Fly with Us!
We operate autogiros with a range of 450 to 600 kilometers. These aircraft are also known as gyroplanes and have a minimum of 75 kilometers of additional reserve. Our operative ceiling is 12,500 to 14,500 feet. All pilots have a commercial pilot license registered under the General Civil Aviation Authority and have logged a minimum of 250 hours flying time with at least 250 landings, as required by law for such activity. Our insurance policies cover over $ 500,000.00 total coverage.
The scenic flights include communication between pilot and guest, as well as with other aircraft and control tower at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We fly only with open flight plans as required by aeronautical law, and the tours are operated in Spanish, English, German, and French.
With FLY WITH US – Selva Air you will explore - from a bird’s perspective while flying over the Selva Bananito Reserve - primary forests of unique scenic beauty and importance as the source of water for 100,000 inhabitants. This is the habitat for jaguars, pumas, and many more critically endangered species.
Additionally, you will fly over the mid-Caribbean coastline, where you will see Isla Uvita, where Christopher Columbus gave Costa Rica its name. For those interested in getting to know the beauties of our Caribbean: a flight to Cahuita National Park or even Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuges is possible as well.
At Selva Bananito Lodge:
Our base is the Finca Manu airstrip (MRFM) at Selva Bananito Ecolodge, 11 km west of Bananito Norte. Serving guests and day visitors to the ecolodge, our gyrocopters provide an ideal overview of the reserve.
Raft & Fly / Fly & Raft:
Our Raft & Fly packages include a full day of rafting on the Rio Pacuare, a night at the Selva Bananito Ecolodge, a 30 minute flight over the reserve, and one of Selva Bananito's ground tours.
Choose to start from San José/Arenal, or from the Caribbean coast.
For the explorers, you may want to get to know the Catarata Roja with 550 meters of drop in high Talamanca, which is the highest Waterfall in Central America. Another option is the Ayil Waterfall in lower Talamanca which is the waterfall with the biggest water volume in Costa Rica. Both flights take place over Indigenous Reserves.