• La Selva Verde, Costa Rica

about La Selva Biological Reserve

about La Selva Biological Reserve

The La Selva Biological Reserve was founded in 1963, originally for the purpose of researching the incredible ecosystem in place. As a direct result of this pioneering research the area is now a world renowned UNESCO protected World Heritage Site- the first of its kind in Costa Rica.

The multilingual guides will run a range of nature walks, science activities, river boat tours as well as a number of lectures.

La Selva Biological Reserve detail


Comfortable lodgings, within the diverse eco-system of the surrounding rainforest.


Bordering the Braulio National Park just one and a half hours from San José.

Accommodation & Facilities

There are a range of dormitory style rooms which consist of a number of bunk beds and a shared bathroom; there are also family suites which can sleep up to four people which also include a private bathroom.

There is internet access accessible within the lobby and a laundry service available.


All meals take place in the cafeteria at designated times. The meals served are authentic Costa Rican cuisine and packed lunches are available to order if you are going for a day trip or exploring the nature trails in the surrounding areas.


There are numerous activities available to take part in during your stay at the La Selva Biological Reserve including trips to the Arenal Volcano, boat trips and rafting on the Arenal Lake as well as canopy tours of the surrounding rainforest.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at the reserve but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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