About this listing
With breathtaking ocean views, Selva Armonia is a slice of paradise in the Costa Rican rain forest. Stunning and consciously created architecture, botanical gardens and full-service gourmet cuisine. Yoga, wifi, natural waterfalls and more!
Immaculately kept and elegantly luxurious, our space is the perfect communal space to relax, restore and to launch into your next adventure. Walk to our natural pools and waterfalls or just lounge about in our open air living and dining spaces.
*Keep searching through Airbnb and you will find more of our beautiful spaces we have to offer!
• Organic gardens
• Breathtaking views
• The world's most beautiful sunsets
• Yoga instruction (upon availability)
• Massages (upon availability)
• Tour/adventure assistance
• Gourmet vegetarian cuisine with 48-hour notice (upon on-site chefs availability)
• Full kitchen access with 6 or fewer guests in-house
Interaction with Guests
Stay at Selva independently with as little interaction desired or enjoy a more social setting with our wonderful on-site staff and visitors.
*Our house manager is always on-site and eager to assist with any needs or requests.
We are located just above Marino Ballena National Park and just North of the Osa Peninsula, the 3rd most biologically diverse place on earth.
There are also many beautiful beaches to explore nearby, such as, Playa Ventanas, Playa Hermosa, and Playa Dominical.
Public transportation and taxis are available in the central town of Uvita.
To get to Selva Armonia by car: Drive 3.5 miles (5 kilometers) up a dirt road, Calle la Union, in a 4x4 vehicle, which is required to reach our property and most other beautiful locations throughout Costa Rica.
Driving Directions: (website hidden)
Other Things to Note
La Casa Grande: 5 private rooms with 2 beds in each $75/night
Totem House: 2 private rooms with 3 beds in each. Shared, private bath $90/night
Private Cabinas: First cabin has 2 beds (one queen size and one full)
The second cabin has one queen size bed. Shared, private bath $90/night
Available for purchase:
• Private or group yoga instruction (upon availability)
• Lunch $12, Dinner $15 with 48-hour notice (upon chefs availability)
• Wine available at market price. Please inquire.
• Taxi/shuttle service support
• Bodywork (upon availability)
• Adventure/Excursion booking support
Essentials for Happy Jungle Guests (Packing List):
• Flashlight or headlamp (a MUST for Selva Armonia)
• Insect repellant (if you are prone to insect bites, Deet/Off is highly recommended
• Shower shoes/slip off shoes
• Hiking/walking shoes
• ONLY biodegradable soaps, shampoos, etc.
• Sun Hat
• Books, music, crafts, art projects or any other items that you love to fill your days with
• Beach gear
• Ear plugs (lots of jungle noises!)
• Non-disposable water bottle (Metal or glass recommended. Please no disposable plastic bottles or bags)
• Cash (U.S. dollars are accepted all over Costa Rica and Panama)
PLEASE LEAVE VALUABLES AT HOME
Shoes off in all structures, 10pm quiet time, smoking only in the parking lot area, no pets.
Selva has a staff that lives on the property and we welcome you into our home.
One of the most stunning places I have ever visited. A truly beautiful place to stay.. The land and attitude to living is very inspiring, relaxing and I will certainly be back.
A lot of Costa Rican hosts could learn a lot from Selva Armonia with its Eco friendly approach.
Katherine was a delight; friendly, warm, funny and informative... My daughter and I will remember this experience forever :-)
Katherine has been an absolutely amazing host! She was so helpful and so friendly we felt instantly very welcome.
Selva Armonia is a peaceful, tranquil place we very much enjoyed. It has a breathtaking view and we loved just every detail of this open house! The rooms are intelligently built so that there is a real good temperature without any artificial cooling like fan or air con.
Jason provides a wonderful home cooked meal we very much enjoyed.
Everything at Selva Armonia we simply loved and it felt like a big luxury staying there. We film' mi d the steep driving up on the dirt road, it was absolutely worth the effort!
One of the most amazing things was to fall asleep with the jungle sounds being so close!
Thank you Katherine that we could have such a wonderful time with you!
Great place with an amazing aerial view on the Ballena (whale's tail on the coast). Zen ecolo attitude, warm welcome, beauty & nature.
I was treated like a queen at Selva. The staff was not only accommodating, but personable and warm. They greeted me with the best hugs upon my arrival, as if they had known me for years. I loved their energy, spirit, and strong work ethic to keeping their eco lodge looking beautiful and their guests blissful. Heidi was soulful and made me feel so welcome. Katherine's bubbly spirit was contagious, and Jason's vegan culinary skills were a true talent, the kind you are born with that no amount of training could teach you. I was so lucky to have met these wonderful people.
The pictures were spot on- this was the most alive, beautiful, and peaceful place I have ever visited. Though a little off the beaten path (15 minute bumpy ride to the main road) the remote area became an added benefit of keeping the Selva pure and serene. I had everything I needed within walking distance- a yoga deck overlooking the ocean, hiking trails that led to gorgeous waterfalls and swimming holes, and endless species, plant life, and scenery to watch and be amazed by every day.
I did venture to the main road and was able to explore Whale's Tail and stroll the friendly neighborhood. It was delightful.
I recommend this hidden treasure to anyone looking for the true, authentic, and meaningful experience of Costa Rica. I will be back again!
What a wonderful hidden gem in the hills of Uvita. Couldn't have asked for a better and more rejuvenating spot!
Heidi was a great host we felt very welcome at the place. the rooms were awesome nice and clean the jungle wildlife was amazing to be so close to. a teacher training was being held while we were there which was actually very refreshing and fun to talk with the students and be part of the vibe of the place. the food they offered here was amazing coffee every morning and the view of the whale tail was to die for it was simply stunning. i would love to stay here again either at a yoga retreat or through airbnb.
We really enjoyed our stay at Selva Armonia. Beautiful location up on the hill with view to Uvita beaches. Heidi was a nice and welcoming host, even allowing us to join a yoga session with a new instructors class. The food was also very good in the main building which is large and tastefully designed and laid out with a few 'chill' areas for relaxing. The room was basic but very nice, clean and eco friendly built with recycled materials. We only stayed 1 night but wish it was longer. There is also apparently a waterfall nearby for swimming but we did not make it there. Next time!
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About the Host, Katherine
As Hotel Manager, I am delighted to share this special place with you. This land has transformed me. While living and working here, I get to practice yoga every day. From being in touch with nature to eating vital healthy foods, to working alongside truly amazing people, I am blessed to call this sanctuary my home. Come, be at home.