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Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat

500 Meter Sur De Super Kike, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21012 Costa Rica
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#5 of 62 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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This secluded resort is located on 30 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.
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alohafrommidwest wrote a review Jun 2020
Hudson, Ohio6 contributions14 helpful votes
I had a reservation scheduled for this November, unfortunately I received an email from Signa Resorts telling me they bought the property and would be closing it for renovations during my planned stay. While upset about the inconvenience, as my family had planned this trip for quite some time, I can understand. The shocking part was when they told me They aren’t going to refund me my deposit even though my reservation is well within the 45 day cancellation policy. If this is how they plan to treat their paying customers than BEWARE. Take your money elsewhere and avoid this once beautiful place.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Traveling_Man_321 wrote a review Mar 2020
Everywhere!21 contributions14 helpful votes
It can be a fun adventure to get here (esp if you take the red route!). We were a party of 5 - 2 adults/3 kids. Stayed in the Stable house. The property was fun - up and down, left and right.... horses and animals all over. The Stable house was very nice - highly recommended. As great as the property was, even better were the people that work there. I cannot say enough good about them and how friendly they are and how they treat you. Great Job! Our kids loved Milton and the farm chores. Great views of the Volcano, fantastic infinity pool.... just overall excellent experience. Great job!
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Date of stay: March 2020
wiartonian wrote a review Mar 2020
Owen Sound, Canada118 contributions13 helpful votes
I am writing this review having just departed from leaves and Lizards. We stayed in the treehouse for an entire week and the Hobbit House for a night. The location and facilities were perfect for our family of five including three very young children. We mixed our days between relaxing at the hotel and child friendly activities. I would absolutely recommend it. As a side note while we were at the hotel Covid-19 was declared a pandemic. There is no where in the world that I could have felt safer save for my own home. The service is five stars all the way. Can’t wait to come back. I hope it doesn’t take us another ten years.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Debbie Legg, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Leaves and Lizards is our dream, and has been our evolving dream over the last 14 years. We have had the privilege to meet and get to know so many kind and wonderful people from all over the world. Many come back, some still drop us an email years later. I received an email today from a family that stayed with us a few years ago, in their quarantine, they were wishing for some of our famous yucca rolls, and she wrote to us for the recipe, hoping a happy memory of a time of peace and connection could be found in cooking together. In this time of so many adversities and unknowns, one thing we do know is that love is the things that connects us all, and is the thing that will save us too. Sending love to everyone... Debbie and Steve and Staff
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Jean B wrote a review Mar 2020
Portland, Maine4 contributions4 helpful votes
Yes, I keep going back...and these are the reasons why....the cabins are all sparkling clean and comfortable, ( I have stayed in most) with perfect views of the stunning Arenal volcano. The food is fantastic, and all of the staff are helpful and friendly. Alejandro livens up the reception, kitchen and bar area. The owners, Debbie and Steve are the perfect hosts: interested in each guest and their unique needs, always informative, creative, and fully present. Oscar somehow manages multitudes of details. I come back and back again, for the gift of the horses, the trails, nature, (monkeys! anteaters! toucans!...). Always relying on the expertise of Enrique, who is a talented and magical guide. Every ride is different and safely led by attentive and lively leaders. The horses are carefully tended by several fine caretakers. Each horse is trustworthy, a knowing spirit. Do not miss the unique opportunity to connect with these horses, through working with Debbie or any of the other intuitive leaders. You will discover things that have been waiting to surprise you!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Rooms are all different, you can't lose. No need for air conditioning, and only a few insects.
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Response from Debbie Legg, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Dear Jean, it is always a pleasure to see you step off the van! Repeat guests become our extended family. Over the years as Leaves and Lizards has grown, we have welcomed 1000's of people from all over the world, bringing into our lives and the lives of our staff, the gift of connecting with individuals from many cultures. Thank you for your kind review, see you next time. 🍃🦎💞
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Oshentraveler wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Rooms were clean. Staff exceeded expectations. It really felt as if we were staying with family at this lodge. Food was beyond amazing. The ladies in the kitchen catered to our food desires and were so attentive. Alejandro was a great and funny bartender who entertained us. Debbie and Steve (owners) are such special people who made our stay so warm and inviting. The property is stunning with incredible views. Very unique experience and we will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: If you have difficulty walking or have very small children, choose the room closest to the main...
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Response from Debbie L, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat
Responded Feb 15, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy you and your family found your stay with us so amazing! Sending warmth and pura vida your way! See you again!
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$198 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat?
Nearby attractions include ChocoMuseo La Fortuna (4.3 miles), Bogarin Trail (4.3 miles), and Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spectacolar Cantina, Chifa La Familia Feliz, and Pollo Fortuneño.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.