During our 10 day honeymoon in Costa Rica, Leaves and Lizards was both my husband's and my favorite place to stay on the trip. Leaves and Lizards is just wonderful- from the wonderful guided tours on horseback, the intimate cabin we stayed in, all the friendly animals and people, and the amazing view of the volcanoe and the sunset from our porch each night, I'm so glad that we chose to stay here. The one thing that was disappointing had nothing to do with Leaves and Lizards, but rather the cloudy weather that kept us from seeing the lava.
Speaking of lava, for those that are intent on seeing lava from your room, this location is currently not on the side of the lava flow, however, I still think it is the better place to stay. The volcanoe peak much more than not has a cloud on it, prohibiting a view of the lava, but, because of the direction the cabin is facing, you get a full view of the volcanoe itself as well as the sunsets, which are just amazing... I'd bank on the sunsets, not the lava. (:
One more quick note, definately rent a 4x4 if you stay here! It's part of the fun.
- 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