Top 10 Huts In Costa Rica: Discover Nature At Its Finest - Updated 2024

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If you’ve been looking for a holiday where you can wake up every day, step outside your hotel room and let out an excited “wow”, look no further than Costa Rica. You’ll fall in love with this stunning country as much as we have. Although it makes up only 0.03 percent of the Earth’s surface, it does, in fact, account for a huge 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity. We think that the best way you can truly absorb everything that Costa Rica has to offer is to stay in its glorious natural surroundings. As such, we’ve conquered mountains, jungles and beaches to find you the best huts in Costa Rica, known locally as “cabinas”. It’s time to experience life in Costa Rica, discover something new and escape from the everyday humdrum. Book your huts in Costa Rica online today to avoid disappointment.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. Pretty hut in an excellent location between downtown and the Pacific

Perfect for four guests, you’ll enjoy being in nature at this hut. You’ll also have access to the Pacific Ocean, which is just a stone’s throw away from your very own front door. Sleeping options include one double bed and one bunk bed, making this an ideal family option. There is also plenty to see on the farm and it is located near the downtown area.

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Agujitas de Drake, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
19.22 km (12.0 mi) from Parque Nacional Corcovado
74 reviews   Wifi Available
Hut 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabina was beautiful comfortable and surrounded by luscious rain forest
as we explored i felt more comfortable as they were onsite with my valuables in the room
ok if you expect airco tv and big hotel service this is not the place for you
the common kitchen is a great place to be for a relax moment or eating
the place is generally clean
it is comfortable and clean
we had a beautiful cabana at anja place everything was very clean and we felt very confortable
we were well received and the accommodation was clean comfortable and well located
it was quiet and clean beautiful gardens anja helped us book amazing day trips i highly recommend
great facilities and staff which provided a perfect hospitality
anja and her staff are wonderful
her staff was also very friendly helpful and reliable
anja is a very good host
anja is a wonderful host everything was perfect
the cabana is in a beautiful location
in a great location close to the beach and town
we will de finely be back loved the location
this is a great place really close to the beach and restaurant
the whole place was great very well organized and beautifully located: we want to come back
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2. Enjoy the views of the lagoon from your personal wooden hut (from USD 50)

Listed as the only private property on the site, you’re guaranteed peace and quiet in this rainforest location. In fact, you’ll be based in the heart of a cacao-chocolate tour near Tortuguero National Park. Inside the 32 meter squared (344.4 foot squared) waxed-wooden room, you’ll find hammocks, bunk beds, a private bathroom and plenty of space to comfortably host up to three people. You’ll have the best of both worlds at this property, as the beach is only a short walk away. In fact, you can see the lagoon from the front porch of the hut.

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Limón Province, Costa Rica
222.17 km (138.1 mi) from Parque Nacional Corcovado
257 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
having the little bedside lamp was very helpful for getting in and out of bed in the dark
the bed was comfortable the shower was cool (very welcome in the humidity ) and the wifi was reliable
fans were helpful when hot for sleeping at night
the water from the tab is drinkable the beds are cozy and comfortable
the cabina is very clean modern and comfortable and you get clean towels whenever you need them
our stay was so nice in rafaels clean and more spacious than expected cabin
the cabin is really clean quiet and you’ll find everything you need
it's also well equipped and clean
clean and nice place right next to the national park
lovely place and lovely hosts
claire and rafael were fabulous hosts
claire and rafael are the perfect hosts
claire and rafa are very welcoming hosts
claire and rafael are nice hosts and if you have questions they will help you
the location is absolutely perfect
location was ideal near the park and close to the water
great location at the entrance of the park
the location was fantastic right by the national park and close to restaurants as well
this place is at a very special location within tortuguero
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3. Close location to downtown and includes hot showers (from USD 27)

Although in the heart of nature, with the sounds of animals such as monkeys, birds, frogs and even sloths, the city center is still just 50 meters (164 feet) away. This is perfect if you want to experience jungle life, yet feel a little bit timid and would like easy access to the other necessities. You’ll also love the fact that the ocean is just 200 meters (656 feet) away from your hut.

This property is ideal for three people. The upper level has bunk beds and there is a single bed on the lower level. Guests are welcome to use the communal and well-equipped kitchen. You’ll also have access to hot showers (somewhat of a luxury in the jungle) and these are just 20 meters (65 feet) from the property.

