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Tropical forest Treehouse overlooking Caribbean
A 2 storey treehouse, with modern conveniences and comforts, powered by solar energy and using collected rainwater, suspended 25 metres in the rainforest canopy.
The first level has a 360° view to the jungle and the Caribbean sea, with hammocks and sofas. Not a single nail or screw was used to secure the structure, which is held in place by strong nylon webbing. Built from the top down, it has two double bedrooms while a hatch in the top room provides access to the very top of the tree Observatorio, a further 30m above you.
Don’t worry about having to climb yourself. The solar collectors also power an electric winch should you not want to climb.
Views are spectacular. Across to the coast and Caribbean, or into the rainforest.
Find your balance with nature
Upstairs the two comfortable bedrooms have queen size beds, and downstairs is your viewing platform, where binoculars and a telescope are provided to let you watch the nature around. The 360° panoramic vista encompasses the surrounding greenery, as well as the Caribbean Ocean stretching out to the Eastern horizon, and the blue tropical sky.
Rainwater supplies the Observatorio’s modern bathroom which has a dry flush eco-toilet. Solar energy provides electricity for the usual home conveniences.
Prices shown are on a B&B basis, per person, per night.
All-inclusive rates are also available including all meals, drinks snack and tours of the private reserve for US$210 pppn for up to 6 guests who are guided to and from the observatory by Indian local guides. Nature Observatorio bring food and drink directly to the platform, according to your wishes. Trips can also include a 5 to 6 hour jungle tour during the day on request.
When Peter contacted us to tell us about his treehouse, we were WOW’ed with his commitment. Installed so that the trees are undamaged, Peter plans to keep it on a single “Nispero” tree for five to seven years. Then it will be removed, refurbished and reassembled on a different tree. Their goal working with local tribes-people is always to keep everything as eco-friendly as is humanly possible.
Developing a sustainable future for the local Indian tribes people of the area, in a sustainable way coexisting with nature, while supporting indigenous communities is a worthy goal.
We hope this project is perhaps the first of many.
From Manzanillo, it is around a 5 minute drive and then 30 minute walk through the jungle to where you’ll see incredible wildlife including; poison dart-frogs, sloths, monkeys, toucans, and lot more!
The Observatorio has binoculars and telescope to let you watch the nature around. They also provide for guests an electric car to go to the village of Manzanillo (beaches, shops, restaurants).
From Manzanillo you can:
Land activities: bird watching tours, hike to Punta Mona return by boat, Leatherback turtles watching (in season), tour to the Yorkin Indigenous Reserve, horseback riding, biking or relax on the beach!
Water activities: snorkeling, dolphin spotting tour, Tarpon sport fishing tour, Gandoca lagoon excursion, diving, kayak and surf.
Nearby Manzanillo, you can visit an animals rescue center, an Iguana foundation, an organic chocolate plantation, a botanic garden. You can take yoga lessons or/and get a wonderful massage.