Run by the folks at Chaa Creek, this deluxe campsite is a great choice for those who want to be close to nature, but like to have a few frills and easy accessibility. These spacious units are all set on raised platforms among the forest trees. Each comes with two to four single beds, as well as a couple of kerosene lanterns. There's a small sitting area or front porch, with an oil lamp and a couple of chairs. Meals are served in a central open thatched-roof structure, which also has some hammocks for hanging out. The communal bath and shower areas are clean and well maintained. The river is down a short path from the campsite; Rainforest Medicine Trail and Chaa Creek are nearby. Guests at the tent camp can rent canoes, head over for meals a la carte, or sign up for any tours offered at Chaa Creek. Overall, this is a pretty plush camping experience, but you may be asked to help wash your own dishes.
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