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Lost Iguana Resort & Spa

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   1.5 km North of Arenal dam, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park A2004, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2009
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washington, dc
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Lost Iguana three weeks ago for 3 nights and have nothing but fabulous things to say about it. We selected the Lost Iguana based on recommendations from this site, as well as others, and are so glad we followed those recommendations. After a long and winding drive from San Jose we were thrilled... More

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Camillus, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

The Lost Iguana feels as though it was carefully placed around the natural hills and vegetation surrounding the volcano. It is a collection of small villa-like buildings built in the hills. By the way, we welcomed the walk, especially after a meal! If one could not make the walk , there is a golf cart shuttle available. We stayed in... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

Our family of four (girls 9 and 12) stayed here for three nights and were pleased with our stay overall. The pluses: incredible views of the volcano from our balcony, attentive service at the front desk (they helped our daughter track down a lost camera after an excursion), and a very comfortable two-bedroom bungalow. The minuses: inconsistent service in the... More

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2009

We recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica which included a 3 night stay at Lost Iguana. We had been debating between L.I. and Arenal Observatory Lodge, and we are very happy we chose Lost Iguana. (Read on to find out why.) A few pleasant surprises: The volcano view was spectacular, and seemed even closer to us in person... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2009

We just returned from a week in Costa Rica and we began our trip with 2 nights at the Lost Iguana and could not have been happier. My parents had stayed there a few years earlier and highly recommended it, and it still surpassed our expectations. The hotel's location is gorgeous, we stayed in a standard room and it had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2009

I spent my birthday at the hotel. Upon check-in things appeared great. Upon arrival at the room it was fantastic. The view was just perfect, unfortunately due to lots of clouds I was not able to see the lava but the view was set for it. I made dinner reservations and a trip for the next morning at 8. Upon... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Lost Iguana from March 7- March 10, 2009. We flew into San Jose and used the driver recommended by the Iguana to get from the airport to the resort. After shopping around, he was one of the better prices, and it was a private transfer. Unfortunately for us, it rained the entire time... More

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2009

We stayed here for one night based on reviews from Trip Advisor. It was okay... but definitely not worth the price! The included breakfast was in particular quite terrible. After staying at the Lost Iguana, we moved on to the Arenal Observatory lodge -- much more beautiful grounds, far better maintained trails (the ones here are pretty bad), much better... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2009

My Husband and I stayed at The Lost Iguana the first week of February, 2009. The weather was very rainy but the resort was great! Michael the bartender at the swim up bar took good care of us rain or shine! The water in the hot pool was not very hot one night but the staff took care of it... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2009

We turned up at the start of season and stayed in one of the celebrity villas, for 4 nights. I would have been happy to leave after one! The villa obviously had not been slept in for some time (or cleaned). I appreciate that it's a jungle out there, but I didn't really appreciate the nest of roaches under the... More

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Address: 1.5 km North of Arenal dam, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park A2004, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lost Iguana Resort & Spa 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Lost Iguana Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Lost Iguana Resort And Spa
Hotel Lost Iguana
Lost Iguana Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #5 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #7 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #10 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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The Lost Iguana Resort is Arenal's newest hotel, offering luxury accommodations in the rain forest The resort's 100 acre property overlooks the world's most active volcano, Arenal Volcano located near La Fortuna, Costa Rica. A premiere, upscale retreat nestled gently in the jungle, the Lost Iguana Resort only offers rooms with large private balconies overlooking the Arenal Volcano and Arenal River Gorge. All rooms are spacious and well appointed with first-class furnishings, artwork and full amenities. ... more   less 
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