We stayed three nights at Leaves and Lizards with our two girls, 13 and 15. We stayed in the Helconia House. Our house had two bedrooms, one bath and a full kitchen. The front porch had four hamock swings and there is a new patio on the back deck with an incredible view.
We loved Leaves and Lizards! Our daughters enjoyed all the animals- horses, cows, turkeys, chickens, dogs and Laurita the parrot. The food was fantastic- we ate several meals in the kitchen. Steve and Debbie did a great job of setting up our tours- we did the Cano Negro boat tour and private tour to the waterfall, plus we visited the hot springs at Eco Thermales. The boat tour was wonderful- saw tons of animals and the lunch that was provided was very good. Eco Thermales was so relaxing and the drinks were too good! Debbie suggested we add the horse back ride to waterfall tour and I am so glad she did! It was one of the highlights of our trip.
We visited three locations in Costa Rica. Leaves and Lizards was the highlight of our trip. We could easily spend a week at the resort. Don't miss it if you have kids! It exceeded my expectations and the kids are already planning the next visit.
- 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