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Lucky Bug B & B

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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 #1 of 9 Nuevo Arenal B&B and Inns
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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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Baarn, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed one night at The Lucky Bug, on our way from La Fortuna, along Lake Arenal tot Monteverde. This very nice place was a real surprise. The view over their little lake is amazing, the noises of the jungle at night are impressive, but the tranquility it gives is extremely refreshing. And then, the next morning you get a... 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 glad you enjoyed yourselves here. We have gotten a lot of people from Holland that have stayed with us and have just eaten at our restaurant, Caballo Negro. Please come and stay with us again the next time you are in Costa Rica. Pura Vida, Monika More

El Castillo, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the gift shop and restaurant at Lucky Bug. The art and crafts made by local artisans are beautiful and unique, such a refreshing break from the regular mass produced tourist shop offerings in Costa Rica. The restaurant looking out over a private pond and jungle is lovely and relaxing. I recommend this to... More

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

Thanks so much for your great review. We pride ourselves on the quality of the items that we have in the gallery, as well as the quality of the food in the Caballo Negro restaurant. And when people comment on those things, it is very special to us. Please come back and see us again. Pura Vida, Monika More

como
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped by lucky bug for a night and it literally took our breath away, the place is really amazing and what we have appreciated most is the sorrounding nature and the quietness of the bnb. Monica and Rob, the owners, are very kind, they made us a lovely breakfast. Highly recommended!

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

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for review. Please come and stay with us again. Pura Vida, Monika Krauskopf More

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been meaning to get out to the Lucky Bug since moving to CR a year ago. Finally we made our way out and we were not disappointed. The owners were very friendly, their art store is authentic and the quality of the gifts are great. Do yourself and a favour and check these guys out! Back patio is... 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 glad you came by finally to see what our place is like. People always go, "Wow" when they see the grounds. And glad you had a good meal with us also. Please come and see us again. Pura Vida, Monika Krauskopf More

Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a pit stop here between Arenal and Monteverde. We had vegan macadamia nut pesto pasts and it was killer! Soooooo good. While we ate, we sat on a peaceful balcony overlooking a small lake in the rainforest. Many hummingbirds buzzing around. Saw a toucan! The adjoining gallery/gift shop is very nice. Very nice people.

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

Thanks so much for your review. We appreciate your stopping on your trip. We use locally grown macadamia nuts in our pesto instead of pine nuts. I think it gives a better flavor and does not leave an aftertaste that some people get from pine nuts. We hope the rest of your trip was good and please come back and... More

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I live in Costa Rica and when I travel to Nuevo, Lake Arenal we always stop by the Lucky Bug Hotel that also has an incredible gallery and restaurant. They have a small lake behind the restaurant. I love to tour through the gallery that has such a great variety of items offered for sale; paintings, sculptures, beautiful floor and... More

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

Thanks so much for the nice review. I try to keep the gallery stocked with many unique items, and all are from Costa Rica. I make my trips to other parts of the country to contact my favorite artists, and some stop by occasionally. Keeps me busy. I hope sometime you can come and stay in our rooms so you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lucky Bug is one of the unexpected treasures in Nuevo Arenal. A great restaurant run by the nicest owners around, they serve quality food with a smile, and at reasonable prices. Monika and Rob have created a gem of a place where the locals love to hang out, and where everyone is welcome. Highly recommended.

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

Thanks so much for the nice review. Our restaurant is the Caballo Negro Restaurante, but alot of people just recognize it as the Lucky Bug, which is our B&B. We hope you will come to our German Dinner on the night of July 12. It should be a fun evening and a chance to each some great German food. Pura... More

Clewiston, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After visiting the Lucky Bug Gallery for the past seven summers, we finally were able to spend the night at the Bed and Breakfast. Monika and Rob greeted us at the door with hugs as we arrived. The rooms were filled with Monika's family's beautiful creations! Sitting on the balcony and listening to the beautiful noises of the rain forest... More

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

Thanks so much for your nice review. We enjoyed seeing you and having you stay with us. Almost everyone says the same thing about how well they sleep here. And to wake up and look out at our little lake is a favorite also. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Pura Vida, Monika More

Woodbury, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Our stay at the Lucky Bug for two nights the end of February was fantastic. The rooms were tropical, inviting and just as described/pictured. Breakfast was wonderful and Monika and Rob were great hosts! The bottle of wine on arrival was a welcome surprise; after driving from the Liberia airport, we arrived later than anticipated and Rob was there to... More

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

Hola, Thanks for your review. Although in the text you said you enjoyed your stay, you gave us 3 our of 5 for sleep quality. That concerns me because we always ask how everyone sleeps here, and to the person everyone says they sleep extremely well. We purchase top of the line mattresses, and other than howler monkeys and birds,... More

Trinidad, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We loved staying at the Lucky Bug. The rooms were comfortable, tastefully decorated, and extremely clean. The beds were super comfortable. A very quiet, beautiful and calming atmosphere. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The Lucky Bug is very close & convenient to town. The on-site restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and the food was great. All in all,... More

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

Thanks so much for your great review. It is people like you that have helped us get the 2014 Traveler's Choice award from Tripadvisor. And you guys did the area right. You stayed for a longer time, which really lets you experience the area. Thanks so much, and we hope you come back to see us in Costa Rica. Pura... 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
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The Lucky Bug B&B, art gallery and restaurant Caballo Negro is located 2 km from the town of Nuevo Arenal. The b&b has 5 great rooms with decorations with art from Costa Rica.The area around the B&B is all rain forest with a private lake, excellent for fishing.The restaurant, owned by a German chef, has an international menu. The art gallery is well known for fine Costa Rican art. ... more   less 
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