We spent four nights in the Mis Ojos treehouse in February. What a grand experience! The treehouse itself is the best (in my opinion) because it is situated away from the other treehouses and has a view of the Rio Bellavista and a waterfall. We felt truly away from it all. No electricity, but the kitchen was equipped with a two burner propane cooktop and water. A nice touch was the coffee sock and coffee. The bedroom is on the second level and includes an open air shower (that we shared with a bat), and toilet and sink. The only thing that could make this treehouse perfect would be some sort of pulley that you could bring small things up to the second floor with. The ladder is steep and if you are like me you don't want to use one hand while climbing the ladder. There is also a separate "room" to the treehouse that has a table, chairs and hammock. A perfect place to relax. The walk to Base Camp is 1/2 mile along a sometimes steep trail, so this place is not for people who are not in decent shape or who do not appreciate being one with raw nature. The meals were fabulous! All fresh and local and a lot is grown right on the property in their amazing garden. And, ask for a tour of their chicken coop! We were treated to a private River hike by Josh, the amazing volunteer. Two waterfalls and two swimming holes. We also did the Zip Line tour and the Night Hike. Both highly recommended. Also, the hike to La Punta was magical. We fell in love with the people and the place. It is amazing that all this has come from nothing. The owners Matt and Erica have worked hard and it shows. We also appreciated how they are working with community with their foundation and by employing local Ticos.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Finca Bellavista is a treehouse community in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica! We are a rustic, yet comfortable, private retreat off the beaten path where owners and guests can explore the natural wonders of the rainforest canopy and enjoy what we like to call ‘treetop Pura Vida’. You definitely won’t find flashy billboards or roadside signs that lead you to Finca Bellavista… Finca Bellavista is not a full-service spa, a fancy hotel, or a canopy tour. We are located in an amazing and relatively untouched portion of Costa Rica that is removed from many of the influences of the outside world. The nearest town (1.5 miles away) contains a school, a church, a pulperia, a bus stop, a handful of houses, and of course, a soccer field. That’s it. No souvenir shops, no mini-malls, and no rowdy bars. Finca Bellavista is for the true traveller who wants to experience something truly different and special. We have acres of forest and gardens to explore, refreshing rivers, birdwatching, a botanical trail, and much more. We look forward to hosting you in our home! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Finca Bellavista Hotel Province Of Puntarenas