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4 of the World's Most Magical Treehouse Hotels

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From staring mesmerized at the sun-dappled, leafy boughs arched overheard, to peering giddily at the world far below—few childhood experiences are as magical as playing in a treehouse. Even if you’ve never set foot in one of these idyllic hiding spots, consider ditching the stuffy hotel room and venturing on a limb for your next trip. Not only does living amid the branches make for a whimsical getaway,research shows that it could boost your health, too.

Today, we journey around the world to visit some of the world's most magical treehouse hotels. These arboreal abodes are upgrades from the nailed-together scrap wood most of us are familiar with. But whether you seek quiet solitude or a chance to let your inner child run amok, you’ll likely find it, even in the most modern of these lofty dwellings.

Tree House Lodge, Limón, Costa Rica

Hidden in the Costa Rican rainforest, the Tree House Lodge (pictured above) merges luxury and sustainability into a tree hugger’s paradise. Sitting beside the pristine Punta Uva beach, the lodge features three bungalow-style dwellings, as well as the two-level Tree House, built around a twisting, hundred-year-old sangrillo tree. Visitors will find a bedroom and kitchen on the Tree House’s first floor, while a walk across a wooden, palm-thatched suspension bridge will lead them to the upper-level master bedroom, an ideal spot for watching howler monkeys. Bungalows accommodate up to five people, while the Tree House sleeps up to six.

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