The website does not do this place justice. This was by far the best place we stayed at in Costa Rica and remains one of my favourite hotel experiences. We booked the Congo house and arrived to find it very clean, comfortable and private. The wall facing Arenal volcano had big windows and an amazing view of the volcano (when it was not covered in clouds). There was a sloth in a tree right next to one of the houses one morning. The food is very good and breakfast was particularly good with fresh fruit and great coffee. In terms of activities, I highly recommend getting up early to milk the cows. We also booked horseback ride to the waterfall. It's hard to beat riding a well trained horse through the rainforest to waterfall. While getting there requires a 4X4, it's a beautiful drive and the start of a great vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This secluded resort is located on 26 acres with spectacular viewing of the Arenal Volcano near La Fortuna. Enjoy the panoramic vista of Arenal and Cerro Chato from a hammock on your porch or from your comfortable, orthopedic, queen sized beds with Egyptian cotton sheets. Meals prepared using locally grown ingredients at the Lava Lizard on-site dining facility. Guests are invited to help with daily 'chores' on this working farm. Milk a cow, collect eggs for breakfast or groom a horse. Enjoy private horseback riding, professional guide service, on site spa and 2 km of on site nature trails. The vision at Leaves and Lizards is to create the perfect blend of adventure, discovery and tranquility for each guest. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Leaves And Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
- Leaves And Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park