Selva Verde

Location: Caribbean & Lowlands | Costa Rica

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

With an abundant wildlife, a comfortable rainforest lodge and exciting activities for adventure seekers, Selva Verde is a perfect gateway into the exotic world of towering almedro trees, mantled howler monkeys and keel-billed toucans.
Perfect forNature enthusiastic couples and families seeking a tropical haven.
In the knowThe botanical garden, located at the front of the lodge, is an ideal place to observe the bright and beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds, and with a large collection of native and exotic plants, don’t forget to take your camera.

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Lodge
  • Peace & Quiet

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Located just 2 hours from San Jose, Selva Verde provides easy access to the wonders of the rainforest. Its abundant biodiversity, comfortable rainforest lodging and exciting activities are ideal for adventure seekers and bird and wildlife watchers. Immerse yourself in tropical nature as you hike through the forest or relax in a comfortable hammock.

Rooms at Selva Verde

A pioneer of the eco-tourism movement in Costa Rica, the charming river-view rooms at Selva Verde are tucked into the tropical gardens and rainforest, with elevated wooden platforms and walkways that blend in with the natural surroundings. Private balconies offer ample wildlife viewing and relaxation opportunities from the comfy chairs and hammocks.

The five secluded rainforest bungalows are great for honeymooners and those desiring a little extra comfort and privacy while experiencing the rainforest, while the Casona Suite is ideal for families and small groups.

Food & Drink

Breakfast is a feast of gallo pinto, eggs, fruit, cereals and yoghurt, while lunch and dinner include hot dishes and fresh salads. The La Terrazza restaurant and the Selvita Bar, set alongside the Sarapiqui River, serves authentic Mediterranean dishes and a full menu of delicious wines and inspired cocktails.


Set amid the gardens and trails, the pool area provides a cool place to relax after your rainforest adventures.

Activities at Selva Verde

With options of a quiet nature hike in the morning to an exhilarating white water rafting afternoon, the lodge encourages you to explore the natural wonders in the 500-acre reserve whether on foot, in the water or on horseback.

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Hotel location

Selva Verde is 2 hours from San Jose and its international airport.

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