Nature Observatorio, Manzanillo

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Observe panoramic views of Costa Rican jungle at Nature Observatorio, a privately-owned treehouse at the heart of lush forest. The treehouse is a modern and safe construction with two floors suspended by nylon straps, and follows an eco-friendly principle whereby the huose is removed and built onto another tree to preserve the life of the forest. Treks to the treehouse usually take around 30 minutes on-foot through biodiverse jungle, before climbing to the top of the treehouse for an excellent reward of panoramic views spanning the jungle and Caribbean Ocean. The trail can be pretty muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. See Nature Observatorio and all Manzanillo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Manzanillo itinerary builder app .
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  • I booked the VIP night stay since I read it was a "Once in a lifetime" experience. This was NO JOKE. I brought things to keep me entertained since I was travelling solo and knew I'd need some form of ...  more »
  • The treehouse was our highlight of the Costa Rica tour. The overnight stay is simply an experience - from the hike, to the ascent, the views and the sleeping. You can see how much passion the owner Peter puts into the treehouse. The location: The treehouse is located in the middle of the primary forest, so you can walk about 45 minutes to it. Due to this location you are completely alone with nature - in the evening you can see birds and mornings as monkeys jump through the trees. From a distance you can see the sea. Since it is a tree house, you have to climb the tree yourself - the technique is easy to understand and you can take breaks at any time. However, some fitness is necessary. The equipment: It is a tree house - neither electricity nor water pipes are laid. However, there are solar panels for LED lamps and a water tank for the shower and the sink. There is also a camping toilet. The beds each have a mosquito net and there are small LED lamps that can be used on the go. It's all thought of - even two binoculars were available. There is a hammock, a hanging chair as well as a table and many seating to observe nature relaxed. Meals: We had booked the VIP package. After the ascent, snacks and drinks were on the table. There is also a large drinking water tank. In the evening the food was delivered from the restaurant and the bottle of wine, which we pulled up by winch. In the morning, a member of staff comes up and prepares breakfast. During the tour to the treehouse and back we were able to ask Peter all our questions. Furthermore, he showed you the many little arrow poison frogs and told us the story behind the treehouse. In general it was a very successful stay and I would recommend it to any of my friends.
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  • The best guided tour in Costa Rica! I traveled to Costa Rica with two boys and their biggest experience was TreeHouse. Lots of animals, like frogs, lizards, butterflies and birds ... and at the end of the tour we saw the toucan! Climbing the tree was also a great experience for me. It was not easy, but children (9, 11) had no problem climbing up or down. Thanks for expirience! Martin& sons
  • Probably the most exciting and fascinating thing you can do being around Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo. Forget about beaching around and climb the best tree house you've ever seen with first class jungle guides :)
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