The Treehouse Jungle Rave Granada: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re in Granada Nicaragua, you must’ve heard about the legendary weekly Treehouse Jungle Rave. It is one of the most unique raves that you can go to in your travels throughout Central America. This weekly party located just outside the city should be right near the top of your to-do list. 

It’s something that people come from everywhere in Central America to attend. The Treehouse Hostel hosts a massive rave in their literal treehouse every Friday, and every time it is an absolute blast. Round trip transportation from Granada with a low entry fee of $30. You get a $5 discount if you are already staying at the hostel. That’s a $25 ticket instead for those of you who don’t like math. The views from this hostel are uncomparable and I really recommend taking the early shuttle to get the sunset. Also, don’t forget to bring some extra cash for a tattoo. Buy tickets online to ensure you get to go!

Did I mention that you can also stay at this party place? Cause it’s also a top-rated hostel on its off days.

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What Is The Treehouse Jungle Rave?

The venue (also hostel) is situated 200m high on the side of Mombacho Volcano sits this incredible jungle hostel. Surrounded by howler monkeys, multiple zip-lines,  a 60-meter canopy suspension bridge, jungle swing, big elevated jungle hammock.

 How does that sound to party in? It’s all yours for only $30. Including transportation. If you stay at the hostel, it’s even cheaper ($25). Be sure to buy tickets online as they do sell out, and it most likely will sell out. This will give you a QR Code to be scanned on party night.

This Jungle Rave is full of backpackers looking to go all out on their Friday night. They have enough drinks and food behind the bar to give hundreds of backpackers everything they need. Once you’re nice and tanked, it’s time to go get some free face paint and a fresh new tattoo for you to rep while you dance until 3 am. 

The Treehouse hostel in all its glory. Before the fun begins.

Where Is The Treehouse Jungle Rave?

The Treehouse Hostel is located just outside of Granada, Nicaragua. You can stay at the hostel, or take a free shuttle from the centre of Granada to get there and back. If you want, most taxis will know what you’re talking about but it will cost you around $5. There are usually taxis waiting and eager to bring you back. 

The shuttle services leave from The Madhouse at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 8pm. The return shuttle is midnight, 1am, 2am, and 3am. Your QR code (online ticket) will get scanned here at The Madhouse before your depature.

Don’t worry, when your ride takes a hard left onto a dirt road and keeps driving for another 20 minutes, your own the right track. Oh, and when the car stops, you still have a 10-minute hike straight up to get to the hostel. It’s well worth it though.

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When Is The Treehouse Jungle Rave?

This party happens every Friday, almost without fail. There are also a couple of other parties that happen at this hostel every year, such as the owner’s birthday and their yearly Treehouse festival edition. 

The first and most popular shuttle is at 4pm. This time also happens to be the time that sells out the quickest, so you better get a jump on it! Be ready.

Getting closer to rave time...


This party is pretty straightforward, but we’ll give you an itinerary anyways!

Go Time – Shuttle 1 – 4:00 PM | Shuttle 2 – 5:00 PM | Shuttle 3 – 6:00 PM | Shuttle 4 – 8:00 PM

Departs From The Madhouse Hostel

Get over to The Madhouse Hostel and start mingling with people. Grab a beer and get acquainted with the people around you cause you’re about to be in a bus with all of them for 30 minutes.

Legend has it, if you take the two later shuttles, you’ll get free shots from Madhouse to hype you up. So, you’re going to have to decide between free shots or an insane sunset.

Last Shuttle – 8:00 PM

The early shuttlers have had time to pre-drink and take shots and gain all of the energy from the people arriving from the other shuttles. The people coming on the last shuttle are in for an awesome full momentum party once they arrive.

Leave Time – Shuttle 1 –  Midnight | Shuttle 2 – 1:00 AM | Shuttle 3 – 2:00 AM | Shuttle 4 – 3:00 AM — Departs From The Treehouse Hostel

Judge for yourself which shuttle you think you should take. Only some can say they truly beat the Jungle Rave.

There it is!

What Did We Learn?

I don’t like reading, so let’s make things easier for myself next time I go:

  • Standard Price: $30 USD
  • Discount Price: Hostel Guests Get Discount – $25
  • What’s Included: Entry and Transportation. QR code will be scanned at The Madhouse
  • Dates: Every Friday
  • Times: 4:00pm – 3:00am
  • Shuttle Times: 
    • Depart From Madhouse: 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 8pm
    • Depart From Treehouse: Midnight, 1am, 2am, 3am
  • Contact: WebsiteInstagram
  • Best Local Party Hostel: The Treehouse Hostel 
  • After Party: No
  • Does it Sell Out: Yes
  • How to Get Tickets: Buy in advance
  • What to Bring: Cash, Bug Spray
  • What not to Bring: Booze, Drugs, or a Dickhead Attitude
  • Do You Get Wet: No
  • Is there Food and Drink available: Yes
  • What Should You Not Do: Get A Boring Tattoo. Come on, you’re at a jungle rave
It's time to rave

What Tattoo Did You Get?

Show us the tattoo you got and we will buy you a drink, that’s the easiest free drink you’ll ever get. Let us know! These types of parties change all the time, and as much as we’d like to, we can’t be there every time. Your help helps us help you.

Oh and if you have any wild and debaucherous stories from your Jungle Rave experience? Share your story for your chance to get featured, and maybe even win a prize…

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Troy Woodbeck

Troy Woodbeck is the Founder of National Litographic. He thought the world needed to learn how to party travel and decided to do something about it. He's also a drunk idiot, so who cares what he thinks.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Nathan marks

    Do I need to have the hostel booked to attend the party in the tree tops?

    1. nationallitographic

      Nope! I personally stayed in town rather than the Treetop hostel. They have shuttles leaving from town to take you to the party and to bring you home later at specific times. I believe the times have changed since I was there so I would double check their site or Hostel World page for shuttle times

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