Selva Bananito - Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Selva Bananito - Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Selva Bananito is located on the Caribbean side of the country. It’s a 45-minute drive to the lodge in the heart of the Caribbean jungle from the small town of Bananito. This gigantic 1200 ha lush green rainforest barely escaped deforestation in the ’90s. However, thanks to the determination of Jurgen Stein, the German owner of Selva Bananito lodge, the area has been saved and protected.

Your hotel
Jurgen built Selva Bananito lodge from waste wood contributing to protecting this unknown piece of rainforest on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica near La Amistad Biosphere Reserve. If you are a bird and nature lover, you’ll find yourself in paradise at Selva Bananito Lodge. While learning more about nature conservation, you will be pampered with great food and refreshing drinks. Then, join the other guests for a relaxing and delicious candlelight dinner with locally sourced food.


Sleep in beautiful private cabins surrounded by a charming pristine jungle with a unique frog concert chirping you asleep. Selva Bananito Lodge is located in the middle of nature, where you will stay in a beautiful wooden house. Enjoy a magical view over the fields with the mountains and the jungle as a backdrop. Solar panels provide hot water in the shower and atmospheric lighting in your room.

The reserve is home to more than 350 species of birds, caimans, monkeys, armadillos, sloths, and many other animals. Wild cats like jaguars, ocelots, and pumas are often spotted on wildlife cameras. The three rivers in this reserve provide clean drinking water for the Limon region.

Explore the area

  • Don’t miss out on a unique experience in a gyrocopter and fly in a small, lightweight aircraft. The views of the Talamanca mountain range and the Caribbean ocean are mind-blowing!
  • Is the sky too high for you? Go rappelling down a waterfall or go horseback riding in the rainforest.
  • If you genuinely want to connect with nature, book a guided hike through the pristine forest, plant a tree, or even climb one.
  • A unique and adventurous experience is a night in the jungle. Let us know if you want more information.
  • If you want to get involved in the reforestation project, you can plant trees and offset the CO2 emissions of your trip.