Unique Tree House Rental with Gorgeous River Views in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Piedras Blancas, Puntarenas (Costa Rica)

Unique Tree House Rental with Gorgeous River Views in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Tree Houses
1 unit
4 guest capacity
No pets allowed

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Description

  • Kid-friendly
This unique tree house rental is located in the center of a lush tropical rainforest overlooking the Rio Bellavista in the southern zone of Costa Rica. It can accommodate up to four guests—perfect for solo travelers, couples, or small groups of family and friends. Adults can sleep on the comfortable and canopied queen-size bed in the master bedroom, which has its own private bathroom with a sink and a toilet. Kids can sleep on the single beds in the upstairs loft. Linens and towels are provided.

Outside, there are two private balconies, where guests can relax in a hammock or on nice patio furniture and admire the gorgeous views of the river and surrounding rainforest. One of the balconies features an outdoor shower with hot water, enclosed with stone walls and a tree branch cutting through.

The tree house is next to a shared fire pit and a communal base camp. The base camp is where special social events, like happy hour and yoga classes, take place and is also where guests can find conveniences like the reception area and dining hall. At the basecamp, guests will have internet access. Daily yoga classes are included in the stay. Guests will also have access to many nature trails, allowing them to explore the rainforest or access other on-site facilities, like the spa cabin and zip-lining platforms.

Features

  • 1 Queen-size bed
  • 2 Twin/Single bed
  • Water
  • Hot water
  • Shower
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
The property has a community base camp with a parking area, a dining hall, a rancho, a reception center, a lounge with hammocks, a fire pit, and a Wi-Fi zone. Activities like yoga classes and happy hour take place at the base camp, which serves as the starting point for electronic biking, zip-lining, and guided night hikes.

Filtered water stations are available throughout the property and in all the rentals.

Guests will have access to a spa and wellness cabin overlooking one of the rivers, as well as a garden where much of the food served in the dining hall is grown. The community has hiking trails connecting the tree houses to onsite facilities and winding throughout much of the rainforest. High up in the canopy, there are zip-lines and platforms.

In the communal dining area, breakfast is served daily from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. On Sundays, it is served from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Carry-out lunches are available, and orders must be placed by 9 a.m. Bar service is available from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m, and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Guests must notify the office staff if they plan on joining for community meals upon check-in. Dietary restrictions like vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free can be accommodated, but staff must be notified in advance. Guests can sign up to receive fresh produce bags.

In the mornings, complimentary yoga classes are open to guests of all levels. Guests can sign up for electronic bike tours, guided night hikes, garden tours, and zip-lining through the rainforest in the reception area. After guests check-in and are shown to their tree house or cabin accommodations, they have the freedom to explore the property at their leisure.

There is an on-site spa cabin overlooking the Rio Bellavista where guests can receive massages. Guests should inquire about rates and availability during check-in.

Guest Services

  • All meals additional charge
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/Pub
  • Shuttle additional charge
  • Massage services additional charge
  • Yoga sessions
The community offers concierge and shuttle services. The concierge can help guests register for on-site tours and activities, or with other services. The shuttle can take guests from their tree house to the closest trailhead. Luggage delivery is available for an additional fee per bag.

Guests can sign up for a special vacation package for three to seven nights for an additional cost of $245 per guest. The package includes discounted rates, Wi-Fi, free cocktails upon arrival, and three daily homemade meals.

Location + Surroundings

Terrain
  • National Park
  • Forest
  • Beach
  • River, stream or creek
  • Coastal
This off-the-grid community of tree houses and cabins is located in Piedras Blancas, which forms part of Florida in the province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. It's surrounded by lush rainforest, rugged mountains, and whitewater rivers. It is situated on a couple of hundred acres of secluded jungle near the Piedras Blancas and Bellavista Rivers, as well as the Golfo Dulce, Osa Peninsula, and Costa Ballena.

It is 25 minutes away from Piedras Blancas National Park and around two hours away from both Corcovado National Park and Amistad National Park. Piedras Blancas is part of the Osa Peninsula, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. It is located in the southern zone, a region on the Southern Pacific coast near the Panamanian border.

The closest regional airport is Golfito Airport, which is about 45 minutes away from the community.

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Water sports
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Zip-lining
  • Yoga
  • Wildlife watching

Guests can sign up to take part in zip-lining, electronic bike tours, and guided night hikes around the rainforest. Guests can also hike during the day along the trails connecting the tree houses to the jungle. These are excellent opportunities to take photos of waterfalls, rugged mountains, and gorgeous tropical flora, as well as spot toucans and other diverse wildlife, like monkeys, sloths, and iguanas.

In the community rancho, guests can participate in yoga classes, enjoy drinks at happy hour, or socialize with other guests, volunteers, and staff. They can relax with a massage or other treatments at the riverside spa cabin, rest in hammocks, or tour the onsite gardens.

Two whitewater rivers run through the community. Guests can swim in the natural pools and jump off the waterfalls. During the dry season, they can snorkel to see frogs and schools of colorful fish, or they can search for fossils and shells after a storm.

More opportunities for outdoor adventure and cultural excursions await outside the community. Guests can tour nearby chocolate farms and coffee plantations or head to Playa Blanca, a beach on the Golfo Dulce, to swim, surf, snorkel, and kayak. The Golfo Dulce is also wonderful for scuba-diving, deep-sea fishing, and boat tours to watch for dolphins and whales.

Guests can go whitewater rafting on nearby rivers such as the Sierpe or go climbing in the mountains overlooking the beaches and rainforest on the Osa Peninsula. They can head to the Costa Ballena for more snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and kayaking, as well as paddle boarding and surfing. Unique crafts and souvenirs can be purchased at local markets and shops, and guests can enjoy authentic Costa Rican dishes at local restaurants.

Hiking, horseback riding, and swimming are popular activities at Nauyaca Waterfalls. Nearby national parks include Piedras Blancas, Corcovado, and Amistad, where guests can go hiking, take photos, and view wildlife through several more acres of lush rainforest and exotic, rugged wilderness. They can zip-line over river gorges and canopies of the cloud forest, or take boat tours through dense mangroves to watch for more exotic birds or wildlife like crocodiles.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • No events

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Thirty: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 30 days before check-in.
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Additional Information

Check-in is between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on any day except Sunday. Guests cannot check-in any later than 5 p.m., which is strictly enforced. Check-out is at 10 a.m. Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Guests should be aware that the access trails at this glamping site are gravel and rock, very inclined, and rustic.

The tree houses are suitable for solo travelers, couples, and small groups of family or friends.

Renters must be 18 years or older unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Guests are required to pack a flashlight with batteries, boots that cover the ankle, tall socks, any medications, and a refillable water bottle. It is recommended that guests use a backpack and bring quick-dry lightweight clothing and rain gear, a bathing suit, sunblock and bug spray, sunglasses and hats, and extra batteries and charging devices. Guidebooks and snacks are also suggested.

Rates vary by season, length of stay, and occupancy.

A 4 x 4 vehicle is necessary to reach the property.

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