Starting at $166 per night


Selva Verde Lodge is a rustic riverside ecolodge located in Puerto Viejo, Sarapiqui. The lodge is very popular among birdwatchers and anybody seeking a true off the beaten path experience. Amenities of Selva Verde include a conference room, bar, restaurant, swimming pool. The lodge also offers guests complimentary wireless internet to stay connected.

During your stay at Selva Verde be sure to sign up for a nature hike or boat tour along the Rio Sarapiqui. Visitors also come to Puerto Viejo for activities like: boat trip, safari float, birdwatching, hiking trails and other nature tours. Though the Sarapiqui area offers a lot of options, you can also just hike the rails near the lodge. A good hike could yield sightings of scores of species of birds.

Selva Verde Lodge Rooms and Amenities

Generally, Selva Verde rooms are clean and comfortable and include: River Lodge Room and Bungalow.

River Lodge Room room amenities include: natural ventilation, hammocks, in-room safe, balcony, ceiling fan and hair dryer. Bedding options include 2 doubles.

Bungalow room amenities include: in-room safe, coffee maker, balcony, air conditioning, hammock, ceiling fan and hair dryer. Bedding options include 2 doubles.

In summary, Selve Verde Lodge is a great option for an off the beaten path ecolodge. The birdwatching in this rural area is outstanding.

Hotel Tags

  • Budget
  • Midrange
  • Ecolodge
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Trails
  • Conference Room
  • Gardens
  • Handicap
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free

Room Amenities


  • AC
  • Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service

Sarapiqui Standard Room

  • Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer

La Casona Rainforest Suite

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Rollaway Available
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Sitting Area
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View

Chilamate Apartment

  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Separate Bedroom
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Balcony

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom


Latitude: N 10° 27' 5.26"
Longitude: W 84° 4' 10.05"


  • Overall 92.0% (30 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 92.7%
  • Comfort: 88.7%
  • Meeting Expectations: 91.7%
  • Staff: 93.7%
  • Value: 93.3%


Just fabulous, we loved it here. Very "organic" yet comfortable. Staff was terrific.


This would have been our favorite place if it weren't for the food quality. The eggs were overcooked. The cook/waitress served the food and never returned to refill water etc. We had to get up and call into the kitchen to get service.


The place is dated and overly touristy and it was too close to the highway for our liking (traffic noise). However the grounds were very nice and make up for that. We did see a fair bit of wildlife in the surroundings.


I really enjoyed my stay. I really appreciated the social interaction with the head of PR at the lodge. He was in the restaurants throughout the day and made it a point to chat people. That was a very personal touch that I enjoyed.


We loved this place, the access to the rainforest and area around the lodge was good. We liked the way meals were organised and thought this was great value. The viewing platform by the restaurant offers a huge variety of wildlife and we saw toucans, a coati and raccoons close up from there. It is a fabulous place


We loved this private place. Lovely grounds, great tours, excellent bird and animal watching. Loved the wood-fired pizza. Lovely breakfast included. We booked the cacao tour from the hotel and it was outstanding!!!!


Also,very typical...would go back tomorrow no problem


Somewhat rustic, the stay was very enjoyable. The staff was friendly and helpful. I took an excellent bird hike before we left.


Was surprised by the open screened window lattices. But then we really didn't know what to expect at an 'ecolodge' After we got used to it, it was a very interesting and different experience, much different than the impersonal tourist hotels.
The humidity caused some comfort problem in that the sheets were clammy when you went to bed.