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Selva Verde Lodge

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12/06/2017 13/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We were here November 18-21 2015. We booked a private bungalow which is about a 10-15 walk, and across a very busy (at times) street, from the main part of lodge. We were the only ones booked into a bungalow so it was really quiet. Even though the room was very basic, it had what we needed. Our room was...

3Thank ufp_girl
Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2015

This was my first visit to this lodge and the three nights I had here was part of a 3 week birding trip to CR with a guide/driver (the excellent Diego Quesada). Over the weeks, it certainly wasn't the best maintained and run lodge we stayed (a little rundown in parts) but it's still a very good place with friendly...

3Thank Michael P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Reimer was our guide and he was really great. He found many different animals and was really knowledgeable about them all, as well as funny and personable. He also took photos for us using our cameras if we were struggling to get a good one or couldn't quite make out the animal far away. We've been in Costa Rica a...

1Thank spanishkiwi
Austin, TX
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Awesome place for ecotourism. Probably not so exciting if you aren't there for ecotourism. We stayed at Selva Verde Lodge last October for a short trip and stayed two days. We went to Costa Rica to experience the biodiversity and do nature photography. This place was really excellent. The grounds are beautiful, there are streams running through with turtles and...

2Thank Just_Some_Random_Guy
Dryden, New York
Reviewed 31 October 2015

This is an older hotel, a bit on the rustic side. All parts are connected by covered walkways, so you are out of the rain from the reception area to the rooms to the dining area. There are a number of lovely trails right on the grounds for birding and general nature watching. It overlooks the Sarapiqui River, and if...

Thank Swimmom1050
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We stayed here over 20 years ago on our first visit to Costa Rica. The place has changed and is no longer a quaint eco-tourist lodge. This time we were traveling with a friend and opted to stay in the air conditioned bungalows across the highway. Our first trip we stayed on the river. The place is about twice as...

2Thank Bdriscol
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Two years after my first visit to the Reserve I enjoyed it just as much as I did then. With this being the off season there were very few guests which made it even better. I introduced my friend to the reserve and she thoroughly enjoyed it. Waking up to the sound of howler monkeys, a walk around the grounds...

1Thank Alicia T
Tiel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We stayed here in September 2015 for three nights. It's low season, which means that only a few guests occupied this huge resort. The first day we walked the trail opposite the main entrance. This was not great but OK. We could not walk everywhere because of the heavy rainfalls in the recent past. In the evening we decided to...

Thank Pellikaan
Taunton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Known for Bird watching and Nature Located in the Rain forest. You need to watch where you walk because Fer-de-Lances are in the area. we say one and heard of an other . Nice outdoor pool. Food is decent

Thank 821Bee
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is my sound time staying at the Lodge, but this time I stayed in the buildings across the street. 2 reasons, 1. air-conditioning 2. privacy and better sleep quality. Every day around 4 pm spider monkeys were over our little house. Many birds and different types of monkeys every day, non stop. Breakfast was included and we brought our...

1Thank diver01

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $146 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Selva Verde Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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“The river front room have a stunning view!”
Brightonellie, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“rooms near the river at the end of the lodge were our favorites”
Thebuganiac, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask to be located for away from the student groups as they tend to be noisy at night”
klperi, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 42 is on the river.”
storeclerk, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The rooms further onto the property are quiet - the apartment is not”
747jackiee, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
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