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Stay in the rainforest with its abundant wildlife, in your own comfortable house. Just minutes from the caribbean sea with its picture perfect beaches
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El Árbol (the tree)
Jungle house rental
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE 2ND HOUSE OF 2 EQUAL HOUSES WE HOST ,MANY REVIEWS YOU CAN READ ON OUR other AIRBNB LISTING
El Árbol (the tree)
Vacation house & jungle villa rental.
Fascinating jungle experience in the middle of the Caribbean rainforest of Costa Rica! Our distinguished lodge on 16+ acres of private property is situated in the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge, with the beautiful Caribbean sea less then a mile away. You will stay in one of our comfortable, fully equipped houses on stilts.
Experience the jungle like never before. Have the monkeys waiting outside your window as you wake up to the sounds of tropical birds singing (more than 100 species counted on our property).
There are sloths, nosebears, other mammals, frogs, and so much more…
Relaxing in the Costa Rican rain forest, drinking a good bottle of wine on your jungle porch. Have a massage, walk our private nature tracks or relax at the creek that runs through the property. Go on one of the many excursions we can arrange for you. Visit the picture perfect & quiet Caribbean beaches just a few minutes away! Venture into Cahuita National park or the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge. Enjoy a night out in the bustling beach town of Puerto Viejo (9 miles away). But most of all look forward to waking up in a jungle paradise that seems to have been created especially for you…
El Arbol (the tree) is the creation of Jan Hein (designer and creator of the lodge) and Marjolein (counsellor and international marketer) from the Netherlands. We want to offer our guests comfort while at the same time they are being totally immerged in nature. The idea is to offer guests a pure, private and personal experience. We are nature lovers ourselves and we would like to show you and your loved ones nature as it can still be found on this planet. Enjoy nature without compromising on comfort.
We believe that the natural beauty in the lay of the land is best left as it is, especially if one of your goals is seeing animals. This theory is proven by the abundant wildlife that visits our 16+ acre property every day. We continue to let nature work her magic. Landscaping is done only around houses and common areas. We have a natural path through our rainforest that we keep clean and accessible; the rest of the jungle remains untouched. Outdoor lighting is romantic but restricted to what is necessary for orientation, safety & security.
El Árbol philosophy: Our philosophy is to create a unique and personalized jungle experience in the midst of complete comfort. Feel the mental and physical wellbeing that nature provides. We also place extra emphasis on being eco friendly and globally conscious. You as our guest take part in this process as 5% of your lodging fees will be donated to local charities.
The houses are designed with style, the immediate environment, comfort and safety in mind.
Our houses are beautifully and interestingly designed. They are built on poles so you have the feeling you you are living and sleeping in the treetops and have round shapes, rich colors and exciting features. Every house has its own jacuzzi from which you can see the jungle and its wildlife. The houses have a fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom, large living room with an extra sleeping sofa/bed, luxury bathroom, safe and all beds have the best orthopedic mattresses with good quality mosquito nets. The houses have a fully equipped kitchen.
Because of their design and the protection from the rainforest's canopy, the houses have a comfortable, cool climate. The houses have glass windows to keep insects out, although it would amaze you how many days and nights you will sit outside on your porch without being bothered by any of these little creatures to fully enjoy the sounds of the jungle. The houses are cleaned for you 3 times a week.
Its an amazing experience, don't miss it. we hope to may welcome you (website hidden): if the dates you want to stay are booked at this calendar , please look at airbnb listing (phone number hidden) as we have 2 equal houses for rent :)
Other Things to Note
Airconditioning + 10$ a night
No WIFI in junglehouses , you can either use wifi of ownerhouse , also possible to rent portable internet needs usb and reservation ahead (+10$ a day) many people just buy costarican KOLBI rechargable phonecard then you have internet everywhere
Be in the middle of the rainforest , have all comfort and still close to all
Other Things to Note
No WIFI in junglehouses , you can either use wifi of ownerhouse also possible to rent portable internet needs usb and reservation ahead (+10$ a day) many people just buy costarican KOLBI rechargable phonecard then you have internet everywhere
We had a wonderful time at El Arbol, everything was as described. We would be glad to return one day.
We had an absolutely amazing six days at El Arbol. The house was just perfect for a family of five. As we have been travelling for a while we wanted to take it easy and not go on tours (which were easily available if you wanted them). Over the six days we saw poison dart frogs, howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, a sloth and various types of tucans while sitting on the deck or exploring the area just around our house. Marilyn was a great host and we highly recommend El Arbor if want to stay in quiet place surrounded by nature (and away from the madness of Puerto Viejo).
Amazing stay. Beautiful surroundings with a great host
This place is located right in the steamy jungle, as promised. You are awoken every morning by the roar of the howler monkeys and everyday a different troupe of monkeys (also capuchin and spider) swings through and morpho butterflies drift by. It feels very remote even though it's just a couple of hundred metres from the main road down a gravel road and then a rutted path. Another nice thing about staying here is that it orients you to the sleepy village of Manzanillo (5 mins away) rather than the more bustling Puerto Viejo (20 or so mins). I can't imagine staying here without a car. The closest beach is about a 5 minute drive, the best one - Punta Uva south side - about 10 or so. This is a definite get away from it all place.
One of the very best things about El Arbol is the cheery and helpful Marjolein herself. Her place is just down the path and she is always on hand with THE BEST ADVICE about how to do everything in the vicinity. Just do what she tells you (like don't bother with beach towels, they will never dry in that sauna of a jungle, get a beach wrap) and definitely do a hike with Tino, the best guide we had in Costa Rica. Eat at Cool & Calm Cafe.
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About the Host, El Arbol
El Árbol (the tree) is the creation of Jan Hein (designer and creator of the lodge) and Marjolein (counsellor and international marketer) from the Netherlands. We want to offer our guests comfort while at the same time they are being totally immerged in nature. The idea is to offer guests a pure, private and personal experience. We are nature lovers ourselves and we would like to show you and your loved ones nature as it can still be found on this planet. Enjoy nature without compromising on comfort.