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Lost Iguana Resort & Spa

1.5 km North of Arenal dam, Arenal Volcano National Park A2004 Costa Rica
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#19 of 69 hotels in Arenal Volcano National Park
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The Lost Iguana Resort is Arenal's newest hotel, offering luxury accommodations in the rain forest The resort's 100 acre property overlooks the world's most active volcano, Arenal Volcano located near La Fortuna, Costa Rica. A premiere, upscale retreat nestled gently in the jungle, the Lost Iguana Resort only offers rooms with large private balconies overlooking the Arenal Volcano and Arenal River Gorge. All rooms are spacious and well appointed with first-class furnishings, artwork and full amenities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Laptop safe
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Park View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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ladyface1990 wrote a review 12 Feb
Seattle, Washington14 contributions
The Lost Iguana property is simply stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed walks around the property and late afternoons watching the sunset from our porch. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and very spacious. The service was very good, especially at the onsite restaurant. We didn't use the pools while we were there as it rained a lot but they looked very clean and inviting. The hotel is relatively far from town. This is a great hotel if you are looking for peace, quiet, and romance.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: It seems like the views from all rooms are stunning. We loved our upstairs room.
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Pam R wrote a review Jan 2021
Mound, Minnesota54 contributions5 helpful votes
Our third year in a row at this beautiful resort. Staff are exceptional-the front desk woman is superb! Juan Carlos in the bar/restaurant was fabulous. Missed Luis at the pool bar. The resort was exceptionally quiet due to Covid, which was a little disappointing. Due to low volume of guests, staffing was also low, so food service was slow (but food was excellent). The grounds keeping staff must also be decreased...but overall this resort is gorgeous and lush
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Kathleen M wrote a review Jan 2021
San Diego, California13 contributions7 helpful votes
This hotel is nestled deep in the rain forest and is absolutely beautiful. We stayed here with two other families. One family booked the casita, one booked the junior suite and the last booked a standard room. Every room faced the Volcano and every room was big and spacious. We stayed at Lost Iguana for six nights, and although there is only one restaurant, we were blown away by the variety of meals to choose from. I tried something different every night and was never disappointed. The breakfast was included with the room and absolutely delicious. I asked one day if I could bring a glass of mixed juice ( delicious!) back to my room and they gave me a whole pitcher full ( we had the junior suite so we had a full refrigerator!) As incredible as the landscape, views, hotel was, the best part of our stay was the staff. Yadira, Joge, Valerie, ( office ... putting up with my countless emails!), Juan Carlos, Dylan, Karol ( Restaurant waitstaff) Ronnie ( Pool Bartender!) and Esteban and Cesar ( Golf Cart Drivers) and many many others that worked so hard to make sure we had a good time and were happy. Last, we were a group of ten people and so the hotel arranged for a van to pick us up and drive us to all of the activities we signed up for. I highly recommend Vilmar the driver for the van company( you can book him through the hotel) He was prompt, he pulled over to allow us to take pictures, shop, and even brought drinks and fruit on a particularly long day of hiking. It was stress free because we did not have to figure out where we were going and could just look at the scenery as we went to each destination. I hope you get to experience this special hotel and its staff , who work their hardest to make your stay special! Pura Vida!!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
JCC0815 wrote a review Jan 2021
Temple City, California13 contributions2 helpful votes
Overall hospitality was amazing. We were there celebrating an anniversary and they accommodated us with an outdoor jacuzzi, wine and snacks. Definitely went above and beyond to make sure we felt special. Its a bit far from town (La fortuna) but I feel this is why we went there. Its very secluded with almost no other people and the property has its own hiking trail. Shampoo/conditioner, soap, sewing kit all provided.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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simon d wrote a review Nov 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida25 contributions14 helpful votes
Beautiful grounds and a wonderful staff and that‘s were the good ends. The COVID restrictions have hit the area hard, many attractions and restaurants are closed or operating with limited services. This hotel is a perfect example of that. The “heated pool” has not been operational for months and trust me, there is no way to get in a regular pool here unless it is heated. The spa is closed. The below average and expensive restaurant is working very limited hours and considering the hotel is 25 min away from town, there are no options near by. To top it off, the TVs in the room are not functioning either. Regardless of the many excuses we were told, none of this will change anytime soon. The hotel is empty, so the owners have little motivation to correct the problems. As somebody that has visited the area many times, I can assure you you will be much happier at a slightly bigger resort. They will be able to offer you a accommodating restaurant, be closer to the town’s great restaurants, have an operational spa and natural hot springs to welcome you after a day of activities during the rainy afternoons.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$109 - US$317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lost Iguana Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Lost Iguana Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Butterfly Conservatory (7.6 km), Venado Caves (7.8 km), and Arenal Eco Zoo (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lost Iguana Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Ventanita, Pizza John's Jardin Escondido, and Phoenix Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Lost Iguana Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Lost Iguana Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.