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.
25 Meter Lap Pool for Relaxing or Training
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
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TVs
Hotel near Beach
Hotel near Forest
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
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
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.
Swimming 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
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Dolphin Watching Tours
Family Friendly Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
White Water Rafting
Location & 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.
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.