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Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat

500 meters south of Super Kiki, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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

Maidenhead, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

L&L is an excellent example of a successful business run by resident owners who have put so much love and attention into every inch of the property. It is evident from your arrival to departure that it is important that you enjoy your stay and gain a full and varied experience of the local area. It is well managed and... More

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Weatherford, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second trip to L&L, the first being my our honeymoon. After that visit we decided it was a great trip for the entire family of six. Our kids are older from 11-16 and despite the fact that we worried about the retreat aspects of no A/C, no TV, or other "distractions" everyone had a spectacular time. This... More

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Miami
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leaves and Lizards is something special. A retreat, an oasis. But set your expectations -- these are cabins in the rainforest. Animals and insects abound. The owners have created a unique place -- and the staff is incredibly helpful and happy. The cabins and the dining area have an incredible view of Volcan Arenal, and nature is everywhere. Oh, and... More

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San Marcos, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a wonderful time in Costa Rica at Leaves and Lizards! We loved loved loved the Hummingbird house and were SO glad that we upgraded to it. The bird watching was just incredible - far more than we even hoped for. We had toucans in the trees right outside the house singing to each other, a flock of... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I stayed at the Leaves and Lizards for 3 nights(too bad it couldn't be longer) and had the best time! We felt at home with Steve and Debbie and all the staff. Everyone was so friendly including the animals! We stayed in the Congo cabin and had the most breathtaking view of the volcano through the floor... More

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Double Oak Texas
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed in the Toucan Cabina with our young son and just had a fantastic experience. My wife and son got to experience riding horses for the first and second time during our stay. Riding to a waterfall and back after swimming in the stream and experiencing a tropical downpour! Zipline rides across the falls in La Fortuna and swimming... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed at Leaves and Lizards January 28 - February 5. If you're up for a true vacation where you can escape the tourist traps and experience the real Costa Rica, this is it! Hands down this is the best vacation we've ever experienced. Steve and Debbie are wonderful hosts and take a real interest in their guests. The staff... More

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White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We found this place on TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint. Be prepared for a rough drive to get there because it's a little off the beaten path, but it's well worth it. Our own cabin (Mariposa) in the jungle was close enough to walk to the restaurant, barn, trails, and office but secluded enough to feel private and use... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Leaves And Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Leaves And Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #4 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #4 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #5 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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