*The Fusion Home provides a platform (our website) for other owners within the 'Finca Bellavista community' to rent their private homes. The reservations, payment, taxes and services all go directly to the owner of the home and they assume all responsibility for your reservation.
The owner of 'El Fenix' is Fiona Reid and you can interact with her through 'The Fusion Forum' as a member of this website (sign up is free). You can also discover a wealth of information from other members (previous guests, volunteers and other owners within the 'Finca Bellavista Community') to better prepare you for your jungle adventure.
Fiona A. Reid has been leading nature tours since 1986, showing ecotourists the mammals and other wildlife of diverse lands from Brazil to Indonesia, Alaska to Venezuela and of course - Costa Rica.
An accomplished writer and artist, Fiona is the author and illustrator of A Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America.
She has written and/or illustrated numerous other guides, including A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico, Bats of Trinidad and Tobago, The Wildlife of Costa Rica, a Field Guide, The Golden Guide to Bats of the World, Bats of Papua New Guinea, Mammals of the Neotropics (volumes 1-3), and several children’s books.
She is a Departmental Associate in Mammalogy at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology at the Royal Ontario Museum, in Toronto, Canada. Fiona is also President of Halton/North Peel Naturalist Club in Georgetown, Ontario.
Return to nature at this cozy, split-level, treetop getaway tucked away in the lush jungles of Costa Rica's Southern Zone. This Finca Bellavista home is owned by a mammalogist, naturalist, and author who has worked as a tour guide around the globe for over 30 years. Kick back and take in the rainforest canopy view from the furnished balcony, prepare meals in the kitchenette, or just relax at home and enjoy the peace and quiet, broken only by the sound of tropical birds. Please note this treehouse is a 10-15 minute hike from basecamp, pack light!
Slip into your hiking boots and hit the network of improved trails that will take you to tended gardens, plunging waterfalls, and breathtaking vistas. When the sun sets, these same trails transform, and guided night hikes will let you get a glimpse of a variety of nocturnal creatures.
And not far from this rental is Playa Blanca, a serene, crushed coral beach on the Golfo Dulce where you can rent a kayak , enjoy the scenery, or do a little fishing.
El Fenix is situated on the green trail - this is not a road! The steps can be steep and challenging, we highly recommend bringing comfortable boots (wellies) for a better experience.
Fiona is an active member of 'The Fusion Forum'. You can view the profile for El Fenix within the forum and discover more about the home. If you would like to engage with Fiona directly through the forum then please sign up as a member (it's free and easy) - more info found here.
Fiona has another establishment just 40 min away from Finca Bellavista equally as beautiful and perfect for day trips or another option to rent. Find out more about Sylvan Falls.