+800-451-7111 For USA and Canadian Guests

   506-2761-1800 For Costa Rican Guests

   +352-377-7111 Outside Costa Rica, USA / Canada

 

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+352-377-7111 Outside Costa Rica, USA and Canada

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Welcome to Selva Verde

A TRULY UNIQUE COSTA RICAN ECO-LODGE 

 

Puma SVL webNew Camera-Trap Station in Action

Many of our guests are well-accustomed to spotting a myriad of birds, insects, reptiles and other species throughout the 500-acre preserve. It is less common, however, to come face-to-face with some of the larger mammals. Now, thanks to Selva Verde’s new camera-trap station, we have visual evidence from images taken on the grounds of Selva Verde, featuring some of the reserve’s more elusive residents.

Amos Bien

Update from the SCLC: Saying goodbye to Amos Bien

On November 19, we bid farewell to a pioneer in sustainable tourism, a founding member of the Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center Board, and dear friend, Amos Bien. 

 

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Selva Verde Lodge & Holbrook Travel team up to support the Center for Responsible Travel

Bid on a Selva Verde travel package and help support sustainable tourism!

Reservations at Selva Verde Lodge

COSTA RICAN RAINFOREST LODGE

 

Click here for our 2017 - 2018 rates

 

There are three ways to make reservations here at Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve

 

Via Telephone

 

Receive the same great rates using any of our reservation operators.

  • For USA and Canadian guests: (800) 451-7111
  • For Costa Rican guests: 506-2761-1800
  • Outside Costa Rica, USA and Canada: 001-352-377-7111

 

Via E-mail

  • General Inquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Via This Reservation Form

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Explore Selva Verde

MORE than a lodge, a center for learning

Selva Verde offers unparalleled opportunities for close encounters with nature, exciting adventure activities, and comfortable rainforest accommodations. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is committed to providing an exciting and enriching experience for every guest. For international studies, meetings, and educational programs, make Selva Verde your center. We invite you to explore Selva Verde!

 

conference room 1 300x200Main Confrerence RoomCONFERENCE CENTER

Just 2 hours from San José, Selva Verde Lodge offers the amenities of an education and conference center in the heart of a rainforest reserve. The lodge offers total occupancy of 120-140 guests dependent on room configuration, and a variety of room types – from climate-controlled rooms to private bungalows, situated on the forest edge or adjacent to the Sarapiquí River. The lodge is equipped with ample conference rooms and Wi-Fi. Selva Verde Lodge, in conjunction with Holbrook Travel, offers full-service event management, hosting up to 200 participants for formal presentations and workshops.

 


 

Learning 300x200Selva Verde is equipped with AV, audio and Wi-Fi.EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Selva Verde’s private reserve is the ideal basecamp for educational field programs in ecology, conservation, community development, and culture. An ideal control site for graduate, undergraduate, or advanced high school studies, the site is equipped with classrooms, dormitory accommodation, Wi-Fi, and a basic wet lab facility, offering an ideal backdrop for annual student studies in a variety of research applications. In conjunction with the Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center, an on-site educational non-profit organization, we can help you design a course to meet the academic needs of your group.

 


 

ecology60Selva Verde surroundings are a natural classrom, plus nearby parks and activities support learning. ECOLOGY OF SELVA VERDE

Selva Verde's 500 acre Sarapiquí Rainforest Preservation Area provides habitat for a wide variety of birds, animals, reptiles, insects, and plants. Eco tourism enthusiasts will discover great wildlife viewing and other rainforest adventures, such as white water rafting, canopy zip lining and hiking, in our reserve and in the Sarapiquí region. Costa Rica has protected more than 2.7 million acres of microclimates with 75 national parks and reserves. Many of these parks, gardens, waterfalls, volcanoes, caves, birding and wildlife habitats are located close to Selva Verde's Costa Rica eco lodge. 

 

 


 

guideIIván Castillo Gomez grew up in Río Frío de Sarapiquí and heads our guiding services.NATURALIST GUIDES

Selva Verde is very fortunate to have excellent naturalist guides, who share their knowledge and appreciation of the flora and fauna of the rainforest with our guests to provide a true connection with Costa Rican nature and culture. These resident experts support our on-site and activity programs in conjunction with other local experts and visiting professionals.

 

 

 

 


 

 SCLCSCLC headquartersSCLC - SARAPIQUÍ CONSERVATION LEARNING CENTER

The Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center (SCLC) was founded in 1993 by the Holbrook family and Selva Verde Lodge, the SARAPIQUÍ CONSERVATION LEARNING CENTER (SCLC) is today a fully independent US and Costa Rica registered non-profit organization. The SCLC’s mission is to link communities and conservation through education and ecotourism in the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica’s northern lowlands. The SCLC offers community programs such as English classes, computer literacy, environmental education and after-school activities.

 

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Puma SVL webNew Camera-Trap Station in Action

Many of our guests are well-accustomed to spotting a myriad of birds, insects, reptiles and other species throughout the 500-acre preserve. It is less common, however, to come face-to-face with some of the larger mammals. Now, thanks to Selva Verde’s new camera-trap station, we have visual evidence from images taken on the grounds of Selva Verde, featuring some of the reserve’s more elusive residents.

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   FROM THE BLOG

Birding at La Selva by Christa Markley

Trip Report: Understanding Costa Rica’s Conservation Success Story

Participants at CRIBC in November learned more about Costa Rica's pioneering ecotourism.

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Amos Bien

Update from the SCLC: Saying goodbye to Amos Bien

On November 19, we bid farewell to a pioneer in sustainable tourism, a founding member of the Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center Board, and dear friend, Amos Bien. 

 

Read more ...

   OUR STORY

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The Selva Verde Story

Selva Verde began with one woman's dream of preserving nearly 500 acres of endangered tropical forest and the multitude of species that call it home.

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