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Welcome to Colibri: A Cozy Jungalow in Finca Bellavista

Return to Nature Colibri offers a serene retreat in the lush jungles of Costa Rica's Southern Zone. This studio-style tree home provides peace and quiet, with sounds of tropical birds and a nearby waterfall enhancing the off-grid experience within the private Finca Bellavista community.

Essential Information:

Check-In: Ensure you arrive before 5 PM.
Access: The last 3km to Finca Bellavista requires a 4x4 vehicle.
Amenities: No shop, restaurant, or office onsite.
Arrival: A 15-20 minute hike from the car park, including a river crossing on foot.
Connectivity: No internet, with sparse phone signal.
Power: No electricity or refrigeration. Hosts can assist with food options.

Your Stay Includes:

Meet and Greet Hosts: Local hosts, Jesus and Francis, prepare the home, maintain the premises, and escort you from the car park to Colibri.
Assistance: Hosts can arrange local taxis, fresh produce bags, meal delivery, and excursions.
Exploration: Access to community trails, waterfalls, and rivers for an intimate jungle experience.
Independent Taxi Service: Transfers to various destinations are available, including airports and popular spots like Palmar, Uvita, Corcovado, Drake, Dominical, San Isidro, San Vito, Golfito Canoas (Panama), and Puerto Jiménez.

Home Details:

Bedroom: Studio-style with a queen-sized bed.
Facilities: Toilet with shower and hot running water (propane heater). A kitchen with a gas stovetop, no oven.
Location: 15 minutes from the river and 20 minutes from a waterfall, situated on the red trail with challenging steps.

Ideal For:

Nature Retreats: Couples seeking privacy and a digital detox.
Bird and Wildlife Enthusiasts: Ideal for those wanting to explore the vibrant flora and fauna.
Off-Grid Living Explorers: Perfect for those curious about sustainable living and off-grid experiences.
Osa Peninsula Explorers: A comfortable base for exploring the pristine, biodiverse region, known for its untouched scenery and abundant wildlife.

Before You Book:

Adventure-Ready: Bring sturdy, closed-toed shoes for exploration and river crossings.
Safety First: Be cautious when crossing the river, especially after rainfall. Emergency bridge available at basecamp during heavy rains.

Embrace the Jungle Experience Colibri offers a genuine off-grid experience, perfect for those seeking adventure and connection with nature. More information, including additional links and tips, will be provided after booking. Enjoy the raw beauty of Costa Rica at Colibri.

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  • Alexa
    January 11, 2022 at 5:22 am

    This place is truly amazing. It is perfect for some days of remote time in the wild. The cabina is just as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. It is super well kept and was very clean. Although it was in the middle of the jungle there were less bugs inside the cabina than in most of our previous accommodations. We were picked up at and brought to the cabina, which was good to reach with sandals and a backpack. The 4×4 is necessary to get to the parking as said in the description. All in all everything is accurate and we are super glad we had this wonderful off-grid experience. We definitely reccomend this for everyone who loves the nature. Before we came we were a bit afraid about being left all alone in the jungle, as we are not super experienced “exploradores” 😌 But while you had all the privacy you needed giving you the real remote feeling, three or four of the other cabinas in the area were also rented and we felt very safe. Thank you for this perfect adventure!

    • Kathleen Lumiere
      January 12, 2022 at 8:37 am

      Alexa, thank you for such a kind and thorough review! It made my day, and the folks at Finca Bellavista who have put so much time and love into making treehouse dwelling into an experience that can be shared. So glad you enjoyed the immersion in nature. You are surely now experienced exploradores!
      -Kathleen

  • Nina
    January 25, 2022 at 10:45 am

    Was a great stay – the jungalow has got everything you need! We loved that we had just some lights in the evening – there were many fireflies (🪲) around! Also squirrels, monkeys and a nice hike to the waterfall. The red route is a little tricky.. if you want to hike around (lot of overgrowing 🌱) we were totally ok with the hike to the cabin as well. Great jungle stay!

    • Kathleen Lumiere
      January 25, 2022 at 8:23 pm

      Nina,
      So delighted you saw the monkeys in the daytime and the fireflies at night! Also glad you enjoyed your immersion in nature, including the hike to the waterfall. Thanks for the comments about the trail – everything grows fast in the jungle; it’s really helpful that people know that in advance (and bring boots).
      Thanks for the great review!
      Kathleen

  • Bronte
    February 6, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    This was a truly unique experience. We loved it.

