CHIMURI is an Indian-style nature lodge, built in our organic farm and private reserve of aprox. 50 acres bordering the KeköLdi indigenous reserve. It is managed now by Maythemi Salazar Barthel - daughter of Costa Rica’s eco-tourism pioneers Mauricio Salazar and Waltraud Barthel - and her husband Carlos. We are located about 500 meters from the Caribbean Sea, in the low hills behind Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica.

An ornithologist’s paradise, you can observe a wide variety of birds feeding on the fruits and seeds of the surrounding jungle. Here you can get close to humming birds, parrots, trogons, birds of prey, jacamars, toucans, manakins, orioles and tanagers. Over 300 species are counted in our reserve and close surroundings as well as many different mammals, reptiles and amphibians. We often see poison dart frogs, iguanas, kinkajous, sloths, coatimundis, opossums, agoutis, anteaters and others.

Sample Chimuri Cabin

At CHIMURI we wish to share with you a sense of simplicity and the opportunity to feel close to nature. Experience a place of peace, tranquility, and a way to enjoy the richness of sounds, smells and textures of the tropical forest.

Our nature lodge offers an ideal setting for student groups, coordinating different learning experiences in cooperation with the local grassroots NGO, ATEC.


It also has the perfect ambience for affordable natural and spiritual retreats and/or workshops.




We offer comfortable and spacious cabins, one quadruple and three doubles, a dormitory with bunk beds which sleeps 8 persons. Each bed is provided with linens and mosquito netting. 




The bathing facilities are centralized, with a private unit for each room. There is a communal fully equipped kitchen house which also serves as class room when needed. 


canin interior
Kitchen Area Dining Area


Indigenous lunch, with tour, available for groups in our Rancho.

We provide several guided experiences to learn about our resources of food, medicinal plants and construction material in the rainforest as well as the different cultures in Talamanca. Also for tour arrangements in the whole region, contact us.

There is a marked 2 km loop-trail through our private reserve where you can explore on your own or with a guide.




Double cabin $US 30/day }

4-pers. Cabin $US 46/day }

Dormitory $US 10/day }

Discounts during low season

(Tax included)


By E-mail:

By phone: ++(506) 750-0506

By fax: ++(506) 750-0119

We speak Spanish, English, German and Italian.

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