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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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  • 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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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the Hummngbird house with 4 friends. very comfortable ( 2 Separate rooms with queen beds and a third queen sofa bed) beautiful deck where we all had massages and reflexology while listening to the birds and the rain. great restaurant!! awesome food. Beautiful half day experience with horses ending up at a waterfall. Went zip lining and Deb... More 

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

Wow, thank you for your kind words. They mean so much to us and our staff. We know our efforts to create a unique destination have been worth the effort when we read your beautiful, heartfelt review. Muchas gracias. More 

Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us stayed in the beautiful rainforest setting of the Hummingbird Hacienda and would return in a second! It was a heavenly experience surrounded by the beauty of flora and fauna. Debbie helped us to plan our exceptional adventures: 1) zip/canopy lines; 2) spiritual bonding with their horses and an amazing ride with Enrique and Steven to the waterfall... More 

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Dear Guest, thank you much for choosing to spend your yearly girls trip with us. It was a pleasure to host your group and create a memorable experience for everyone! We are thankful to have had the opportunity to get to know you. Pura Vida! More 

rowlett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it rained almost our entire visit...we loved the experience. Especially the horse trip to the waterfall. (I recommend having a massage lined up for when you return.) :) I love their philosophy interacting with the horses and even though I've been involved with horses for many years, learned SO much. The food was wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 27, 2015

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 July 4, 2015

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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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Detroit, Michigan
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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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