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Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at L&L March 2017 for 3 nights in the Monkey cabin. Everything about the retreat was as advertised and we had a great start to our vacation. (We are a family of 5 with three kids; 14,10, 8.) We absolutely enjoyed the remote and adventurous feel (albeit with a bar and a pool) to L&L and glad we...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Leaves and lizards room, food and service were all great. Now who is this place best suited for? Someone who is writing a book and needs complete isolation. Just minimum interaction. This is not the place to stay if you are looking for a central location to do all the main activities in Arenal area (hanging Bridges, zip line, volcano...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Leaves and Lizards was one of our most memorable stops on our spring break vacation with our daughters. The cabin was adorable with an outdoor shower and the sounds of the rain forest. Debbie spent a lot of time explaining the important connection we humans have with horses. The horseback ride to the waterfall was truly one of the best...

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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at leaves and lizards in February 2017 and had an amazing time. It felt very natural and rustic. On our first night there, we had a little walk from our cabin Hummingbird Hacienda to the restaurant and pool. When we got there, we had a small swim in the pool (perfect temperature) looking at the stars. Then we...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to spend time if you're adventuring near Arenal. The staff & owners are terrific & helpful & the grounds are truly beautiful with awe-inspiring views. We stayed at the Heliconia house near the barn and had a great stay. There is a lot of room and the back porch is especially nice. It's definitely noisier...

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

Carrie, thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you and your family! Hope to see you again sometime! Pura Vida, Debbie and Steve

Kansas City
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Yes? Then this is the place for you. This was our first stop in our 10 day journey through beautiful Costa Rica. We stayed in the hummingbird hacienda and it was perfect for us! I will say, I was nervous about no air conditioning because a women my age gets hot. But, it really does cool down at night, we...

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

It's in the middle of nowhere and off the beaten path from La Fortuna but it's worth the effort to get to Leaves and Lizards. We had our doubts driving in because the roads are rustic to say the least but keep going, the destination is worth the effort and much better than staying somewhere that looks like all the...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to get to know you and your family! We are happy we provided you all with long lasting memories! Pura Vida!

Connecticut
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stayed at Leaves & Lizards for 6 nights over Christmas and New Year's. We have 4 kids ages 16, 15, 12 & 10. My husband and I stayed in the Volcano cabin and our kids stayed next door in the Toucan Cabin. Cabins are fantastic, plenty of room, great lookout. Warning though, there is a climb between these cabins...

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

Roz and family, Thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Your kind words mean so much to us. Our staff welcomes the good news that you found your stay with us enjoyable! We'll look into more options for gluten free diets, thank you for the heads up on that. Best to you and...

Portalon, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Leaves and Lizards remains one of the most unique places in Costa Rica and perhaps, in the world. With a combination of excellent food and hospitality, a fantastic view of the volcano, beautiful accommodation, well kept gardens and trails, and last but not least - THE BEST place to ride horses in the country. The horses here are happy and...

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Winchester
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is an incredible place. We stayed with our 2 children (13 and 11) for 4 nights and didnt want to leave. Their equine facilities and philosophy are fantastic - we are not riders but did a days riding (with 2 hours theory before). The trek was beautiful and we stopped for lunch at a waterfall before heading home. It...

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

Thank you for your kind words, they mean so much to us. We enjoy being part of life long memories! Pura Vida...

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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: ₹ 17,670 - ₹ 17,736 (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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“views, horses, chickens, rainforest”
 of 5 bubbles TraceyLazorik, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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