My husband and I spent 5 nights at Leaves and Lizards over Thanksgiving. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect place to stay--Our cabin was secluded enough to give us a real sense of serenity and privacy (and a gorgeous view!), but we also felt so welcomed and at home with Deb, Steve, and their staff. We especially enjoyed the activities that they had to offer right on the property--swimming in the river and horseback riding with Enrique and Chito, our two eagle-eyed and super fun guides. With so many things to do in the area, Deb was a great help in advising us on how to choose our activities and how to structure our days. Another highlight was having a big Thanksgiving dinner with Deb, Steve, and their friends--we all sat around practicing our spanish (or english) and telling jokes and laughing. It was a really fun night! And the food was delicious--every meal was. We also liked the location of Leaves and Lizards--it's close enough to La Fortuna that we had access to all it has to offer, but far enough away that we felt we were out in the "country" and could enjoy the village feel of Alto Monterrey. All in all it's a very special place, and we can't wait to go back!
- 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