Selva Bananito Lodge and Preserve


The Selva Bananito Lodge and Preserve is considered as one of the extraordinary example for eco-tourism. This lodge is set in a pristine region of Costa Rica’s Caribbean area.  This lodge is 20 km south and 15 km inland of Puerto Limón on the Atlantic side of the country. In Costa Rica this is the only property constructed out of recycled waste wood (that was the byproduct of logging activity). Nestled in the Talamanca Mountains, this lodge is also striving to utilize as many renewable energy sources as possible from the onset.

During your vacation at the Selva Bananito Lodge and Preserve, you will enjoy sitting in the open-air wraparound portico on the hammock and watching the amazing beauty of the surrounding area as well as will enjoy candle lit dinner when the cabin’s oil lamps are burnt at sundown. People who are seeking a place for enjoying a memorable vacation in an eco-friendly setting, they will find this lodge perfect. In the surrounding area you can also enjoy unlimited adventure and natural bliss, while still redeeming your conscience from destroying the environment.


In Selva Bananito Lodge you will find accommodation facilities in the form of independent raised cabin-style structures that include all the necessary amenities and facilities. Staff of the lodge ensure its guests get all the things they need for enjoying complete comfort. In all of these spacious cabins you will enjoy rustic environment. For the construction of each of the cabins varnished woodwork has been used to give the cabins a natural touch. Each of the cabin is featured with two double beds, a desk and chair and also a spacious large bathroom.  Beautiful fresh flowers are collected from the garden and given to the cabins that make the guests feel a great smell while entering the room. There are Standard cabins and Superior Cabins to choose from. Superior cabins feature bigger rooms including stylish tiled floors and wider view veranda door through which you will enjoy watching the uninterrupted natural view of the surrounding area. Some of the cabins overlooks the amazing views of the Bananito river and some other cabins offers amazing views of the neighboring Matama Mountains.

Scuba Diving:

Costa Rica is rich in its bio-diversity with marine flora and fauna and you can explore those wonderful marine life by scuba diving. There are many exciting dive sites both in Costa Rica and Panama you can visit.  Isla del Cano and Cano Island Wildlife Refuge are preferable dive locations on the Pacific. Catalina Island is also can be visited that is 7 miles of Flamingo Beach in the North Pacific of the country. For scuba diving you can also go to the Bat Island that is a great dive site. For enjoying more leisurely diving, you can go to the Gulf of Papagayo where you will find several interesting dive sites. Most professional dive centers operate the scuba diving tours.

Tours and Amenities:

zip-liningAdventure lovers and nature lovers will find the surrounding area of the lodge just like a paradise. A variety of tour packages including nature and eco-tourism activities are offered by the lodge. You can also go for self-guided trails through the labyrinth forest paths or can enjoy expert services of an expert guide who will help you to know about the natural magnificence of the region. You can go for bird watching tour, horseback riding tour, canopy tours, or can enjoy tree climbing, hiking through the primary rainforest, planting trees and rappelling down forest waterfall and many more.

Although there are resorts, hotels, rest houses in Costa Rica that bring tourists in touch with the exquisite beauty of the country, but there are very few who have also taken an active stand in environmental protection. Selva Bananito Lodge and Preserve is one of these very few ones.


Selva Bananito Lodge and Preserve

Phone: (506)2253-8118