Nature Observatorio

Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, Limón, Costa Rica

If you’re looking for some “Guess where we stayed!” bragging rights following your return from Costa Rica, this lodging option high in a tree provides them. There’s some choreography required to get to such a place. A 30-minute hike into the forest—you’ll be met and accompanied—takes you to the site of a níspero (medlar) tree. Strap on a secure harness, helmet, and cables and hoist yourself to a platform 70 feet above the ground. (The construction has nailed nothing to the tree.) With bed, chairs, shower, sink, and toilet, this is your surprisingly comfy wall-less “room.” Room service hoists up three meals a day. Carefully consider if you're up for the adventure; if you are, it can be great fun.

PROS

  • definitely has the "wow" factor
  • the ultimate in seclusion

CONS

  • not for those with fear of heights
  • cannot come and go as you please
  • hoisting to the platform requires physical strength

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Green
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -8628–2663

HOTEL DETAILS

Rate Includes: 1 platform, All meals

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