I stayed here with my boyfriend for two nights in late October 2012 and we had a wonderful stay. Because it was low season we were able to call the day ahead and get a reservation, but it sounds like this place books up much of the rest of the year (with good reason) so plan ahead if you want to stay here. Even though it was a bit rainy it was still a nice time. We hiked in the rain early morning on the trail out toward the waterfall in conditions that weren't great for birding and in a little over an hour we saw over 20 species including Red-lored Parrots, Montezuma's Oropendolas, Collared Aracaris, Keel-billed Toucans, Motmots and many others.
There are more great opportunities to see birds while having breakfast in a nice covered open air dining area. They have several platforms they set fruit on during the meal to attract the resident birds. They also have hummingbird feeders that stay quite busy. The breakfast was really good and there were fun little surprises that made the food good as well as pretty - like fruit cut into butterflies.
Our two story tree house was great. The bed was comfortable, the cabin was very clean. It had a beautiful wrap around deck with places to sit and just enjoy the forest. They bring coffee and tea every morning and leave it outside your door. The towels were artfully folded into two hearts on our bed when we arrived. It is rustic but you feel pampered at the same time.
The managers were great. Mark was friendly and helpful. We did a night walk with one of the staff who offers his services for free (tips only). He went to great efforts to find frogs, birds, a sloth, insects and other fun things to observe in the night time.
This place is about a half an hour from the town of La Fortuna and Arenal National Park is about another 15 minutes beyond there. So, it does take a little bit of time from here to get back to that area but the drive is easy. We spent one night in a hotel where we had the volcano view and hot springs and then moved out to the treehouse for the next two nights. It wasn't a big deal to drive back into La Fortuna. The one negative I would say is that you could hear some traffic noise from the road. If I were to come again I would request a cabin further back on the property.
All in all we had a great stay here!
- Also Known As:
- Tree Hotel In Costa Rica
- Tree Houses Hotel Costa Rica Arenal Volcano National Park
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tree Houses Hotel is a bed and breakfast hotel conveniently located off the main road that runs through La Fortuna and around the Arenal Volcano. We are a short 25 minute drive to the high tourist area. People seek us out with that in mind, to be away from it all but close enough to enjoy all the fun adventure the La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano area has to offer.We have just 5 tree houses (each very private) on 8 acres and we are surrounded by a 70 acre wildlife refuge with a waterfall, pools to swim and a beautiful river. Each tree house features A/C, warm water showers, refrigerators and safes.There are few hotels like this in the world and none other in Costa Rica. There is something so very exciting about spending the night high in the forest canopy, wildlife all around you, safe and cozy in a tree house hotel in Costa Rica. ... more less