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Selva Verde Lodge

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9 Kms De Puerto Viejo De Sarapiqui, 553069, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tucked away in the rainforest surrounding Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, sitting on both sides of the river bank, is Selva Verde Lodge. It is home to the Sarapiqui Conservation & Learning Center, whose mission is to educate the young through ecotourism for conservation awareness. In fact, we saw classes gathered and running about like boy and girl-scouts and bungalows areas... More 

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Cancun
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Creatures of all sorts everywhere, day and night. Tree frogs in every color, snakes, turtles, howler monkeys, lizards, birds ... oh the birds! Trogons, tanagers, vireos, motmots, cotingas, potoos, puffbirds, macaws, toucans and quetzals. A nature lover's dream but not for the faint of heart or mild arachnophobe :-). This lodge is exotic in a wildlife kind of way, but... More 

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Hesperia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My group and I spent five days in Selva Verde Lodge and as soon as we arrived we were greeted with very friendly employees. The forest that surrounds the lodge is very beautiful and there are so many species to see, from birds, to reptiles, and even monkeys! Make sure that you close all your backpacks, suitcases, etc. because pesky... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two days in this hotel during our CR round trip and had a great time. Among many good things the very hospitable staff and the spacious rooms stand out. The private jungle trail is an easy 1,5 hour walk through the forest (and the mud) which was very enjoyable. There's also a small but nice pool and a... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we spent just 1 night here but we were glad we came. The hotel has recently been terribly flooded so there was a lot of damage to the grounds that kept the grounds workers busy and the 'bridge' that people talk about was closed for the first walk - however, the nature around us was amazing. I laid on... More 

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Westerlo, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good wooden rooms in blocks of 4. Covered walkways between rooms and reception and restaurant (which is nice in the rainy season). A lot of wildlife on the domain. Some self-guided hikes. The restaurant however (buffet style) is pretty average. We did a night hike and that is amazing : snakes , frogs , insects , lizzards. In contradiction... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We only stayed one night so only a brief review... The rooms were excellent, large, two double beds. The breakfast was plentiful with lots of fresh fruit. There were even benches on a balcony to observe the wildlife at a feeding station. A small pool to mess around in and free internet for the children!. No faults on this one.

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Sullivan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was our second trip to Selva Verde Lodge, our first being 20 years ago! We still found the lodge to be very comfortable and the staff accommodating! Although the entrance is quite close to the road, the lush vegetation and configuration of the compound block the road noise. The insects and amphibians are abundant and easily seen from the... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stayed at Selva Verde during the second leg of a package offered with Pachira Lodge in Tortuguero Costa Rica (a separate review of that leg already posted). Our Itinerary was like this: Day one: Arrived after transfer by boat and ~20 minute car ride from Guapiles. We checked in and found that we were signed up for the following... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stayed here for two nights and had a great stay. Everything is peaceful at this place and we have seen many birds and mammals on the hotel grounds. We even saw an ant eater, several armadillos, tucans and did a great hike in the hotels primary rainforest with Ivan, a very kind and knowledgeable guide. We did see many... More 

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