We stayed here for just under a week. Our lodging was across the road from the main lodge in a "bungalow" and I'd highly recommend that! It was like our own little cabin in the jungle. The alternative is staying in the apartment-like buildings on the main grounds, which did not have the peace, quiet and privacy of our bungalow.
We also took a boat trip on the Sarapiqui, where we saw lots of monkeys and caymans.
The food (buffet style) was just great -- I still remember the soups!
For birders, there are feeders all around the grounds, and guided hikes through primary forest. The mixed flocks are constantly moving through. We saw the bird of a lifetime there -- a Great Potoo. We also saw several sloths in the trees.
I'd give it an A minus overall.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Selva Verde Hotel Sarapiqui
- Selva Verde Lodge Costa Rica/Sarapiqui