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Nature Observatorio

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El Arbol road 2 km North, Manzanillo 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8628 2663
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Wonderful experience

Peter and Jason were extremely helpful. They were very encouraging and patient getting us up into... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Sue C
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This trip was a highlight of our grandson's tour. He is 9. He went up the tree with his father and his only regret was t

This trip was a highlight of our grandson's tour of Costa Rica. He is 9. He went up the tree with... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Gymnotus
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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El Arbol road 2 km North, Manzanillo 70403, Costa Rica
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+506 8628 2663
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Peter and Jason were extremely helpful. They were very encouraging and patient getting us up into the tree house. There house was beautiful, just as expected. Spending the night on our own in the jungle was a real adventure. Hoisting our lovely evening meal up...More

Thank Sue C
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

This trip was a highlight of our grandson's tour of Costa Rica. He is 9. He went up the tree with his father and his only regret was that we hadn't booked for him to stay the night there. He remembered every word Peter said...More

Thank Gymnotus
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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience... one that we'll never forget. You are truly close to nature on the way to and from, and certainly when in, the treehouse. On our hike to and from the treehouse, we saw three types of poison dart frogs (and even...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Our family of 6 (aged 6 - 46!) visited peter's treehouse today and had a awesome time. We walked through the rainforest for about 45 mins and saw poison dart frogs, monkeys, butterflies....then we arrived at the treehouse which is an amazing structure and fascinating...More

Thank 221Vjs
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Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife booked this adventure and I had no real advanced knowledge of what lay ahead. We met Peter and his guide at a local bar in Manzanillo and he drove us 10 minutes into their jungle. From there, we donned his very useful rubber...More

Thank Mickey M
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Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Peter is very passionate about what he does and it's very obvious how much he cares about both nature and his clients. For us, it was an amazing experience which I had longed for for a while and it really fullfilled my expectations to the...More

Thank Richard V
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Reviewed March 3, 2016

I spent one night at the treehouse with my boyfriend. It was one of the most special things I've ever done. We saw a lot of birds and different kinds of monkeys. Thanks to the to guys who helped us climb to this wunderful place....More

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Reviewed March 1, 2016

My wife and I stayed here on the last night of our "mini honeymoon". It was one of the coolest experiences we have ever had. The wildlife you see is spectacular and the accommodations are surprisingly nice considering the rugged nature of the surroundings. On...More

Thank kjp527
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Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We were three friends who spent a night at Peter's treehouse. It was a very memorable experience and we would recommend it to others who would enjoy the view, the novelty, the potential for wildlife sightings and seeing great ecotourism in action. Peter and Jason...More

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

An awesome experience. Peter is so knowledgeable and passionate about this project and preserve. The tree house is spectacular; both in effect and design/construction.

Thank Michael R
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Hi Heather, we are glad that you booked the stay, hope we answered all your questions. Thanks a lot.
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