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Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat

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500 meters south of Super Kiki, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21012, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the volcano cabin, which was awesome! I spotted a sloth in the tree right outside on porch. This place is a rough ride so be prepared! But the charm and uniqueness make up for the driving. We did horseback riding and it was so beautiful and the property there is like a dream! We also took did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well organised, good rooms and delicious food. Activities all arranged seemlessly, with the all day horse riding to the waterfall the highlight - including an unforgettable 'get to know your horse session'. One suggestion, perhaps make snacks available after returning from activities.

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Man, is this place off the beaten path (figuratively and literally) - but that is the charm! We did the horseback riding to the waterfall - good experience - our guide was great. The cabin (Mariposa) was great! Clean, no problem with insects at all. Outside shower a plus with a great view of the volcano. Jungle surrounding was great.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I drove in from San Jose CR and relaxed like we had never relaxed before. It was that life changing for us. The staff is incredible. We had tours books, participated in the equestrian program and did yoga in the rain forest. Everything was wonderful. The food on site was the best we experienced during our time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were on a retreat yielding growth and self discovery. The owners are like family. The staff put heart and soul in every beverage or dish served. Kind is the best description of people who took so much pride in their work. I promised to learn some Latin Spanish for our repeat trip in October. Arriving to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I've really been thinking about how to review this place. I wanted to stay here for so long and was only able to make reservations on my second trip to Costa Rica due to it being so popular. There are things to know before you go and remember to take all the tips L&L give you before you head to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Where to begin... This hotel exceeded our expectations in every important way. Fantastic service, glorious views, great food. Highlights definitely include the very high level of service and the waterfall horse experience. Great value for money. We were here w 3 young kids (2, 6, 11) and we all loved it. It did take a moment to adjust to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stayed in the Hummingbird Hacienda and would highly recommend it. It is a true retreat with huge picture windows in the living room and both bedrooms with an amazing view of the volcano. The volcano is constantly changing as sometimes it is clear, covered by clouds, or have lightning in the background. The patio has two hammocks 4-5 rocking... More 

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CostaRicaSteveandDeb, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your kind words give us feedback that we are providing the experience we envisioned for the people that appreciate our retreat and our unique atmosphere. This area of Costa Rica is truly amazing and we feel so fortunate to live here! Pura Vida. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I don't really have anything negative to say about leaves and lizards, but there are some things you need to know before booking at this place. The Retreat is really way out in the middle of nowhere which is good. You can view the volcano. It is very close to the retreat. getting to the retreat is somewhat difficult because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Leaves and Lizards is an amazing place, a reflection of the genuine and wonderful people the owners Debbie and Steve are. I travelled to Costa Rica with my two college age children and this trip was a bonding experience from the horse back ride to the waterfall, the white water rafting and talks on our cabin porch we got closer.... More 

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