Selva Bananito Lodge

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Caribbean Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Selva Bananito Lodge

Location: Salon Delia
Price: $150-$195/per person per night
Features:river, waterfalls, bird watching, rapelling, hiking trails


selva bananito lodge


Often included in the lists of the world’s “Top Ten Eco Lodges”, Selva Bananito has been consistently applauded for its sustainable practices and conservation techniques along with its beautiful rooms and breathtaking surroundings. This authentic eco-lodge is the singular Costa Rica property to be constructed out of recycled waste wood (that was the byproduct of logging activity that happened years ago), therefore minimizing the detrimental impact caused to almost 50 hectares of primary rainforest. Selva Bananito has also strived hard to utilize renewable sources of energy (in the form of solar heated water) from the onset. Everything from sitting the in open-air wraparound portico on the hammock to enjoying a candle lit dinner when the cabin’s oil lamps are burnt at sundown (the lodge doesn’t any feature any electric lights) spell rustic luxury. If you want to indulge is some slick, action-packed nature and adventure-based activities while still redeeming your conscience from destroying the environment, Selva Bananito is your paradise.

Amenities and Activities

The ace eco-lodge is a heaven for adventure and nature activity freaks. They have custom created ‘designer’ packages that cover an extensive range of adventure and eco-tourism recreational pursuits such as bird watching, horseback riding, hiking through the primary rainforest, planting trees, tree climbing, rappelling down a forest waterfall , canopy tours and several others. Guests can take self-guided trails though the labyrinth forest paths or hire the services of an expert and knowledgeable guide to introduce them to the natural magnificence of the region.

In-house amenities at the Selva Bananito comprise a dining area rancho along with a bar and a tiny library (stocking local nature-based literature. The purebred, pretense-free eco-lodge focuses more on implementing the best eco-tourism practices and acquainting guests with the simple pleasures of sustainable holidaying than offering the usual trimmings that come with other luxury eco-resorts. This is as real as your eco-lodge can get, with careful emphasis on everything from optimized waste management policies to progressive recycling practices.


Accommodation at the Selva Bananito is available in the form of independent raised-slit cabin-like structures, which are comfortable, spacious and scream rustic charm. Each well-appointed cabin features varnished woodwork (for lending a chic back-to-nature appearance), a couple of double beds, a desk with chair, straight off the garden fresh flowers and a huge private bathroom. Cabins are classified into Standard Cabins and Superior Cabins. Superior Cabins are slightly larger bedrooms, elegantly tiled floors and wider view veranda doors that offer sweeping vistas of the surroundings without steeping into the veranda. The outer veranda stocks a comfy hammock with a few chairs for relaxed nature viewing. Some cabins offer vistas of the striking Bananito River, while the others feature views of the neighboring Matama Mountains.


The prices for occupancy in the Standard Cabin for single and double occupancy is $ 170 USD/per person per night and $ 150 USD/per person night respectively. Similarly the daily rate for a Superior Cabin for is $ 195 USD/ per person and $ 170 USD/ per person for single and double respectively. Prices include lodging along with three meals a day, two-way transfer between Salon Delia and the lodge and taxes. There are also some special offers to watch out for, which include complementary tours in your stay depending on the number of days you are put up at the lodge. Tours include rainforest tour, introductory tree-climbing tour and or/horseback riding through the lodge’s farm property. In addition to this, there are several customized adventure and honeymoon packages that are designed to offer visitors a snapshot of Salon Delia’s pristine wilderness.