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Selvista is an eco-conscious retreat and tropical permaculture farm - a unique nature experience with sublime views, friendly staff and helpful hosts.

hristina Macpherson IG with Tom Patterson NZ enjoying the Jackfruit House jungle balcony volcano view at Selvista 2018

on an idyllic island


We host the ultimate Ometepe experience; built for adventure and designed for comfort; remote and convenient. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in Ometepe, this is the way to do it.


Selvista is an experience you don’t want to miss out on

Don’t just take our word for it. See what our guests say…


We sit at the base of a volcano, on Ometepe Island. Ometepe is a unique, tranquil UNESCO biosphere reserve, made of twin volcanoes, abundant with unique flora and fauna. Its close to the international airport and Costa Rican border.

What are you waiting for…


The Jungle House’s master bedroom


Check out the housing available

We have housing choices to suit all needs, from ground floor studios to tree-top houses.

For honeymooners, families, yogis, digital nomads and backpackers.

We have luxury tree-house style houses, rustic stone homes, economic rooms and high speed wifi connection for those who need to keep in touch.

ATV rental nearby. Get around in style!

ATV rental nearby. Get around in style!


Check out the island’s adventures

There’s a plethora of cool stuff to do here on this tropical, natural, island paradise.

Whatever your desire- whether its exploring on an ATV, summitting to volcanic craters through the clouds, flying through the air on the canopy zip-line or floating on the water

Ometepe has something wonderful for you!

Work those stresses and strains out with a massage

Work those stresses and strains out with a massage


Rejuvenate Revive Detox

Want some time out from the daily grind? You’ve come to the right place.

Have a massage on your porch, practice yoga in your living room or borrow a book from our library and position yourself in your hammock listening to the surrounding forest.

We do relaxation and comfort well. Immerse yourself in the jungle.



to your private slice of jungle paradise



The view from Selvista balcony, stunning volcano view in a tamed jungle. Travis Parkinson 2018



We’re an abundant organic permaculture tropical fruit farm, who welcome guests and focus on comfort and wellness; a happy, healthy earth and systems growth.

We have a team of 10 people, 2 dogs, 4 chickens, 2 ducks and a pair of piglets. We are part of the wider community of Balgue.

We focus on education and offer courses to learn about farming, solar power, and natural building and animal care, in collaboration with other renowned names.

Christina Macpherson, a stay at Slvista on a visit to Ometepe, by Tom Patterson NZ



Ometepe island is unique- a UNESCO biosphere reserve; it is made of a pair of volcanoes that are nothing alike- one dormant, one active.

It has cloud-forest, rainforest, beaches and a crater lagoon; monkeys, rare parrots, ancient rock carvings and myths. It has great restaurants and friendly, rural communities.

The land of lakes and volcanoes, Volcano Conception and Lake Nicaragua



Nicaraguita is a stunning part of Central America, with jungles and colonial cities, caribbean islands and surfing beaches.

She shares much of her flora and fauna with neighbouring Costa Rica; the people are welcoming and hospitable.

See our list of our recommended places around the country.


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A farm tour and organic-salad forage and harvest for lunch

A Day in the Life…


Want an idea of what our daily life is like to see if its for you? Or missing us all from your last visit? No worries… follow our blog to see what’s happening here and never miss out again!


Guest ReviewS


Have a nosey at what others have to say about us… We’re rated as one of the top places to stay on Ometepe on Facebook, Tripadvisor, and Airbnb.

If you weren’t already convinced that you needed us in your life before you will be soon.

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