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1 1/2 Norte de la Represa Arenal, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007 Costa Rica
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#21 of 77 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)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Babysitting
Taxi service
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Iron
Laptop safe
Complimentary toiletries
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Romantic
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Rick L wrote a review Sep 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful stay at the Lost Iguana Resort. We came in September so it wasn't too busy but everyone on the staff was great. They set up multiple tours and activities for us. The resort is just down the road from the Mistico Hanging Bridges. Our room was very nice with an incredible view of Arenal Volcano. When we make it back to the Arenal La Fortuna area we stay Lost Iguana again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Efrat Y wrote a review Aug 2022
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Beautiful hotel in the forest. There are nice pools. One is heated pool (not naturally but still nice). Great breakfast and nice dinner. The only thing to take into account is that it’s ~25 min drive from La Fortuna so need to plan drive time to dinner and any other activity.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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justinrh wrote a review Aug 2022
Los Angeles, California104 contributions11 helpful votes
On top of being a beautiful property, the staff are world class. I had an issue with the headlight on my rental car. The rental agency wouldn't help. I asked the staff for a recommendation. Instead, they took the part into town, found a replacement, and installed it for me!! I've never had that level of service anywhere. They saved my vacation!!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Lfe wrote a review Aug 2022
Archdale, North Carolina2 contributions
Beautiful property and the rooms were impressive. Had a lovely casita at the top of the hill with amazing view of the volcano. Bring your tennis shoes- walking up and down the hills at this hotel are a workout! Our issue was the food- it was definitely the worst food we had on our trip to Costa Rica. Breakfast buffet was decent but lunch and dinner options were terrible. The property isn’t located close to other amenities so it’s tough to leave for dinner or a quick lunch. Plan to have your meals elsewhere on the way to/from the hotel. Kids and parents agreed the food was inedible. Sad because the rest of the property was so nice.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Eat elsewhere
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Buddy H wrote a review Aug 2022
Weston, Florida2 contributions
Beautiful, very well kept hotel overlooking Arenal volcano. The property and rooms are very clean & well kept. The staff are very accommodating and helpful. There is a warm swim-up pool bar. The pool was often crowded. Amazing lush foliage
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: There are not many common areas. Lobby should be enhanced to enable hanging out. Staff are...
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Katherine S wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had a wonderful time at Lost Iguana! The staff was great and the property was gorgeous! The pools were fun and the food was delicious! The rooms were big and clean and the views of the volcano were spectacular!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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WandaGB wrote a review Jul 2022
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My family absolutely loved our time at Lost Iguana. The view from our balcony was spectacular. Every morning we would be entertained by all the birds flying by. We loved the feeling of walking through the jungle on our way to breakfast or dinner. As it was the rainy season, we ended up eating dinner there the entire time. We did appreciate the umbrellas provided for the walk. Dinner was always amazing. All the servers were just absolutely lovely. We didn't want to leave.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Tony M wrote a review Jun 2022
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It's a beautiful property surrounded by the jungle. The rooms are rustic but comfortable. My room was on the first floor and faced the volcano, which provided dramatic views. I would like to talk about the service for a moment: My flight to Costa Rica was cancelled at the last minutes and I was not able to arrive to the hotel until a day later than I had planned. I contacted the resort and explained the situation. I did not expect them to do anything, I just didn't want them to give my room away. Although they were under no obligation to provide anything, they kindly gave me credit for hotel services while I was there (they could not provide a refund). It was very generous of them.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Beautiful views, a gorgeous pool, and respectable on-site jungle trail.
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Brooke wrote a review Apr 2022
12 contributions2 helpful votes
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The view from the room and balcony was spectacular. It was the best view of the volcano we saw anywhere in the area. The grounds were beautiful and really made you feel tucked away in the rainforest. We saw toucans in the trees on our walk from breakfast. Nature trails were also wonderful. Breakfast was delicious. The only negative was that the large doors opening to the balcony did not have screens, and we were advised not to keep them open while we slept because of all the wildlife, so there was no way to sleep hearing all the nature sounds and feeling fresh air. The outdoor temperature at night was perfect and the sounds of the rainforest were amazing, so we would have greatly preferred fresh air to the air conditioning, but we did not have the option due to lack of screens.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Nature trails are great. View of the volcano is better than anywhere else we visited in Arenal.
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Jenny J wrote a review Apr 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We truly felt we were in the wilderness. We had a magnificent view of the volcano as well as the rainforest from our spacious habitacion #31. Sitting on our covered porch we saw and heard many birds. It was a wilderness delight. We enjoyed the food and friendly wait staff and appreciated the close proximity to the hanging bridges, zip lining and Tabacon which we loved.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Our room 31 in Dos Toucans had a great view
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$218 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
41
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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 Venado Caves (7.8 km), Butterfly Conservatory - Arenal (7.6 km), and Rio Chollin (3.5 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 and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lost Iguana Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Essence Arenal Restaurant, La Ventanita, 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.