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Agujitas de Drake, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
19.46 km (12.1 mi) from Parque Nacional Corcovado
74 reviews   Wifi Available
Hut 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen area and gathering space was comfortable and easy to use
the bathrooms are very clean and they have excellent showers
the staff were incredibly helpful
attentive staff pleasant ambiance
the staff and volunteers were kind and helpful
ajna is definitely the best host ever
the staff welcomed us as we arrived by boat and cared for every need we had
good location in a quiet area of town
great place to relax inmersed in the forest
we loved this place
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4. Lovingly handmade with cane

Located on the same property is the adorable hut made entirely by hand with cane. We love that the roof of the property is transparent, so you have plenty of light but can also look above and see the birds and the other creatures passing overhead. It is worth noting that the cabin has a fan to use during the hot weather. There is also a mosquito net, so you can be rest assured of a good night’s sleep.

This quaint property has a bench, table, and a private garden. You can also take full advantage of the warm-water showers and well-equipped kitchen, which includes complimentary essentials such as coffee, tea, sugar, and salt.

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Agujitas de Drake, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
19.28 km (12.0 mi) from Parque Nacional Corcovado
130 reviews   Wifi Available
Hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's a fan to circulate the night air
the cabin was magic fan mosquito nets and a hammock provided
used the outdoor community kitchen and enjoyed the complimentary coffee
there was also a common area with a kitchen tables and lots of hammocks which was nice
we loved all the hammocks and comfortable chairs for relaxing and the kitchen and bathrooms are very clean
everything is super clean and comfortable
the cabin is beautifully designed and impeccably cleaned as well as the restrooms and the common spaces
the cabin was very nice and clean and situated in beautiful surroundings
there is also a kitchen available for guest use and very clean and well maintained showers and toilets
it's a beautiful little campground in drake bay with clean common areas and facilities
the personnel is exquisite and friendly
a wonderful host and place
all of the staff were very helpful and i appreciated their advice and friendliness
her staff were professional and pleasant people
anja was an amazing host
great location - 2 minute walk to town/groceries/restaurants
lush and peaceful location and 10 min walk from the beach
it’s probably the best location in town for being in the forest
this place was awesome great location
loved the location of this place set next to the rain forest
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5. A calming hut with a transparent roof (from USD 40)

The third hut on the same jungle property is this beautiful and spotlessly clean bamboo hut, which is equipped with one queen-sized bed. The hosts at this site are also happy to help with booking tours and excursions. If you’re interested, you can even take part in the farm tour, where you’ll discover poison dart frogs, glass frogs, and the famous red eye leaf frog. The hut is located under a mango tree with a transparent roof that lets in plenty of light, but keeps the heat out.

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Agujitas de Drake, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
19.24 km (12.0 mi) from Parque Nacional Corcovado
78 reviews   Wifi Available
Hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is basic but lovelly it feels like sleeping in the jungle with just the necessary comfort
the fan can also be set to very hi for when it gets really hot which was great
the room has a nice oscillating fan and a top of the line mosquito net
the place is so nice you have you own private area with a small table and a hammock
the common kitchen and lounge area are really nice as well
it was clean and we always felt secure
the grounds are very clean and full of wildlife
there are clean showers with hot and cold water
the cabins are super clean and surrounded by beautiful nature
great jungle experience and great hospitality from the staff
anja is the perfect host
the quickest responses and most helpful advice i’ve probably ever received on airbnb
great value and wonderful host
jana and christian are great hosts and wonderful people
lovely place in an amazing location
the cabin is cute comfortable and close to nature
location is perfect with supermarkets and restaurants around the corner
hotel mohagine might be the best place i have ever stayed
it is close to the small town as well and the deparetures of the tours as well
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6. Wheelchair-accessible hut in an excellent location (from USD 27)

This hut is a little more accessible and is suitable for wheelchair users with a machine width of 1 meter (3 feet). Unlike our other properties, which are primarily made from natural materials, this listing has a cement floor. Two of the walls are open-air, but are equipped with curtains and mosquito nets. In total, the hut is 12.5 meters squared (134.5 feet squared) and is ideal for up to three guests. Be sure to do the night tour during your stay, as it comes highly recommended by previous guests. You can also access the communal kitchen, grounds, and garden area.

