Nature Observatorio
Nature Observatorio
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Nature Observatorio is a beautiful treehouse suspended 25 meters up on a tree in the middle of the jungle in the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge at the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Enjoy wonderful nature hike through primary forest, exercise yourself climbing up the tree with ropes, and sleep up on the tree in the middle on the jungle. This is not just your ordinary accommodation. We are offering the ultimate 3-in-1 Costa Rica Tour Adventure: 1. Hike through real prime rainforest. Watch wildlife in its real natural habitat and listen to the sounds and whispers of the nature. 2. Climb 25 meters (8 stories) high up the tree. Use our safe climbing technique to hoist yourselves up to Nature Observatorio. 3. Spend a night up on the tree in the middle of the jungle. Enjoy one of the most memorable nights of your life and feel like Tarzan and Jane. To prepare yourselves for the adventure we suggest to read Frequently Asked Questions on our website.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Lubomira
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our stay in the tree house was amazing, charming and unforgettable. Our guide Tereza was exceptional - she guided us through the jungle and shared lots of fascinating details. It was one of the most beautiful experiences of our vacation in Costa Rica. Listening to the jungle with an ocean view. Unique accommodation combined with Tereza services, great dinners, breakfast and freshly picked cocoa. We highly recommend it to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in nature and discover the wonders of Costa Rica in a truly magical setting.
Written March 2, 2024
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Tina P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It was so great!! The walk with Theresa through the jungle, the climax up and specially the overnight stay in the treehouse.

We are coming back !!!
Written February 6, 2024
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Marianna
Florham Park, NJ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We had a fantastic experience at this tree house with my husband in December of 2022. Our guide was excellent, Teresa. She was VERY friendly and knowledgeable. Talking to one of the owners named, Richard was also pleasant. Walking through the jungle to a tree house was a treat in itself. We saw lots of animals, including poisonous frogs. We climbed the tree, and it was relatively easy and adventurous! Children can do it too. A rope delivered our dinner. The view and animals were fantastic. The night in the jungle was unforgettable and super safe. In the morning, our breakfast was provided to the tree along with our excellent guide making it for us. If you want to remember your trip for the rest of your life, visit this tree house! The people in charge of this tree are very kind as they use no nails to build the tree house but pressure. If they care about living beings, imagine how well they will care for you! We are so coming back!! Thank you from Marianna and Jesse
Written April 18, 2023
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Herrverre
Wembley, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We booked in for the afternoon walk and a couple of hours in the treehouse but liked it so much we asked if we could stay overnight - and did! The nature hike on the way there is fairly easy but with a steep bit at the end, then up the tree! Not as hard as it sounds; they help pull you up so you can put in as much or as little effort as you like/can. Amazing views from the platform; saw lots of birds (toucans, etc - Id books provided) and some howler monkeys. Snacks provided. For the overnight they went away and came back to deliver a takeaway dinner. Bed was comfy (on upper level) and slept reasonably well but nice just to lie awake and listen to the forest! Up early for sunrise and to the sound of howler Monkeys! Amazing experience! Expensive for the overnight but worth it if you can but the afternoon trip would be great as well.
Written March 15, 2023
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Rasto Hatiar
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
To experience the night in the original jungle, on a tree 25 meters above the ground, thank you, it was a wonderful, literally mystical experience. I recommend.
Written December 12, 2022
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Greta
Manchester, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
It was the most unique experience of our lives! Hearing the monkeys and birds and who knows what else while we were suspended 25m in the air was amazing. The flew by watching the trees around, looking for birds, and just taking everything in.
The breakfast and dinner was delicious and our guide tour was brilliant!
Go ahead and book it, it's a trip that will stay with you forever!
Written December 8, 2022
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Ashley H
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Absolutely incredible experience of the Costa Rican jungle, starting with a guided hike and countless animal sightings, then climbing like an arborist into a canopy treehouse to spend the evening with a symphony of birds and monkeys. Excellent meals, knowledgeable guides, all-around an unforgettable experience.
Written October 29, 2022
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Mari S
Chula Vista, CA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We have stayed here twice now on 2 different trips to Costa Rica! It is such a unique place and experience in a real treehouse that does not damage the tree. The owner is an engineer and specifically went to school on how to decide on a tree and how to engineer a treehouse without using nails or screws to not hurt the tree. We have come here with all of our kids now ages 12,13, and 4. You have a harness and climb up to the treehouse and stay the night there. They bring you an amazing dinner and breakfast the next day. The sounds, birds, and just the feeling of being in the canopy is amazing! The house itself is like a hotel room! We had so much fun bird watching rainbow toucans, aracari, and green parrots. Our kids loved the experience too! It is definitely worth the price! This is a real treehouse 8 stories above the ground. It is not like the fake airbnb ones. The workers Bryan and Luis are so nice and helpful too! This is a must do for nature lovers!
Written August 14, 2022
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Moritz D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This treehouse is certainly a gem and was one of our highlights in our costa rica journey.

The owner Peter did pick us up on time at the meeting spot and led us to the treehouse. Already on the way he showed us a lot of animals and told us about the project. Once we arrived at the treehouse we climbed up. Videos of the process are available on the homepage. We definitly recommend staying there one night and picking the vip package with dinner and breakfast.
In the evening we were able to see a lot of birds and enjoy the sounds of the jungle.

Peter knows incredibly much about the jungle and is such a nice person. We enjoyed our stay and recommend everyone, who is interested in an adventurous experience, to go there!
Written August 14, 2022
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C M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Went on a day tour with Bryan and Misa. Both Bryan and Misa were incredibly knowledgeable during the hike up to the observatory, and they pointed out many kinds of awesome flora/fauna, including several poison dart frogs. Bryan also had an almost-superhuman ability to locate animals and plants, regardless of size. Once we made it to the observatory, another member of our party had a fear of heights, but they were incredibly supportive and helped him up. Once up, they provided us food and refreshments, and did everything they could to accommodate us. 10/10! Must do if your on the Caribbean side.
Written August 3, 2022
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