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Family Activities


Having an adventure is thrilling, but it's even more fun to share your adventure with those you love. Share the awe of exploration and discovery with your family, and cherish the memories you will make forever. Selva Verde offers a range of activities suited for every age and that your whole family will enjoy!



Family Fun Package

education1 300x200Learning about Flowers & Plants, Selva Verde LodgeOur multi-night packages make it easy to give your family the adventure of a lifetime. We picked our favorite family activities and explorations for an engaging blend of nature discovery and active adventure.







Selva Verde Activities

Guided Hiking in the Selva Verde Reserve

birdWatching 300x200Naturalist guides at work, Selva Verde Lodge Experience first hand the wonder of exploring a tropical rainforest. Enjoy a personalized and leisurely ramble through Selva Verde' s 500 acre private reserve with our knowledgeable naturalist guides. Learn more than just the names of rainforest plants and animals - discover their secret lives and fascinating natural histories. Be on the look out for monkeys, mot-mots, toucans, and poison dart frogs, and remember to bring your camera!




Time: 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: Adults $25, Children 6-11 $12.5, under 6 free



Sarapiquí River Cruise

sarapiqui boat ride 300x200Puerto Viejo boat docking center, Sarapiquí.Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Sarapiquí, observing life in and along the banks of the river. You'll pass both forested and agricultural lands to observe the activities of the people and animals whose lives are influenced by the flow of the waters. The boat guides are some of the best wildlife spotters on the river, so be sure to bring your binoculars and camera! The boat departs from the lively Puerto Viejo dock. Guide is not included




Time: 9:00 am or 2:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: Adult $35 per pax, Children 6-11 $18
Transportation: $40 round trip (1-4 passengers)




snake 2 300x200Yellow boa constrictor at Sarapiquí SerpentariumGet to know the fascinating world of reptiles with a visit and guided tour to the Sarapiquí Serpentarium. Enjoy comfortable close-up observation of a wide variety of native and exotic venomous and non-venomous snakes, lizards, and frogs, many of which inhabit the Sarapiquí rainforest.  






Time: Daily 8-5
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Adults: $32 / Children (Less 11 Years): $22
Transportation: $40 round trip (1-4 passengers)



Chocolate Tour - Discover Chocolate!

selvaverde small 07Close-up of a cacao plant, Costa RicaDiscover how cacao seeds are transformed into one the world's favorite foods - chocolate! Visit a historical cacao plantation and learn about the natural and cultural history of cacao plant. Native to Central America, cacao was cultivated by Mayan, Aztec, and other Central American cultures before European explorers introduced it to the rest of the world. Enjoy a taste of organic chocolate made by a local woman's group - the Asociación de Mujeres Amazilia del Caribe.




Time: 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Cost: Adults $30, Children $20
Transportation: $40 round trip (1-4 passengers)


White Water Rafting Adventure

white water1 300x200White Water Rafting, SarapiquíThe white water stretches of the Rio Sarapiquí are some of the most beautiful in Costa Rica. Enjoy high adventure and gentle floats as you navigate the river with our professional river guides. A preliminary safety orientation will prepare you for the challenges you'll face on the water. Keep an eye out for the diversity of wildlife seen at the river's edge in between Class I-III rapids. If you are a skilled rafter, we can arrange a more challenging excursion on Class III-IV rapids. Your rafting adventure ends at Selva Verde Lodge.



Time: 9 AM or 2 PM
Duration: 2 ½ hours
Cost: Adult $56 per person (minimun 2). Children $48
Transportation: Included



Horseback Riding

horsebackriding sarapiqui 00Horseback riding, TirimbinaNo experience is necessary for this relaxed ride through the forests and fields surrounding Selva Verde. Spot a variety of wildlife and enjoy the cultural landscape of the Sarapiquí. The ride is accompanied by a Spanish-speaking guide.







Time: 9 AM or 2 PM
Duration: 2 ½ hours
Cost: $30 per person
Transportation: $20 round trip (1-4 passengers)



Zip Line Canopy Tour

zipLine tnZip Line adventure, SarapiquíEnjoy the thrill of winging your way through the canopy of the rainforest! Our zip line adventure consists of 12 zip lines crisscrossing tropical rainforest, ornamental gardens, and the magnificent Rio Sarapiquí. Throughout your adventure, you will be accompanied by experienced guides, using specialized equipment of the highest quality.





Time: 9 AM or 2 PM
Duration: 2 ½ hours
Cost: Adult: $56 per person. Children: $48

Transportation: Included



Early Morning Bird Walk at Selva Verde

Crimson collared tanager 00Crimson collared tanager, Selva Verde LodgeGrab your binoculars and join our naturalist guide for an early morning bird walk on the grounds of Selva Verde. Morning is a very active time for the birds, so you can count on sighting several of the stunning tropical species that inhabit Selva Verde. Every morning is different, but they are all exciting! Your guide has a keen eye and a high-powered scope, so you can get close up views of birds you might not otherwise notice. Binoculars can be rented at reception.




Time: Daily at 6 am
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: Adults $27, Children 6-11 $13.5, under 5 Free



Night Hike at Selva Verde Reserve

nightfrog 300x200Red Eyed Leaf frog, Selva Verde LodgeJoin Selva Verde’s naturalist guides for an exciting exploration of the rainforest at night! Bring your flashlight and search the grounds and surrounding trails for nocturnal wildlife – including tree frogs, leaf mimicking insects, and nocturnal mammals including kinkajous and bats!






Time: 7:00 PM
Duration: 2 hour
Cost: Adults $23, Children 6-11 $11.5, under 6 free



Indigenous Culture Tour

archaeological site sarapiqui 00Archaeological Park, SarapiquíThis tour includes a visit to an archaeological place or an indigenous botanical garden of Sarapiquí area, guided by an indigenous person talking about the precolumbian history of Costa Rica. Share an ancient indigenous cocktail called "Chicha". At the end of the tour, participate in a workshop on the modern indigenous hand crafts.





Time: 8:30 am or 1:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: Adults $20 / Children (under 11) $20
Transportation: $40 round trip (up to 4 people).



How To Plan Your Activities

It is always best to make advance reservations for all of our activities! Most activities may be booked at Selva Verde reception with 24 hours notice. Please make advanced reservations during the high season by CONTACTING US before your visit.

Green Season (May 1 - 31st, Aug 1 - Dec 14th)
High Season (Dec 15 - Apr 30, Jun 1 - Jul 31)

Groups: Traveling with 5 or more people? Please make advance reservations by CONTACTING US.

Special Note: Tips & discretionary gratuities for guides are not included in activity costs. For Boxed Lunches: Please make arrangements with reception at least 24 hours in advance.