the park, you can even grab a laminated map at the station. To be honest, nobody checked for tickets, you could easily just walk in there. The map is available in PDF at the station's website.

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Wanted 15 Dollars per Person/Night. A Volunteer told us, they maybe charge so much to keep overlanders in distance, because they are not really happy to have them there. So we left.

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The Gate to the Place was closed. We camped and had a swim at the riverbed near by.

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We paid 10USD per person and it was pretty quiet. This is a biological research station connected to the University of Vienna. Part of the rainforest here was purchased and saved from being palm plantations by Austrian donations. There are sometimes more students than usual. We only had a few serious students doing biodiversity assessments collecting bugs at night using light traps. We actually went surveying one night with them. It was fun and educating.

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- 15 USD per person, including park entrance
- showers, wifi (slow)
- We came here because we heard this place was supposed to be $10 per car including park entrance. The prices have since changed, unfortunately (in retrospect, they offer $5 per person entrance, but maybe because we specifcally asked for showers, we were charged $15 pp).
- When we arrived, there was just one girl working on her laptop. Looks calm, we thought. At 8 PM a busload of students came who proceded to make noise until almost 11 pm (singing Offspring acapella). Then again at 5:30 the bus, parked right next to us, started it's engine and everybody proceeded to board it.
- Included in the price is supposedly entrance to the park, you can even grab a laminated map at the station. To be honest, nobody checked for tickets, you could easily just walk in there. The map is available in PDF at the station's website.

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A private sanctuary within the national park. We could camp in the parking lot on the property. Clean toilets and cold showers. Free WIFI. Beautiful hiking options in the rainforest. The entrance fee of $ 5 / person was included in the camping rate.

(US $ 10 / day)

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