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Welcome to Selva Verde



About Selva Verde Lodge

A Costa Rica Rainforest Lodge

Eco Tourism Lodge

  • selvaverde images 026We are what we believe.
  • We preserve because we believe in nature.
  • We teach because we believe in sharing.
  • We are sustainable because we believe in the future.
  • This is the reason for Selva Verde.
  • The everlasting green rainforest


 The Selva Verde Story:

Selva Verde's story begins with Giovanna Holbrook and her mission to preserve a patch of Costa Rican rainforest. Once on the verge of destruction, Selva Verde protects nearly 500 acres of tropical forest and is home to one of Costa Rica's premier eco-lodges. Read more...


Selva Verde's Nature is Legendary:

Howler monkeys, red-eyed tree frogs, mot-mots, and kinkajous are just a few of the creatures that call Selva Verde home! The Selva Verde Nature Reserve is refuge to 300+ species of birds, 120 species of mammals, numerous amphibians and reptiles, and countless invertebrates. Selva Verde has earned its reputation as the most accessible rainforest in Costa Rica. Come and experience our abundant biodiversity!


Experience Selva Verde:

Do more! Learn more! Be our guest in this magical world. Explore our rainforest, discover our wildlife, raft on our river, and relax in our hammocks. Selva Verde offers visitors unparalleled opportunities for close encounters with nature, exciting adventure activities, and comfortable rainforest accommodations.

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Activities: Explore Selva Verde's wild side

Facilities: Discover our Lodge and Grounds


A Sustainable Future for Selva Verde:

Selva Verde – the everlasting green forest. What started out as an effort to protect a patch of rainforest has evolved into a vision for a sustainable future – not only for Selva Verde, but also for the people and wildlife that call it home. As a pioneer in the field of ecotourism, Selva Verde continues that tradition through our sustainability initiatives and partnerships. Find out more...


What Do Others Say About Selva Verde? View our Guest Book.


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Nigel MarvenNigel MarvenRegister for Costa Rica’s International Herpetological Symposium, Sept 6-9, 2018

SARAPIQUÍ, COSTA RICA - Costa Rica’s IV International Herpetological Symposium will be held in the lowland tropical rainforests of Sarapiquí, at Selva Verde Lodge and Private Reserve and environs. The Symposium will feature presentations and lectures about herpetology in broad sense by organizations and individuals. Come and learn about new findings and research from all over the Americas and beyond! 

Participantes de habla hispana: Vea el programa completo aquí

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The blue-gray tanager

The blue-gray tanager (Thraupis episcopus) is one of about 230 species of tropical and subtropical tanagers, and one of the most common and unmistakable birds in Costa Rica. It is a generalist frugavore (fruit-eater), found in a great variety of different habitats, most often in pairs.

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Seen From Above: Selva Verde Lodge & Reserve

Innovative aerial, drone footage of Selva Verde Lodge and Reserve

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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.