10 Quirky Treehouse Lodges for Family Adventure Vacations in Costa Rica
A quirky treehouse lodge stay can be a sensational highlight on a superb family adventure vacation in Costa Rica. Given the country is essentially one ginormous pristine jungle, you’ll find a crazy variety of choice when it comes to this unique style of accommodation. Finding a fabulous treehouse lodge to meet your family’s desires and budget is super easy.
Quirky, fun and traditionally immersed in pristine wilderness. Costa Rica’s best treehouse lodges make for amazing experiences. THIS close to nature means you’ll fall asleep to the call of monkeys and wake up to the chirping of a thousand tropical birds. Like a three-in-one experience that’s rated as ‘priceless’ by all those who’ve been lucky enough to enjoy it. Costa Rica’s best treehouse lodges offer blissful rest, wildlife spotting and a nature-intensive experience you and your family will never forget.
Here are the best family-friendly treehouse options in the country:
Lapa Rios Ecolodge – Osa Peninsula
Lapa Rios is one of the best bird-watching treehouse lodge sin all of Costa Rica and one of our personal favorites. Nestled within 1,000 spectacular acres of prime forest in the resplendent Osa Peninsula, the lodge is an incredible wildlife spotting haven. The open-air cabins, all comforted by mosquito nets, offer mind-blowing views and a blissful ocean breeze. That glorious beach? It’s just a few minutes’ walk away. Lapas Rio Ecolodge is a fantastic choice in the Osa but note that (like many other treehouse lodges) children must be 6 years old and older to stay here.
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Finca Bellavista Eco-lodge, Puntarenas
At the opposite end of the ‘glitz and glamour’ scale is where you’ll find Bellavista. A treehouse lodge that takes ‘unplugged, off-grid and barefoot adventures’ to a whole other level. To totally disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with nature. The dozen or so family-friendly cabins here are absolutely ideal. Rustic and hassle-free yet comfortable and alluring. This no-fuss, no-glamour finca is perfect for those dreaming of Robinson Crusoe adventures in the heart of Golfito’s wilderness. Here, you’ll be immersed in primary and secondary rainforests brimming with all manner of exotic wildlife.
Rafiki Safari Lodge
The Rafiki is yet another of our favorite treehouse lodges in Costa Rica. A marvelous choice just an hour from the ultra-popular Manuel Antonio National Park. The Rafiki Safari Lodge is sprawled along the shores of one of the country’s best whitewater rafting and kayaking rivers. The Savegre, where we take our treasured guests on unforgettable and thrilling adventures. This is the perfect river for family adventures! The quirky ‘glamping’ style treehouse accommodation is set on 800 acres of superb jungle. The elevated canvas cabins afford some of the most incredible views in the country. The oversized terraces are absolutely idyllic for sundowners and sunrises!
Rancho Pacifico – Uvita
We absolutely LOVE Rancho Pacifico because – aside from the fact that every single villa boasts eye-popping views of the Pacific – it actually offers a variety of accommodation options. Luxury on-the-ground villas for grandparents, dreamy villas for your and quirky treehouses? Yes, you’ll find them all here. This luxury eco-lodge is a little on the expensive side but, in all honesty, you’d find no better way to splurge on your Costa Rica family adventure than adding a night or two of total bliss. Right here 5 star concierge service, a wonderful restaurant, fitness facilities and a gorgeous bar lounge are just the start!
Please note that Rancho Pacifico offers an extraordinary 5* luxury experience for guests aged 18 and above (no little ones!)
Treehouses Hotel – La Fortuna
Given the very nature of treehouse lodges in Costa Rica, you’re always guaranteed remoteness and quietude . Even if you’re visiting one of the most popular spots in the country. And so it is with the Treehouse Hotel, right in the heart of La Fortuna, one of the most touristic highlights in all of Costa Rica. The seven jaw-dropping luxury treehouses boast air-conditioning, electricity, private terraces (those views!) and full-sized en-suites and bunk-beds in the 2nd bedrooms. Stay here and you’ll be surrounded by pristine forests home to toucans, sloths, monkeys, a thousand hummingbirds, colorful butterflies and delightful natural springs.
Lapas Nest Treehouse – Osa Peninsula
Take that Robinson Crusoe experience and raise it by a few notches: that’s the Lapas Nest Treehouse experience! An outstanding open-air, SEVEN-story treehouse to give Tarzan some true lodge-envy. The Lapas Nest makes for an amazing springboard for Corcovado wilderness adventures. A true respite from the hectic pace of everyday life, Lapas Nest is that oasis in the jungle you never realized you desperately needed. Add superb chefs, massages, adventures and yoga to the mix and you’ve got yourself an unrivalled family vacation adventure in Costa Rica. The lodge sleeps 12 guests.
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Santa Juana Lodge – Manuel Antonio
The rugged but spellbinding drive up to Santa Juana is, hands down, one of the best reasons to stay. Get snuggled and cozy in the forests of Manuel Antonio and enjoy spellbinding and unobstructed views across the magnificent rainforest views. The casitas have an amazing open-floor plan that makes you feel as if you’re literally suspended above the treetop canopy – because you are! The cabins on stilts are built around the spectacular trees of the forest. Yet the experience is one and the same. Nearby waterfalls, indescribable natural immersion and million-dollar views are your wonderful rewards.
Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel – Monteverde
Half a dozen gorgeous treehouses make up this lodge. Which is secretly hidden in the mountain tops of Monteverde’s cloud forests. Expect breathtaking views, magnificent waterfalls and luscious gardens to be your constant companions. Alongside wellness treatments, gourmet dining and amazing canopy walking trails.
Treehouse Lodge – Limon
Nestled in the wilds of the Gandoza-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge on the southern Caribbean coast. The spectacular Treehouse Lodge is one of the most incredible eco treehouse lodges in Costa Rica. Built (almost) entirely out of sustainably-sourced bamboo. The lodge offers five distinct family-friendly treehouses. Each one offering its own unique style and enticements. A winner of multiple sustainability awards, the Treehouse Lodge offers split-level family cabins with double and king-sized beds, a fully-equipped kitchen and gorgeous outdoor shower. With a stunning beach just steps away and the kind of quietude you’d pay a million bucks for. This Costa Rica treehouse hotel makes for a sensational end to a week chock-full of adrenalin-pumping adventures.
Nature Observatorio – Limon
Alas, just a few steps inland from the Treehouse Lodge is this amazing 3-floor treehouse built within the trunk of a ginormous tree. And also in the heart of the Gandoza-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. Offering stays for just 4 people at a time. The Nature Observatorio is one of the more unique treehouse options. Perfect if you’d love to feel as if you have the entire forest all to yourself. A night’s stay includes three delicious meals so if you never want to get down from your own personal tree, you don’t need to!
Join us here at Costa Rica Rios for a fabulous family adventure vacation your will NEVER forget! Our private & tailor-made family adventure tours are the ideal antidote to 2020. Just about the best way to get 2021 off to a phenomenal start. So why not say goodbye to your stress and anxiety, pack up the kids, and come spend an unforgettable week with us here in Costa Rica?