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Benicia, California
Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

Our room had a very treehouse feel. Nice creaky leather rocking chairs outside the door and a hammock to relax in. Couch inside and nice creaky wood. Love that sound. The walkways were covered, which was nice since the rain was nearly constant.

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England
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We only stayed one night but we felt the place looked very tired and in need of some serious tlc. There are old stone benches in the grounds that are mouldy and have become an eyesore - they need to be thrown away. The bedroom was OK, the pizza restaurant was fine, breakfast was pretty awful. I think this place...

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West Hills, California, United States
Reviewed 18 January 2015

I loved our stay at the Selva Vertde lodge. It was rustic and just wonderful. The staff was very friendly and the service was great! The grounds were beautiful and right along the river. I highly recommend this hotel!

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1Thank Jeannie D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2015

This is a good stop off point on the way up to Tortuguero and beyond from San Jose. Selve Verde larger than the average lodge. It offers comfortable, clean, basic accommodation. Food is adequate and served buffet style in a large cafeteria style dining room although there is a separate pizza restaurant. This a lovely place to stay if you...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 January 2015

We stayed here three nights in December. Our room was spacious - big enough for the three of us. The bed coverings were stained, curtains were stained, half of the light bulbs did not work, no toilet paper in the bathroom upon arrival, and then each day we had to request towels. There was a continual odor of sewage coming...

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7Thank Leona H
Vancouver, WA
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Pros: * First impression of the place is amazing! The buildings that form the clusters really give you a feeling of being in the jungle. * Good set of trails on the lodge grounds (but you must pay to access part of the grounds) * Decent (but not great) breakfast included * You can get good rates for a stay...

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1Thank LetsGooooooo
northampton
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We had a great stay here. Don't miss the La Selva Biological Station, great visit very natural with lots of birds. About 20 or so minutes from the Lodge. The Biological Station do not feed the birds, all sightings are natural, and there are many of them. Firstly we had a lovely surprise when we arrived at the Lodge, it...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 December 2014

The hotel is located in the nature and the covered pavement offers a great possibility to walk around (dry!) and spot some animals. We enjoyed spotting birds from the spotting place just behind the reception. When crossing the road there is also a possibility to walk through a butterfly and flowergarden, which is very nice. Rooms are large, proper and...

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Beaufort, South Carolina
Reviewed 21 November 2014

We had just a couple of free days just not enough to make it worthwhile to go to the Osa Peninsula or back down to Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean after leaving San Jose decided to try the Sarapiqui area. It was about a 2.5 hour drive for us with a stop for lunch. The main lodge side seemed to...

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Sydney
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Spent 4 nights here just a couple of weeks ago, my aim was to get to Costa Rica for a week and see as much wildlife as possible, especially birds. Very few guests at this time, but the staff were unfailingly helpful and courteous. The night walk, birdwatching tours etc were fantastic because really it was like a private tour....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Selva Verde is more than a lodge and more than a rainforest reserve. It is your gateway into a magical world of towering Almendro trees, Mantled Howler Monkeys, and Keel Billed Toucans. Immerse yourself in tropical nature as you hike through deep green forest or reflect quietly in a comfortable hammock. Discover something new as you encounter Selva Verde's amazing wildlife and vibrant people. Rekindle your sense of wonder and experience the out-of-the-ordinary. Experience Selva Verde! Located just 2 hours from San Jose, Selva Verde provides easy access to the wonders of the rainforest. For over 30 years, we have been a haven for nature enthusiasts from around the world. Our abundant biodiversity, comfortable rainforest lodge, and exciting activities are ideal for adventure seekers, bird and wildlife watchers, students, and families. Come explore Selva Verde's 500 acres of vibrant tropical nature in the heart of Costa Rica's Sarapiqui Canton. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Selva Verde Lodge

Address: | 9 Kms from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, 553069, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui
Price Range: $101 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Selva Verde Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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