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“Amazing views of the Volcano, good service and nice pool area” 5 of 5 stars
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Lost Iguana Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   1.5 km North of Arenal dam, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park A2004, Costa Rica   |  
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“Amazing views of the Volcano, good service and nice pool area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We enjoyed our two days at The Lost Iguana, our room had amazing views of the Volcano (the weather was perfect and we could see the top) and the resort couldn't be more immersed in nature, a few miles away from la Fortuna. The resort is very close to the Arenal Hanging bridges park which definitely deserves a visit. The pools are nice, one with a swim up bar. The staff was friendly and helpful. Definitely check out the gift shop at the entrance they have tasteful souvenirs and jewelry at very good prices. The spa looks amazing but I didn't have any time for treatments unfortunately. Great place!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We recently stayed at this peaceful rustic hotel and spa.Rooms are situated in beautiful virgin rain forest..Toucans and animals emerge from the forest to be fed fruit at breakfast. Staff are well trained and have a friendly and positive attitude. Head Chef Martin cooks an interesting menu of local and international dishes. Well situated for trips to volcano and waterfalls.We shall be returning to the tranquility of the Lost Iguana again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Went to the Lost Iguana in February of 2013 with 13 people. The staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful. The property itself is very nice and the rooms are clean. Food at the bar was very good. Would highly recommend the Lost Iguana.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Unbelievable volcano view from room! There are a lot of things to do close by. Hanging Bridges, Hiking, Tabicon Springs and Lake Arenal. I would recommend renting a car We stayed 4 nights and everyone was very nice. The pool, spa was excellent and good food.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We've stayed at the Lost Iguana a number of times in the last four years and have never had a bad experience. The rooms are warm and comfortable, the food and restaurant excellent, staff attention is prompt and sincere and the grounds beautiful. It will remain our accommodation of choice in the Arenal area when visiting the area with our Costa Rica visitors and guests.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This place is just beautiful. The paths are well groomed and clean when you are walking on the grounds. THe birds that come in at breakfast time are spectacular. I never thought in my life that I would be having a breakfast ( BTW great food) and have tucans fly in and be eating off of the bird feeder. It is conveniently located to many attractions. The one that is hard to ignore is Arenal that every room has a view looking at that volcano. The gift shop has several items that are very reasonable priced, and of good quality. When I go back to Costa Rica, this will be one of my stops for sure

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

After few days at the beach we went to La Fortuna looking for some adventure during the day and calms and relaxing nights. The lost Iguana Spa was the perfect choice. We booked the Luxury Suite and the room was great, with king size bed (very comfortable), nice bathroom and a big balcony with an amazing view of the volcano. The balcony had also a jacuzzi and we spent great moments there. We relaxed by the pool, with great drinks and eating very fresh and tasteful ceviches!
The spa area is amazing! Beautiful decoration, very peaceful and quite. The massages were wonderful!
And as everywhere else in Costa Rica, people were great and service was perfect.
The only bad thing is that wifi was available only in the reception area.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lost Iguana Resort & Spa

Address: 1.5 km North of Arenal dam, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park A2004, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#7 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#11 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lost Iguana Resort & Spa 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lost Iguana Resort is Arenal's newest hotel, offering luxury accommodations in the rain forest The resort's 100 acre property overlooks the world's most active volcano, Arenal Volcano located near La Fortuna, Costa Rica. A premiere, upscale retreat nestled gently in the jungle, the Lost Iguana Resort only offers rooms with large private balconies overlooking the Arenal Volcano and Arenal River Gorge. All rooms are spacious and well appointed with first-class furnishings, artwork and full amenities. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lost Iguana Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Lost Iguana Resort And Spa
Hotel Lost Iguana
Lost Iguana Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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