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18 Treehouse Rentals in Costa Rica (Modern & Lavish)

Sarah Jordan

Sarah Jordan, Updated October 21, 2022

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Costa Rica is a destination known across the globe for its paradise landscapes. With its famous Gold Coast to the cloud forests of Monteverde, it is a country of microclimates, beaches, rainforests, and biodiversity.

From the Caribbean coastal stays at Sula Deluxe Treehouse to jungle canopy views at El Castille Mastate. Adventurous sleeps 70 feet up in the air at Uvita Jungle Treehouse or nights on the Gold Coast at Hill Top Treehouse. There is even one built within avocado trees at the Avocado Treehouse Villa. Costa Rica has a treehouse made just right for everyone.

Costa Rica is considered across the world to be one of the most diverse places in the globe. So, why not spend it up within the treetops to experience the real Costa Rica? Following along to find out the 18 best treehouse stays in Costa Rica.

1. Villa Higueron

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With views of the Arenal Volcano right from your treehouse windows and private balcony, Villa Higueron is a romantic stay. It is right inside Mistico Hanging Bridges Park, famous for its walkways above the rainforest.

This air-conditioned treehouse hosts 2 people in its 1 bedroom and 1 bath. It has an outdoor shower in the rainforest that offers hot water. A hammock and shared backyard area give you space to be among the trees.

Mini fridge, and freezer, along with all your dishes and silverware, are here. Even an espresso machine. So, you can enjoy a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee looking out at your volcano views.

Head out into the forest of Arenal Volcano Park to explore the old lava trails. When you are done hiking, make sure you make time for the rejuvenating thermal hot springs in La Fortuna or explore its cascading waterfall.

Location: La Fortuna
Where to Book: Booking
Booking Rating: 8.6

2. Treehouse with Butterfly and Fruit Farm

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Perfect for a family or friends getaway, up to 5 people can stay at the Treehouse with Butterfly and Fruit Farm. It’s perched up into the tree overlooking a river.

Set up with just one bedroom with a king bed, it can accommodate up to 5 guests. There is more sleeping space in the living room, with 2 sofa beds, and a couch featuring a queen bed.

The treehouse has Balinese inspiration with stunning sunset and mountain views. All the cooking basics, microwave, fridge, and space to cook your meals.

The lively town of Jaco is a short walk away and is right on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Walk on the dark sand beach, surf, stop into its beach restaurants, or on some of their ATV and zip lining tours.

Location: Jaco
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.85

3. El Castillo Mastate

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El Castillo Mastate is a two-story treehouse ideal for anyone wanting to sleep in the jungle canopy. This rental has two treehouses connected by a suspension bridge.

The second treehouse features a casita style home. A paradise for nature lovers that puts you right in the heart of the trees. The deck is open so you can sit outside and is decorated with teak furniture.

The 3 bedrooms are comprised of 4 beds. The first bedroom has a double bed and sofa bed, while both other bedrooms have a double bed. 7 guests can come out to this spectacular treehouse. 

2.5 baths come with running water and flushing toilets and the amenities of the home. The treehouse also uses solar electricity.

Location: Piedras Blancas
Where to Book: El Castillo Mastate
Airbnb Rating: 4.92

4. Monteverde Honeymoon Suite

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Monteverde is home to cloud forests and is known for its flora and fauna. It is a perfect treehouse for a romantic honeymoon and a couple’s getaway with outstanding views.

Sitting secluded in the middle of more than 5 acres of forests, the balcony is a wonderful place to relax. The countless windows bring Costa Rica inside. Watch the colorful sunsets in the hanging chairs or the clouds roll through in the window seating.

A king-size bed sprawls out within the mountain views. The full bathroom also comes with hot water. There are several dining and relaxing spots throughout.

Brew some of the fresh coffee provided right from Monteverde in your coffee maker. The kitchen is set up for making meals right here in the treehouse.

