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W of Rio dos Bocas 2 km, Nuevo Arenal 50807 Costa Rica
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#2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Nuevo Arenal
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
The Lucky Bug B&B, art gallery and restaurant Caballo Negro is located 2 km from the town of Nuevo Arenal. The b&b has 5 great rooms with decorations with art from Costa Rica.The area around the B&B is all rain forest with a private lake, excellent for fishing. The restaurant, owned by a German chef, has an international menu. The art gallery is well known for fine Costa Rican art.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German
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A9475NMamandam wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Great place for rest and relaxation. Good wifi and hot showers. Minimalist concept with cool art and little frills. No AC but always cool and rains in the mornings. The owners are super friendly and knowledgeable about the area
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: They have a small coffee pot but Bring your own coffee and compliments or just go to the...
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Lucky Bug, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Thanks for your nice review. We have progressed considerably with our wifi, from having the guests sit outside of our house to the current status with fiber optic and good speeds. Monika is an artist and has a flair for decorating as a result and enjoys making the rooms reflect her creativity by using some of the decorations and lamps that are sold in the gallery. As you probably noticed, she enjoys color. We hope you come back and see us that next time you come to Costa Rica. Pura Vida.
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Frognlimey wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom21 contributions10 helpful votes
A lovely B&B set in a lush tropical garden with its own private lake for that early morning swim. Our room was spacious, light, spotlessly clean and had a great view. Fabulous food and friendly obliging hosts. A real treat.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lucky Bug, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B
Responded Mar 7, 2020
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We love it when our guests stay more than one night and utilize what our property has to offer. Many love swimming in our private lake, use our gazebo with the firepit, our canoe and kayak, and just sit and listen to the sounds of the rainforest. We love it here, and are very happy when our guests share in our appreciation of our little "wonderland". Thanks for the nice review.
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Dennis D wrote a review Feb 2020
Kingston, Canada19 contributions10 helpful votes
We had a comfortable room well away from the highway and overlooking the beautiful grounds. We saw so many wonderful birds within the grounds it was hardly necessary to take a nature hike. My favourite part of our stay was sitting on the little balcony outside of our room with our coffee early in the morning to enjoy watching and listening to the birds. We ate all of our meals at the restaurant and they were excellent. The hostess and host are very welcoming and really help to make our stay enjoyable. Will definitely go back again if we have the opportunity. My wife also enjoyed the art for sale onsite by local artisans.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Choose a room with a balcony
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Response from Lucky Bug, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Thanks for the nice review. We purposely set the rooms for the B&B well away from the road that goes by for privacy, security, and noise reduction. We have had many guests leave places like La Fortuna early to stay with us because of the more serene environment. We are a short drive away from the activities of the Arenal area and centrally located so that it is a reasonable drive to the Tenorio volcano as well. So glad you were able to take advantage of the rooms with the balconies. We do have people who arrive late at night and leave early in the morning. That makes it so the balcony and the kayak/canoe in our private lake are not utilized. Glad you could just chill. We enjoy talking to our guests and try to get their stories, and sometimes we make friendships that last. Please come back and see us the next time you are in Costa Rica. Pura Vida.
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sandraV4607UC wrote a review Feb 2020
Tadworth, United Kingdom8 contributions
We stayed at the Lucky Bug for 4 nights. We first stopped for a drink on our travels in 2013, and loved it so much we decided to stay in the B&B this time. Monika and Rob, together with Katherine, Colin, the dog and 2 cats are the best hosts we've ever experienced. We stayed in the Frog room, which was lovely, and had a lovely view of the Lucky Bug's lake. The rooms were funky (great decoration & colours), comfortable and immaculate. The food in Cabello Negro was lovely - we had breakfast and dinner each day, accompanied by lovely drinks and perfect hospitality and fantastic conversation! Lots of lovely birds (especially the humming birds which are right next to you on the restaurant balcony). Rob sorted out our itinerary for us, which made everything very easy indeed! We bought a some gifts from the fantastic shop too! We'll be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Lucky Bug, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Thanks so much for the nice review. We try to make everyone feel at home here, and glad we accomplished that with you guys. We enjoyed having you here and hope that you come back and see us. We have had many comments verbally about our birds. One group of "birders" went on an early bird watching hike at another place and when they returned they told us we had more birds than on the hike. And although we are not official birders, we never get tired of watching them and trying to look for new ones we have not seen before, or sometimes never heard before. Please come back and see us again in the future. Pura Vida
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alexmarvin wrote a review Feb 2020
Mosier, Oregon1 contribution1 helpful vote
Lovely rooms in a guesthouse backed right up against the jungle and overlooking a pond teeming with birds and other wildlife, friendly and helpful owners, excellent food. What's not to like? Thank you, Lucky Bug!
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Date of stay: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Lucky B, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B
Responded Feb 5, 2020
You are so welcome. Thanks for the nice review and for staying with us. We were glad to be able to be your base for wind surfing. The winds cooperated most of the time, but kind of subsided at the end of your stay with us. We hope you come back and stay with us again in the future. Pura Vida
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Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteNuevo Arenal
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lucky Bug B & B
What are some of the property amenities at Lucky Bug B & B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lucky Bug B & B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Lucky Bug B & B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lucky Bug B & B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Platillos Voladores, Restaurante Caballo Negro, and Moya's Place Restaurant & Pizzeria.
Is Lucky Bug B & B located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Nuevo Arenal.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lucky Bug B & B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Does Lucky Bug B & B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.