Starting at $90 per night


La Selva Biological Station Lodge, operated by the Organization of Tropical Studies is located in the Caribbean lowlands of the Sarapiqui region. The property is covered with incredible lush tropical rainforests which are used for research. Scientists from around the world come to study the biodiversity of this area, National Geographic frequents to film, and countless writers pen their works amid this magical place which accounts for an amazing 3% of the world’s biodiversity. Hotel amenities include impeccably maintained trails and a family style restaurant.

The Sarapiqui area offers incredible nature tours like hikes, canoeing, motorboat safari, safari floats, butterfly gardens, serpentariums, and horseback riding; adventure tours like white water rafting, zip lining,  and rappelling; and cultural tours like the Palm Heart tour, coffee tour, chocolate tour, pineapple tour, and cooking classes.

But the true reason to stay at the station is to discover it to the fullest. Right on site you can enjoy incredible natural history guided tours, bird watching, night hikes, informative workshops like Birdwatching 101 and Scientist for a Day, interesting lectures, and self-guided trail hikes. You can also visit the unique gift shop, library, and academic center. Laundry service is available on request. As for your meals you will love the home cooked meals served family style; vegetarian meals are available daily, as are boxed lunches on request.

The Biological Station offers cabins, dorms, and family homes.

The cabins are equipped with twin beds, private bath, fan, and balcony.

The dormitory-style rooms are equipped with bunk beds and shared baths; ideal for student groups.

The family houses are fully equipped with two bedrooms, private bath, kitchen, and terrace.

La Selva Biological Station in a simple but clean lodging option in Sarapiqui, and is the ideal place for true nature lovers, photographers, and researchers.

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Hotel Tags

  • Budget
  • Ecolodge
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Trails

Room Amenities


  • Fan
  • Balcony
  • Jungle View

Family House

  • Mini Fridge
  • Coffee Service
  • Kitchen
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View


Latitude: N 10° 26' 15.04"
Longitude: W 84° 0' 1.18"