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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
Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

South Florida, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our vacation to Leaves and Lizards was more than we could ever have asked or dream for. The owners, and staff are genuinely gracious. We fell in love with the Costa Rica cultural experience. The food, lifestyle, and adventures, were all wonderful. Each cabin has its own view to offer. We stayed at the toucan cabin. The view of the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Leaves and Lizards for three nights and it was an amazing retreat. We stayed in the Volcano Cabin and the views are even more gorgeous than the photos. I could have stayed in the hammock on the balcony all day. I also loved the outdoor shower (there was indoor one as well). The food at the restaurant... More 

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Rainier, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a cultural experience, warm and friendly hosts, excellent food, equine relationships, and where you can observe a variety of wildlife and farm life as well Leaves and Lizards should be your next destination! Because those are just a few aspects of the Leaves and Lizard's experience. While you're there, you're not just a tourist and... 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! It means so much to us to welcome repeat guests. We aimed to create a place where people can come to feel welcomed and part of our Leaves and Lizards family. We look forward to your next visit! Debbie and Steve More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have given Leaves and Lizards 5 stars, but I don't think this place is for everyone. I think you would be wise to read the Leaves and Lizards website page so you get a feel for the kind of place this is. For us, it was the beginning of a magical 12 day trip to CR-We stayed here 3... More 

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South Bend, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like others we chose the 6 day package and stayed in the Volcano Room. All transportation was taken care of and most of the entrance fees were included. What was not included and should be noted in the publicity is the amount of tips you can spend in CR. Tipping is expected and for the great service we received tipping... More 

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