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Bauline East, Newfoundland
Reviewed 23 March 2011

We visited Costa Rica for the entire month of February, 2011, and made El Arbol our happy home for the month. Nestled within the canopy of the Gandoca-Manzanillo wildlife refuge, and close to dynamic small communities and eateries, this stunning property was designed and is run by a young Dutch couple, Jann and Marjolein. Our stay in their 2-story "treehouse"...

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new york
Reviewed 4 March 2011

My husband and I stayed at El Arbol for five nights with our two teenage kids - 12 and 15. We had an absolutely fantastic stay. Unlike many of the hotels and lodges in the area, the two houses that make up El Arbol are situated right in the middle of the forest. The houses are beautifully designed (by owner...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2011

We arrived at El Abrol after several disasters on our journey from Scotland to Costa Rica (engine fault with the 1st plane, huge snowstorm delay in New Jersey, bag ripped open on baggage carousel!!!). Jan Hein and Marjolein made us feel so welcome and helped us to relax immediately after our problems getting to the country! Jan even mended my...

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LaFayette, New York
Reviewed 6 January 2011

El Arbol was the primary reason we chose Costa Rica for our 2010 holiday vacation. We stayed there on the last 5 days of our 2 week trip, and it exceeded all of our expectations from what we had read/seen online. Gracious hosts Jan and Marjolein were helpful and knowledgeable. They live in their own jungle lodge on stilts just...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 October 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights with my wife and 2 teenage daughters. The tree house is designed by its owner which makes it very different from all the other places we've stayed in Costa Rica. We liked it a lot, especially the bath room with its fancy door and the balcony. You will definitely hear the howler monkeys and...

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Reviewed 16 September 2010

My friend and I were traveling through Costa Rica, and we founded El Arbol! An amazing place in the middle of the Jungle, but with the beach from Manzanillo just minutes away. The houses are well made and with all the comfort you need! The beds where really comfortable, with a extra lage master bed. You could see that everything...

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Ventura, CA
Reviewed 1 September 2010

Of all the pictures of our trip to Costa Rica (and there were many), the ones that most folks marvel at are the pictures of our "Tree House". It was great - lovely and helpful hosts Marilyn and John and their sweet son Rebel; jacuzzi tub; fabulous balcony with the most comfortable basket chair ever; a parade of wildlife that...

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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 30 August 2010

I was originally planning our vacation(myself and 8 year old) with a group of friends. Last minute all pulled out. After months of researching I came across El Arbor and fell in love with the idea of staying in a remote place in the jungle. Well I decided to continue with my adventure and booked this house for 4 nights,...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 May 2010

El Arbol is the place to stay if you are in to nature and want to experience the true feeling and beauty of Puerto Viego, Costa Rica. The owners are very polite and very driven people with one common interest and that is to give you the experience of a lifetime. I want to thank them for that and hope...

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Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 9 May 2010

El Arbol is a wonderful place to stay, truly a jungle paradise! As nature lovers waking up (and going to bed with) to monkey's (howler, white faced, and spider monkey's), sloth, countless birds (tucans, humming birds and MORE!) and butterflies is a magical experience. The 5 minute bike ride to Manzanillo beach is a beautiful trip, as is the 20...

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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: $136 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
El Arbol Costa Rica/Limon
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