Selva Verde

Chilamate, Costa Rica

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In Chilamate, five minutes by car west of Puerto Viejo, is a complex of covered walkways leading through beautiful gardens to a riverside dining room, an open, airy lounging area with hammocks, and a conference room. Its comfortable cabins are raised on pillars to jungle (and bird’s-nest) level. There are also bungalows across the road near the botanical garden, nestled at the forest’s edge. Selva Verde’s primary rainforest forest reserve is accessed by a bridge across the river. Early-morning birdwalks are offered for guests, and three- to four-hour walks with naturalist guides can be arranged.

Amenities & Features


Double occupancy from $90 to $162

Website & Contact

phone: (506)2766-6800 U.S. 352-377-7111 toll free 800-451-7111 fax 2766-6011

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Nearby Hotels & Lodges

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The nearest town is Chilamate, 0.6 km away and Aeropuerto Arenal airport is 55.4 km.

Please note that distances for nearby hotels, attractions, activites & other points of interest are in a straight line. Distances by road may be significantly longer!

The exact gps map coordinates of Selva Verde are latitude 10.45146, longitude -84.06946. (exact GPS coordinates are accurate to within a few meters, gps data labeled approximate is within a few hundred meters)