we stayed in the congo cabin which had an amazing view of arenal volcano which we never tired of looking at while swinging in the hammock. it had two double beds, a lovely bathroom, large balcony area and a fridge. it was a short walk to the lava lizard for breakfast and dinner which were delicious, we loved the costa rican specialities while the children enjoyed the pizza!
the highlight of our stay was the horseback ride to the private waterfall. even my 5 year old managed to do the ride on his own because the horses are so well trained and we had a fantastic lesson from debbie before we even got on the horse.
our kids also enjoyed collecting eggs and milking the cows in the morning. debbie also arranged for us to have a guide for a day (Mariela) who was wonderful and definitely worth the money.
- 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
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- 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