Centro Neotropico SarapiquiS is located just north of the Braulio Carrillo National Park, right on the Sarapiqui River. Designed to emulate the housing of native Costa Ricans before the Spanish came to the country, the Centro Neotropico SarapiquiS' twenty-four rooms are built in three enormous palenques, thatched-roof rancho-style houses. Each room has a private bath and ceiling fan. The outside porch is a perfect place for birding or for just relaxing and reading a book. Also on site are a rain forest museum and an archaeological site containing four large pre-Columbian tombs dating back to 800 AD. The Tirimbina rain forest preserve is just across the river.