Location: Monteverde
Where to Book: Monteverde Honeymoon Suite
Airbnb Rating: 4.88

5. Sula Deluxe Treehouse

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Only 6 km from the beaches and the lush jungle trails of Cahuita National Park, it is a treehouse made for a true Costa Rica experience. Sula Deluxe Treehouse takes you to the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.

Getting you back into nature with tropical gardens on the property, your terrace has perfect views of it all. Relaxation areas help you to unwind and find tranquility.

The kitchen is fully equipped for its guests and the bedroom has a comfortable king-size bed. There are 5 other houses throughout the property with a swimming pool and jacuzzi.

Cahuita National Park is famed for its coral reefs and snorkeling. It has both white and black sand beaches in the area and is known for its Afro-Caribbean culture and cuisine.

Location: Cahuita
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.88

6. The Green House

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The Green House has stunning views of the ocean and jungle as it sits up within the hills above the rugged town of Santa Teresa. It is a luxury treehouse rental within nature.

Air conditioning and Wi-Fi keep you comfortable, along with plenty of indoor and outdoor fans for the coastal heat. The premium Scandinavian bathroom is perfect after a day out surfing. 

The design has glass walls, bringing the sunshine in. Outside within the deck is a plunge pool, lounging Acapulco chairs, and lots of seating.

The inside is just as lavish, with an open kitchen plan and dining for up to 8. A king-size bed in the bedroom is just right for 2 people to sleep comfortably.

Santa Teresa is known for its surfing, as well as its neighboring town of Playa Hermosa. It is a great rental for those that want to spend time on the water or riding the waves.

Location: Santa Teresa
Where to Book: Booking
Booking Rating: 9.6

7. Treehouse Eco Lodge

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Rustic jungle vibes lead you to Tree house Eco Lodge just outside Uvita. It is wonderful for a simplistic family stay of up to 4 guests.

Having 2 sleeping areas, one a queen bed and the other a double air mattress. It has ample space in its open-plan bedroom. The bathroom is fitted with hot water for your comfort.

Dining at the terrace’s edge, you can look out into the treetops. It is all open and spacious inside. You and the family can cook your meals here with all your cooking basics, including a microwave.

An 8 km drive will have you in the beach town of Uvita where there are numerous seaside restaurants. The iconic whale’s tail formation is here. Ballena Marine National Park is known for its humpback whales and its yearly migration.

Location: Uvita
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.52

8. Naturave

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One of the most unique treehouse stays can be found at Naturave. Up into the woods of Monteverde’s famous forests are the one-of-a-kind dome-shaped cabins.

Made for two, it has one bedroom, sleeping under the dome ceiling. Wood interior bringing nature inside, the atmosphere is natural and calm. The bathroom features hot water in its spa-like setting.

The cooking area features a mini fridge, toaster oven, coffee maker, and kettle for simple meals.

The private balcony and deck are where you will be high up within the trees and mountain views. Whether dining outside, unwinding or an afternoon in the hammock, this stay will have you at peace.

The location is perfect, with zip lining and hanging treetop bridges only 10 minutes away. Supermarkets and restaurants in the small town of Santa Elena are also only 5 minutes away.

Location: Monteverde
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.99

9. Treehouse in Pilon de Pavones

Down in the southern zone of Costa Rica is this newly renovated treehouse. For those wanting a modern treehouse experience, Treehouse in Pilon de Pavones is a top option.

The treehouse is made for a couple, with its bedroom suited for 2 guests in its queen bed. It is cozy and quiet, where you feel like you are waking up in the middle of the trees.

Everything you need is in the small kitchen. You can cook and dine looking out into the forests on your private balcony and terrace.

After a long day of exploring and surfing, relax in the pool. You have shared access to it at the main house. It is within private and peaceful surroundings, with monkeys as your only distractions.

