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2 km W of Rio dos Bocas, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
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Lucky Bug B & B
Ranked #2 of 10 Nuevo Arenal B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved this B&B! We planned to stay one night, but we liked it so much, we found some more things to do so we could stay a 2nd night. Monika and Rob are super hosts. They made us feel right at home as soon as we arrived (unannounced). Even Scruffy the dog made sure we felt welcomed every morning.... More 

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

Hola, We enjoyed having you guys here and happy that you added another night. We hope your ears are not still ringing from Rob's band that night...:). We try to make people feel like it is their home away from home and just not another place to stay. Hope to see you again in the future, and hopefully the blizzard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay was amazing. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Loved the view! We would go back there again in an heart beat. Don't forget to try her home cooked pasta. Try all the retaurants near by. Great place to stay with young children or a great place for a romantic get away. Have fun!!

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

Thanks for your nice review. Glad we could help make your stay memorable. We try to help everyone maximize their time in the greater Arenal area. And we are glad you loved the view of our lake, grounds and the rain forest. Hope we had enough birds for you...:) Pura Vida, Monika More 

toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at the Lucky Bug. The Butterfly room is lovely with a balcony overlooking the gorgeous property .Perfect for bird watching. What a treat to have Monikas fabulous breakfast! Not to mention their adorable dog Scruffy that I wanted to take home with us. Thank you for your gracious hospitality. We look forward to staying with... More 

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

Thanks so much for your nice review. We are getting more and more birds. Yesterday a couple spending the night said the one thing he wanted was to see a Toucan. The next day they were here for breakfast and the branch outside the restaurant had a beautiful toucan that stayed there for about five minutes. Plenty of pics. And... More 

Boston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mt wife and I stayed in the Lucky Bug for 3 days and nights. This place is fantastic! The B&B is in a large area near Lake Arenal which is beautifully designed and maintained. They even have their own little lake. The garden, rooms, and restaurant are beautiful and the breakfast that was included in the price was very nice... More 

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

Hola, We enjoyed meeting you both, talking with you, and so glad you enjoyed yourselves with us. Glad we could help to make your trip in Costa Rica enjoyable. The number of birds has not decreased since the time you left and we love seeing them also. If you need another getaway from the Boston area, come back and see... More 

Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I am really surprised that they aren't getting a higher rating then 10. Not only have I stayed in their lovely little suites and thoroughly enjoyed the experience but I found myself spending a fortune of money on gifts and incredibly unusual furnishings in their world class gallery. I can't just stop there because I ate breakfast and lunch numerous... More 

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

Thanks so much for your nice review. Yes, our gallery, is the Lucky Bug, along with our Bed and Breakfast, and the restaurant is the Caballo Negro Restaurante. So glad you enjoy our food, and also enjoy your purchases in the Gallery. I hope you enjoy the way everything looks in your home as you look out at your fantastic... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Our hosts were wonderful and we stayed only a night, but so restful and comfortable. Rooms were so comfortable and decorated so nicely. A five star room with a small patio overlooking a great Garden and small pond. Breakfast was included and very good. It is a small B&B but worth visiting if you are in that area.

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

Thanks for the nice review. You need to stay longer next time! One night anyplace in Costa Rica is too short. We would love to see you again, and weather permitting, you can take a kayak or canoe on our lake, or just relax at the dock for happy hour. Hope to see you again, Pura Vida, Monika and Rob More 

Burnaby, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Our stay at the Lucky Bug B & B was relaxing and comfortable. The room was spacious, decorated with beautiful hand-crafted accents and had a wonderful view of the natural themed well-kept grounds. We woke to the sounds of birds and enjoyed a delicious, fresh and healthy breakfast (included in the room price) as we watched birds stop by for... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We work hard to make sure all the furnishings and accents in the rooms match the theme of the room and the grounds. It is also possible to buy the products in the Gallery as well. We have been getting more and more birds visiting us and we love it. The people in the B&B were... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We stopped on our way from La Fortuna to Tamarindo and had a wonderful breakfast. The Huevos Rancheros were the best I have had. It was a beautiful setting and we saw the most colorful birds overlooking the lake. There was even a little dog Scruffy that greeted us at the door and made us feel right at home. We... More 

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

Thanks so much for your nice review. Our Huevos Rancheros are very popular, as is our Corned Beef Hash and eggs. Glad we could make one part of your vacation memorable. Come back and see us on your next visit. Pura Vida, Monika More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was a wonderful surprise when we pulled up to this B & B. The owner and chef was very warm and welcoming. Her European inspired cuisine blew us away. Large portions at a very good price. With gorgeous views and peaceful settings this place is a must see for anyone passing through Nuevo. Check out the gift shop for... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review. We have been told to advertise our lake and the patio where we serve food because you cannot see it from the road. We are in the process of taking pictures so we can better show people like yourselves we are more than just a restaurant. We also have a B&B and an art... More 

vancouver, canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on the way from Arenal to Monteverde. The kids loved the lunch - especially the french toast and fancy drinks. They had unique hand painted pot holders in the gallery next door. We picked up one. When I went to pay, I realized that I did not have my credit card. The owner of the... More 

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

Yes, I remember you guys. I was so glad I could help you. We are a small community here, and I was confident we would find your card. Thanks for the nice review, and glad you enjoyed the food and the pot holders. Come see us again. Pura Vida, Monika More 

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Address: 2 km W of Rio dos Bocas, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Nuevo Arenal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Lucky Bug B & B Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal

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