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Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

Leaves and Lizards is an authentic Costa Rican experience! Cabins are beautiful and perched upon a hillside with sweeping views of Arenal Volcano. The staff is top-knotch and wil bend over backwards to make your stay perfect. The hosts, Deb and Steve, are warm and helpful and will visit with each guest during dinner to plan your next day's schedule....

Thank CaliforniaJane
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2012

Leaves and lizards is a sanctuary for those needing reparation of the soul. Although tricky to get to - a very bumpy selection of routes there do be sure to use a 4x4, the journey is worth it. Spacious cabinas well appointed with everything you would need for solitude among the hummingbirds, every room has an incredible view of Arenal...

2Thank Jimijangles
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 June 2012

If I was returning to the Arenal area I would stay in Leaves and Lizards again. It's in a beautiful setting. The cabin we stayed in, "Volcano", had a big porch with hammocks and an expansive view of the volcano and mountains. We loved spending our afternoons reading and relaxing out on the porch. The barn was a fun place...

5Thank Debbiewanders
Reviewed 3 June 2012

6 months later we all agree our four nights there was a highlight of our three week stay in Costa Rica. Our 11 yr old son loved gathering eggs and helping with the milking each morning. Staff was heartwarming- genuine smiles always. Nice paths on the property for an evening or morning stroll. Steve and Debbie run a top notch...

1Thank akwild
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Just planned this summer vacation and was talking to my 13 year old son. We were reminiscing about last year’s trip to Costa Rica and he exclaimed: “That was the best trip ever dad!” Memories were made here. We spent our first 4 nights of our Costa Rican adventure at the Hummingbird Hacienda at Leaves & Lizards. This house is...

1Thank MSutti
Fair Haven, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 May 2012

I am the writer and Co-producer for a T.V. Pilot called the Bird Nerds that was shot on location in Costa Rica in August, 2011. Although I did not accompany the 9 person crew to the Leaves and Lizards Resort, I spoke to all involved before (finally) writing this review. The grounds were amazing and the food was spectacular (they...

Thank gmorganlcsw
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Our stay was better than I expected (and that's with all the great reviews). -- Truly a lovely spot. I would say that L&L was one of the special parts of our entire trip ----- loved the stunning view from the Toucan cabin (which is now my screen-saver), loved the grounds, loved the food (and the stunning setting -- we...

2Thank Kelly2000
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 April 2012

It was beautiful, the staff was AMAZING, the room and facilities were clean and up to date, and of course the view was spectacular (especially when the clouds lifted). Interaction with the animals was fun, and horse back riding is a must. We saw more birds from our porch and at breakfast than anywhere else on our trip.

1Thank Jenny L
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 28 April 2012

My husband and I spent 6 nights at this incredible place and cannot wait to return. After reading the glowing reviews, expectations were set very high... once we arrived, the reality surpassed all expectations. There is something about this place that cannot really be described in words... it is something that you feel once you are there. You are immersed...

3Thank mlbubeena
Portland Me
Reviewed 22 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...

2Thank LocaMatteo

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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: €241 - €242 (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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#8 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“they are all great...but some are closer to the Pool and Dining”
aujmk, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you don't have a car, you may prefer to have a cabin nearer the restaurant if you want to avoid a steep walk.”
BethBennett01, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms have fantastic views and are very private with outdoor showers (as well as indoor ones).”
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  • View from the Coco cabin
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Tramath, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“views, horses, chickens, rainforest”
TraceyLazorik, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Hobbit House is cool, although there's something for everyone!”
BushmasterCostaRica, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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