We stayed in Fila Tortuga last March and absolutely fell in love! The architecture of the house is stunning, simple and cozy. I loved that it was a 20-30 minute hike from basecamp so you could actually become part of the jungle. It's views from the balcony are beautiful. The birds all around you seem like a dream. I highly recommend staying here if you want an escape from reality!
Although it has been a few years since I visited, I had a wonderful time. It is a perfect opportunity to get away from the busy rat race. The treehouse was cleaned daily, and the food was delicious. There is a base camp where you can watch the sunset with a glass of wine which is elevated so you can see trees, subset, and wildlife. Although I went alone, I plan to introduce my boyfriend to the place sometime next year. If you don't like too much seclusion, only stay a couple nights or hang out at the base camp where there is more people. I got tons of photos of exotic birds.
Words are not even close to enough for this paradise of a place. The location is in the very heart of the jungle. The place is perfectly designed to offer you every possible comfort in such a remote and stunning location I will not write more about it so that I don't spoil it for you guys. Look at the pictures all you want, you will NEVER get the real feeling this house offers before you walk into it. I hope that we'll be back for longer, waaayyyy longer! Thank you guys for this lifetime experience.
It was amazing. I've been there twice and next time it will be for longer. One of the highlights of my stay in Costa Rica ... a very different experience. Both times I stayed in Casa Estrella which is very close to base camp. This home also has internet, electric and a fridge. If you pick out a villa that isn't so close to base camp, make sure that you pack light. Some of the tree homes are a 45-minute walk and not sure how it's done with groceries! I think they can sometimes drive you but make sure that you know! I highly recommend vacationing in the canopy :-)
The Bellavista Treehouse Community is just one of the most unique places you can go. We stayed there 3 nights and were absolutely overwhelmed by the whole concept of the Treehouses. We booked a Cabin right at the lodge, so that we did not need to walk all the way through the rainforest at night, which was a bit better for our purposes. We had a cabin with 2 stories and 2 bedrooms. The house itself was mainly made of wood and nicely set up. In our room we did not have windows, just mosquito nets seperating us from the jungle. It was amazing to hear all the animals at night and having the sun shine through the "windows" in the morning, while you hear the birds beginning to sing in the morning. For activities we did a lot of rainforest walks on our own and also went to different other treehouses on the territory, which we would really recommend on doing. Additionally we did the zip lines on the private area of Bellavista, with two very nice guides, who were making our experience perfectly save and enjoyable, which was a huge opportunity to see the river running through the area and the waterfall, where you can also go swimming. In the morning there is also complementary yoga classes, which are a great way to start the morning in the rainforest. For the meals we chose to eat at the base camp and not cook on our own. The food was always served for the guests and the residents together, which was a nice way to get to know the people and their stories a bit more. So thank you all for a great experience and for the great time we had in your community!…