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Have you always dreamed of staying in a treehouse? Do you want to sit with binoculars and watch monkeys swinging from the trees in front of your bedroom? Did you dream of living like the Swiss Family Robinson as a child?
Well, in Costa Rica there are 12 tree houses you can stay in during your vacation for the ultimate unique accommodation experience!
Let’s go through each one!
The vibe here is luxury relaxation with tons of adventure nearby. The staff here is amazing and will go above and beyond to make your stay amazing.
This is an adults-only resort that is perfect for honeymoons, romantic getaways, or remote working vacations.
– A-la-carte breakfast
– Access to the fitness center
– Free parking
Relax in the pool, enjoy an amazing spa treatment, read a book and enjoy the stunning ocean views, and grab a delicious cocktail at the bar
The staff at Rancho Pacifico will be happy to organize activities for you.
There is so much to do in the area, but some of the popular activities include; whale watching tours, guided hikes, ATV tours, zip lining, hiking at Nauyaca waterfall, surfing, and deep sea fishing.
The property has a few different accommodation options but we suggest the rainforest treehouses for amazing jungle views.
There is an excellent restaurant located on the property that serves five-star cuisine. Every evening there is a set four-course menu available.
A delicious a-la-carte breakfast is included in the room rate, but other meals and drinks are not included.
We think very highly of this resort. Everything here is perfect and you can’t beat the location. It is the perfect mix of jungle with incredible views of the Uvita whales tale.
We have partnered with Rancho Pacifico to bring you a 10% discount on your room rate. To use the discount, book directly through the Rancho Pacifico website and use the code: VIBES10
The accommodations here aren’t exactly treehouses, but they are built into the side of the hill so you will be level with the trees and every room has great views of the jungle or Pacific coast.
Lapa Rios is located on a 1,000-acre nature preserve. If you are looking for a luxurious eco-lodge filled with wildlife, near a beach, and near Corcovado National Park, this is a great option.
Children over the age of six are welcome here.
– Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included daily.
– Guided property tours
– Access to the pool and property
On site activities
Relax in the pool, get an in-room spa treatment, explore the property on your own or with a guided tour, go birdwatching, take a night tour, learn about medicinal plants in the area. So much to do!
The beach is located just below the property. You can easily walk there (but the hike back up is a bit much) or they will happily drive you down and set up beach chairs for you.
Off site activities
There are tons of things to do nearby from exploring the Corcovado National Park to sport fishing. The wonderful staff at Lapa Rios will be happy to set up any tours for you.
This is a small lodge with only 17 rooms.
There are three types of bungalows available at Lapa Rios:
Deluxe Bungalows- Sleep up to 4 guests. The bungalow has a nice outdoor deck with great views. Not that these bungalows do not have AC.
Premier Villas – Large space with bed, living room area, indoor/outdoor bathroom, and large deck. This option can accommodate five people.
Lapa Villas – The most luxurious option, this villa has a bedroom, living room, large deck with small infinity pool, and indoor/outdoor bathroom. This option can accommodate five people.
Just note that the internet is accessible in all rooms by fiber optic cable, but wifi is available in the main building of the resort.
There is one restaurant located on the property where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily. This is included in the room rate. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased.
The restaurant is happy to accommodate any allergies or health requests.
It is also possible to attend food demonstrations or organize a private romantic poolside dinner.
Topos Tree House
The treehouse is set in a giant rubber tree. It is one of the most unique accommodation options I have ever seen.
Once you enter the property you will cross a bridge over a swampy area to get to the large tree and house.
The house features a fan, mosquito netting, a living room area, a kitchen, two bedrooms, and a bathroom with a shower. The home can sleep four guests.
Treehouse Pilan Pavones
This tree house is actually a house built on a high platform among the trees.
This treehouse experience can sleep two guests in a double bed. There is a private bathroom, outdoor kitchen, and access to the nice outdoor pool. You will likely see tons of birds here. So, bring your binoculars!
Pavones is less than 10 miles away. This area is one of the best-surfing destinations in the world. There is also some great hiking nearby.
Unique, Ocean-view Costa Rica Treehouse
This elevated home can sleep up to six guests in two bedrooms. It has an open-air feel to it and is recommended that only children over the age of 7 years old stay here. The home also has a large yoga/ meditation platform.
