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One of the planet’s greenest, most biodiverse regions, Central America is enjoying a rise in visitors keen to experience what is a unique landscape. Whilst the area is home to some excellent hotels and guesthouses, staying in a treehouse is becoming one of the most popular choices for visitors to Central America. Allowing guests to immerse themselves in the natural environment, treehouse accommodation is a unique way to enjoy this beautiful region. Here are some of the best, all bookable with Culture Trip.
The Tree House Lodge is situated on a 10-acre (40,500sqm) property close to the breathtakingly beautiful Playa Uva on the Caribbean coast. The Tree House Lodge is highly dedicated to the environment and to its guests. It is one of the few hotels that has a certificate for sustainable tourism (CST). Each treehouse has its own theme and has been built using recycled and sustainable materials as well as reclaimed wood from the surrounding jungle. These treehouses are exquisite and quite luxurious while keeping an authentic jungle feel. The lodge also has its own foundation, the Iguana Verde Foundation, committed to protecting and restoring green iguana populations.
Rancho Pacifico is an eco-luxury boutique hotel with treehouse villas that has won a truly impressive amount of prestigious awards. There are ten villas, suites and treehouses, all with specular views of the vast Pacific Ocean from the hotel’s elevated jungle vantage point. There are private hiking trails that lead to beautiful waterfalls, multiple beaches, heavenly spa treatments, organic dining options and unmatched hospitality. This is the perfect treehouse option for honeymooners as well as those seeking a romantic or relaxing getaway!
Lucero – a private community in Panama – is a magnificent treehouse boutique hotel up in the highlands of Boquete. Each treehouse has a 360° wraparound deck, high thread count sheets, a daybed on the balcony and a queen bed inside. For added luxury, treehouses also come with a rain shower, coffee maker, kitchenette, wifi and room service. With a clubhouse in addition to facilities such as clay tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course and an on-site restaurant, this is the adult version of your childhood treehouse fantasies.
Jungla Vista is an enchanting house sitting high up at treetop level. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a meditation and yoga deck, the floor-to-ceiling glass windows make you feel truly immersed in the beautiful surroundings. Just ten minutes away from a variety of international restaurants, Jungla Vista sits between Playa Negra and Junquillal in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province.
If you aren’t particularly interested in staying in a treehouse but would like to spend a little time in one, this is your ideal situation. The Tree House Restaurant and Cafe is located in Monteverde and is an exceptional place to dine amongst the trees. The menu is typical Costa Rican and Latin fusion whilst the restaurant itself is built around a huge ficus tree that makes you feel as if you are dining in the forest. For caffeine lovers, it is also worth noting that this place is well known for the high quality of its coffee.
Kylie Madry contributed additional reporting to this article.