Top 10 Treehouse Hotels In Costa Rica - Updated 2022


Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful and eco-minded countries in Central America. Lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the country has many rain forests and a diverse animal population, including protected quetzal birds and spider monkeys. Costa Rica is also rightfully proud of its magnificent beaches, surf spots, its biodiversity and volcano views. Visit the Manuel Antonio National Park, with its rainforest and pristine beaches, or head to La Fortuna, the gateway to Arenal Volcano National Park, with its stunning landscape including two volcanoes. However, besides its wild and wonderful countryside, the capital city of San Jose offers a cultural experience, with, among other interesting sites, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Get that packing list organized and come visit soon! To experience the country in the best possible way, enjoy a stay in one of the treehouse hotels in Costa Rica listed below.

1. Lapa Rios Lodge, Puerto Jiménez (from USD 965)

Lapa Rios Ecolodge is located in Puerto Jiménez in a private nature reserve, a 10-minute walk from the beach. The property is also 20 mi (32 km) from Golfito. The ecolodge has an outdoor pool and offers sea views. Among the activities at the lodge, guests can enjoy fishing and snorkeling. Accommodation consists of 17 bungalows lining the ridges, above the spot where the Pacific Ocean meets the Golfo Dulce. Some rooms have a seating area and patio or terrace. Every room has a private bathroom offering a bathtub or shower.

Lapa Rios Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: Cabo Matapalo. Puntarenas
Accommodates: 5

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

2. Pacuare Lodge, Bajo Tigre (from USD 1122)

Pacuare Lodge, one of the best treehouses in Costa Rica, is located in Bajo Tigre and offers views over the Pacuare River and a terrace and garden. The on-site restaurant offers a range of local dishes, including vegetarian and vegan meals. Some of the accommodation units have a seating area or patio. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property.

Pacuare Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: Turrialba
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

3. Tree House Lodge, Puerto Viejo (from USD 177)

Tree House Lodge is located in Puerto Viejo, a one-minute walk to the Playa Punta Uva Beach. The property is surrounded by a natural tropical garden and a solarium. There is a hot spring bath available to guests as well as a massage service for an additional charge. Accommodation includes a continental breakfast on the first morning and there are restaurants and supermarkets close by. Each of the bungalows has sea views and a terrace. There is a small kitchen with an oven, hob and fridge. Bathrooms feature a shower and free toiletries.

Tree House Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: 200m de la Escuela
Accommodates: 7

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Babysitting/child services Laundry

4. Hotel Costa Verde, Manuel Antonio (from USD 254)

Hotel Costa Verde is located in Manuel Antonio, a 12-minute walk to Playa Espadilla Norte beach and 3.7 mi (6 km) from Quepos. Manuel Antonio National Park is just over half a mile away. The property is surrounded by lush vegetation and has three outdoor pools. Various activities can be enjoyed on site including hiking, fishing and horseback riding. There is a restaurant for enjoying daily meals. However, each room offers a full kitchen, TV, balcony and private bathroom with bathtub and shower. Free Wi-Fi and parking are provided for guests’ use.

Hotel Costa Verde

Wifi Available

Address: Playas de Manuel Antonio, Km 5, Costa Rica.
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Airport shuttle Fishing

5. Rafiki Safari Lodge, Santo Domingo (from USD 177)

Rafiki Safari Lodge is set within the Savegre River Nature Reserve, a 19-mi (30.5-km) drive from the center of Manuel Antonio. This treehouse lodge in Costa Rica is surrounded by a tropical garden and offers a swimming pool and river views. Water sports facilities are provided and fishing, horse riding and hiking are available. There is also a terrace and a hot tub available for guests. Enjoy dining in the Lekker Braai and Grill restaurant on site. Guest rooms are in a tent style with a balcony offering mountain views. Rooms also have a seating area and a bathroom with shower.

Rafiki Safari Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: 3 km up river of Santo Domingo, Lower Savegre Valley
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Airport shuttle Fishing Laundry

6. Tulemar Resort, Manuel Antonio (from USD 725)

Tulemar Resort is set in Manuel Antonio and has a private beach with water sports available to guests. Hiking is available in the area and car hire is offered. There is an on-site restaurant offering daily meals. This Costa Rica treehouse resort is 25 mi (40 km) from Tulemar and 21 mi (34 km) from Esterillos. Some of the Tulemar Bungalows and Buena Vista Luxury Villas offer sea views or a garden. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Tulemar Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Tulemar Gardens
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

7. Rancho Pacifico, Uvita (from USD 569)

Rancho Pacifico is located in Uvita. The surrounding area is popular for hiking. Beach lovers can visit Playa Hermosa, an 11-mi (18-km) drive from the hotel. The property features an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a restaurant. There is a concierge service including tour advice and a fitness center allows guests to keep up with their exercise regime. Each guest room features a balcony offering ocean views. There is a private bathroom offering free toiletries. Continental breakfast is served each morning.

Rancho Pacifico - Boutique Hotel for Adults

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Rancho Pacifico Road
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Fitness centre Garden Terrace

8. Hotel Heliconias, Arenal Volcano National Park (from USD 125)

Cabañas Heliconias nestles in the rainforest surrounding Arenal Volcano National Park. Of interest in the hotel’s surroundings are the Arenal hot springs, nature and adventure tours into the national park. There is a swimming pool, a large garden and a children’s playground available to guests. The rustic accommodation includes air conditioning, a TV and a private patio overlooking views of the pool or mountains. The en-suite bathroom has a shower and offers free toiletries. Some suites offer a kitchenette and free Wi-Fi is available. Guests also receive fresh fruits each day and parking is free on the property.

Heliconias Nature Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: San Isidro de Peñas Blancas (15 km del volcán Arenal, Fortuna)
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

9. Santa Juana Lodge & Nature Reserve, Naranjito (from USD 137)

Santa Juana Lodge & Nature Reserve is located in Naranjito, a 9.9-mi (16-km) drive from Manuel Antonio and 8.7 mi (14 km) from Quepos. Among the activities in the area, guests can enjoy hiking and fishing. Each accommodation unit offers a living and dining area and kitchen with microwave. Some have a patio or balcony. There is a bathroom with a shower. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Santa Juana Lodge & Nature Reserve

Wifi Available

Address: Naranjito, Camino Quepos - Tarrazú
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms

10. Nature Observatorio, Manzanillo (from USD 400)

Nature Observatorio is located in Manzanillo, 6.8 mi (11 km) from Puerto Viejo and 14 mi (22.5 km) from Cahuito. A continental breakfast is served each morning. Accommodation is located in a canopy in the heart of the unspoiled jungle. Activities include hiking through the rainforest and watching wildlife in its natural habitat, close to a pristine Caribbean coast beach.

Nature at its best in Costa Rica

Enjoy the pristine beaches, nature walks and hikes through the rainforest while staying in one of the top treehouse hotels in Costa Rica.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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