This island on the Puerto Viejo River offers charming rooms with balconies overlooking the tropical rainforest of Sarapiqui. Heliconia Island features a traditional restaurant botanical gardens and a free Wi-Fi zone. Heliconia Island is a haven for exotic plants and animals including toucans hummingbirds howler monkeys and sloths. You can explore the rainforest or go canoeing or rafting on the river. Located in rustic-style cabins Heliconia Island’s stylish rooms feature bamboo furniture and either a fan or air conditioning. The private bathrooms offer a shower a hairdryer and free toiletries. Heliconia Island is located just outside Braulio Carrillo National Park in northern Costa Rica. The village of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is 10 km away while San José is an hour’s drive away.