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“Can't wait to return”

Nature Observatorio
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Manzanillo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Nature Observatorio is a beautiful treehouse suspended 25 meters up on a tree in the middle of the jungle in the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge at the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Enjoy wonderful nature hike through primary forest, exercise yourself climbing up the tree with ropes, and sleep up on the tree in the middle on the jungle. This is not just your ordinary accommodation. We are offering the ultimate 3-in-1 Costa Rica Tour Adventure: 1. Hike through real prime rainforest. Watch wildlife in its real natural habitat and listen to the sounds and whispers of the nature. 2. Climb 25 meters (8 stories) high up the tree. Use our safe climbing technique to hoist yourselves up to Nature Observatorio. 3. Spend a night up on the tree in the middle of the jungle. Enjoy one of the most memorable nights of your life and feel like Tarzan and Jane. To prepare yourselves for the adventure we suggest to read Frequently Asked Questions on our website.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well done sir! What a fabulous project you have, and visiting was a serene experience. Cannot wait to return for an overnight stay. I'm sure the other reviews describe the details but I just wanted to add my voice to the assenting masses! Don't miss this.

Thank Sam R
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most, do not miss this. We took 4 young children with us and they all loved it! From the parking area Peter had the children handling banana spiders to show them most of the animals are not out to get them. Then the home, and climb up to the tree to test a little endurance and to get away I to the jungle. Peter is so knowledgeable and well rounded. We delivered yummy food and drinks that night, then the next morning his super good home cooked breakfast where he shared more of his amazing knowledge. The night in the tree was spectacular, all of the sounds and sights and being that close yet so safe in the jungle.

1  Thank Amber406
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

For one special night, we were given a glimpse of what it's like to share the forest with monkeys, toucans and many other creatures. We've been travelling central & south america for almost a year and this counts as one of our favourite memories! Highly recommended!

p.s. Thanks Peter & Richard for giving us a taste of paradise, and for protecting the forest.

1  Thank roystontay
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

I ve been traveling around costarica more than 3 months, but this place is the TOP. it s incredible - in the middle of primary rain forest, where you have to get by walking ,,on the path,,. If you wanna feel real jungle, see and hear real animals - you have to go there and take your children with you! no wifi, no electricity - just you and jungle..Peter will make you private journey between all jungle animals which he will find on the way and you can sleep pretty high on the tree so you can not only hear birds but also see them..I saw pretty close tucans, parrots, slots, frogs, snakes, spiders, ants, butterflies..and that tree house is absolutly incredible eco project and you should also know, that owner is working usually 7 days per week and big part of money from this place is going to locals which participate there or for buying more and more jungle which he can put under state protection so nobody else will be able to cut the forest. Peter thanks a lot for this amazing experience a hopefully see you soon again.

1  Thank ch0b0tka
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed with our 2 girls (10 & 12) and brother in law at Peter's amazing tree house.
The hike through the natural forest and peters knowledge were the best nature excursion we had in Costa Rica.
The tree is ingeniously built without disrupting life on the tree.
We saw 4 kinds of frogs, a toucan spider monkeys and even had some fireflies at night.
The dinner was great and peters breakfast and serving were one of a kind.
Peter took time to educate and give examples an experience to remember.
Must come back again

1  Thank Dov B
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