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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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      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Portland, Oregon
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

    You can't beat the location and views at this hotel. When we visited, the weather was beautiful so we had stunning views of the volcano. The driest months are March and April if your looking to avoid the rain. The rooms are comfortable, large and all of them have amazing views. Honeymooners be aware that the walls are thin and... More 

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    Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

    We really did have a great time overall here at Lost Iguana. The grounds are nice, the staff was nice, the food is ok. However, what really threw me for a loop is how thin the walls are. You can hear EVERYTHING next door to you. So, keep that in mind! We stayed in the Celebrity suites, which were spacious... More 

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    White Rock, Canada
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

    Our stay at the lost Iguana was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. The drive from our resort from the Riu Guanacaste resort took about 3 hours. It was an easy drive and the sights along the way were spectacular. I do recommend a jeep and not a car, there were a few stretches where there were potholes... More 

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    Washington DC, District of Columbia
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

    My wife and I recently stayed here for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon. We had a great experience, and would recommend to anyone! We really liked the location of the hotel, about 20 KM away from La Fortuna, right near the long bridge acorss Lake Arenal. The hotel is located on very lush, well-maintained grounds. As other reviewers... More 

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    Ann Arbor, Michigan
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

    This resort surpassed anywhere else we stayed. Our room was beautiful with uniquely appointed native furniture and luxurious bedding, a stone shower with orchids growing on the walls, private jacuzzi on the deck with a view of the volcano- french doors that open up to the amazing flowers blooming and you can watch hummingbirds, tucans, monkies, etc. right from your... More 

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    Lighthouse Point, Florida, USA
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

    What an amazing resort. Very unique. I liked the fact that I couldn't see other buildings on the property from my accommodations. The other buildings are hidden by the lush tropical rain forest in which the resort is built. The complimentary buffet breakfast combined favorites with local faire. The lunch and dinnder menus are extensive, and everything was delicious. The... More 

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    Davis, California
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

    We had a wonderful time at Lost Iguana. The hotel is in the middle of the rain forest and on a hill. It is wet there but the temperature is great. The location is close to lots of things to do - hiking, hanging bridges, zip lines, hot springs...... We had great views of the volcano from our room and... More 

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    Los Angeles, California
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

    We travelled to several different places in while in Costa Rica and this one was by far our favorite. We had a two bedroom upstairs condo with a beautiful view of the volcano and hills. We loved it so much that we are going back this February without kids and only staying at this hotel. It is out of the... More 

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    Chicago, IL
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

    The rooms here are amazing. We had our own balcony with a volcano view, which you could also see from the very cozy canopy bed, and we loved sleeping with all of the rainforest sounds around us. We never made use of the hot tub on the balcony because it always had bugs in it, but it was outside, so... More 

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    Moorpark, CA
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

    My wife and i stayed with our 10 & 12 year old kids at this resort 12/19-22/10. We had a Luxury Suite and standard connecting room. The luxury suite is nice and roomy. The standard room is, well, small and just standard. The Luxury room had an outdoor shower. However, we ended up using the regular shower in the standard... More 

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