La Casa del Ceibo

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C M
Miami, FL461 contributions
Family
My kids loved it. We met the man who built everything and sleeps there every night. Wait, what?? Yup. He lives here. And during the day opens it up for folks to visit. The swing is great. Lots of fun things for kids to do while parents have a banana bread and coffee while on slow but decent free wifi. 1.50 per person. Check out the funky bathroom too w the lights and music. Clearly the guy is handy and creative as well as super nice. If you found this review helpful pls click HELPFUL below. Thanks!
Written April 11, 2017
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Mariel K
Seoul, South Korea76 contributions
Couples
If you grew up climbing trees and building forts: hesitate no more and visit this place.

The treehouse reminds me of the one described in Enid Blyton's book "The Magic Faraway Tree" that I read when I was eight. I don't want this review to be a spoiler so I won't go into too much detail, but let me tell you one thing: it's not a make-believe house on a tree, it's a legit house inside a tree! *Don't think because it's a treehouse, you can only climb UP, there is a hole on one side of the tree, big enough for an average human being to snuggle in and climb down through a ladder (there is a light switch near the beginning (top) of the ladder, turn it on before descending)*

Tip: Expect a short visit- I'd say some 30 min - 45 min (to: looking around, climbing up and down the tree, taking a bunch of pictures (a must!), and perhaps sitting down a few minutes to grab something to drink); therefore make it as a small trip before going up to explore the scenery of the highlands.

Oh there is a visiting fee you have to pay, I think it was around $3.
Written October 25, 2016
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juanofthejungle
Culburra Beach, Australia303 contributions
Friends
This quirky tree house was an interesting interlude as part of a highlands trip. You can walk the rickety bridge and explore the small "house" built into a large tree. The adventuresome can exit via the fireman's pole. Once back on the ground you can descend down through the tree to the hidden rooms down below. The complex also has a cafe made largely of bottles with a great long solid wooden table as well as a yard with all sorts of oddments in it. It is an interesting interlude and spot for coffee break on the way back to town.
Written July 21, 2017
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Beate E
New York City, NY85 contributions
Couples
For some reason this stupid thing is tacked on to the highland tour which visits El Junco, the tortoise breeding center and Puerto Chino beach. That ridiculous tree house thing, which is advertised on billboards all over town, was so bad and hoaky that it left us with a bad aftertaste after we had enjoyed all the other places on this outing. How did these people manage to get this crap onto the itinerary????

Simply terrible (if you're older than 10)
Written April 12, 2018
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1dragonlady
Flat Rock, NC207 contributions
Friends
$1.50 entrance fee. You walk up to the tree house via a swinging bridge. The house is small but has space for a toilet and 2 mattresses in the loft. You can slide down a metal pole from the tree house back to the ground or just walk back down via the swinging bridge. You can also climb down the narrow steps to the base (below ground) of this giant tree.
Written November 12, 2016
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Maise14
Manchester, UK17 contributions
Couples
My partner and I visited El Ceibo on the Highland Tour of San Cristobal. It is a huge tree house in a very old tree and there is also a boat in the next tree along which has been converted into a room. On the ground there is a cafe selling homemade ice cream and cakes and Galapagos grown coffee. The grounds have ornaments which have also been homemade which gives the place a very authentic feel.

During our visit we decided to book a night in the boat room which was an excellent experience. It is fully equipped with toilet, running water and the warmest shower we had in the Galapagos which is impressive considering it's up a tree!

If you do stay here it's worth noting that the cafe doesn't sell meals (or at least it doesn't on a Tuesday, the day we visited) and there weren't any open restaurants in the town of El Progresso so we had to pop back to the main port for food (easily done by hailing a taxi from the nearest bus stop for between $1-$4).

Overall we enjoyed our visit and our stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting San Cristobal!
Written July 9, 2019
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warburtonr
Beijing, China11 contributions
La Casa del Ceibo looks like it started out as tree-house for the kids that then became an obsession. The Ceibo tree itself is massive and very impressive. The tree house with a working toilet, is fun for the kids, but less so for adults. One unique feature of the site is a room underneath the tree, with a very narrow passage down. Being 6'3" and 240 lbs I did not go down but my much skinnier teenage daughter did. Beyond being impressive existentially, the fairly large underground room was otherwise not that interesting. La Case del Ceibo is worth a visit if it is on the way to somewhere else, unless one has small kids who love treehouses, in which case it would become a destination in its own right..
Written August 31, 2018
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leo4gzs
Hong Kong, China103 contributions
Family
Impressive house build inside of a massive Ceibo. It is a quick stop that can be followed by a short visit to the bar where you can see different coins from different countries. Some different to do while in Galapagos.
Written April 30, 2018
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ZagZigZZ
Seattle, WA4 contributions
Family
We loved this quirky, creative place. The huge kapok tree is beautiful and hosts two fun treehouses. Our teen giggled as a duck ate grain placed on her back, the ultimate Insta snap! And I bought a lovely blue-footed booby decoration for our Christmas tree while hubby had coffee and cake.
Written March 14, 2018
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tracyrocks
Brooklyn, NY2,294 contributions
Couples
Came here October 2017 on way back from The David Rodriguez Tortoise Breeding Center. I would not come here JUST for this from town but it was definitely worth the $2 just to see. The family had made the tree house for the kids but now allows tourists to see it and people can even stay in the full functioning tree house. First, we were greeted by their very sweet dog! Then you walk a bridge up to the house where there is a tiny, but full, bathroom, seating area, kitchenette, tiny balcony, and bedroom loft. You can take fire pole down like our naturalist guide did but the rest of us were not gutsy enough since everything was wet from mist. When you're done in the treehouse, you can climb down a ladder in what looks like a hole in the ground next to the tree to see the basement which was also very interesting. There is also a small cafe where my friends enjoyed some coffee.
Written January 6, 2018
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