After staying at 7 different hotels / homes in the Puerto Viejo area we finally lucked out to find El Arbol. Wow. I am not sure where to start. My wife and I stayed for 1 month and had the most incredible time. The owners Jan Hein & Marjolein are wonderful. Their home is in perfect proximity to the 2 rental homes on their huge jungle property. These incredibly designed homes provide a safe and secure environment unlike others in the area. We always felt 100% safe.
One of the most beautiful beaches in the word is a 2 minute drive or 5 minute bike ride away. It is such an incredibly serene feeling to be tucked away in the jungle but 5 minutes from the warm blue / green ocean.
During our month we saw sloths, 3 kinds of monkes, snakes, frogs and hundreds of birds. My favorite part came after the sun went down. The huge king sized bed with tight mosquito netting was wonderful. We would fall asleep to the sounds of monkeys and a few of the nights lightbugs flew throughout our room. It was like being in Avatar!
We can't wait to go back to stay at El Arbol. Keeo up the great work
Love, Kevin and Jen (and our dogs)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vacation house & jungle villa rental.Fascinating jungle experience in the middle of the Caribbean rainforest of Costa Rica! Our distinguished lodge on 16+ acres of private property is situated in the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge, with the beautiful Caribbean sea less then a mile away. You will stay in one of our luxurious, fully equipped houses on stilts. Experience the jungle like never before. Have the monkeys waiting outside your window as you wake up to the sounds of tropical birds singing (more than 100 species counted on our property). There are sloths, nosebears, other mammals, frogs, and so much more…Let comfort surround you while you are relaxing in the Costa Rican rain forest, drinking a good bottle of wine on your jungle porch. Have a massage, walk our private nature tracks or relax at the creek that runs through the property. Go on one of the many excursions we can arrange for you. Visit the picture perfect & quiet Caribbean beaches just a few minutes away! Venture into Cahuita National park or the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge. Enjoy a night out in the bustling beach town of Puerto Viejo (9 miles away). But most of all look forward to waking up in a jungle paradise that seems to have been created especially for you… ... more less
- Also Known As:
- El Arbol Costa Rica/Limon