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“Romance in Paridise” 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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Tampa, Florida
1 review
“Romance in Paridise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I had a wonderful time enjoying the rain forest, spa and all of the Lost Iguana amenities. Staying at the Lost Iguana Resort was just like being in Paradise. The staff caters to your needs and requests like angels. Our walks through the grounds were wonderful, enabling us to enjoy a wide variety of rain forest vegetation. Dining at the Lost Iguana was superb, with a great menu variety.

The Lost Iguana is the perfect place to enjoy an intimate escape from reality.

Room Tip: All rooms have a great view and are well appointed.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to stay away from all the tourist traffic and have a nice romantic few nights in the rain forest. Lost Iguana was perfect. Our suite had a front row view of Arenal. The swim-up bar was actually a giant hot tub. And every day there was some new flower or animal to fawn over. We absolutely LOVED everything about this hotel. The restaurant was good, offered a nice breakfast buffet every morning and beautiful rainforest scenery. The spa was tranquil and relaxing, absolutely perfect airy design. The staff was nice and offered us rides up and down the hill whenever they passed us. Lost Iguana is also a 5 minute drive from the Arenal Hanging Bridges which the staff drove us to. All in all, we'd give this resort 5 stars for sure. Loved it, and plan to come back!

Room Tip: We upgraded to a suite. Jacuzzi on the balcony overlooking Arenal = Perfect!
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cornelius, North Carolina
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a deluxe 2 bedroom suite which was plenty spacious for my husband and me, daughter, son-in-law and 2 small grandchildren. It was so peaceful sitting on the balcony drinking our coffee and looking at the volcano even in the rain. The grounds are so lush and peaceful. The breakfasts were great. I assume they must do a buffet breakfast on weekends and a la carte on weekdays. All breakfasts are free and delicious. We had 2 dinners there too which were very tasty too. We liked being a little out too since we had our own rental car. While everyone was nice, we especially appreciated Jason who drove the golf cart and let my 4 year old grandson help steer. He was so sweet and helpful. Thanks Jason! It was great having the refrigerator for our baby bottles and microwave too.

Stayed April 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I absolutely loved♡ this hotel. This was our 1st trip to Costa Rica and we just can't wait to revisit this little piece of heaven on earth once again.We booked a suite and the room is very spacious, with an amazing view to the Arenal volcano(breathtaking to watch the sunrise with the volcano on the background), and with a jacuzzi outside on the balcony. Hotel is right in the middle of the rainforest, thus the only sound you wake up to, is to the sound of the birds in the morning and you go to sleep with the relaxing sounds of the forest at night. We got to see a vast variety of Costa Rica's fauna and flora right in the hotel. From pizotes, hummingbirds, toucans to a monkey. Food was delicious and our evening couple massage in an open private bungalow with a fireplace while listening to the living music of nature was an unforgettable and a very relaxing experience. Also, the entire staff was always very welcoming at all times.
PS: This hotel is about 30mins from la fortuna town, though it's a plus if you rent a car like we didsince it gives u more flexibility

Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful resort. Sympathetically designed to blend in with the surrounding jungle. Accommodation very well spread out so it is great for privacy. Stunning views of the volcano. One of the the most evocative memories of the holiday was waking up at 5 in the morning and watching the sun rise over the volcano. A wild life spotters paradise. so many beautiful birds. Staff were so helpful and the meals tasty. We very much enjoyed the cocktails in the heated pool with a swim up bar.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cant say enough positives about this resort, everything I wanted to do was close
ziplining, horse riding to waterfall, hanging bridges, also very relaxing and quiet back at resort only noise we heard were from all the wildlife. they had this wonderful warmwater
pool just above normal one with a swim up bar, just great after a busy day having fun,
my 12 year old nephew thought he was very sophisticated ordering virgin cocktails.
could wax lyrical about Costa Rica for hours.
joan boyd

Room Tip: we had a standard room, which was great but visited with a couple who had a bungalow, That was even...
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge bathtub was on the patio facing the volcano so you can hear the popping rocks and see the lava flow from bathtub the king size bed is in the middle of the room the room is huge has a refrigerator microwave coffee pot you don't want to leave your room once you get that! The food at the restaurant is excellent

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#8 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#10 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*
Number of rooms: 41
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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