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13 Airbnb Treehouses & Bungalows For Your Next Trip To Latin America

Having a slumber party in a treehouse may sound like an activity for only kids, but Airbnb has made this accessible to adults too. From treehouses to cozy bungalows, here are some Airbnb homes across Latin America that will put you right in the middle of nature.

1. Sacred Geome Treehouse

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This treehouse is located in Montezuma, Costa Rica. The geometric shaped treehouse can be booked for only $72 per night, offering one bedroom and one and a half baths. If you’re looking for a relaxing escape from technology and the city, this is definitely the place to be.

2. Treehouse, Manuel Antonio

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This treehouse is also located in Costa Rica, but in a different city named Quepos. In this treehouse you get a view of the rainforest and all of the wildlife that comes with it, including monkeys, sloths and all sorts of birds. So if you’re an animal lover, you can book this Airbnb treehouse for only $52 per night.

3. Ocean View Luxury Treehouse Loft

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This treehouse loft is located in Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica and can be reserved for only $58 a night. At walking distance from the beach, this loft offers one bedroom, one bath and a large outdoor canopy. The best feature, however, is the view of the sunset that you get along the Pacific Coast.

4. La Jungla Bungalows – Sulawesi

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This treehouse-style bungalow is located in Mompiche, Ecuador and you can book it for $26 per night. Since Mompiche is such a tiny village, there is no hot water running, however, the tropical weather makes up for it.

5. Hacienda Chan Chan – Farm Bungalow

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Also located in Ecuador, this wooden bungalow lies in the city of Chiquintad, a dairy farm by the mountains. And since this Airbnb is located in a dairy farm, the home offers complimentary yogurt, fruit and bread, all made fresh in the farm.

6. Dome Room in the Sacred Valley

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Located in Písac, Ecuador, this dome-like bungalow offers one bedroom and one bath, along with spectacular views of the gardens and mountains that surround it. The Airbnb can be reserved for the small cost of $32 per night.

7. Eco Treehouse, Free Breakfast Included

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This jungle house is located in Bastimento, Panama and be booked for $85 per night. In addition to the sights and sounds of the wildlife that surround the treehouse, you also get a beautiful view of the ocean.

8. Beach House in the Trees – Close to Town!

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Located in Utila, Honduras, this Airbnb treehouse gives you a spot-on view of the Caribbean ocean. And with the ocean so close, you are able to take advantage of water activities such as snorkeling.

The cost of this Airbnb is $49 per night.

9. El Nido – Treehouse – The Nest

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This cozy treehouse is located in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. For a total of $79 per night, this Airbnb home gives you access to swings, hammocks and a pool.

10. Whimsical Treehouse on Cacao Farm in Dolphin Bay

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This treehouse is located in Dolphin Bay on the island San Cristobal. If you’re interested in getting a view of dolphins, monkeys and sloths, this is the place to be. And you can reserve the home for only $60 per night.

11. The Potoo Tree House – Private 1 Bedroom Villa

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This antique treehouse is located in Dominical, Costa Rica. As you can somewhat notice from the image above, this treehouse is entirely surrounded by the jungle, specifically 1,000 acres of jungle. I know, breathtaking!!

12. The Bird Tower, Nature Lovers Dream

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This treehouse is located in Mindo, Ecuador, in the middle of the Cloud Forest. If you’re a nature photographer looking for a new setting, this is the place to visit next. You can book the Airbnb for a total of $80 per night.

13. The Treehouse at Casa Motmot

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This bamboo-framed treehouse is located in San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala. The Guatemalan paradise property offers one bedroom, one bath, and a beautiful view of the forest and lake. You can reserve this Airbnb for only $35 per night.

So, which treehouse or bungalow will you be staying at next? 


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Imagine Having Machu Picchu All To Yourself – That’s What One Man Got After Being Stuck In Peru For Seven Months

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Imagine Having Machu Picchu All To Yourself – That’s What One Man Got After Being Stuck In Peru For Seven Months

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One of the most dreaded side effects of the global Coronavirus pandemic, is that it took with it our travel plans. Whether we were simply set to have weekends at the beach, visit our abuelos in Mexico, or go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip across the world, so many of us have seen our travel plans taken away.

Well, one traveler made it across the world to fulfill his lifelong dream of seeing Machu Picchu but as soon as he arrived, so too did the pandemic. He became stuck in foreign country and couldn’t travel or see the sights he had hoped to visit.

As Peru has slowly reopened, this now world-famous traveler is being known as the first person to see Machu Picchu post-lockdown and he got to do so all by himself.

One lucky traveler got to experience the city of Machu Picchu all by himself.

Peru’s famous Machu Picchu ruins, closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic, reopened on Monday for one lucky Japanese tourist after he spent months stranded in the country due to global travel restrictions.

In a video first reported by The Guardian, Jesse Takayama shared his immense gratitude for being allowed to visit the ancient Incan city – which had long been one of his dreams. Months ago he had arrived in a small town near the Incan city, where he has remained ever since because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Peru’s Minister of Culture, Alejandro Neyra, said at a press conference that “He [Takayama] had come to Peru with the dream of being able to enter. The Japanese citizen has entered together with our head of the park so that he can do this before returning to his country.” Talk about a once in a lifetime experience.

