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500 meters south of Super Kiki, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here in February for a few days as part of our honeymoon. Could not have had a better experience. The Hobbit House is probably the greatest place I've ever stayed - unique, great views of Arenal, really really fun. Right outside the Hobbit House is the pasture where they keep the horses at night. At dusk you can hear/see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent some wonderful days at Leaves and Lizzards. Looking back, we feel that time had really slowed down during our stay there. The views from the restaurant and the Hobbit house are breathtaking - although we were blessed with views of the volcano only rarely, the valley below gives an incredible sense of space and peace. Our excursion to... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went with our boys (ages 5,8,9), and it was one of our best and most adventurous trips. We stayed in The Hobbit Cabin which was perfect and charming. Everyone was wonderful-- from the driver, Martin, to the waitresses. The staff helped us plan a great trip, and we were able to make adjustments as needed. We stayed 5 days... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing stay in the toucan room. We loved our outdoor shower- even in the rain! The waterfall ride is a must do and Enrique was our amazing guide. The food is huge portions and pretty good. We were sad that Debbie was away during our stay because we would have liked to work with the horses with... More

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Tampa FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leaves and Lizards is out of the way. It is a 20 minute drive from La Fortuna on bumpy dirt roads. I think it was very worth it. Our room, the Congo Cabin, was enormous. We needed an extra bed besides the two queens provided and the bed fit more than comfortably in the big space, with much room to... More

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Danville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Leaves and Lizards twice. It is gorgeous and the food is outstanding. We traveled with our group so I have seen all of the cabins as well as the Hacienda and they are all very clean and well decorated with attention to detail. They all have views of the volcano. I loved working with the driver... More

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

Thank you for your kind words! It is always a pleasure to repeat guests. We are sorry you found Oscar less than courteous during your visit. He certainly will take note of your comment. More

Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Leaves and Lizards was our first stop on our 10-day vacation. We couldn't have asked for a better way to start. Our driver Steven from the retreat picked us up from the airport and stopped during the long drive to treat us with Pipa (fresh water from a green coconut) and a fresh pineapple. The roads leading to the retreat... More

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Colleen, thank you so much for your beautiful review! I means more to us than you know. We always feel honored to provide our guests with an authentic experience. More

Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our third time to Costa Rica. First stay at Leaves and Lizards. Our family enjoyed our experience very much and would definitely return. The room was good with a beautiful view. Very clean and well decorated. Food was excellent. The parrot was special, and our granddaughter loved him and the horse back riding. Every morning she went to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You really feel like your deep in the heart of Costa Rica. Your in the middle of nature at its most beautiful site Leaves and Lizards. You can walk anywhere at night as long as you have a flash light. Never worrying about bugs or people. The Costa Rican culture is the finest and most sincere you will ever meet.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife booked this place based on the rave reviews on Trip Advisor. We had a good experience but I couldn't help but feel that its over priced compared to the resorts down the road. First of all, this place is a retreat and not a resort. The prices here are a little higher than resorts so I was expecting... More

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We value this visitors comments and appreciate his input. As a Retreat, we strive to maintain and create atmosphere that fosters a connection back to nature, that allows our guests to experience Costa Rica. Our staff strives to maintain high quality personalized service and our food is all made (and some grown on site) fresh to order. We are a... More

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Address: 500 meters south of Super Kiki, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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This secluded resort is located on 26 acres with spectacular viewing of the Arenal Volcano near La Fortuna. Enjoy the panoramic vista of Arenal and Cerro Chato from a hammock on your porch or from your comfortable, orthopedic, queen sized beds with Egyptian cotton sheets. Meals prepared using locally grown ingredients at the Lava Lizard on-site dining facility. Guests are invited to help with daily 'chores' on this working farm. Milk a cow, collect eggs for breakfast or groom a horse. Enjoy private horseback riding, professional guide service, on site spa and 2 km of on site nature trails. The vision at Leaves and Lizards is to create the perfect blend of adventure, discovery and tranquility for each guest. ... more   less 
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