Tree camp in the Costa Rica rainforest

Golfito, Costa RicaPart of the Airbnb Adventures collection

Adventure hosted by Javi

  1. 2 days
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

I would like to take you tree climbing and camping in an amazing rainforest in Costa Rica. There's no better opportunity to get close to, and reconnect with, nature than by climbing and camping in a tree using certified climbing gear and the assistance of a professional climber by your side. I will be waiting for you at the entrance to a private rainforest reserve, where this unique experience will take place. After parking your car, we will follow the trail inside this beautiful forest to one of our carefully chosen tree-camping spaces. A fully set up tree tent will be 10 feet, or three meters, above the ground. After checking in, and understanding the basics of tree camping, you will choose your next activity. You will have three options: learn the art of climbing trees with a professional climber and high performance equipment, go on a hike on one of the trails that loops around the reserve, or simply stay at your campsite to rest, relax, and enjoy the views down below while drinking a great cup of fresh made Costa Rican coffee.
Other things to note
I recommend bringing a camera, comfortable outdoor clothing, a rain jacket, binoculars, insect repellent, and a headlamp with batteries. This experience goest from 3 PM to 10 AM the following day.

Day 2
Today you will could go on a short hike to a look out and after that hike down to where a home made breakfast will be serve. After a delicious breakfast you can get your personal items and start your check out.
I would like to take you tree climbing and camping in an amazing rainforest in Costa Rica. There's no better opportunity to get close to, and reconnect with, nature than by climbing and camping in a tree using certified climbing gear and the assistance of a professional climber by your side. I will be waiting for you at the entrance to a private rainforest reserve, where this unique experience will take place. After parking your car, we will foll…
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What's included

  • Food
    A home made Costa Rican traditional dinner is served by 6:00PM by your camp...
  • Accommodations
    Tents for trees
  • Equipment
    All camping gear

Meet your Host, Javi

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2 Reviews
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I have been an outdoor educator since 1992 and it has become my passion. I am the founder and owner of one of the largest outdoor education companies in Costa Rica, where we offer canyoning, sea kayaking, multi-day jungle expeditions, tree camping, and climbing adventures. My other passion is to share how amazing one feels when sleeping up in a tree with breathtaking views right out of your tent's windows. This is something that you must try, at least one time in your life.
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Where you'll be

We'll meet at the entrance to a private rainforest reserve in Golfito, and follow a trail together through the forest to the treetop campsite.

2 reviews

Emily
February 2020
We cannot thank Javier and Fernando and their family enough for this wonderful, one of a kind experience. Coming to Costa Rica for 10 days, we wanted to see as much of the beautiful country as we could and when we saw this experience, we knew we had to include it in our visit. There hadn't been a date within our trip available, but I reached out to Javi and he graciously accommodated and made one available to us. Javi was awesome with communication and updates the day of. When we arrived, he gave us some background on the area, encouraged us to check out the town of Golfito, let us know where to park, and gave us a guided tour up through the rainforest to our tent and campsite that he personally set up earlier the same day. We had time to enjoy the campsite and scenery on our own and Fernando brought us a delicious authentic homecooked meal later that evening. We fell asleep in a tent in the trees to all the sounds of birds, toads, and monkeys around us. We woke for an early morning, for a 5 am hike with Fernando to go tree-climbing and watch the sunrise. It was INCREDIBLE. Fernando created the platform himself like 10 years ago, which was so interesting to hear about. He is so knowledgeable and hearing his stories while you're sitting in the sky watching the colors of the sky change is an unforgettable experience. Also, his recommendation to do a timelapse was spot-on. If you're on the fence about including this experience in your trip, don't be. GO FOR IT! We can't wait to go back for more adventures! And we miss the dog and cat friends we met here, especially "Scratch" the pup. So if you go, say hi for us :)
Rachel
December 2019
This was the highlight of our trip in Costa Rica. The tree camping was awesome, the food was great and the morning hike and tree climb watching the sunrise over the mountains was incredible! Fernando was very knowledgable and we learnt a lot about the nature and wildlife in Costa Rica. Thank you!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Be mindful of the ability required and risks associated with participating in this experience. Please consider conditions such as location, weather, and equipment.
You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Backpack
Water bottle
Headlamps with batteries
Hiking shoes

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or until 30 days before the adventure start time for a full refund.