La Amistad National Park, which stretches over to Panama, extends to an area of about 484,000 acres on the Costa Rican territory and encloses the complete southern part of the Cordillera de Talamanca (Talamanca Mountain Range). This nature reserve - hardly accessible and thus little explored - is one of the few that has preserved its original vegetation: dense rain and cloud forests to páramo (highland savannas). More than half of Costa Rica’s total wildlife is to be found here, and up to day about 1,000 different orchids as well as more than 10,000 other tropical plant species have been registered.
Selva Bananito Lodge is located at the foot of Cerro Mochila that belongs to the Matama mountain range, which is part of the Cordillera de Talamanca. Manú, the farm on which the lodge is built, partly borders La Amistad National Park. About two thirds (about 2,000 acres) are primary highland rainforest, protected as a private reserve. One third of the farm is devoted to low-impact agriculture and cattle management. The lodge’s 11 cabins have been carefully adjusted to its surrounding landscape and are sitting on a little hill with a magnificent view of Cerro Mochila on one side and the Rio Bananito on the other. They have been built on stilts in traditional Caribbean style; the construction material was obtained from wood discarded by loggers. The rooms dispose of solar-heated hot water; gas lamps are provided for reading. In the bar and restaurant, candles create a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy with us this little paradise, which makes you experience adventure and almost untouched nature with all the luxury of a comfortable lodge!
Enjoy with us this little paradise in the Talamanca Mountains,
which makes you experience adventure and almost untouched
nature with all the luxury of a comfortable lodge!