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El Arbol

400 m oeste de RECOPE Manzanillo | opp. Recope, Manzanillo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! If you want a REAL jungle experience, I am certain this is the only place that can offer this in the area. El Arbol is literally a dream which became a reality for us. My girlfriend and I absolutely loved this place. Generally, we arrive at a place and find little issues that were not mentioned, however, at El... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

After staying at 7 different hotels / homes in the Puerto Viejo area we finally lucked out to find El Arbol. Wow. I am not sure where to start. My wife and I stayed for 1 month and had the most incredible time. The owners Jan Hein & Marjolein are wonderful. Their home is in perfect proximity to the 2... More 

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at El Arbol and we enjoyed it very much. The owners are very helpful, the location is awesome and waking up with jungle sounds was just what we were looking for. Our kids loved it, even though there was no tv nor internet in the house itself. There is Wifi at the owners house. We lived... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We chose El Arbol using TripAdvisor and are back to leave a review of our experience. We stayed 6 nights over Christmas 2013. We have nothing but wonderful things to report. We were looking for an independently owned place, a unique place that would be unforgettable, and somewhere where we could momentarily forget about the outside world. The place was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I cannot correlate our stay with previous TA reviews. What am I missing?? We stayed May 27th, 2013 for two nights and every time I wanted to publish this review I reread previous reviews and have held back. Perhaps, others were not looking for a property with ac. I am sad to write a negative review for a family operated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights, which were the highlight of our 3-week C.R. holiday. This was the best, most unique accommodation I have ever stayed in and the design and attention to detail in the house is excellent. This is the perfect place to unwind, enjoy nature, and relax. Being awoken by howler monkeys is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

El Arbol consists of two houses set the jungle less than 1 km from Manzinillo. It is run by a lovely couple (Marilyn & Jon) who looked after us very well. We were driven here by Wilson from Coati Tours ( reservations@coatitours.com - much recommended) and as we didn't have transport, Marilyn organised golf cart hire for us at US$50... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed 6 nights and kicked ourselves for not booking for longer! A car is a must for staying here because it is perfectly situated down a couple dirt roads in a pristine section of the jungle but still just minutes to the beach and town. The home is gorgeous, clean and well maintained. Our maid that came every other... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

El Arbol is a gem. If what you are hoping for is a relaxing stay surrounded by the sounds and views of the jungle, then you will find it here. In the first 30mins of our stay, we spied some gorgeous blue morpho butterflies, a gecko and an Agouti! The house is located in Manzanillo, a sleepy beach town with... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Recently got back from a trip in central america and stopped off in Costa Rica. Booked El Arbol before we came after reading some of their reviews. Have to say that the reviews did not do justice to this place - it is so beautiful. Very private and homely houses with views into the jungle. Lots of wildlife to be... More 

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