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Is snorkeling good? Do you rent snorkeling equipment?
snorkeling are April/May and September/October. You can also enjoy snorkeling during other months when the tide is low and the ocean calm.
commissions on Paypal are very high. If you are willing to pay this commission yourself on top of the total, we do accept your balance payment with paypal. The commission is 5%. Cash money, dollars and colones, is most easy for us. However, I will take Traveller checks as well. If you decide to pay with traveller checks we ask you to pay at your first day. This due to the long period banks will take to clear the checks .Also there are two ATM in Puerto Viejo down town 6 kilometres from the hotel where you can get cash, most of the credit and debit cards are accepted.
What is the local currency, can I use US dollars?
Are the shower and kitchen shared with other customers?
own facilities and are completely private.
Can I get a Taxi around?
How far is the bus from the tree house lodge?
Is Malaria a problem where you are? Will I have to be vaccinated?
Do I understand this correctly? The Tree House has two separate bedrooms so that it can accommodate two
Is there is a community of people living on these 10 acres of property around the tree House?
here all year round. The place is very quite and private. However, there is a change you have to share the place with the Monkeys and sloths who frequently visit the tree House. Many times they just hang out right around the trees around the Tree House. If you leave fruits or other nice food on the counters at night, you have a good change the Racoons will bring you a visit to share the food with you! But don’t worry, they are of not any danger at all and very cute.
Is there any internet access?
Is there a Bar restaurant at the hotel?
French, Argentinian, Italian, middle eastern all of them walking distance, prices go from $6 -20 depending of the dish. across the road is a Mediterranean restaurant with full bar service
Do you rent bikes?
a week rent the mostly give you a little discount. In Puerto Viejo you might even get a better deal, but it’s a longer trip so a little inconvenient on your last day when you have to bring your bike back. The road all the way from Puerto Viejo is recently paved and in a great condition for biking. You can also go off road and explore the area towards Paradiso, on the other side of the mountains.
Can we swim in front of the Tree House?
Do you provide towels and sheets when we stay at the Tree House?
sheets and clean your house every other day. If you prefer we can also clean your house every day, but please let us know from at arrival. Of course you can always ask me for dry towels.
Wet or “buggy” time?
wet, or too open to insects?Answer: It is very difficult to prognosticate the weather here. The wet season is normally
around July/ August. Also December to February chances it rains are higher.Mosquitoes are really not too bad, there are hardly any. the most common comment I hear is that people are so surprised there are no mosquitoes. The ocean breeze keeps them away. Besides, all rooms of the houses are well screened in and the beds have mosquito nets. It is very rare I hear complaints from people about mosquitoes. Usually it’s the other way around. People came with the idea to be eaten alive, and it’s such a relieve its nothing like that, they hardly did not notice the mosquitoes.
When we stay at your tree house, what kind of activities is there to do around?
How close/accessible are Gandoca-Manzanillo and Cahuita National Park?
How far of a drive is it from San Jose?
sure GPS is included. The road from San Jose to the Tree House is paved all the way. At night it will probably takes a little more. However, I really not recommend you to drive after dark in Costa Rica. People sit on the sites of the roads, there are pot holes every where and signs are very poor. I really recommend you to do the drive from san jose to the tree house by day time.Or use our private transportation. The driver will pick you up from the airport or your hotel and drive you all
the way down to the tree house. Taxis’s are very cheap locally and it is not really a must to have your own
vehicle while being at the tree house. Most people always realize it was not necessary to have a rent a car.
Unless you decide to travel trough the country and want to be independend, I do recommend you to use the private transportation.
Is there security to prevent theft of our personal belongings?
safe is big enough to store a large camera or even probably your personal computer.
How do I go about making a reservation?
stay is confirmed with us. I will sent you information how to do this as soon as you know when you want to stay in the tree house. The 30% deposit you can pay by PayPal or trough my account in the US at wells fargo. For European customers there is also the possibility to make this deposit in Holland with the ABN –AMRO bank. We will always sent you a reconfirmation of your booking. If you did not receive this within 24 hours after you paid your deposit, please contact us.
Is there a swimming pool?
Is the area open to the outside and do the doors and windows lock?
screened in and 98 % bug free. The downstairs room of the tree house has air- conditioning. Because the windows are screened they do not need to open and there is a good air circulation. This makes the place very cool at night.The beach suite also offers on room with air- conditioning. All the beds at the tree house lodge have mosquito nets and mosquitoes are really very rare.
Do we need bug netting or is the house screened in?
Mosquitoes are really not to bad. The ocean breeze keeps them away. If so, you only have to expect some bugs just before the sunset. At night the bats help you to catch Mosquitoes. Did you know that one bat can eat 500 to 2000 mosquitoes in one night!!!
Is the bathroom private? is it open to the rest of the house? Does it have hot water?
jungle. However, in the bathroom you have your own privacy. All showers in all the houses have hot water. Sometimes you have to wait a little while until the hot water reaches the houses. This Is due to the solar heating systems we have installed in all houses. In order to receive enough sun, they are sometimes located a little away from the houses. That’s why it takes the water a while to reach to the houses.
Does the kitchen have a stove and refrigerator?
Is the tree house safe for kids?
different levels, so watch out you steps. To get to the upstairs room you use the steel expansion cable bridge. The room is built about 4 meters elevated of the ground. To get up in your room, you have to watch your step and use conmen sense. Especially when it rains the steps can be a little slippery, but anti slip strips on the steps help you to get better grip. Kids can not use the bridge as a play ground.
Is the beach very far away?
the property. Normally there is nobody out. It is very rare to see people out here. Both the beach house as the beach suite are only a few steps away from the water. From both house you can see the water.
Where is your nearest airport?
hotel (depending of the traffic) Also there is a local airport in Limon, there are a few local air lines such as
Nature air, Sansa regional, Aerobell, all of them offer Charter flights from San Jose, however none of these airlines have daily or weekly flights. We offer private Charte flight (45 minutes) from San Jose (SJO) to Sixaola air strip.