Selva Verde Lodge

Region Sarapiquí  >  Costa Rica

Eco-lodge located in the lowlands of Costa Rica near Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui. The lodge is located directly on a road.

Added* by Winfried Rusch
Most recent update 12 February 2023


Selva Verde Lodge provides easy access to the rainforest and abundant biodiversity on 500 acres of tropical nature in the heart of Costa Rica's Sarapiquí county. There are many great birding areas nearby with over 460 species of birds. Directly from the restaurant you can see a feeding place and so many birds can be observed all day long. Many birds can also be observed throughout the lodge area. You can also go into the rainforest.



Located just 2 hours from San José. Take the General Cañas speedway until the Sabana Park, approximately 12 km - 7.5 miles, turn left at the second traffic light (National Bank) drive through San Jose downtown until Melico Salazar Theater. This building is in front of Central Park and diagonal to Metropolitan Cathedral, turn left again, drive 1/2 miles more ( 5 traffic lights ) and turn to your right. You will find the route to Guapiles ( Route 32 ) across Braulio Carrillo National Park, after 56 km - 34 miles until Rancho Roberto`s Restaurant, turn left to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, drive for 32 km - 20 miles, once again here turn to your left and drive 5 km - 3 miles more. There are plenty of parking spaces available. Click on the P in the map for directions or coordinates.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , River , City/village


Flat , Hilly

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Summer , Spring , Autumn


Unpaved road , Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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