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Agujitas de Drake, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
19.33 km (12.1 mi) from Parque Nacional Corcovado
66 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in hut 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
;-) the kitchen is well equipped and they also provide daily products like coffee sugar salt etc
comfortable cabins and nice garden
her place is very clean cosy and well equipped
basic clean room which is what we wanted
the room was very clean and comfortable and great value
very clean and super nice people is always available to help you
the open air kitchen is clean as are the shared bathrooms & showers
anja is thoughtfull and the staff really competent
anja is the best host you can imagine
the entire staff was so nice and i cant thank them enough
we made friends :) and the on-site staff is real sweet and helpful
anja & her team are incredibly helpful and hospitable hosts
located pretty central in town and about 10 min walk to beach
the walk is just amazing
drake bay is beautiful and secluded location
transportation to the location was by ship it was amazing enjoyment for us
her place is located close to the town centre and a wonderful beach
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7. Private and quiet yet modern hut, ideal for a couple (from USD 65)

With waxed flooring and a fantastic porch area, you’ll soon feel right at home at this hut. This property is ideal for a romantic getaway and is located on a hill, surrounded by trees. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to spot a sloth hanging out in one of the trees. Hot showers are available and the site feels very private.

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San Carlos, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
231.4 km (143.8 mi) from Parque Nacional Corcovado
257 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in nature lodge 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed is supper comfortable and we enjoyed the delicious traditional breakfast
the host is a family that lives close to the cabin and they are very kind and welcoming
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8. Enjoy a wooden hut with your very own private beach (from USD 140)

This property is the most versatile and suitable for all different types of travelers. You can relax in your wooden hut right near your very own private beach in Santa Teresa. There is parking on-site and it is close to the main town, so you are very close to much needed local amenities and stores. There are also fantastic restaurants nearby.

The property has a small porch area where you can relax and unwind in a hammock, or on the wooden bench. IT has a large king-sized bed and A single, so is perfect for a family of three. There is a private bathroom with a shower and guests can also take full advantage of the numerous activities available, such as renting surfboards or even enjoying a sunset cruise.

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
212.81 km (132.3 mi) from Parque Nacional Corcovado
46 reviews   Wifi Available
Hut 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
such a great oasis and the staff was very friendly and kind
close to everything and always felt safe
a beautiful location and friendly and welcoming staff
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9. Unique and traditional hut offering a special opportunity

This rural property is nestled in the heart of an indigenous reserve and offers a unique experience for those of you that are a little bit more adventurous. This is a great option if you enjoy hiking, as you can access many river and mountain walks in close vicinity. Although a hut, this structure has an official name, an uslê. It is a traditional house of the Bribri people, the indigenous community that lives that in this area.

The property is comprised of two floors and, although it has a roof, it is mainly open-air and built on stilts. In total, up to six people can comfortably stay at the property with six single mattresses, a hammock, a shower, and three toilets.

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Limon, Limón Province, Costa Rica
125.67 km (78.1 mi) from Parque Nacional Corcovado
20 reviews  
Hut 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
jenny and waldi were wonderful hosts
jenny and waldino were so kind and welcoming and the local bribri people were incredibly friendly
the tours were incredible - both beautiful and informative
the bribri people are incredibly friendly and welcoming into their community
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10. Beautiful eco huts made from natural materials (from USD 41)

If you’re looking for a location that will take you back to nature, look no further than the Arenal Tribu. These beautiful huts are made from natural materials, including palm and wood. In total, the area inside the hut measures 12 square meters (129.2 square feet) and each is complete with a queen bed and bathroom.

These huts are ideal for an adventurous couple looking for an adventurous trip. Don’t worry about being out in the open because each hut is equipped with curtains. It is worth noting that there are numerous other huts onsite and so some areas of the land, such as the kitchen, bar and living room may be shared with other guests.

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La Fortuna, San Carlos, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
244.32 km (151.9 mi) from Parque Nacional Corcovado
231 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ‘communal’ space was perfect-open comfortable stylish
the kitchen/bathrooms and common area were nice with all the amenities you need
the seat is very cozy and nice to sit in the evening
georgina decorated the place with thoughtful touches and it's great that the bathroom is private
everything was very clean and looked new
the space was also very clean
the appartment is very clean and easy to find
the bathrooms were clean and the shower had good water pressure
the place was great very special modern and clean
the host was very friendly
host we’re kind and very helpful
georgina & rafael were amazing hosts very accommodating and oh so helpful
great hosts and great place
georgina and her husband rafael have plenty of recommendations as well and they are very responsive
it's super conveniently located and many places are within walking distance
perfectly central in place of la fortuna
this place is unique in a positive way
georgina's place is very stylish and cute
we loved the space location and hospitality
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Enjoy nature and still feel comfortable

These huts in beautiful Costa Rica are the best for those of you looking to experience life with a bit more nature. These stunning locations each offer something unique and special, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. What are you waiting for? Book your ideal trip in nature today with one of these best huts in Costa Rica.

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