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Lucky Bug B & B

2 km W of Rio dos Bocas, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
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Lucky Bug B & B
Ranked #2 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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Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Ruidoso, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

In April we spent 2 nights at the Lucky Bug for the second time. I see no reason to ever change this growing tradition. The rooms are spacious and comfy, the hospitality is exceptional. After a few minutes chat you feel as though you've known Monika and Rob for years and are merely paying a visit to some old friends.... More

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

Thank you so much for the nice review. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year. We love repeat customers, and we love making those staying with us to feel like family. We will continue to provide the same level of service to all in the future. Pura Vida, Monika and Rob More

Paris, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a great time in Monika & Rob's lovely B&B. Flowers, birds, trees: a marvellous and peaceful nature. Breakfasts are delicious. A bottle of wine was offered at our arrival. And we were invited by Monika & Rob to join them to watch the superball with their friends. Very well located in the middle of the lake. Definitely a... More

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

Thanks so much for your review. We remember you from Super Bowl sunday. We are glad you had a good time, even though it was probably not that interesting for you. We hope that next time you stay longer and can really enjoy the area. Pura Vida, Monika More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I spent our first night in Costa Rica here. We arrived late but the property was illuminated with these cute giant mushrooms along the driveway. The young lady greeted us with big smiles and a lot of welcome. Since it was our honeymoon she gave us a bottle of wine on the house! We arrived late in... More

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

Thanks for the nice review. Our daughter is very good at what she does and she will appreciate the nice review as well. We always tell people if asked that they should always stay at least two nights wherever you go in CR. There is always one day of travel, then if you travel to the next spot the next... More

North Bay, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

With each trip to Costa Rica we always plan to spend a couple of nights at the Lucky Bug. Monika, Rob and the family are always very hospitable fun and full of local information. Their setting on the lake with surrounding rainforest is sublime and a great way to slow down before enjoying the country. The rooms are very nice... 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 also looking forward to having you here again. It is guests like you that helped us get the 2014 TripAdvisorTraveler's Choice award. We love our area and our property, and we treat every room like it is our own. We liove meeting everyone, and by the time people leave, we want... More

Plymouth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Lucky Bug was a delightful place to stay. The decor was very unique and interesting. It was clean and Monika & Rob were super friendly. Not only was the food good, it was a very lovely walk we got to take between our room and the restaurant for breakfast, as the grounds are lovely. The restaurant is attached to their... More

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

Thanks so much for your review. We appreciate it. And yes, the gallery has nothing but items made in Costa Rica. Nothing from other countries. In fact, some are made right here in Nuevo Arenal. We take pride in our B&B and the grounds because we love living here and it is our home and like making it your home... 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): $
Also Known As:
Lucky Bug B & B Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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