Room with a view

Stay | Finca Bellavista

Be honest with yourself: at one point in your life (for some of us more recently) you dreamt about being Fritz from The Swiss Family Robinson, evading tigers, fighting pirates and living in the trees. Well, there’s an app er… place for that. Gentle readers, welcome to Finca Bellavista, a sustainable tree-house community tucked away in the rain forest of Costa Rica. Just like every HOA, you have to pay some nominal fees for maintenance of the “Sky Trail,” gardening, security and a biodigester (read: toilette) but you have running water, 3G phone service and internet so you can still read Gear Patrol and bill for emails. Parcels are available for rent or purchase. And yes, if you look closely that is someone zip-lining across the canopy.

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