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W of Rio dos Bocas 2 km, Nuevo Arenal 50807 Costa Rica
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#2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Nuevo Arenal
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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
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German
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erika m wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions
Such a relaxing oasis with fantastic food and friendly hosts. Would defitenly stay here again. The property is gorgeous with incredible landscaping. Great location. Hosts make you feel like family. Do not miss this place.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Lucky Bug, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your nice review. We do try to get to know our guests and treat them as family, not just a reservation. It is fun for us because we get to meet nice people from all over the world. Always a learning experience. Please come back and see us if you are in Costa Rica. Pura Vida
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jimcos54 wrote a review Aug 2021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida12 contributions
We’ve stopped at Lucky Bug for lunch and shopping several times over the past 15 years. Finally, we were able to stay for 2 nights at Monika & Rob’s beautifully charming B & B. The room was extremely spacious & comfortable for the 3 of us. There are so many quaint, local touches throughout the unit, including Monika’s homemade soaps, of which we bought several. She cooks & Rob serves the most delicious, fresh breakfasts, making something different every day. You must try her homemade jams! Amazing! The property around the restaurant & rooms is full of different varieties of plants & flowers & the building where the rooms are located, backs right up to the forest. You’ll want to take more pictures than you can ever go through! Do yourself a favor and make it a point to stay there as a place to view the Arenal volcano or just to relax in between partaking in adventures like ziplining, kicking, rafting or just enjoying the beautiful nature of Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Lucky Bug, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B
Responded Aug 17, 2021
Thanks so much for the nice detailed review. We appreciate it, and we enjoyed having you here with us. Please come back and see us again on your next trip to Costa Rica. We love this country and enjoy sharing with those that stay with us or eat at our restaurant. Pura Vida
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G5840JHkim wrote a review May 2021
Colorado Springs, Colorado1 contribution
Our stay at the Lucky Bug was a highlight of our trip. The rooms were quiet and very nicely laid out as well as being very clean. The hosts, Monika and Rob, were very gracious and knowledgeable about what the area has to offer. The grounds are beautiful and kept in immaculate condition.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Robert Balch, Innkeeper at Lucky Bug B & B
Responded Jun 3, 2021
Hola, Thanks for the nice review. We love when we make our guests' stay the highlight of the trip. We want to provide a great experience and be helpful in steering people in the right direction. Sometimes booking online when you have never been to a place before can be intimidating. We try to get people to go to the "road less traveled", if at all possible. Come back and see u the next time you come to CR. Pura Vida
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Jose_S_Caja wrote a review May 2021
San Jose, Costa Rica153 contributions69 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights, this is a family-run place and we really enjoyed it. They have rooms down the hill from the restaurant and you have a beautiful walk in-between. The service was typical for a small place and small staff, friendly and attentive.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Robert Balch, Innkeeper at Lucky Bug B & B
Responded Jun 3, 2021
Thanks so much for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We love making our guests feel part of the family and when we have extra time we find out about everyone, where they are going, where they are frum, etc. It is fun for us. We love meeting new people.
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MassimoNovello wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
Nice Place, lots of Nature, Lake, Good Food, rooms are confortable, very clean, good service, is close to Nuevo Arenal which is a cute town with many good Restaurants, and off course Arenal Lake which is great place to kayak, swim, ecc
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Lucky Bug, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B
Responded May 3, 2021
Glad you had a good experience. We enjoyed having you stay with us. We hope you come back and see us again if you are in the area. Pura Vida
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$68 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 Gingerbread Restaurant.
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.