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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Our vacation staying at El Arbol was truly magical. Jan & Marjolein were such responsive and welcoming hosts from my first questions on line to when we sadly had to leave. They knew everyone locally and recommended the best restaurants and places to go and hired us the greatest boat captain to go snorkeling and dolphin watching. The house we... More 

Thank Diane L
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

I can honestly say that our stay at "El Arbol" was a weekend spent in paradise. From the moment that we arrived, Marjorie and Jan hosted us to our lovely house. They were very attentive and friendly. The house itself is intimate and feels like home, while being at the jungle at the same time. The view to the nature... More 

Thank Fabi_Br
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2016

In the middle of the Jungle but still so close to the beach. I absolutely love all the jungle sounds and the surroundings. Extremely relaxing and the design of the lodges are really cool. I am certainly coming again soon.

Thank spam132016
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

I really struggled between average and poor and sadly had to go with poor. The good first - Location was brilliant as you are set away from the noise and traffic but still extremely close (with car) to get supplies or go to the beach. Monkeys (3 types) had a little passage through so we saw them often and the... More 

Thank cayennev8
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

We booked the place for 3 nights. It is a house rental, not a B&B or hotel, so there is no daily cleaning or change of bedsheets or towel. So comparatively with all the other places where we stayed (often) for a lower price, (but where we had all those services including breakfast in some cases), it didn't feel as... More 

Thank shareinfo21
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I stayed with a friend from Costa Rica and we had an amazing time. All you hear is the beautiful sounds of the tropical rainforest. Complete bliss! The cabins are stunning, the bed super comfy, the view pristine and distance to the beach is none. Totally recommended! Love that it features a kitchenette for those lazy evenings where you just... More 

Thank fedecartin
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

I have thought long and hard about writing this review as i wanted it to come accross right. Firstly El Arbol is set in the most amazing rain forest and it was a dream come true to see the amazing wildlife right on our door step. However when booking this experience you must remember you may be stepping out of... More 

Thank James R
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

My friend and I went to Costa Rica to celebrate my birthday and we had an absolute blast. It definitely felt like paradise with its gorgeous beaches, delicious food and friendly people. One of the highlights of our trip was staying in this gorgeous treehouse in the forest. The The hosts were sweet, fun and easy going. They gave us... More 

Thank CacaoNibs
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The Designer Jungle House was an absolutely magical place to spend our vacation in Costa Rica. Coming from Canada (where it is dry and freezing cold!), we welcomed the warm, damp climate of the jungle. Nestled back from the main road, the house is an oasis away from the hustle-and-bustle of Manzanillo, but close enough that you can walk there... More 

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 months, upon moving to Costa Rica . El Arbol is a beautiful retreat & nature is with you all around. John &; Marilyn were so helpful & we cannot thankyou enough. A real Jungle retreat in an artistic home.

Thank Daniel H

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vacation house & jungle villa rental.Fascinating jungle experience in the middle of the Caribbean rainforest of Costa Rica! Our distinguished lodge on 16+ acres of private property is situated in the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge, with the beautiful Caribbean sea less then a mile away. You will stay in one of our luxurious, fully equipped houses on stilts. Experience the jungle like never before. Have the monkeys waiting outside your window as you wake up to the sounds of tropical birds singing (more than 100 species counted on our property). There are sloths, nosebears, other mammals, frogs, and so much more…Let comfort surround you while you are relaxing in the Costa Rican rain forest, drinking a good bottle of wine on your jungle porch. Have a massage, walk our private nature tracks or relax at the creek that runs through the property. Go on one of the many excursions we can arrange for you. Visit the picture perfect & quiet Caribbean beaches just a few minutes away! Venture into Cahuita National park or the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge. Enjoy a night out in the bustling beach town of Puerto Viejo (9 miles away). But most of all look forward to waking up in a jungle paradise that seems to have been created especially for you… ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Arbol

Address: 400 m oeste de RECOPE Manzanillo | opp. Recope, Manzanillo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $133 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
El Arbol Costa Rica/Limon
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“Each room is the same.”
 of 5 bubbles spam132016, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“houses are twins and next to each other. No blinds on windows”
 of 5 bubbles cayennev8, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wi-fi is not in-room, but just outside the host's home. :)”
 of 5 bubbles lisasM1733VZ, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Visit Manzanillo, eat at Cool & Calm. Visit the Refugee Center”
 of 5 bubbles FransK495, 28 Aug 2015 | Read review
“There are two houses on their property. We had the privilege to stay in both while we were there. Each house was almost exactly the same.”
 of 5 bubbles jenneeb, 4 Jan 2014 | Read review
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