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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, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 2nd trip to Leaves and Lizards and it was every bit as good as the first, although quite a contrast as this trip was during rainy season. Our trip was MUCH rainier than the previous, in fact, the volcano came out for only about 10 minutes at 5:30 am one morning, but we didn't let it stop... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Hobbit House while doing the Epona Equine Quest at Leaves and Lizards. Amazing, amazing, amazing does not even describe what an awesome time we had. Our stay was magical and fell in love with the place, the people, the horses and we are coming back in December. We were very well cared for and will be recommending... More

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Deming, New Mexico, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mariposa cabin in the rainforest! Very private. Very comfortable. Delicious meals in the Lizard restaurant with breath taking views of the Arenal Volcano.Debbie and Steve are true caretakers of the earth.The staff are local,lovely and joyful.A family you will want to be a part of. Any activity you even think you might enjoy is available through Leaves and Lizards. Just... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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57 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Philadelphia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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

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

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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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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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