First off you can only book this hotel via e-mail or by calling them over the phone and paying for your stay in advance, so don't be worried when you make the reservation, that's just how it is.
The next thing is finding the place. Now a lot of people say you need a 4 x 4 to get here. Well unless you're the worst driver in the world, that's not the case. We made it here really easily and yes the roads there are through the mountains and have steep inclines, but the road is fully paved all the way to the tree house hotel.
When pulling off the main road you stop at an electronic gate and need to buzz for access to the resort.
Once you arrive at reception you are greeted by Mark & Lucy who manage the property and take care of all the visitors. Mark gave us a run down on how the property works and checked us in. We were staying in the hummingbird tree house and he informed us how to get there. He also asked how we liked our coffee in the mornings before we left and showed us the honor system for the drinks.
We drove up the gravel track to our tree house and arrived at the hummingbird
The tree houses were very cosy and had everything you would expect for a hotel room, but with a twist, remember you are in a tree house, in the jungle.
Our room had two double beds and a single bunk also, it also had a fridge, shower and places to store your bags.
The shower system was great and provided enough hot water for at least 10 minutes, just remember that you are in a tree house and this really is a luxury item. It was great showering outside with just the net and having total privacy.
It was great to be away from the internet for a few days and having no TV also made this a nice getaway.
Each morning coffee would be placed on your picnic bench and a plantain placed on your balcony which would attract birds. It was a great way to start the morning being able to wake up and watch nature.
On our first day at the property we did the waterfall trek, which was about 5 miles round trip and it was great to venture out into the grounds. We did not see anyone else the entire time we were on our hike and it was really peaceful.
The next morning we went to see mark about some tours we go on and he sorted our zip lining tour and a trip to Arenal volcano with a local guide, which was really good.
Mark & Lucy were very helpful and really made our stay wonderful, they helped us with any questions we had, mark even ordered dinner for us one night and had it delivered to our tree house.
Just from being the grounds we saw lots of wildlife including a pack of howler monkeys who took a liking to our tree house in particular.
We would definitely return for a stay at the tree houses hotels.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Tree Hotel In Costa Rica
- Tree Houses Hotel Costa Rica Arenal Volcano National Park