  • Saverio
    February 24, 2022 at 11:30 am

    A beautiful place to stay, we spent here some of our best days in Costa Rica. We’re looking forward to return one day

  • Robin
    March 15, 2022 at 9:28 am

    I had to leave after only a night because of a family issue that needed me in the states early. I will forever regret not being able to stay the extra night.
    It was a beautiful experience and I’m already daydreaming about how to get back and bring my daughter for her to enjoy the beauty and solitude as well as simplicity without electricity, cell phone signal
    Or internet. I loved my time there. It was well worth the visit and I’d do it again

    • Kathleen Lumiere
      March 15, 2022 at 7:38 pm

      Robin, I hope you do get to return with your daughter! The jungle is an incredible place. Wishing you and your family the best.

  • Rob
    April 17, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Communication was easy. We were able to make it in an suv, but a 4×4 would have probably been a bit better. If you want to sleep in the rain forest, this is the place. We packed in some food then spent most of the day/night hiking. Great place.

    • Kathleen Lumiere
      April 18, 2022 at 9:14 am

      Rob, so glad you enjoyed being in the rain forest, the feeling of the place, and the hiking! Hope you saw some great critters.

  • Sophie
    February 6, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    Es war ein einmaliges Erlebnis! Mitten im Dschungel zu übernachten mit all den Geräuschen des Dschungels.
    Es gab in der Unterkunft alles was man benötigt. Eine kleine Küche mit Gasherd (ohne Kühlschrank), Geschirr, ein Badezimmer und ein bequemes Bett.
    Am Abend konnte man die Glühwürmchen um sich herum beobachten. Das war schon sehr magisch.
    Die Ankunft war holprig (Anfahrt nur mit 4×4 zu empfehlen). Wir wurden gut von Matt empfangen und zum Baumhaus begleitet. Er war bei der Ankunft sehr flexibel und hat uns auch geholfen, die Anfahrt durch Einheimische zu organisieren. Danke an dieser Stelle!
    Wer eine abenteuerliche Übernachtung und ein einmaliges Erlebnis im Dschungel erleben möchte, der bucht sich auf jeden Fall das Dschungelhaus bei Kathleen!

  • Brendan
    March 12, 2023 at 7:56 am

    This place is amazing for a true rustic Costa Rican experience!

  • Thomas
    April 10, 2023 at 6:24 am

    Es war für uns ein einmaliges Erlebnis, so hautnah die Natur im Regenwald zu spüren. Man hat auch die Gelegenheit mal richtig zu relaxen und die Natur zu beobachten

  • Edna
    May 11, 2023 at 9:13 am

    Thank You Kathleen! For sharing this little piece of paradise. The instructions were very clear, and I felt I knew what to expect. If you follow them you will not run into much trouble. Thank you Matt, Amy and MJ for the hospitality and guidance, and everyone keeping the grounds. I enjoy so much my peaceful time at colibri and exploring the forest. The cabin was amazing. A perfect place if you really enjoy ‘the jungle’, and want to experience an extraordinary living. What else do we need, really?
    Pura vida!

  • Barry
    June 20, 2023 at 11:11 am

    wat een bijzonder verblijf. we werden heel vriendelijk ontvangen door Matt en naar het hutje gebracht. het hutje is simpel maar heeft wel wat je nodig hebt, behalve licht (en het wordt vroeg donker), dus neem kaarsen of lampjes mee. op het terrein kun je wat wandelen, wel glad in het regenseizoen. wij waren de enige gasten en hebben genoten van een privé jungle ervaring.
    er zijn veel muggen (niet gek, donker en vochtig), maar het huisje is erg goed afgesloten met horren.

  • Matthew
    February 26, 2024 at 3:10 pm

    Amazing place… you really are right in the jungle. Stayed here with my 10 year old and it was the highlight of her trip. Candlelit dinners and card games. And spotting moneys from the deck. Can’t wait to come back. When they say 4 wheel drive is a must that is NO joke. (Probably 4runner or better)

    • Kathleen Lumiere
      February 28, 2024 at 6:40 am

      I am very happy that you were able to enjoy nature in its purest form. Thank you very much for your visit and we hope that you visit us again in the future. Kisses for your beautiful daughter

  • Cara
    March 23, 2024 at 10:29 am

    For some reason Kathleen didn’t receive our reservation made 2 days before and when we got there there was confusion about our arrival. In the end they got it all together and got us to the lovely lodging so we had a lovely stay

  • Jeremy
    May 5, 2024 at 5:05 am

    Incroyable moment perdu la forêt! Qu’elle nuit atypique, nous avons hâte d’en refaire! Merci

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