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.

“Beautiful Setting, Exceptional staff”
Review of Selva Verde Lodge

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Selva Verde Lodge
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Sarapiqui
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Reviewed 4 November 2017

A lovely eco-lodge, Selva Verde was a delightful place to experience the birds and wildlife of Caribbean Costa Rica. Our room by the river was large and surprisingly cool after sunset despite the high humidity and lack of air conditioning. it was no frills, but comfortable, and connected to the dining and reception areas by covered walkways. We took both a night hike and morning walk around the property with Ronald and Alfredo. Both young men were excellent and enthusiastic guides. They were also expert at taking iPhone pictures through the spotting scope! Unfortunately the bridge to the old growth forest was under repair, so our hikes were confined to the grounds and the botanical garden across the road. Nevertheless, we were able to see and learn about many birds and tropical creatures. Alfredo was particularly generous with his time at the Dining Room feeder area, pointing out and identifying many birds that we may have missed without his keen eye!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank Jerseytrekker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (664)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

9 - 13 of 664 reviews

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Stayed here for one night as part of Thomson Grand Tour of Costa Rica. The room we had was very basic no A\C and wooden shutters on the windows. It was though very appropriate for its location in the middle of the rain forest. Food was traditional Costa Rica. The best part was the view of all the wildlife and birds you could see feeding whilst eating your food. Whilst here we went on a tour with a guide in to the rainforest and crossed the river on a dodgy old hanging bridge that was being upgraded. If you love the wildlife of Costa Rica this pla e is heaven

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Tajsurfer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Super friendly and helpful front desk and bar/restaurant staff. The room we booked was too close to the road so we asked to change to something a little quieter...they gave us an incredible riverside room! Thanks, Gustavo! Guided hikes with Ivan and Alfredo were amazing (we did the night and morning hikes). Very professional and clearly enthusiastic about what they do. The a la carte Italian restaurant was really good. Good drinks...thanks to Eduardo. The riverside room and the guided hikes really made this the #1 experience of our trip. Thanks, Gustavo, Ivan, Alfredo, Eduardo and everyone else at Selva Verde Lodge! It should be noted that the grounds are in the middle of the rainforest so i think it's impossible for it to be "clean", which is why I rated it a 3. The room itself was nice and clean.

Room Tip: The rooms near the river are quiet and peaceful..."noise" comes in the form of birds, monk...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank mcw21j2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Brought a university group of 16 to Selva Verde Lodge in October and we got to experience a truly unique rainforest experience. Everyone at the lodge was super friendly, especially Gustavus and we felt welcome the whole time. We went on a few guided walks with exceptional guides, Ivan, Alex, Ron, and we got to see so much wildlife both day and night. Crossing the bridge to the more remote forest was a highlight for most in our group, others preferred the comfort of the gardens. In all it was a great place to stay and experience Costa Rican nature and we were sad to leave.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank LittleDove218
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This hotel was my favorite in Costa Rica - Loved the wildlife and the vegetation. The rooms are okay but you can sleep right outside in the hammock if you want to - and that I loved. Had a really fun time at the lounge area and the breakfast area has beautiful views. White water rafting is close by.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
1  Thank kmberle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sarapiqui
7.1 km away
Tirimbina Lodge
Tirimbina Lodge
#1 of 1 in La Virgen
171 reviews
15.4 km away
Hotel Hacienda Sueno Azul
Hotel Hacienda Sueno Azul
#1 of 1 in Horquetas
199 reviews
6.7 km away
Hotel El Bambu
Hotel El Bambu
#1 of 1 in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
145 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
29.3 km away
Peace Lodge
Peace Lodge
#1 of 7 in Heredia
1,306 reviews
29.8 km away
Maquenque Eco-Lodge
Maquenque Eco-Lodge
#1 of 1 in Boca Tapada
459 reviews
6.9 km away
Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Selva Verde Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Selva Verde Lodge

Address: | 9 Kms from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, 553069, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Sarapiqui
Price Range: €96 - €125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Selva Verde Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Ebookers, Expedia, Hotels.com and Booking.com so you can book your Selva Verde 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 Verde Hotel Sarapiqui
Selva Verde Lodge Costa Rica/Sarapiqui

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