We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Selva Bananito Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Selva Bananito Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Selva Bananito Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Showing 81: English reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2014

The Selva Bananito Lodge is located in a very remote place in a beautiful setting. You can only get there with a 4WD, which is a lot of fun if you have the appropriate car and can cross the rivers yourself. We just stayed one night as we were curious about the place we had read much about in reviews...

Thank Bas_8
Naples, Florida, United States
Reviewed 13 February 2014

I can go on and on about how wonderful my stay was at the lodge... Being there was an absolute delight!!!! I highly recommend this place. Simple, beautiful, perfect! I enjoyed very much my walk in the jungle with the super guide Allan, the horse ride, the many siestas in the hammock. Meeting the owners and getting to know their...

Thank Ysabel007
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Our stay at Bananito Lodge could not be better! the drive to get to the lodge is by itself one of the most wonderful experiences we ever had. Driving thru the forest and going across the river made us confirm that Costa Rica is by far one of the most beautiful places in the word nature wise. Jürgen, the owner,...

Thank Ana P
Coral Springs, Florida
Reviewed 15 January 2014

If you want a sophisticated campground for a few hundred bucks a night, this is your place. Concept is great. Ecolodge. Reality. No comforts of home. We had a great fun dinner with drinks. But then were dreading the heat the next day, as we had tolerated it the day before. Not much to do if you don't want to...

7Thank Criticdan
ozelot, Owner at Selva Bananito Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Criticdan, Your review with such negative content took us by surprise, and actually left us quite puzzled, as it not only contradicts your entries in our evaluation forms (!) but it sounds so strikingly negative compared to all the excellent reviews we have received over the years, that it could be interpreted as a review that possibly could be...

Reviewed 8 January 2014

What a beautiful, peaceful place to explore and unplug. You can be as adventurous as you want - or just take in the beauty and nature peacefully. We loved the cabin, the food was great and thoughtful, and the activities were perfect. Definitely bring waterproof boots or shoes if you will be hiking. They will get wet.

1Thank rjmtravel
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Nestled between endless banana plantations and protected forests in the Talamanca mountains close to the Caribbean coast, Selva Bananito Lodge is what makes Costa Rica famous for ecotourism! It is just one hour from my favorite Costa Rican Caribbean attractions around the seaside towns of Puerto Viejo and also one hour from the Pacuare River outlet, my favorite for whitewater...

Thank protectparadise
Managua, Nicaragua
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Along with a group of colleagues, we discovered and deeply learned about this unique place. We certainly observed in the first minutes the love and passion which has been invested in Selva Bananito. In fact, a reference point for any project on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, where, against the stream, they have stopped illegal DEforestation, implemented ecological rules...

Thank Stanontrip
Cartago, Costa Rica
Reviewed 28 June 2013

What an unexpected place!!! In the rainforest, on a ranch, with horses, hiking, waterfalls, off the grid. So cool!!!!! Only electricity here is Solar Powered, so bring flashlights. Lots to do, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, tree climbing, or just hanging out in your hammock. Not the best place for small children in my opinion, not much of anything for...

Thank Laurie S
Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 19 June 2013

My husband and I had our wedding and honeymoon at Selva Bananito in May 2013 and we cannot say enough about the place. The staff was absolutely incredible and made our stay there the most memorable of places we have ever been. Our tours were fantastic and we were perfectly matched with a guide that fit our style. The food...

Thank Amy L
Lincoln, UK
Reviewed 9 April 2013

We stayed for three nights and two days in early February and were amazed to be sharing with no more than a few others . The location is awesome and we were so sorry not to be able to stay longer - could have happily stayed for weeks! We took the Interbus from Playa Chiquita and were dropped at Delias...

Thank HWinLincoln

198 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (198)
Room/Suite (37)
View from Room (24)
Dining (19)
Bathroom (2)
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Hotel & Grounds (47)
Family/Play Areas (2)
Other (63)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Cahuita
21.2 km away
Passion Fruit Lodge
Passion Fruit Lodge
#1 of 13 in Cahuita
130 reviews
36.7 km away
Hotel Banana Azul
Hotel Banana Azul
#1 of 12 in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
1,380 reviews
23.7 km away
Hotel La Diosa
Hotel La Diosa
#6 of 13 in Cahuita
133 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
25.2 km away
Atlantida Lodge
Atlantida Lodge
#7 of 13 in Cahuita
196 reviews
14.0 km away
Hotel Playa Westfalia
Hotel Playa Westfalia
#1 of 15 in Puerto Limon
143 reviews
26.1 km away
La Casa de las Flores Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Selva Bananito Lodge

Address: San Pedro, Cahuita, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Price Range: $107 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Selva Bananito Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your Selva Bananito Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Selva Bananito Hotel Cahuita
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Selva Bananito Lodge staff and other travellers.
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Selva Bananito Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The "honeymoon suite" is a bit more secluded”
  • Napping on the balcony hammock
 of 5 bubbles lindseykayjohnson, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best view & activities”
 of 5 bubbles 740desireeb, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“View of the preserve is amazing from the hammocks on your patio deck.”
 of 5 bubbles MelissaJeff2015, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Does not really matter - but on the top of the hill you could maybe have the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles abalexanderboehm, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“Superior Cabinas are spacious and the view is breathtaking”
 of 5 bubbles marisi2016, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
5 of 5