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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
Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family with two young children (4 and 5) started here. This was their first international trip and they loves it. The view each morning was amazing. We woke up early one morning to an absolutely clear view of all of Arenal. The kids loved helping in the mornings with the animals. Food was absolutely delicious and the staff was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Leaves & Lizards twice and I will be going back again. The rooms are spotless and beautiful each one with wonderful views. All of the staff are so generous and really strive to please....The kitchen was fantastic, accommodating our gluten free needs with excellent food.... Debbie and Steve, the owners have truly created a magical space... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend Leaves and Lizards Retreat without reservations! As a matter of the fact, I am getting ready to take my third trip to Leaves and Lizards since January 2015. My first trip was for a riding rejuvenation vacation and it did not disappoint! I had the experience of a life time riding in the rain forest and visiting with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unreal view from our bedroom. Very clean. First class accommodations! Food was terrific and healthy. Perfect weather. Debbie and Steve are wonderful hosts. Staff is outstanding. One of the best vacations I ever had!

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

Wow, thanks for those kind words! We know we've created a special place when a guest is still thinking about Leaves and Lizards 5 months later! We strive to provide each guest with a unique personalized experience. We hope to see this special couple on a return visit. Pura Vida! More 

Middlebury, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to spend half of our week near La Fortuna and the volcano and picked Leaves and Lizards because of the great reviews and it is off the beaten path. We loved it ! We are a family off 5 (kids ages 15,13 and 10) and totally enjoyed the trip there ...we LOVED the quaint and charming "Hobbit" and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful family vacation! Steve and Debbie have built a beautiful retreat to experience the Arenal area. We stayed in the Monkey cabin which had a perfect volcano view and plenty of room for our family of four. The farm-to-table restaurant served amazing hearty breakfasts (included) and delicious dinners for a reasonable price. We chose to eat there every night after... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Leaves and Lizards was a great place for our family to stay. We have two adult children, our daughter in law and a teenager. Booking adventures was super easy through the resort. A huge bonus was the hiking trails on the property. Oscar took us on a hike and gave us so much information about the forest. We were even... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

An experience to stay with you long after you return... Staying at Leaves and Lizards was not a vacation, it was an experience! We arrived at Leaves and Lizards after days of trekking in the Monteverde Cloud forest and frankly did not think the latter half of our stay in Costa Rica could possibly compare... but Leaves and Lizards blew... More 

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

We are touched by this reviewers kind words and heartfelt comments. It mean so much to us and our staff that we can provide such memorable experiences for our guests! It is our pleasure! More 

Eustis, Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We loved our time here. So relaxing and peaceful and at the same time could explore and see some of the most amazing places in the world. Amazing view of the volcano and wow the stars were so clear. One of the best places we have stayed.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I would strongly encourage you to visit this beautiful and blessed place, where human and nature live in harmony together. If you really want to experience Costa Rica with its entire beauty go to Leaves and Lizards- you will see beautiful birds a wonderful vegetation and of course the volcano (even from your cabine). If you love horses go for... More 

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