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Selva Bananito Lodge

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Managua, Nicaragua
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Along with a group of colleagues, we discovered and deeply learned about this unique place. We certainly observed in the first minutes the love and passion which has been invested in Selva Bananito. In fact, a reference point for any project on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, where, against the stream, they have stopped illegal DEforestation, implemented ecological rules...

Thank Stanontrip
Cartago, Costa Rica
Reviewed 28 June 2013

What an unexpected place!!! In the rainforest, on a ranch, with horses, hiking, waterfalls, off the grid. So cool!!!!! Only electricity here is Solar Powered, so bring flashlights. Lots to do, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, tree climbing, or just hanging out in your hammock. Not the best place for small children in my opinion, not much of anything for...

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Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 19 June 2013

My husband and I had our wedding and honeymoon at Selva Bananito in May 2013 and we cannot say enough about the place. The staff was absolutely incredible and made our stay there the most memorable of places we have ever been. Our tours were fantastic and we were perfectly matched with a guide that fit our style. The food...

Thank Amy L
Lincoln, UK
Reviewed 9 April 2013

We stayed for three nights and two days in early February and were amazed to be sharing with no more than a few others . The location is awesome and we were so sorry not to be able to stay longer - could have happily stayed for weeks! We took the Interbus from Playa Chiquita and were dropped at Delias...

Thank HWinLincoln
Reviewed 7 April 2013

This was our favorite part of costa rica. Was a little worried at first about Eco lodge but loved it. Horseback riding ziplining repelling and tree climbing all great. Saw lots of animals in rainforest. Great local food and very good guides.

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Jürgen and his team did everything to make our stay as relaxing and interesting as can be. They served delicious Costa Rican meals at the "Rancho", provided for luxurious cabins right in the rain forest and organized rappelling, horseriding and treeclimbing tours. Fabulous! We are very eager to come back.

Thank Fred A
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 January 2013

We travelled here for three nights with our 2 young children here over Christmas in 2012 and had a wonderful time. It is a bit of a drive to get there, but well worth it. The cabanas and the land are so beautiful, with no sounds but the noisy rainforest, and at night no lights other than the stars and...

Thank Joshua60713
Reviewed 3 January 2013

My family and I loved our time at Selva Bananito. My son was so inspired by the place and its mission that he is looking into going back there to volunteer! Beautiful rooms overlooking the rainforest. Wonderful activities. Just remember that in a rain forest....it just might rain! In any case, I recommend the experience highly.

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 9 December 2012

Selva Bananito attracted us as it was remote and very eco-friendly. We stayed here for two nights and had a wonderful experience. We were picked up at “Salon Delia” and whisked away to the hidden paradise in a 4x4 flat bed truck through the banana plantations, rivers, and creeks. The lodge is about 11Km from the pick up point. From...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Nice trip to get to this fabulous place. It is right 'in the middle of nature'. Jurgen, the owner, is very enthusiastic and his ecological involvement is amazing! He likes to share his ideas on preservation of the environment with you as a guest. Also he is very involved with the people around, offering jobs to single mothers to help...

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Address: San Pedro, Cahuita, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Price Range: RM303 - RM539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Selva Bananito Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Best view & activities”
 of 5 bubbles 740desireeb, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“View of the preserve is amazing from the hammocks on your patio deck.”
 of 5 bubbles MelissaJeff2015, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Does not really matter - but on the top of the hill you could maybe have the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles abalexanderboehm, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“Superior Cabinas are spacious and the view is breathtaking”
 of 5 bubbles marisi2016, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The far back cabins had the best view of forests!”
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  • rooms cleaned and beds made each night
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  • Open rooms with two hammocks on balcony
 of 5 bubbles heatherhI6189NG, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
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