Nature Observatorio

Nature Observatorio, Manzanillo: Hours, Address, Nature Observatorio Reviews: 5/5

Nature Observatorio
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Nature & Wildlife Areas
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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
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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.
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mgmadero
Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions
Apr. 2022
We stayed at the tree house for the night and fell in love with the forest, view and sight! A beautiful forest filled with wildlife and protected with love and dedication by Peter who knows every tree, animal and inch inside and out. It was a pleasure speaking with him, and we are thankful with him for protecting such a sacred space and bringing so much of himself to the experience. I am person generally scared of spiders and am not a total nature nut, but this was an experience worth having and I would totally repeat. I cannot wait to go back and thank you to Peter and his team for sharing!
Written May 12, 2022
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Kat
San Francisco, CA28 contributions
Jan. 2022
What an awesome and unique experience! I was so impressed by Peter's knowledge about the jungle and how good he was at finding amazing little critters for me to photograph! I had an amazing time exploring the jungle and learning about this incredible structure that he designed and built. Spending a night up in the canopy was incredible!
Written April 26, 2022
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ByronMorganFan
Las Vegas, NV5 contributions
Apr. 2022
An amazing experience in the Costa Rican rainforest. We spent one night in the treehouse and this is an opportunity unlike any other. The hike in was amazing, the treehouse was fantastic and the views incredible. Peter was an awesome host! We did the 'VIP' experience and enjoyed dinner and breakfast in the treehouse as well.
Written April 19, 2022
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Ondrej S
1 contribution
Mar. 2022 • Friends
What an amazing experience! It was exactly how I imagined it and better. You spend night right in the heart of rainforest and will get closer to the wildelife than ever before.

Unique touch of pure nature and the best part of my trip to Costa Rica.
Written March 23, 2022
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Char Roe
2 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Friends
We had the most terrific stay in the nature observatorio. Peter gave us a fascinating and in depth tour of the jungle on the way and way back from the observatorio. Getting up into the tree house was brilliant and a once in a lifetime experience. You are completely at one with nature, removed from modern life surrounded by toucans, parrots and monkeys. We nestled into the night, accompanied by a bottle of wine and a delicious local meal. Waking up to breakfast in the morning surrounded by nature was unforgettable. Thanks so much Peter!!
Written March 19, 2022
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Isabella F
1 contribution
Feb. 2022 • Solo
I have just started my trip around Latin America when I came across this magical house up in the treetops. For a treelover like me or people trying to reconnect with life and nature in its truest form, it is more than worth it - the climb, the view, the story behind it. I loved every bit if this trip, this tree gives you the unique opportunity to let you see the jungle as it is, with all beings supporting each other. May you all cherish this special tree and leave with a memory of a night you will dream about back home.
Written February 15, 2022
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Curiosity14269302173
8 contributions
Jan. 2022
I have arthritic hands and was nervous about how well I'd do on the climb up to the treehouse, but I was relieved to find out the climb was relatively simple - not that it didn't wear me out! But you can take your time so it's no hassle. This was a really great experience and it was delightful to talk with Peter and with Teresa as they have both had such interesting lives. My engineer husband was impressed with the engineering of the treehouse. We had a sloth sleeping close to the treehouse which was fun to watch. Squirrel monkeys raised a ruckus nearby, though we never actually saw them. We got a new bird for our trip - a Pale-billed Woodpecker, which delighted the birdwatchers in us. On the jungle tour we saw about 5 species of frogs in the daytime, which was great, plus a scorpion and millipedes and squirrel monkeys. My husband quizzed Peter and Teresa endlessly on the big tree species which Peter loves climbing. For the rest of our trip my husband kept finding Nispero trees (which is what the treehouse is built around). This stay was a bit out of our normal price range but we utterly loved the experience and would do it again in a heartbeat! Plus most of the profits are likely to go to expanding the amount of jungle conserved so that makes the money spent a great investment in the future.
Written February 7, 2022
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Gabriella Š
1 contribution
Feb. 2022
We highly recommend this experience! This is a unique project of its kind and an engineering gem. We've never experienced anything like this before and we really enjoyed it! Peter is an amazing man - kind, patient, with a great love for nature. He can also pass that love for nature on to you along with an incredible amount of interesting information. Together with Tereza they will take care of your safety and maximum possible comfort. They simply arrange that you are not afraid in the jungle on the treehouse at night, but on the contrary you enjoy a lot of connection with nature :-)
Thank you very much for this life experience!

Velmi doporučujeme tento zážitek! Jedná se o jedinečný projekt svého druhu a inženýrský skvost. Nic podobného jsme nikdy předtím nezažili a neskutečně jsme si to užili! Peter je úžasný člověk - milý, trpělivý, s velkou láskou k přírodě. To vám také dokáže předat společně s neuvěřitelným množstvím zajímavých informací. S Terezou jsou sehraná dvojka, která se postará o vaše bezpečí a maximální možný komfort. Oni prostě zařídí, že se sami v noci na stromě v džungli nebojíte, ale naopak si užíváte hodně propojení s přírodou :-)
Velmi děkujeme za tento životní zážitek!
Written February 7, 2022
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travelingrnmom
Boise, ID9 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
This was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. Our children 6 and 9 loved this. For families who love nature and experiencing the nature as it is, I highly recommend this. My children haven’t stopped talking about Peter and everything they saw while hiking.
Written February 4, 2022
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Leanne F
Cambridge, Canada4 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
This experience was amazing and highly recommended (for those who are physically fit)!

Peter (our guide) speaks many languages and explained everything so well for us (English). He has a very trained eye for the smallest of jungle creatures. We saw many types of poisonous frogs, a tarantula and a boa nest among other things.

It was a lot of fun hauling ourselves up into the tree house. Felix (Peter’s assistant) was very sweet and helpful too.

We highly recommend this experience. It is one of the most unique activities we have ever done.

The jungle is peaceful and the tree house itself is an incredible engineering feat.

Thank you Peter for such a memorable time!
Don & Leanne Franklin🙉🐸🦋
Written January 29, 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nature Observatorio

Nature Observatorio is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.