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Lucky Bug B & B

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2 km W of Rio dos Bocas, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were fortunate to in our travels of Costa Rica to have stumbled upon a real jewel in the Lucky Bug. Rob and Monica were gracious host who over see this beautiful property. Plants,shrubs and flowers adorn the grounds which includes a private lake. Accomodations were being completely remodeled new tile baths wood work etc gorgeous reasonably priced accomodations that... More 

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your nice review and for putting up with our renovations while you were here. We had the workers come a little later to give you more time to sleep, but you were early risers anyway. The new tile work was done by the local expert, who is German and trained in Germany. The best in the... More 

Midland, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Monica is an amazing host and has such a beautiful property! The rooms are large and nicely decorated. The breakfast she serves you is very large and spectacular. We loved all the fresh fruit. Don't miss the art gallery while you are there.

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Hola, Yes, we remember you guys. You guys tried to get a chachalaca from out feeder, but were unsuccessful. Thanks for the nice review. Yes, the breakfasts here at the Lucky Bug / Caballo Negro Restaurante seem to be very popular with B&B guests, travelers who stop in, and also the locals. We will keep striving to improve and be... More 

Heidesheim, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stayed at Lucky Bug for 2 nights. it is a wonderful place with a small lake and a forest. Very green with a lot of flowers. Our appartment was very clean and nice equipped. We were woken up in the morning with the sounds of the birds and the hawler monkeys. Breakfast was served on the terrace with eggs... More 

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks so much for your nice review. We enjoyed having you here in our Sun Suite. We are glad you had a good time and enjoyed your vacation in all of Costa Rica, and we are glad we could be a part of that. The howlers still wake people up in the morning, but nobody seems to mind. Come... More 

North Carolina
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I am not so good at writing, but this wonderful place is a favorite of ours. First visit was when we stayed a week in Nuevo Arenal several years ago. A couple of years later we stayed several nights there and just loved it. This year we traveled with friends to Costa Rica and we stayed a couple of nights... More 

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We love having return people here. It tells us we must be doing something right. We enjoy interacting with everyone who comes here, and many leave as friends of ours. Thanks again for the nice review. Pura Vida, Monika More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The Lucky Bug is a beautiful little place to have lunch, it also has cute rooms to stay, and some interesting artwork available to purchase. Love this place, so quaint and pretty. The coffee is fantastic as well! Recommended stop on your touring of Aranal?

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks so much for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed the food, gallery and the rooms as well. We try hard to make everyone's experience memorable. Please come back and see us in the future. Pura Vida, More 

Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We found this place on the drive from Arenal to Monteverde. We visited as a place to stretch our legs and do a little bit of shopping. The store has all kinds of artisan crafts and we even ship larger items for you. As if the shopping experience was not enough, the owners and staff were extremely friendly and helpful... More 

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks so much for your nice review. On your next trip you should stay with us at the Lucky Bug B&B. The breakfasts are made each morning in the restaurant, Caballo Negro, where you ate schnitzel. I was born in Germany, so I do like bringing some of Germany to Costa Rica in my schnitzels, and sauerkraut and spaetzle.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Lucky Bug B&B is a paradise and we immediately fell in love, seems to be magical place. The nature is incredible and peace reigns here! Monika And Rob were kind and helpful, making us feel welcome and at home. Breakfast is plentiful, varied ... and really good! Thank you Monika and Rob for this amazing day!!

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks for the nice review. We are glad we could help make you feel at home. We like to make people feel part of the family when they are here. Many just like either eating at our restaurant, Caballo Negro, or having a drink of coffee, or a beer and just look at the many birds and the grounds... More 

Oberhaching
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

we stopped for lunch and it was delicious. Monika and her boyfriend took care of us. the BLT was great. So was the pasta. highly recommendable. the view of the yard is super nice and we really think it is an oasis. not sure about the rooms. have not seen them.

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed our restaurant, although the restaurant is technically Caballo Negro. Monika makes the marinara sauce for the one pasta from scratch, and the other pasta we offer is her Macadamia Nut Pesto, which is made from locally grown (Nuevo Arenal) macadamia nuts. Much different flavor for the pesto than pine... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had a wonderful experience at the Lucky Bug B&B and I would highly recommend if staying in the Nuevo Arenal area. Monika is a fantastic chef and she and Rob are very welcoming hosts. Monika's gallery is one of the best in the country, offering high quality art & craft as well as an assortment of handmade soaps, coffee... More 

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you here also. Glad you enjoyed your stay, and also Rob's gig downtown. We hope you come back and see us sometime. And....Rob is loving playing music again. He has done this since he retired after playing as a young man and then working for a number of years. Pura Vida, Monika More 

White Plains, New York
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My niece and I drove to Aernal Volcano and along the way we spotted this gallery and decided to stop. While enjoying the gallery, we were so welcome and enjoying the relaxing setting we decided to stay for breakfast. While waiting waiting for our food, we became friendly with a local and his 3 dogs and got up close and... More 

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks for your nice review. Glad you met our friend with his dogs. He is an excellent photographer and has a very good tour business here. We love having the birds come to our feeder and eat the fruit and vegetables that we would ordinarily throw away. We hope you come back and see us the next time you... More 

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