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Active Adventures


Selva Verde offers exciting adventure activities for the most energetic eco traveler! Experience the wild side of Costa Rica as you raft the Sarapiquí River, ride through the countryside on horseback, and zip line through the rainforest canopy.




Selva Verde Activities

Hike the Almendro Trail

Our reserve is home to one of the oldest and largest remaining Almendro Trees in all of Central America. This towering beauty is nearly 600 years old and provides food and shelter to thousands of organisms, including the endangered Great Green Macaw, who favors the fruit of the Almendro. Explore the depths of the Selva Verde Reserve with a naturalist guide to learn about this important tree and other flora and fauna you’ll encounter along the way.


Time: According availability of guide
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: Adults $85, Children 6-11 $43, under 5 free



Guided Nature Walk in the Selva Verde Rainforest Reserve

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 $35, Children 6-11 $17.5, under 5 free



Night Hike at Selva Verde Reserve

Join 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 $35, Children 6-11 $17.5, under 5 free



White Water Rafting Adventure

The 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: $70 per person (minimun 2), Children $70
Transportation: Included



Horseback Riding

No 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 bilingual guide.


Time: 9.00 AM, 11.00 AM and 1.00 PM
Duration: 2 ½ hours
Cost: $40 per person
Transportation: included



Canopy Zip Line Tour

Enjoy 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: $70 per person (minimun2 ), Children $70
Transportation: Included



Day Trip Adventures: 

Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall

Explore Costa Rica's most active volcano - Arenal! Explore second growth rainforest on lava-encrusted trails and witness the power of an active volcano and views of magnificent Arenal Lake. Complete your day with an adventurous 230 foot hike down to the bottom of la Fortuna waterfall. Enjoy a riverside snack and a swim in the refreshing waters at the base of the falls.


Time: 8 AM departure
Duration: All day
Cost: Since Arenal Volcano is National Park, each person is required to pay the park entrance fee of $15 per person. Also the entrance fee to La Fortuna Waterfall is $15 per person. Lunch is not included, you will have the opportunity to stop for lunch in one of the restaurants near the volcano.
Guide: A local bilingual guide may be hired for both Arenal and the Falls for $150/day
Transportation: $220 roundtrip (1-4 passengers)




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.