Location: Pavones
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.93

10. Taru Rentals

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Private and romantic is the escape that you will have at Taru Rentals. Located on the Nicoya Peninsula it takes you out into the jungle canopies.

Although perfect for couples if you do have extra guests, it can accommodate up to 4. Not only does it have a king bed in the bedroom, but a queen mattress in its pull-out sofa. The kitchenette is equipped for basic standard meals, including a hot plate and a refrigerator.

There is an open-air feel within the treehouse with its design of panoramic windows. You can hear and feel all the sounds of the jungle.

Sitting outside on the private deck grants you views of the lush forests. It is covered to keep all the insects away, so you can sit out at all hours.

Guests can also access a bit of fun on the property. There is a ping pong table and a small gym that can be used. Private trails are also available and can only be used by guests to hike within its 6 km.

The laid-back, quiet town of Montezuma is 800 meters away. Known for its long stretch of beaches, tide pools, and waterfalls, there is a lot to do in the small town of Montezuma.

Location: Montezuma
Where to Book: Taru Rentals
Airbnb Rating: 4.88

11. Surf Samara

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Just outside the seaside town of Samara is Surf Samara. It is ideal for those that want to be close to the beach for its stunning sunsets and surf, but stay within the countryside.

Hidden up in the trees and just far enough from town, it feels private. The one bedroom comes with a comfortable queen bed. You have your own private bathroom in the treehouse cabina with hot water.

The air conditioning feels refreshing and is welcomed after a day out in the humidity and heat of Costa Rica’s coast. As well, it has ceiling fans to keep you cool.

The beach is only a 5-minute bike ride away which you can use during your stay. The charming and fun village of Samara is also just 5 minutes away. Great for its restaurants, small shops, and souvenirs.

A kitchenette can be used to cook, which is shared as there are two other private treehouses on the property. The rancho and garden are also open to those staying on-site.

Location: Samara
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.71

12. Hill Top Treehouse

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Hill Top Treehouse is a great option for anyone looking to be close to the beaches. It is located in Costa Rica’s Gold Coast of Guanacaste known for its beautiful beaches, surf, and sunsets.

This rental is large and spacious. It has a master bedroom with a queen bed. However, it also has sleeping space in the living room, with two sofa beds that become double beds.

Up to 6 guests can come to stay at this peaceful treehouse. Pets can also come along with you on this treehouse getaway.

The kitchen is fully equipped, complete with an oven and stove top, refrigerator, and all the amenities for you and your guests. A separate bathroom off the bedroom gives privacy, as well as another one complete with a shower.

Sitting up high above the valley, it provides stunning views of the hilltops and sunsets. There are also ocean views from the open deck and a hammock to listen to the sounds of the monkeys close by.

Nearby, only 20 minutes, is the popular beach town of Tamarindo with a lively night scene, restaurants, and a beach. Playa Negra is 40 minutes and a visit to Arenal Volcano for hiking and zip lining is just 2 hours.

If flying into Costa Rica, the Liberia International Airport is a short hour’s drive from the treehouse.

Location: Playa Avellanas
Where To Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.56

13. Avocado Treehouse Villa  

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The Avocado Treehouse Villa is a wonderful rental for those wanting a modern stay. Centrally located in San Carlos it is conveniently near the famous La Fortuna waterfall.

Named after the two avocado trees that the treehouse sits between, this rental offers amazing views. You can sit and unwind looking out to the volcanic mountain crater known as Lost Mountain.

The balcony patio is one of its best features. Plenty of outdoor seating and a big full tub to unwind in with rainforest views. The site also comes with hammocks to enjoy the peace.

A queen bed in the bedroom allows for 2 guests to be comfortable, along with a full modern bathroom. The tree house is equipped with air conditioning for hot and humid days, and Wi-Fi is also available.

The small kitchenette provides a mini fridge and coffee maker. But only 5 minutes away is the town with restaurants to choose from. The downtown can easily be reached by walking.

