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Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We travelled with our kids (aged 7,9,11) in October and stayed at in the Monkey Cabin. We arrived in the back of Steve's truck as he found us about half a mile away with a puncture on the side of the road! As all the reviews say the place is amazing. You are 20 mins up a track and really... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was unbelievable! The view in the morning of the Arenal Volcano, the amazing staff, the food, the multitude of activities, and everything in between made this the most relaxing and also exciting trip ever. Steve, Debbie, and all of their staff are friendly and very accommodating and love to share their passion for Costa Rica and all of... More 

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Thank TheNern
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time! Food was amazing....pool was a great addition! wish we never had to leave, felt like paradise! An absolutely perfect getaway. thanks to all the staff, especially Debbie and Steve, for making us feel so welcome!

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Osceola, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is unbelievable. The staff was so friendly. The food was to die for. A nice variety was offered. The owners Steve and Debbie are so accommodating all you had to was ask for something and the next thing you knew it was happening. The cabins were amazing each one had its own theme. I woke up every morning... More 

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Baldwin, Wisconsin
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The addition of the pool and Tiki bar makes it hard to leave the resort. Views and activities do not get any better. Debbie and Steve are great hosts. Love the fried cheese and pancakes for breakfast.

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Thank jacktreefarm
CostaRicaSteveandDeb, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, responded to this review

Jack, great to have you back! Your horse, Gitana, misses you already! We had a great time with your group, hope to see you again next time! Deb and Steve More 

Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a one-of-a-kind resort that offers absolutely everything you'd want on a trip to the Costa Rican rain forest. Each cabin is a work of art, designed and created by the owners. You'll have privacy, access to trails, outdoor showers, a large deck at your place, plus a common area where you can dine, play games, and swim in... More 

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CostaRicaSteveandDeb, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, responded to this review

Prudence, thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and participate in our equine program. The Eponicity experience is special and is difficult to put into words....for sure...but it is an experience that stays with you long after your time with our horses. Pura Vida...see you again...I'm guessing! More 

Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Not sure why I took so long to write this review since I haven't stopped thinking about this place since we left in early August. Our family of 4 (2 teen girls) had a great time here. We stayed in the Congo cabin. It was spacious with a beautiful view of Arenal volcano. The deck was great as well as... More 

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CostaRicaSteveandDeb, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, responded to this review

This guest visit was very interesting! An interesting story...sitting at our new, super cool tiki bar, I struck up a conversation with a new guest. Typical conversation flowed... where are you from...oh Minnesota...oh me too.. what town...Cannon Falls...oh me too...bit by bit it was revealed that I (Debbie) used to be his babysitter!!! Small world...who knows who you'll meet when... More 

Londonuk
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

What can I say that's not already been said. Charming hosts and friendly staff. We stayed in the hummingbird hacienda with truly magnificent views of Arenal Vocano, lucky enough to get full views on 2 days out of 4. The hacienda had two double bedrooms, large fully equipped kitchen and loads of outside space. Very private and the only sounds... More 

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We loved our time here. So relaxing and peaceful and at the same time could explore and see some of the most amazing places in the world. Amazing view of the volcano and wow the stars were so clear. One of the best places we have stayed.

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CostaRicaSteveandDeb, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, responded to this review

We have had some wonderful weather this September and October! Amazing views of the volcano and stars at night have been breath taking. We are so happy you were here to enjoy it! Thank you for your kind words! Pura Vida...Debbie and Steve More 

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Strongly recommend leavesandlizards if you are looking for somewhere relaxing and you like nature and the great outdoors. The lodges are great and there is a little infinity pool. Fantastic views of the volcano in August/September. Debbie, Steve, Sally and Enrique wonderful, they are incredibly helpful and friendly. Horse riding definitely worth doing, even if (like me) you had never... More 

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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: €126 - €319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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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 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#8 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“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
“Only one lodging at L&L as A/C. Book the Hobbit House for it's convenient location and unique construction.”
  • Private waterfall accessible by horseback and small hike
  • Arenal volcano from the Hobbit House
 of 5 bubbles BarbaricDerek, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms seem great- book based on the # in your party”
 of 5 bubbles KrazyKarla, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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