Maquenque Ecolodge and Tree House - 3 Days
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Maquenque Ecolodge and Tree House – 3 Days

“We stayed for two nights in a treehouse, we could have stayed a lot longer! It was absolutely stunning, no glass was between the bed and the rainforest! You could hear and feel the life around you. I highly recommend booking a treehouse, it's absolutely worth it”

 Anilegna S – May 2022


  • Sleep in the middle of the jungle canopy with a unique stay in a  treehouse!
  • Canoe the onsite Lagoon
  • Amazing Birding and Wildlife


Located inside the Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge, bordering the San Carlos River near Boca Tapada, the Maquenque Ecolodge offers a spectacular canopy experience.  The lodge sits on  68 acres of rainforest with walking trails for nature hikes,  canoeing in the onsite lagoon, a tropical pool for swimming and cooling off in the afternoon, kayaking on the  San Carlos river, and designated areas for birdwatching. This off-the-beaten-path destination  is perfect  for  nature lovers, wildlife, and birding with more than 592 species of birds, including the Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguous) and Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria)

There are  8 treehouse accommodations that rise  12 meters into the jungle canopy and cater to travelers who want modest and comfortable accommodations immersed in nature.  Each treehouse is designed with private terraces and seating area overlooking the canopy,  private bathrooms and showers, high ceilings with fans, and a full canopy view!

Guests  enjoy complimentary  breakfast and meals at the open-air “Macaw Crossing”  restaurant

Per person from
CR4K Adult discount
$ 336
Per child from
CR4K Child discount
$ 201

Travel Window: 01/May/2024 to 30/Jun/2024, 01/Sep/2024 to 31/Oct/2024
Rate based on quadruple occupancy.


2 Nights
Based on Quad Occupancy
Trip Designed by Travel Expert Vanessa Willing
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Included services

  • 2 Nights Accommodation at Maquenque Ecolodge Tree House
  • Family Tree Planting
  • Full breakfast served in our “Macaw Crossing” restaurant
  • Guided afternoon walk through the rainforest
  • Canoeing in the lagoon
  • Boca Tapada Family Night Tour
  • San Carlos River Boat Tour
  • Costa Rica for Kids Perk: Kids Pack Surprise

Is this trip right for me?

Possibility to see animals: High!

Bring your camera and binoculars

Travel Style: Off the Beaten Path

The Tree house Stay! : Waking up to Monkeys climbing on the roof of our treehouse

Important Notes for Parents

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    Please watch your children at all times because rivers and their borders can be dangerous areas.

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Trip Designed by Travel Expert Vanessa Willing
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Trip Highlights

  • Breathe in the rainforest beauty
  • Exploring trails!
  • Lots of flora and fauna


DAY 1:

Day 1- Maquenque Ecolodge, Boca Tapada

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Boca Tapada Night Tour
  • Overnight at Maquenque Ecolodge Tree House

DAY 2:

Day 2- Maquenque Ecolodge, Boca Tapada

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • San Carlos River Boat Tour
  • Canoeing in the lagoon or self guided afternoon walk through the rainforest
  • Overnight at Maquenque Ecolodge Tree House

DAY 3:

Day 3 – Departure

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning leisure before checking out of the hotel

DAY 1:

Day 1- Maquenque Ecolodge, Boca Tapada

Arrive early and make your way to Boca Tapda. Upon arrival at the Maquenque lodge you are welcomed with a refreshing drink as you check in . The afternoon is spent at leisure canoeing the onsite lagoon,  exploring the trails or  enjoying the rainforest from your private  terrace.  As the sun sets you can  enjoy  dinner at the onsite  restaurant if you prefer before  heading out  to explore some of the areas  best  night life on  the Boca Tapada  Night Tour  – a guided walk  to see some of the resident  animals  who  come awake at night such as alligators, frogs, snakes, and nocturnal  birds.

DAY 2:

Day 2- Maquenque Ecolodge, Boca Tapada

Wake up to the sounds of the jungle and enjoy a cup of coffee on your terrace in the tropical rainforest before breakfast. After you will meet at the hotel pier for a boat trip down the San Carlos river. Your guide will help point out crocodiles, tortoises, bats, herons, kingfishers, king vultures, and many more species. As you approach the Nicaragua border, we will stop to visit the small town of Boca San Carlos, where we will have the opportunity to visit the village and meet and share with some Costa Rican people before returning to the hotel. In the afternoon you take to canoes, to the lagoon, cool off in the pool or take a self-guided walk on one of the onsite nature trails.

Meal Included- Breakfast

DAY 3:

Day 3 – Departure

Enjoy the morning at leisure before checking out of the hotel.

Meal Included- Breakfast

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