Book a visit

The Refugio Tinti is a wildlife reserve and conservation project next to Piedras Blancas National Park in Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse areas on earth. If you would like to book the tour ($18), please use our contact form here. If you would like to book our guest house, please read on for more information and booking options.

Staying at the Refugio’s idyllic guesthouse

Our guesthouse is a spacious and open 50m² (540ft²) bungalow facing a calm pond with scenic views and maximum privacy. It features a king-size bed, a living area, an ensuite bathroom with warm shower, a walk-in closet, a small kitchen and electricity. However, we abstain from electric lights, noise, smoking and pets to ensure that the wildlife is disturbed as little as possible. If you really love and respect nature, this place is for you!

The Refugio is built on 24 hectares of wetland which was restored over the last five years. The premises feature a large common house (the “Casa Grande”) with a kitchen, dining area, living area, and library as well as vegetable and herb gardens, a growing food forest, animal barns, and beautiful hiking paths throughout the sanctuary and the rainforest. The Casa Grande is a gathering point for all guests to engage in conversations or to enjoy nature’s creativity.

Nearby the Refugio, there is the village La Gamba (around 700 inhabitants), the entry into the national park, and 10 minutes by bicycle to a beautiful waterfall. The closest town is Golfito, which is around 20 minutes by car.

How to book the guesthouse

Please contact us via our contact form here and choose “Visit us” as the category. Tell us your preferred date, the number of people who would like to come, and any questions you may have. We will then reach out to you imminently. The owner, Alexander Tinti, would like to call prospective guests prior to their arrival to get to know them and introduce the Refugio personally.

The price for the guesthouse is $95 per night for one and $120 per night for two people. This includes breakfast, biodegradable hygiene products and a parking lot for your car. For an additional charge we can also arrange guided tours on horses through the national park. We look forward to welcoming you!

Nature has priority

Please remember that the Refugio Tinti is a wildlife sanctuary and thus, the wildlife always has priority. The sanctuary aims to reintegrate all humans into the cycles of nature. This allows us to experience the flora and fauna in a unique way, but requires respect and some openness to blend in.

Below you can find some photos of the guesthouse and its quaint surroundings.