We stayed 2 nights at the end of April in the Monkey House & thoroughly enjoyed this place. We arrived mid afternoon so took a walk down to the river - this is a nice pleasant stroll down but very hard work in the heat coming back up - thankfully a number of seats were set along the way - the majority of which we took advantage of. Arranged for a pizza delivery that evening, which was good & we were in bed to the sounds of the forest by 10pm.
The next morning we had arranged through Mark, for a full day tour of the local sights - an early breakfast was arranged by 6.15am and we then drove into La Fortuna for 7.15am - about 30km away. A bus then picked us up and we had a safari boat trip along a slow & winding river when we and our excellent guide managed to spot many animals & birds. After fresh fruit & cold water we then visited the La Fortuna waterfall - this is beautiful, but 500 steps down to it & consequently, the same back again - very hard work!
After an excellent 3 course lunch in La Fortuna we climbed to the observation point of Arenal volcano & finally ended a great day at the Tabacon Hot Springs which included dinner - a great day, whilst expensive at $200 each was worth it with great service & food.
The next morning at 5am we were woken in our tree house by a family (7 of them including 2 small babies) of howler monkey who came within 3 feet of our deck & eventually climbed on our roof - great experience!
There followed another superb breakfast & we sadly left at about 9.30am.
Mark & Lucy were wonderful hosts and their staff all work very hard to maintain the entire site. The tree house has everything you could need - the shower is amazing with "open" sides allowing you to look out into the forest, but since there is no-one else close, no-one can see you. The room we had is huge with 2 double beds and a large deck with lots of seating. The room has air conditioning, but although it was very warm, we left our windows open all night (all netted) and the ceiling fan & we were fine.
A memorable experience & thoroughly recommended.
- 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