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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  • We loved our hike out to the nature observatorio and the overnight in the sky! We saw lots of cool animals on the way out and so many more while looking out from above. Everything you could need for t...  more »
  • Gorgeous settings, lovely trek through the jungle and adventure to experience. Proud to be Slovak and know that Slovak guy,Peter, the owner dedicated his work and life to preserve the forest.  more »
  • This was one of my top experiences in Costa Rica. We spend 2 nights and it was a perfect length, actually I could stay there even for a week. We saw and heard a lot of animals in the hearth of the jun...  more »
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  • What an experience! Peter, the owner/guide was great. Be prepared for a 45-60 minute hike in (not hard, but some slippery and steep sections). Then the climb up an 80ft rope to the treehouse (you use a ratchet/rope/belay setup that makes it the equivalent of doing 30-40 squats). The treehouse is spacious and airy, with 360° views, hammocks and beanbags, a rainwater-fed shower, and comfortable mattresses with excellent mosquito nets. Our neighbour for the night was a sloth in the next tree over. Unparalleled views of the surrounding canopy.

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