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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Hotels

Selva Verde Lodge

  • 7 km (4 miles) west of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí Map It
  • Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí


  • Ecology-minded staff
  • Many activities
  • Great for birders


  • Popular with tour groups
  • Sometimes difficult to find space
  • Steep walk to reach a few bungalows

Fodor's Review

Built on stilts over the Sarapiquí River on the edge of a 2-square-km (1-square-mile) private tropical rain-forest reserve, the lodge caters primarily to those seeking natural-history tours. Activities include guided walks, boat trips, canoeing, rafting, and mountain biking. The wood-paneled lodge rooms have shared verandas strung with hammocks. Five bungalows provide more space than the standard lodge rooms—with air-conditioning to boot. There is also a large two-bedroom house ideal for a family. All room prices include a bird-watching tour. Reserve a few weeks ahead, especially in high season; the place is very popular with tour groups.

Hotel Information


7 km (4 miles) west of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, 41002, Costa Rica

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/2761–1800; 800-451–7111-in North America

Hotel Details:

  • 40 rooms, 5 bungalows
  • Rate includes Breakfast; All meals

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