When I was planning my group trip to Costa Rica I knew I wanted to stay in a tree house. And boy do you have a lot to choose from. Tree houses and Eco friendly accommodations are one of the most common unique accommodations in the country… is that an oxymoron LOL.
As a disclaimer the following review is solely based on my experience at the tree house I stayed in. It does not represent other tree house accommodations in Costa Rica.
Read on for my Costa Rica tree house experience.
I found the tree house I stayed at on airbnb. They make it super easy as you can search for unique stays, and one of the options is “tree house”. I believe there are also hotels that you can stay at that are also like staying in a tree house, if you do not want to book on airbnb.
I can really only speak about my experience when using the booking platform. Which was great. The owners were responsive and answered any questions we had.
However I have talked to other people that have used airbnb that had unfortunate experiences, such as misleading photos, and even break ins. It is important to understand that these kinds of things can happen everywhere.
So much! I stayed at Casa Kupu-Kupu. It accommodates up to seven people, and we were a group of seven so it worked perfect. It consisted of three bedrooms. A master with a King, another with a double and a single, and an additional hut beside the tree house with another double.
One thing to note. We were not aware when booking that there is a office attached to the little hut beside the tree house, that someone works out of. So someone will probably be on the property during the day, however you pretty much just see them when they arrive/leave.
It is important to know that everyone has different levels of comfort. The owners description of the accommodation is on point. They warn, you are in nature, so there will be bugs. All the reviews of the places also say the same thing. I’ll just flat out say so there is no confusion, you will be sleeping with the bugs. Know that going in.
Honestly I probably wouldn’t, but two of my friends said they 100% would. However, looking back on it, I am glad we stayed there. I had a great time (minus the sleeping part LOL), and got to chill on the patio with my friends. #noregrets