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Welcome to Fila Tortuga: An Off-Grid Treehouse in Finca Bellavista

Unplug and Reconnect with Nature
Escape to this charming treehouse in Costa Rica's Southern Zone, ideal for couples and small groups seeking an off-grid adventure. Fila Tortuga offers a serene retreat within the lush Finca Bellavista community, perfect for a romantic getaway or nature-inspired vacation. The cozy structure features rich wooden interiors, rustic charm, and unique touches like an outdoor hot water shower.

Essential Information:

  • Check-In: Arrive before 5 PM.
  • Access: The final 3 km to Finca Bellavista requires a 4x4 vehicle.
  • Arrival: A community member will escort you from the car park to the treehouse (25-30 minute hike, crossing a river on foot).
  • Amenities: No shop, restaurant, or office onsite.
  • Connectivity: No internet, with limited phone signal.
  • Power: No electricity or refrigeration; propane gas for cooking.

Your Stay Includes:

  • Meet and Greet Hosts: Local hosts prepare the home, maintain the premises, and guide you from the car park to Fila Tortuga.
  • Assistance: Hosts can arrange local taxis, fresh produce bags, meal delivery, and excursions.
  • Exploration: Access to hiking trails, rivers, and waterfalls.

Home Details:

  • Bedroom: Private room with a queen-sized bed.
  • Living Area: Additional queen-sized futon.
  • Facilities: 1.5 bathrooms (includes outdoor shower with hot water).
  • Kitchen: Gas stovetop for cooking (no oven).
  • Location: 25-30 minute walk from the car park, on the red trail.

Ideal For:

  • Nature Retreats: Couples seeking a private digital detox.
  • Bird and Wildlife Enthusiasts: Discover the vibrant flora and fauna.
  • Off-Grid Living Explorers: Learn about sustainable living and off-grid experiences.
  • Osa Peninsula Explorers: A base for exploring Costa Rica's biologically intense region.

Before You Book:

  • Adventure-Ready: Bring sturdy, closed-toed shoes for hiking and river crossings.
  • Safety First: Use the basecamp bridge for river crossings during heavy rains.

Reconnect with Nature
Embrace the unique off-grid experience and explore the untouched beauty of Costa Rica at Fila Tortuga. Links and tips will be shared after booking to help you prepare. Ready for an adventure? Fila Tortuga awaits!

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  • Jennifer
    January 11, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    This was such a fantastic and magical place! So happy we found this treehouse and were able to stay for our honeymoon. It really does feel like you’re in the middle of the rainforest, but also provides a lot of comforts of a normal home. Highly recommend!

  • Lavinia
    February 3, 2022 at 10:25 am

    Beautiful place complete off-grid!Since Alexander walked us (quite a long walk) to the beautiful treehouse we have not seen a soul! Be aware that you really really need an 4×4.. we tried without it and really decreased the value out of our rental before a neighbour took us up for some dollars.. if you manage however you will find a secluded paradise with waterfalls and nice tracks around.. the sounds of the jungle at night are not for everyone and can scare the sh*t out of you.. but the animals you can see in the morning make it all worthwhile! The communication on site was a little difficult.. our limited spanish skills not where not enough to properly organise the check out so when arriving at the base camp to take a taxi downhill it was closed off and we had to walk an hour and a half.. The cleaning fee seems a bit much especially when staying just a few nights but it seems to be Finca Bellavista policy and the experience is still worth it! You can just save your money on national parks and just come here! We will surely never forget this jungle experience! Thanks James for having us!! We will definitely come back!

  • Sergio
    May 8, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Fantastic place — unique and adventurous. Not for everyone but extremely rewarding for those who do stay!

  • Aiden And Celia
    March 16, 2024 at 3:24 pm

    Great place to unplug and disconnect and just be grounded with nature at its best. Myself and my partner really enjoyed this treehouse stay. Lots of places to hike and swim with beautiful rainforest surroundings and sounds. Would for sure do this type of experience again.

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