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.
All 11 Sarapiqui accommodations

Selva Verde Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Chilamate, 553069, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Selva Verde Lodge to your Saves list
Selva Verde Lodge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Timespacetraveller Time, Space
Write a Review

290 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (61)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Time, Space
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here in August 2014 and were amazed by the quiet that reigned in this place. There were not many guests at the lodge, so we could listen to the sounds of birds, grasshoppers and nocturnal frogs undisturbed. The lodge definitely offers greater comfort than others in the same category as the bungalows are spacious, the fans are really... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had our best sleep in this lodge during our trip to Costa Rica! We were staying in the bungalow, which is located away from the lodge (required a 10-15 walk each morning and evening). The bungalow is very rustic - no TV, no internet, you basically get two beds and the bathroom (we did have an air conditioner in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other reviewers are right on: rustic, basic rooms with no windows, no a/c, no television & free wi=fi only in bar/dining area. There are ceiling fans (on super high speed) in room, less than plush pillows, etc. That being said, I enjoyed my stay here: my bungalow faced the river, and I relaxed in the hammock on the porch listening... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Kentucky
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Costa Rica in 2013 and had to spend a whole week and many excursions to everything we saw by just walking around the grounds here. Howler Monkeys, tons of flowers, green poisonous dart frogs, red poisonous frogs, spiders, toucans, parrots and many other birds. We stayed in the bungalows and that was a little of a hike to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Substantially agree with most of the other reviewers. The lodge is pretty basic – the rooms have no air conditioning, no television and the amenities are sparse. The walls are paper thin, and there is a shared wraparound porch. The windows cannot be closed, and have a large spaces between adjoining slats. All of this makes the rooms very noisy.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vienna, Austria
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful property for anyone who loves nature and wants a taste of a rainforest. experience. The cabins themselves are adequate - clean and functional, but nothing special. We had an issue that we couldn't get the room dark enough (large slits through the wooden shutters) that made our kids wake up TOO early (so finally ended up... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This past July I was on a road scholar group program in Costa Rica, this is one of the places we have stayed at and I think it is the best one we have been to in our visit, I was truly amazed with the different kinds of animals (such as birds, monkeys (you could hear the howler monkeys at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Oakland, Ca.
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I stayed two nights here as part of an 8 day Costa Rica trip with a tour company. Of the several places we stayed this was my favorite. So special to stay in a rain forest . It was the rainy season which actually added to the excitement of being in a rain forest. The rooms were what you would... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I really wanted to love this lodge but when we arrived it was not what I expected from reviews I read. I liked some things about the lodge but overall found the prices they charge out of line for the facilities. On the plus side, the location is good for hiking at OTS La Selva and the lodge staff where... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Heemstede, The Netherlands
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The location of this hotel is absolutely amazing. When walking to the restaurant or reception you'd accidentally walk in to different kinds of beautiful frogs, lizards and birds. The downside of this were the several bugs that were living in our room. I personally didn't bother to much, but if you're afraid of bugs you should take this into consideration.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Selva Verde Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Selva Verde Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Selva Verde Lodge

Address: Chilamate, 553069, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Selva Verde Lodge 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Tingo and Venere so you can book your Selva Verde Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Selva Verde Hotel Sarapiqui
Selva Verde Lodge Costa Rica/Sarapiqui

300 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (294)
Room/suite (42)
Pool/beach area (11)
Hotel & grounds (54)
Dining (19)
View from room (10)
Bathroom (3)
Other (155)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (7)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Room/suite (1)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Sarapiqui with
any amenities