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 booked a night in the treehouse with out two children ages 14yrs and 11yrs. My husband and I previously lived in Central America and I have to say this was one of the best experiences we've had in ...  more »
  • My husband and I found the treetop stay to be a unique, educational and fulfilling experience. Peter was an incredibly welcoming, knowledgeable, humble and inspiring host who we had to convince to com...  more »
  • Firstly Peter and Jan are amazing people, thank you for the pleasure of your company! Peter picked us up from our hotel, he detoured to give us a quick look at Manzanillo and then off into the jungle ...  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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