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Lost Iguana Resort & Spa

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1.5 km North of Arenal dam, Arenal Volcano National Park A2004, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

The Lost Iguana is a perfect part of a trip to Arenal. You will feel like you are part of the rainforest. We had a pond outside our suite with frogs jumping between lily pads and flying fish. The outdoor shower was amazing (though not entirely screened in - we found some critters in our bathroom). The food was okAay... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

I've never stayed at a resort before, so know that I don't have a comparison. Because most activities in CR include transportation, I didn't feel like we needed to get a hotel in the middle of the action. So a resort outside of town was just fine. And my husband and I really loved Lost Iguana. We stayed in room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

The hotel was recommended by a friend that was married at the resort. The hotel was amazing. We had an outdoor shower that was a fabulous experience that both my husband and I really loved. Every day the housekeeper made the bed making art work animals out of towels! Every day we had a different activity that included zip lining.canyning,and... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

We didn't know what to expect, but this exceeded all of our expectations. The staff, food and facilities were wonderful.The view of the volcano from every room was amazing. It was set in in rainforest location where the only noises were the sounds of nature. The staff set up perfect side trips to the Hanging Bridges, rafting, horseback riding, zip... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

This is really in the middle of the jungle, and therefore infinite insects abound on the resort grounds and in the rooms sometimes too. We did not dare leave our room after nightfall. Even the sounds of insects in the night are scary if you are not used to it. The room was very nice and clean, and the rest... More 

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st. louis, missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

We recently returned from a vacation to Costa Rica, and at the advice of friends we stayed at the Lost Iguana while in the Arenal Volcano region. Every room has a view of the volcano, and we spent many a quiet morning (while the kids were still asleep, that is) sipping coffee and watching the wild life while relaxing on... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2011

This hotel was in the perfect location. View of Arenal from your room, away from the town and close to everything if you like the hiking, bridges, etc. The staff were also very nice the entire time. We had organized two walks through the hotel and their guides were superb! Thank you Diego and Victor. With the rooms set along... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2011

Stayed in Celebrity Suite B ( Room 42). On the lower floor, could hear the upstairs guests walking around. Stll slept well, the tours wear you out. Outdoor shower was great, my 10 yr old son has never been so clean ( 3 showers a day ). Nice having two bathrooms, teen daughter had one to herself. As many have... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Lost Iguana and loved every second of it! The resort is absolutely beautiful, you are totally surrounded by the rain forest! The front desk staff was incredibly helpful - we booked all our trips the day before with no problem. The restaurant on site has gotten some negative reviews, but we thought it... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

Located on a hillside about a 15 minute drive outside La Fortuna, the Lost Iguana is a comfortable jungle retreat -- with lush grounds, on-site hiking trails, two pools, a spa and restaurant. Our room was quiet, comfortable and decorated with rustic charm. The only negative was the lighting: no light had more than a 40-watt bulb. Energy conservation? Maybe,... More 

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