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Mar y Selva Ecolodge

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Starting at $85 (USD) / night
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View from main deck at Mar y Selva Ecolodge
View from main deck at Mar y Selva Ecolodge

Mar y Selva Ecolodge is an immersion in the Costa Rica rain forest, with fresh clean smoke free air and all the comforts of home. Near virgin beaches, It has the only semi-Olympic size pool in the southern part of Costa Rica. Mar y Selva provides you with an excellent service. The view is of the Ballena Marine National Park and they are close to Corcovado National Park as well as Caño Island, the mangroves of the Sierpe and Térraba rivers, several beautiful beaches and surfing areas as well as refreshing waterfalls, including Nauyaca Falls.

The main house in Mar y Selva Ecolodge gives you a wonderful view of the ocean and the rainforest and is open and large enough for receptions, conferences, yoga classes/retreats, etc. Visitors can spend time here reading, playing board games, watching programs on our 52”TV, check your email or be treated to one of our Spa Treatments. The Restaurant Tierra Roja - Red Earth serves healthy food throughout the day.

Mar y Selva Ecolodge consists on 10 bungalows surrounded by trees (6 single and 2 sets of two adjoining bungalows – great for families or groups of friends). The howler monkeys and the toucans will wake you every morning, as will a myriad of other birds, butterflies and other small animals and reptiles of the forest. Each bungalow has A/C and a fan, a Queen or King size bed, a Full size futon, hot water with tub or shower, hair dryer, safe, small fridge, and a private terrace. High speed Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Key Features

  • 25 Meter Lap Pool for Relaxing or Training
  • Conference Room
  • TV and Games Room
  • Beach and Forest Activities
  • View of Ballena Marina National Park from deck
  • Small Gift and Sundries Shop
  • 24 Hour Security and Parking
  • English, and Spanish spoken
  • Spa services by appointment
  • Be part of our effort to save the forest
  • Mar y Selva Restaurant serving healthy food
Restaurant at Mar y Selva Ecolodge
Restaurant at Mar y Selva Ecolodge


Air Conditioning
Airport Transfers
Babysitting Service
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Conference Center
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Flat Screen TVs
Gift Shop
Hair Dryer
Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Beach
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Laundry Service
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Serenity Paradise
Peaceful serenity in the rainforest, minutes from virgin beaches and whale spawning waters -- come relax or experience the adventure of a lifetime! Service and sustainability! Mar y Selva Ecolodge overlooks the Ballena Marine National Park. Visited by many animals: howler monkeys, sloths, coatis, anteaters and a documented 111 bird species, it has 10 spacious, comfortable, private, comfortably equipped bungalows with Wi-Fi throughout and the largest (25 meter) pool in southern Costa Rica. It has conference facilities, Spa, restaurant, and a TV and games room.


Inside a Bungalow at Mar y Selva Ecolodge
Inside a Bungalow at Mar y Selva Ecolodge

Accomodations and Amenities at Mar y Selva Ecolodge

Our bungalows each have 40 sq meters of space with the ocean breezes keeping them cool most of the time. Half have TV's. All are air conditioned and have a fan as well. The the beds have orthopedic mattresses and the sheets are 300 thread cotton for your comfort. As an ecolodge, we promote water and energy saving systems as well as recycling and an enhanced awareness of our effect upon the environment around us. One of our bungalows is wheelchair friendly as are each of the floors in the main building. A study by a biology major at the National University found 111 species of birds on our property, and we have a path within the forest for your enjoyment.

The main house has a reception area with a small gift and sundries shop, a large dining area, reading room/conference room with a large TV, balcony with beautiful views, a spa, and space to just relax.

Our 25 meter swimming pool is not just a pool to get wet in and refresh yourself, but one in which you can actually swim laps. Baby sitting, laundry services, concierge service, luggage storage, and safe parking are also available.

We try our best to make you comfortable and meet your needs. You will enjoy your stay at Mar y Selva near the Ballena, Ventanas, Piñuela, Uvita and Hermosa beaches.


Spectacular beaches
Eco-tourism: Corcovado National Park, Hacienda Barú, Hacienda La Merced
Whale and dolphin watching August-November and December to April
Ballena Marine National Park - Moses Pass - The Whale's Tail
Kayaking in the ocean or the mangroves
Day and Night tours in the mangroves
White water rafting
Surfing and surf lessons
Mountain biking or road biking
Canopy tours - zip lines
Bird watching
Snorkeling or diving
Sports fishing
Ultralights - see the area flying through the air free of windows - an adventure!
Butterfly gardens
Reptile Exhibits
Horseback riding on the beach or to the waterfalls
Nauyaca Falls
ATV tours

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Butterfly Farm
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Cooking Classes
Dolphin Watching Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Scuba Diving
Surfing Lessons
Whale Watching
White Water Rafting
Wildlife Viewing

Location & Map

Costa Ballena Map
Costa Ballena Map
Satellite Map of Mar y Selva Ecolodge
Mar y Selva Ecolodge is Located at the km marker #170 on the Costanera Highway, 500 mt south, 1200 mt east.


Season Date FromDate To 
Green Season April 16thDecember 15th
High Season December 16thApril 15th
Peak Season Dec. 20 th-Jan.3rd Mar. 24 - Mar. 31th
 Green SeasonHigh SeasonPeak Season / Easter Week
King, 1 to 2 Persons $105 $135 $145 
Queen, 1 to 2 persons$95  $125 $135 
Additional person$19 $19 $19 
The prices are for 1 – 2 persons with a maximum capacity of 4 persons per bungalow.
There are two sets of single bungalows that connect to each other by a common door - good for families or groups of friends.

Each additional person – with a maximum of 4 persons per bungalow is as follows:
Adults: US$19 in Low Season – US$19 in High Season – US$19 in Peak Season.

Children 5 years of age and older pay the same as adults. Children under the age of 5 are free as long as they share a bedroom with their parents. Cribs are available on a first come, first serve basis.

A Continental or Typical Breakfast, and free parking are included in the above prices.

13% Local sale tax is not included

Customer Reviews for Mar y Selva Ecolodge

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5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
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5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
From: Costa Rica11/2/2013
"es un lugar maravilloso,se puede escuchar el sonido de las olas del mar al mismo tiempo que estas rodeado de montaña en un clima fresco,vista espectacular,trato excelente."
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