El Arbol

El Arbol, Costa RicaEl Arbol is a beautiful jungle lodge. The comfortable, fairly priced and fully equipped jungle houses are situated in the middle of Gandoca Wildlife Refuge, and yet only 1000 m from the lovely warm Caribbean Sea with the beautiful palm beaches. Our philosophy is based on a unique personal jungle and wildlife experience, surrounded by comfort. All the jungle houses are designed in a stylish and modern way. They have a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom with jacuzzi, beds with orthopedic mattresses, a safe, etc. As our guest you have a 100% wildlife guarantee. Besides 3 species of monkeys, many mammals and other animals, on our 7,5 hectares we counted more than 100 species of birds. We look forward to receive you at El Arbol.
Kind regards, Jan Hein and Marjolein.


El Arbol is situated close to Manzanillo, an authentic fishermen’s village south of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, on the Caribbean coast, in Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.


  • spotting dolphins
  • spotting turtles (depending on season)
  • canopy tour
  • horseback riding
  • snorkling
  • scuba diving & certification
  • guided tour through National Parks

Rate indication
Based on 2 people, room rates range from $150 to $160 per night. Please contact the hotel for the current prices for your travel dates and group composition. You can find the contact details below on this page.

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Other specialties

Certified massage therapist can come to give our guests a deep tissue, hot stone or normal massage in the privacy of your own jungle villa.

Certified yoga teacher available to give private yoga lessons. In the privacy of your own junglevilla, in the jungle or on the beach: on request many things are possible.

Personal trainer
On request a personal trainer is available to do exercises on the beach or in the sea. For the active guest.

Who wants to talk to a certified counsellor about life, changing of habits or whichever subject, will have the possibility at El Arbol. In English or Dutch.

  • El Arbol, Costa Rica

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