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Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat

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Portland Me
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We just got back and had an incredible experience! Just go here and allow it to happen. This is the kind of place that is so genuine that you just fall in love over a few short days. The owners and staff are all committed to making your experience incredible and it shows. If you are used to phony, patronizing...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Leaves and Lizards met our expectations on how challenging the road is near the end, but exceeded our expectations for the hospitality, food quality, natural beauty and peacefulness. One tip is to plan a stop in La Fortuna or at a canopy tour on the way to Leaves and Lizards. We left San Jose in the morning and we stopped...

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Trevanian2008
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Debbie, Steve and their staff really know how to make your stay comfortable and memorable. The cabin we had (Mariposa) was very clean, cozy and decorated with Steve's artwork. Breathtaking views of Arenal Volcano from throughout the property. Dining facility with huge open side toward the volcano, and feeders to attract birds. Great food, and nice to eat meals with...

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Reviewed 8 April 2012

We spent 3 nights at Leaves and Lizards. Excellent guide on Rio Frio kayaking trip. Horseback tour to waterfall fun. Very impressed with the owner's care of the horses. All meals were excellent, with good choices. This is a great place for families. Debbie did a fantastic job arranging airport pickup and transport to our next stop in Monteverde. We...

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Thank you Trip Advisor for leading us to Leaves and Lizards. Almost every family we met found this place on Trip Advisor. We stayed for seven days in March 2012 with our six year old daughter. Nice to have seven days. We were able to do optional excursions in the morning and relax in Monkey cabin in the afternoons. Our...

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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Traveled to CR in late March with our two boys 12 and 14. We found Leaves and Lizards on Tripadvisor and very glad we did. After staying in Los Suenos resort the first part of the trip, we thought we were going to be "roughing it" for the last half but found L&L to be almost like a resort but...

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Victoria, BC
Reviewed 4 April 2012

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to spend the first week of our Costa Rica holiday at Leaves and Lizards. What an amazing place! The cabins were cozy and comfortable with spectacular views. The staff was so friendly and helpful in such a sincere way - we actually felt like we were staying with friends. We didn't rent...

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Anaheim
Reviewed 4 April 2012

We just got back from a 10 day CR trip where we spent 4 nights at Leaves & Lizards. We were in Hummingbird Hacienda & Monkey Cabin for the first 3 nights and in Heliconia House, Coco & Monkey for the last night, since someone has already booked the Hummingbird for that night. However, Debbie was nice enough to offer...

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Overland Park
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Our family (18 and 16 year-old boys and 8 year-old daughter) stayed 5 nights at Leaves and Lizards (LL) in mid-March, 2012 (3 nights in Toucan, 2 nights in Coco). I would highly recommend LL if your family wants to experience an adventure in the Costa Rica rain forest in a remote, peaceful, setting while staying in comfortable log cabins...

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Reviewed 21 March 2012

Travelled to CR with our two boys 10 and 12 - they loved this place especially the horseback trip to the falls - hosts are fantastic as are the views from the cabins and the cabins - we stayed in monkey cabin after debating between cabin and Hacienda House - great decision - cabins are incredible! Don't stay anywhere else...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This secluded resort is located on 26 acres with spectacular viewing of the Arenal Volcano near La Fortuna. Enjoy the panoramic vista of Arenal and Cerro Chato from a hammock on your porch or from your comfortable, orthopedic, queen sized beds with Egyptian cotton sheets. Meals prepared using locally grown ingredients at the Lava Lizard on-site dining facility. Guests are invited to help with daily 'chores' on this working farm. Milk a cow, collect eggs for breakfast or groom a horse. Enjoy private horseback riding, professional guide service, on site spa and 2 km of on site nature trails. The vision at Leaves and Lizards is to create the perfect blend of adventure, discovery and tranquility for each guest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat

Address: Meters South Of Super Kiki 500, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21012, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $354 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Leaves And Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Leaves And Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#8 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“The hummingbird hacienda has two separate bedrooms each with a queen or king sized bed. Very private.”
 of 5 bubbles caw954s, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Hobbit House is cool, although there's something for everyone!”
 of 5 bubbles BushmasterCostaRica, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Toucan Cabin and although it is a bit of a rocky walk to and from the main common area, the view is definitely worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles TheNern, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Hobbit House has a great view of the volcano and is very private”
 of 5 bubbles nezd2016, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I think three of the cabins have outdoor showers--a really really nice amenity!”
 of 5 bubbles burkburk, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
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