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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Middlebury, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful stay. I marvel at the views, the rooms and the hospitality every time. The ride to the river and the waterfall are terrific and the massages are terrific. My favorite dessert: Lemon bars. This was my second visit and I will definitely be going again.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My 18 year old daughter and I had a lovely stay at Leaves and Lizards. Although it is VERY remote and a bit tough to get to…once you are there it is pure heaven. The accommodations were lovely even without air conditioning, TV, and Wifi. The views were amazing. We woke up at sunrise everyday to the chirping of birds... More 

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

We appreciate these kind words and are so happy this guest and daughter had a memorable experience while staying with us. Our staff works hard to customized experiences for each person, thanks for recognizing them! Debbie and Steve More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have reviewed Leaves and Lizards before but as I just keep coming back again and again (which I don't with other places), the experience is better each time so another review is in order! First of all it is a stunning and remote spot, with the all powerful volcano energy ever present (beautiful views of it from every room).... More 

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

Dear writer, Thank you for your detailed description of your time with us. Your heartfelt description captures the essence of our retreat. Creating an environment for people to come and really reconnect with nature-with comfy cabins, great food and fabulous views-has been a passion for us. We have grown and evolved since we opened in 2007 and met such wonderful... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Three of us spent a week at Leaves and Lizards, in Mariposa. The cabin was exceptionally clean and very comfortable with a big bathroom - but the real treat were the hammock and the outdoor shower with the view of the volcano. The food was excellent, so we ended up having dinner at the retreat every night – and looking... More 

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

Thanks for your wonderful, kind words, they mean so much to us. Our staff works hard to create memorable experiences for all of our guests. Best wishes to you and we hope to see you again in the future. Debbie and Steve More 

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