BANANITO LODGE & PRESERVE
THE 10 BEST WILDERNESS AND ECO-LODGES OF COSTA RICA.
We invite you to find out why "Frommers Travel Guide to Costa Rica
includes us as one the 10 best wilderness and eco lodges in Costa Rica:
Selva Bananito Lodge & Preserve located in
the Caribbean province of
Limon, Costa Rica, offers a variety of unique and high adrenaline rain
forest adventure activities in an unspoiled and pristine natural surrounding.
Should you rather be interested in absolute
relaxation or less adventurous activities, such as bird watching,
reading the book you did not have time for, or the hardest activity
of all, resting in a hammock on the veranda of your cabin and
overlooking the majestic beauty of Selva Bananito Preserve, there is
no other place more quiet, more peaceful or more beautiful to do
Bananito Preserve with an extension of over 2200 acres of primary rain forest boarders
directly with 'La Amistad International Park' and is part of 'La Amistad
Biosphere Preserve', the largest conservation area of Central America, shared
by Costa Rica and Panama. Selva Bananito Preserve is the most important direct
watershed of the Bananito River, which supplies 85 % of the potable water
to the harbor city of Limon.
income generated by our nature and adventure programs at Selva Bananito,
together with our Rain forest Study Programs, significantly support 'Fundacion
Cuencas deLimon', -- Limon Watershed Foundation --, which has become a regional
leader in watershed conservation in the province of Limon..
At Selva Bananito Lodge & Preserve you will have the opportunity to
experience the breathtaking beauty of our tropical humid rainforest preserve
while trekking and exploring one of the most spectacular primary rain forests in
At Selva Bananito Preserve you can cool off
under one of our many cascades, or if you prefer, you can rappel
down a gorgeous waterfall ! Would you like to explore the canopy
while climbing up a Kapok tree, which is over 200 feet tall ?
Spending the night on our platform and
wakening up to the sounds of the rain forest covered in early
morning mist while observing the canopy has a spiritual element and
a magic of its own ! Take a horseback tour and learn about low
impact tropical agriculture and watershed management and
conservation while taking our tour through the farm, Or, if you
prefer, gallop along our pastures and then venture into the jungle
during our adventure horseback tour !
Located adjacent to "Parque Internacional La
Amistad", and being part of "La Amistad" Biosphere Preserve, the
most important and largest natural corridor and conservation area in
Central America, which at the same time is considered one of the
three most important bird migration habitats in the world, Reserva
Selva Bananito offers outstanding bird watching opportunities. The
raptor migration, together with the one of smaller species of birds
starts in mid - March , north bound, and mid - October, south bound.
At Selva Bananito you can observe
over 300 species of birds !
Bananito Lodge is the only rainforest lodge in Costa Rica that has been
built with "recycled" woods.
Rather than building the cabins closer to, or in the rain forest, we purposefully
erected them in an area that had already been altered by human activity
almost 100 years ago.
We have our own private preserve. We keep the
number of visitors that enter the Preserve within strict limits at
any given time.
We heat our water with solar energy
We only use biodegradable soaps, and treat our
used waters with special enzymes and decomposition bacteria. We make
it safe for the environment, because water " lilies" clean our
ecology friendly used waters We do not disrupt our environment with
noisy and polluting generators. We prefer to enjoy dinners in the light of candles !
And most important of all: we support Foundación cuencas de Limón, Limón Watershed Foundation
We invite you to find out more about Selva Bananito
Lodge & Preserve !
Please visit www.selvabananito.com
Pure Nature - Untamed Adventure
Conservation with no Frontiers