Onca Tours & Tree Houses
Near Rio Celeste
These treehouses have a small kitchenette, dining area, and balcony. Breakfast is also included in the room rate. This is a nice area because there are mountains nearby which you can view from your balcony.
The best thing to do near here is to go hiking at Rio Celeste and enjoy the bright blue water and waterfall.
Cabaña Treehouse Mountain View
This Costa Rica tree house is more like a wooden house on a platform, but the interior is what makes it so unique. Everything is made from wood and the views are amazing.
The home offers; one bedroom, one bathroom, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with river views.
This is a good jumping-off point for coffee farm tours and hiking at volcanoes.
Nature Observatorio in Manzanillo
This circular home is located 25 meters up in a tree.
To get here you will first need to hike with your guide for 45 minutes through the jungle You then need to host yourself up with a rope system.
Yeap, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
The home features two bedrooms with queen size beds, solar panels for LED lights, an eco-toilet and a rainwater shower.
Breakfast, fruits, drinks, and snacks are included in the room rate.
There isn’t a kitchen so we suggest adding on the VIP package which is $30 per person. This includes the special delivery of a hot dinner with one bottle of wine per couple right before sunset.
There is some nice hiking nearby, but you most likely won’t be going anywhere once you are here because it is so remote. So, we suggest just hanging out in your tree and enjoying the relaxing environment.
Tree House Lodge
This place is an entire tree-house hotel!
Near Manzanillo on the Caribbean Coast
There are various room options here which can sleep up to six guests. All rooms have a seating area and private balcony. There is also a shared hot tub, garden area, and sun terrace.
One of the accommodation options here is actually an old school bus, if you would like to try that out instead.
We suggest going beach hopping, checking out Manzanillo, taking a day trip to Puerto Viejo, or trying surfing.
Santa Juana Lodge & Nature Reserve
This elevated hotel is beautiful and well-maintained. It is a little less rustic than some of the other places on this list. So, if you are worried about tons of bugs, this might be a more tamed-down version for you.
The hills above Quepos
Your stay includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
All units have a private bathroom, refrigerator, and coffee machine. Some units have a balcony or patio.
Keep in mind that you will need a 4×4 to access the property
We suggest going hiking, zip-lining, or fishing
7-Level Treehouse Near Corcovado
There are actually two treehouses on this property. Both listings are:
Near Puerto Jimenez
The homes are both completely unique with a lot of small details. Both homes can sleep up to 14 guests. One house has a pool. And both homes have kitchen facilities, living rooms, and open-air bathrooms.
We suggest taking a day trip to Puerto Jimenez, hiking at Corcovado National Park, and visiting the beaches.
Kanku Sho Chalet
This is a remote platform home in a spherical shape. Just note that this is an open-air home.
This house features one bedroom, one bathroom, air conditioning a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with garden views.
Go hiking, or take a day trip to Pavones to enjoy some surfing.
Map of Tree House Hotels
Here is a map of all the locations. Just click each one for a link to book it.
Bonus: If sleeping in tree houses in Costa Rica is not your thing, you can at least eat in one! There are two places we know of. They are…
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 treehouse.
If you are in downtown Monteverde you will see this place. I mean, it’s kind of hard to miss a giant treehouse in the middle of the town.
We don’t find the food to be that great, but definitely at least come here for a drink and to enjoy the experience.
Things to Note About Costa Rica Treehouses
– Most of the treehouses we listed are in very remote areas. That means there might not be a whole lot to do nearby. We suggest this if you would like to relax in the jungle and look for wildlife. If you want a more action-packed vacation, just pay attention to the location before booking.
– The main roads in Costa Rica are paved and well-maintained, but some of these treehouses are on steep dirt roads. If you plan to rent a car (which we definitely suggest), ask your treehouse hosts if you will need a 4×4 vehicle.
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- Free second driver
- 0% deductible on Liability Protection Insurance
- Excellent customer service
- New fleet of well-maintained vehicles
– A lot of these places are not only remote but also open-air. That means bugs might be something you will have to deal with. The resorts we listed won’t have this issue, but any place that is completely open-air will definitely have more critters crawling around.
Do you know of any other cool treehouses in Costa Rica? Have you ever stayed in a treehouse? Tell us all about it in the comments section!
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