The Hike In
On the way to the treehouse, Peter takes the time to educate guests as much as possible about the forest, pointing out lots of wildlife and details that most would otherwise walk right by.
Palm leaf over creek
Lichens and moss grow on a palm leaf in the humid jungle.
Fish n shadow
This vine is creeping up a jabillo tree, note the spices
Base of the Nispero tree where the observatory is hung. There are no nails or branches used to hold up the observatory. Large belts surrounding the trunk create minimum stress to the tree itself.
Rappelling up to the observatory
The observatory is 18 meters above ground
This how you do it!
Half way up!
Waiting for the group to come up
View from the second floor
One enjoys 360 degree views of the surrounding canopy.
In the background arethe Manzanillo wetlands and ocean
High above the canpoy
Relaxing after rappelling up
Time for relax
Peter, our guide and the treehouse architect, enjoying a glass of wine, fruit and snacks with guests after the hike in.
There really is not a backside, its all sides, but this is the staircase up to the bedroom on the second floor. Yes - you can sleep here - with bathroom, shower and catered meals - in the middle of the deep jungle!
There is an amazing and unique feeling being high above the canopy...we spent hours relaxing and waiting for the wildlife.....which certainly gave us a show
...monkeys on the way...
Spider monkeys are by far the rarest and least seen. We were fortunate to have an entire family pass within just a few meters from us. Extremely acrobatic!!
Monkey See - Monkey Do
and then came the toucans..... all three kind. This is the Chestnut Mandibled Toucan..... sittingj ust below us eating berries from a tree.
The Keel Billed Toucan
Berry time for the toucans
And time to go back down
Thans Peter You've done an amazing jo.! There is only one way to appreciate it - go see for yourselves!