Neyra went on to add that this really was a rare moment and that Takayama only received access after submitting a special request to the local tourism authority.

In an Instagram post about his special access, Takayama said that “Machu Picchu is so incredible! I thought I couldn’t go but many people asked the government. I’m the first one to visit Machu Picchu after lockdown!”

Takayama had been stuck in Peru since March when the country shut down its borders because of the pandemic.

Takayama arrived to Peru in March and promptly bought his pass to the ancient city but little did he know the world (and his plans) would come to a screeching halt. Peru was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic (and continues to struggle) and was forced to close its borders and institute a strict lockdown.

Peru was forced to implement drastic COVID-19 restrictions on travel including an end to all incoming international flights earlier this year, which only relaxed this month after the nation’s rate of new COVID-19 cases began declining in August.

The last statement posted on the Machu Picchu website, dated from July, says that “the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Trade and Tourism are coordinating the prompt reopening of Machu Picchu”.

Peru’s Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions.

The country’s Minister of Culture, Neyra, stressed that “the reopening of Machu Picchu is important for Peruvians, as a symbol of national pride and also as a budget issue, because it is one of the places that generates the most income for the culture sector.”

The BBC reports that the Inca stronghold, a Unesco world heritage site since 1983, is expected to reopen at reduced capacity next month. 

More than 1.5 million people make the pilgrimage to the Inca city annually. In 2017, Unesco threatened to place the famous ruins on its list of endangered heritage sites because of fears about overcrowding; Peruvian authorities subsequently brought in measures to control the flow of tourists and visitor numbers were capped at around 2,240 per day.

Peru is still experiencing one of the region’s worst outbreaks of Coronavirus.

After beginning a phased reopening, Peru has started to see its contagion rate increase in recent days. The country still faces one of the worst outbreaks in South America, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

“We are still in the middle of a pandemic,” Neyra added. “It will be done with all the necessary care.”

Peru has recorded just over 849,000 total cases of COVID-19, and 33,305 deaths since the pandemic began.

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Mexico Wants American Tourists Despite Ongoing Covid Pandemic

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Mexico Wants American Tourists Despite Ongoing Covid Pandemic

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Covid-19 has ended a lot of stuff for a lot of people. The most obvious change has been to international travel, especially for Americans. As the virus has spread widely across the U.S. countries have put a halt to allowing American tourist within their border, but not Mexico.

Covid-19 has severly depreciated the American passport.

Once capable of unlocking so many countries, the U.S. passport is no longer helping Americans travel abroad. Instead, the American passport has now become a hindrance for global travelers. Most countries have placed restrictions on American tourists making the U.S. passport one of the weakest.

The countries banning the U.S. are doing so because of the state of the virus in the country.

There have been more than 7 million cases of Covid-19 and more than 200,000 deaths from the virus. The U.S. remains the worst hit country and the global epicenter of the deadly virus. Many blame the lack of a national strategy to properly close down, test citizens, and contact trace those who have been exposed as the reason the virus has been so devastating in the U.S.

The various travel bans have kept families apart.

Other nations went into mush stricter lockdowns that the U.S. and got a handle of the virus. European countries have gotten the virus under control after months and the U.S. continues to see a large number of new cases daily.

One of the countries allowing Americans to visit is Mexico.

Mexico is heavily reliant on the money made from the tourism industry. According to official statistics, the tourism industry is the third-largest contributor to the country’s GDP. Major tourist destinations like Cabo and Cancún saw dramatic dips in tourism leading to national and local figures to sound the alarm. According to The Washington Post, the questions was posed about when to allow the tourists from the U.S. back, not should they.

Los Cabos is one of the hardest-hit tourist destinations.

The tourist destination saw a severe decline in tourists during one of the busiest times of the year. According to The Washington Post, the resort city has lost 80 percent of its revenue because of Covid-19. The virus has brought financial devastation to people across the world and the cities they live in aren’t immune to failing themselves.

“It’s life or death for us,” Rodrigo Esponda, the head of the Los Cabos tourism board, told The Washington Post. “There’s nothing else here. No industrial production. No farming or commercial fishing. It’s tourism or nothing.”

Yet, Los Cabos should be a warning sign to the rest of Mexico.

Cases in Baja California, the state where Los Cabos is located, saw new Covid case numbers triple from 50 a day to 150. The increase in infections is to be expected as the state rolled out the welcome mat for Americans coming to visit the resort town.

“There are some residents who say, ‘Why put my family’s life in danger by inviting more visitors, restarting more flights?’” Luis Humberto Araiza López, tourism minister of Baja California Sur, told The Washington Post. “It’s a delicate line between trying to support public health and economic growth.”

Despite this, there are some countries that Americans can travel to.

The countries Americans can travel to without Covid restrictions are Albania, Belarus, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, and Zambia. As the world continues to open up, Americans who travel abroad are waiting for the U.S. government to get the virus under control. Until then, the U.S. passport is not the same it used to be.

READ: The U.S. Passport Was Once The World’s Strongest, It’s Fallen To 25th Place Thanks To Failed Leadership Amid Coronavirus

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