Since we moved to Costa Rica it has been on our bucket list to sleep in tree houses in Costa Rica. There are so many cool ones available for travelers to stay in at various price points throughout the country!
As a child, I was obsessed with the book The Swiss Family Robinson. Yes, I was that nerdy 10-year-old reading classic novels. Anyway, I thought it would be so cool to live in a tree house like the characters in the book. Granted, their tree house experience was due to being shipwrecked on an island, but still, it sounded cool.
Although my interest in tree houses was a bit nerdy, I think most kids fantasize in some way about living in a tree house. Now is your chance to live out your childhood tree house dream in Costa Rica!
We created this guide to give you some insight into your tree house options. Our only requirements were that the listings were actual tree house (none of this house on stilts business), looked nice, and seemed like a fair price for what was offered. We have not actually stayed in these houses so, you will need to do your own research to determine if these houses are really a good option for you.
Alright, enough rambling!
Let’s get started on our guide to tree houses in Costa Rica!
Let’s go ahead and start off with my favorite. This tree house is not only amazing, but it is totally budget friendly. For most of the year, it rents out at $81 a night. Yes, you could definitely find cheaper accommodations, but you definitely can’t find cooler ones!
This tree house has a bedroom with a queen bed, a full kitchen, a bathroom, and a super cool viewing deck on the highest tree in the area. Check out the toilet in this picture below. 😉
Location: Montezuma (Montezuma is awesome!!!)
Cost per night: $81 per night
Important info: There is a two-night minimum stay
Link to booking: Sacred Geome Treehouse
This tree house is listed on Airbnb. If you are new to Airbnb, you can sign up using our link and get $20 off your first stay. Yeay to saving money!
This is straight up out of my tree house fantasies. I mean, come on, how freaking cool does this look? This house is built in a huge ficus tree and has three floors. Four people can stay here comfortably. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining area, a living room, and a nice terrace on the top with an amazing view.
Cost per night: The cost varies. On the dates I looked it was $300 per night plus 13% tax for two people. If you want to splurge on a unique experience in a tree house in Costa Rica (maybe a cool honeymoon?), this is a great option.
Important info: There is free wifi on the property. It is a super easy walk from here to downtown Cahuita and the national park.
Link to booking: Topos Treehouse
Alright guys, ready for a little adventure? Staying in this tree house is not just your usual climb up a ladder or stairs experience. To get to this tree house you first hike for 45 minutes into the jungle with a guide. You will then hoist yourself 25 meters up into the tree using their rope system. When you are ready to leave the next day you will descend on the rope system and return through the jungle. This is not for the faint of heart, but it’s seriously bound to be a really cool experience.
Photo credit to Nature Observatorio https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/126930?location=Costa%20Rica&s=z7SW8tB1
Location: Manzanillo (near Puerto Viejo)
Cost per night: $330 per night. This spot is listed on Airbnb. If it is your first time using Airbnb you can sign up for an account using our link and get $20 off your first stay.
Important info: For $30 per person you can add a VIP package which includes a hot dinner with a bottle of wine and a tasty Costa Rican breakfast in the morning. Six guests can comfortably sleep here.
Link to booking: Nature Observatorio
As far as tree houses in Costa Rica go, Finca Bellavista is a total overachiever. Finca Bellavista is not just one tree house, but rather an entire tree house village. Yeap, it’s crazy cool. Check out their website for tons of tree house options at various price points.
Just note, Finca Bellavista is a bit difficult to get to. It is located in the south-west corner of the country (which is absolutely stunning). Your easiest option to get here is to fly with Nature Air into Golfito. You will then have to take a 45 minute 4×4 taxi ride to the finca.
Bonus: If sleeping in tree houses in Costa Rica is not your thing, you can at least eat in one!
We have found two tree house restaurants during our Costa Rica travels which you can check out!
Pizza tree is in a remote area of the country on the Nicoya Peninsula. If you are in the area, you can’t miss it. There are signs all around the area directing you to this unique place where you can eat pizza in a tree house.
If you are in downtown Monteverde you will see this place. I mean, it’s kind of hard to miss a giant tree house in the middle of the town. We haven’t eaten here, but I’ve heard the food isn’t amazing or anything. I still think it’s worth a visit even if you go to just get drinks. How often can you say you went to a restaurant in a tree house?
Do you know of any other cool tree houses in Costa Rica? Have you ever stayed in a tree house? Tell us all about it in the comments section!
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