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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The staff could not be more helpful, my wife had been badly bitten and a member of staff found her something to help! The bungalow we were in was across the road from the lodge and about 1/4 mile up a dirt road. there was a house and about 10 wooden bungalows overlooking a pond and grassed area and our... More 

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On behalf of all employees of SVL, we appreciate your comment that confirms that we are in the right place and we will take advantage of the resources around us. Thank you. More 

Los Angeles, CA
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

This place was fabulous. We stayed during the rainy season and absolutely loved that. Our room overlooked the river and the deck came with two rocking chairs and a hammock. All the room are on stilts in case the river floods. You can walk over the river via the suspension bridge and explore the rain forest whose paths are kept... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great facility...we unfortuneately stayed here during rainy season, so much of time spent in the room. That said, the path system around the complex is covered by a tin roof, and there are trails which afford great views and animal watching. They have a suspension bridge over the Sarapiqui River, leading to a reverve they own they keep pristine, and... More 

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Kent UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stopped here for 1 night as part of Thomson Grand Tour of Costa Rica. Real eco-lodge with basic but clean and comfy rooms with en-suite. Set in rainforest with loads of opportunities to see wildlife of all types - frog, birds, sloths, lizards, insects, coti mundi, kinkajou etc, etc. Food basic but tasty and substantial. Nice bar for evening tipple... More 

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed at the Selva Verde for 2 nights during our trip to Costa Rica. The reception is right on the road and i wasnt sure what to expect, but when we went to our room it was right in the depths of the countryside and via some stunning boardwalks to our wooden lodge. The lodges make up 4 rooms,... More 

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Gainesville, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Selva Verde is a beautiful property with the most welcoming staff I've ever encountered. There is no shortage of beautiful sights to see including howler monkeys, colorful birds, a sloth and much more. We were welcomed by Gustavo and made to feel right at home. The food was plentiful and the room was large and comfortable. Selva Verde's driver, German,... More 

Thank Lindsay S
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a nice property for those who have not experienced the rain forest before. Rooms are relatively spartan but have hot water. Important to know that the only way you can walk in their private Forest preserve and see the primary old growth forest is to pay $25 per person for a guided tour - the only self guided... More 

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Titusville, FLorida
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

German picked us up in San Jose and his first words were do you want to take the highway or my way-we of course chose his way which was by La Paz Waterfall and took us to a lovely little restaurant with tons of hummingbirds and specifically for the Emerald Toucanette which was there in all its glory. The next... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We really liked it here. The accommodation we were offered met our family needs perfectly, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and the range of activities on offer ideally suited. There's a good pool on site and the guided forest walk we did was fascinating. We went on a family boat trip to spot the river wildlife (iguanas, caiman,... More 

Thank Simon T
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

It is a beautiful to place to stay in the rainforest surrounded by wildlife. Great service - very warm and friendly - Gustavo couldn't have been more helpful in getting us settled then escorting us around the hotel and even on a short hike nearby . Perfect place to experience the rainforest- we had a very knowledgeable guide who showed... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Selva Verde Lodge

Address: | 9 Kms from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, 553069, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui
Price Range: RM329 - RM627 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Selva Verde Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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“Bungalows are a moderate walk across the road but are very quiet and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles Dr_John_Poyser_4952, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the river are best”
 of 5 bubbles peejYorkshire, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room away from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles Angeles, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The bungalows were set away from the main lodges and would love to stay there next time.”
 of 5 bubbles OHonestOne, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were well placed and had lovely surroundings, as far as I know.”
 of 5 bubbles Scottish-Twist, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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