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sherwood park
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rob and Monica are the best! I had emailed many questions to the LuckyBug before our arrival and all of them were answered promptly and thoroughly. Rob was kind enough to make reservations for us to any of the tours that we were interested in. Our room was more than expected...........we had the frog room which contained many beautiful pieces...

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We try to answer as many questions as possible prior to the arrival so that people know what to expect. We can make suggestions for free activities, as well as make reservations for other activities in and around the area. We try to decorate the rooms with local art that is an example of...

Boekel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to stay, lovely garden, nice owners who are very helpfull, the restaurant (both the food as well as the surrounding) and also the store next to the restaurant has beautiful products. And for sure the birdspecialist Ian (grandchild) is a delight!

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Thanks for you nice review. As you know, our gardener works six days per week to keep our grounds looking like they do. We also deal with artists only in Costa Rica for our gallery and try to get things that are not sold in every other store around the country. Our restaurant only carries the best ingredients. And yes,...

Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at the Lucky bug in the middle of the night as we were getting ourselves closer to Liberia to catch a flight home the next day. We were "winging it". As soon as we drove up the driveway, WOW, Monica had carved her a little piece of paradise out the jungle. Her sense of artistry and pride run thruout...

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Please come and stay longer next time. When people get here in the middle of the night, it is difficult to see, and also experience the grounds, the private lake, and just relax. We have had people who have gone to local activities to see birds, and then have come for their breakfast the next day and comment that they...

Sherwood Park, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A FABulous B & B with amazing hosts - Monika and Rob. Monika owns the B & B and the accompanying restaurant and Art Gallery ( sporting a unique collection of personal and Costa Rican art). Wonderful rooms c/w mini-fridge, ceiling fan and a soothing shower, amazing gardens and yummy breakfasts. Monika and Rob made us feel at 'home'. Good...

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments. We try as much as we can to make everyone feel at home, and also part of our family. We also enjoy showing people the local sights when we have a chance. Equus, along with its disco are a must see when in the area. Please come back and see us again. We enjoyed having you...

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in beautiful gardens with a lake. Although this is on the road, the accommodation is set away from it, so not a problem. There are only five rooms so its quiet. We are already missing the amazing breakfasts watching humming birds and toucans. Nothing too much trouble for Monika and Rob. Rooms spacious and clean.

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review. When building our place, we took into consideration the road, which at the time was dirt, but we thought it would be paved in the future. We then built the house, and started the restaurant and gallery, and subsequently the B&B. The restaurant and gallery is easily accessible from the road, but the...

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A peaceful place to stay and enjoy the lush and green setting overlooking the water. Listening to the Birds and seeing the Humming Birds while have breakfast which is included with your B&B.room rate.

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay. We love the birds also. We have been having toucans eating our papayas that are on a tree next to the B&B. There have been many good pictures from our guests. We love having birders because we learn so much and can try to pass on some of their knowledge to those who are...

Crediton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great rooms with quirky decor and beautiful tropical inspired artwork. Spacious grounds with lake and gardens wonderful birdlife, Toucans, humming birds, orioles etc. right outside the balcony. Friendly, helpful owners. Organised individual trip to Cano Negro much cheaper than tour operators. Own transport a must. Very relaxing place.

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay. The birds never get old to us either. We have two woodpeckers that come each year. We look forward to their return in December/January timeframe each year. So glad you enjoyed the Cano Negro trip. We have sent many people there, and although it is a long drive, it is a beautiful one, and...

La Ronge, Saskatchewan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucky Bug is well worth the stay. it is in a quiet, peaceful location close enough to town and nearby sights. Our room was very comfortable- no AC but not needed because there was a nice breeze and things cooled off in the evening. Hosts were very gracious and served a wonderful breakfast.

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

I am so glad you made the comments you did in your review. We are close to town, but far enough away to be quieter and more serene. Most places here do not have A/C because even if it is warm during the day, it does cool off at night. And glad you enjoyed your breakfast. Come see us again....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here which was good and leagues ahead of any of the offerings in La Fortunate. The Gallery has a varied selection of gifts and art which are all very high quality and locally produced . It was definitely the best we visited in all Costa Rica over 3 weeks.

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed our gallery. Yes, we do not get the "touristy" kind of items to have in our gallery. Our items can be seen in many of the local homes, as well as hotels in the area, and also in other parts of Costa Rica. We hope you come again and visit us in...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights while we explored the Arenal area. Rob was very helpful in helping me decide ahead of our visit what activities to consider and helped arrange a guide for us as well. Check in was efficient and welcoming. We stayed in the Butterfly room which had a balcony and a nice view...

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Lucky Bug B & B, responded to this review

Wow, what a detailed review! We love that. We are known by locals as the place to go for breakfast, so we are so glad you enjoyed yours with us. And yes, the more days you stay with us, the more different breakfasts you get. We love it when people get their food served and we hear, "Wow." Scruffy is...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lucky Bug B&B, art gallery and restaurant Caballo Negro is located 2 km from the town of Nuevo Arenal. The b&b has 5 great rooms with decorations with art from Costa Rica.The area around the B&B is all rain forest with a private lake, excellent for fishing. The restaurant, owned by a German chef, has an international menu. The art gallery is well known for fine Costa Rican art. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lucky Bug B & B

Address: W of Rio dos Bocas 2 km, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nuevo Arenal
Price Range: $123 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lucky Bug B & B 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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