Location: San Carlos
Where To Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.89

14. Casa Matapalo

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This Costa Rican treehouse rental is ideal for those wanting to feel the outdoors. It has an open concept, surrounded innately with an abundance of fruit trees and gardens.

The tall ceilings are lined with windows with views spanning across the canopies. Several hammocks hang out on the open patio, where you can see out into the green mountains.

The kitchen is set up, so you can cook your meals on the gas stove and comes with a fridge, dishes, and cutlery. The open-concept feel is relaxing with a dining bar and benches.

Panoramic views come with the big bedroom. It has two queen beds facing out to the jungle. Casa Matapalo can allow for up to 4 guests.

Although located outside of Jaco, it is recommended that you arrive by a 4x 4 rental due to the gravel road.  The nearby town of Jaco has a variety of both Americanized and local cuisine, lively nightlife, and a dark sand beach.

Location: Jaco
Where To Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.84

15. The Green Frog Treehouse

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The Green Frog Treehouse is one of the best choices for a couple’s getaway. It is an adult-only treehouse. They offer honeymoon and anniversary packages as well helping you to arrange for tours nearby.

It is located near many great outdoor activities such as white water rafting and zip lining. There are also non-adventurous activities close by, such as horseback riding or a tour of the local animal rescue center.

The treehouse is designed with a full kitchen to cook in and a bedroom with a double bed. Surrounded by fruit trees, guests are welcome to pick their own.

There is also an abundance of wildlife here in this area. You will hear the howler monkeys, and parrots, and you may even see the white-faced monkeys.

At the main house, guests can enjoy the plunge pool to relax and cool off.  The community house also has a sun deck that is large enough to lounge at, a foosball table, and a tv area to sit and unwind.

Location: Puerto Viejo
Where To Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.89

16. The Treehouse Platforms

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One of the best stays for large groups, the Treehouse Platforms invites up to 8 guests. It sits 300 feet up above the ocean of the beachside town of Dominical.

It is best known for its ocean and treetop views across its platforms. It has several platforms, making it a great location for yoga and watching the sunset, or looking for wildlife. This treehouse comes with ocean views of the Pacific Ocean from many angles.

It has two bedrooms inside the treehouse. The master bedroom comes with a king bed and air conditioning. The other bedroom has three double beds for additional guests.

You can stay on-site and cook, as the treehouse provides the necessities. Or head into Dominical to their beachside restaurants for your meals.

The Treehouse Platforms is designed to give you the open-air feel of a jungle paradise. You are likely to sloths, monkeys, and toucans in the area due to the rainforest location.

Location: Dominical
Where To Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.80

17. Rancho Chilo Treehouse

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Set along the Pacific Coast, Rancho Chilo Treehouse brings a rustic and teak-style getaway. It is built to resemble authentic treehouses in Costa Rica with its A-frame design.

This smaller treehouse is suitable for one person or a couple with its queen bed. Pets are also welcome to come for your vacation at Rancho Chilo Treehouse.

So close to the water, you can hear and see the ocean waves from your deck. The shower is outdoors. However, it is private with charming saloon doors.

Guests can access the shared area of a bbq grill, pool, and rancho.

Location: Nosara
Where To Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.87

18. Uvita Jungle Tree House

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For an adventurous treehouse stay, Uvita Jungle Tree House takes you 70 feet up into the treetops. In an adult treehouse nestled deep within the jungle, you become part of the wildlife.

It is recommended you have a 4×4 rental to get there. One of the most original parts of this treehouse is the gondola. To reach your stay, it must be accessed, taking you for a 100 feet ride.

It is high enough that you have views of the ocean and the famous whale tail. The trees are filled with the sounds of monkeys, toucans, and macaws.

The design is simple yet all that you need for a true Costa Rican retreat. There is one double bed and a private bathroom with hot water.

It also comes with a fridge. Close by you pick up all the amenities you need at the retreat center.

Location: Uvita
Where To Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.86

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