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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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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Potomac, MD
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Waking up in our tree house every morning was like waking up in paradise. The sounds of the tropical birds and the dazzling greens surrounding you as you drink your morning coffee stay with you long after you're back in the ¨real world¨. Marilyn and Jan couldn't have been nicer and after spending nearly 2 weeks with them, my partner... More

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Address: 400 m oeste de RECOPE Manzanillo | opp. Recope, Manzanillo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
El Arbol Costa Rica/Limon

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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 
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