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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 #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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    5 of 5 stars
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Burnaby, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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
25 helpful votes 25 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 

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 August 24, 2014 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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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 August 18, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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