Take a page out of one of your childhood stories and camp out in Panama’s magical jungle tree house, located just three miles (5 kilometers) from the Bocas del Toro Province on Isla Colon. This 300 square-foot (28 square-meter) suspended paradise is an epic tiny house among the treetops, properly named the Jungle Treehouse by the Sea.
The completely eco-friendly, sustainable wooden house is suspended between three trees and is a short walk from the Caribbean Sea. Guests are welcome to join the jungle regulars—tree frogs, monkeys, and birds—and feel good about staying in a house built from bamboo and wood collected straight from the surrounding jungle. The tree house roof is made of palm leaves and the entire structure runs on rain water and solar energy.
Tree house hosts and owners Todd and Diane Sherman live on the land and are available should guests need assistance or guidance throughout the duration of their dreamlike getaway. With nearly two decades of marriage under their belt, the Shermans have lived in the jungle on the small, secluded Isla Colon for eight years. Though the tree house was originally a dream Todd wished to bring alive, the couple decided to share its wonder with the world; it was just too beautiful and mystical to keep all to themselves.
Though the tree house is open to the surrounding wildlife, it is protected by a mosquito net to ensure guests will enjoy a bug-free stay. It is only able to accommodate two guests per night and has one bed, one toilet, and one sink with running water inside while the shower is located outside at the base of the tree.
Guests are welcome to explore the two-acre property, as well as the caves and trails surrounding it, and are sure to see a wild variety of exotic plant life as well as animals native to the tropical Panama rainforest. Would you say no when presented with the opportunity to sleep in a tree house on the Caribbean? Falling asleep to the sea’s crashing waves, awakening to howler monkeys and feeling the soft sway of the tree house as it gently floats in the wind will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that won’t compare to anything else.
Located just across the road from the ocean, the tree house offers beautiful ocean views that accompany the sound of the waves. With luxury accommodations such as only fine linens and beautiful ambiance lighting in and around the tree house, it is also conveniently located within walking distance to nearby restaurants. Book your stay for this incredible getaway.