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Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

How do you find the words to talk about a place and people who are so real yet magical that they change your life? I came to Leaves and Lizards for an equine assisted workshop, arriving unsure of my purpose. That uncertainty lasted no more than 10 minutes once I arrived at the gorgeous property and saw my cabin -...

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Debbie L, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, responded to this review

Julie, reading this brings me to tears. Your heartfelt sentiments transcend cyberspace. The creation of Leaves and Lizards has been a labor of love and the the development of Eponicity, our equine retreat program, further enables us an opportunity to deepen connections with so many beautiful individuals. 🌋🐎🤗 Debbie, Steve, Sally, Mr. Big and the rest of the staff!

Dobbs Ferry, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't begin to describe how wonderful Leaves and Lizards is from the staff, accommodations, food, and of course the horses- I cannot find one thing that could have been improved. I participated in a week-long retreat with Debbie, Sally, and Danielle MacKinnon. Each day brought new adventures and opportunities for deep soul work with the supportive and guiding love...

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Bay City, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not sure how to put into words the extraordinary experience that I had at Leaves and Lizards. I was part of a week long equine facilitated learning program that promotes self awareness and growth in the most unique and special way through working with the horses. Every aspect of this was perfectly designed to create a very special...

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Debbie L, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, responded to this review

Jenny, thank you for your beautiful comments. It was a pleasure to have you here. I hope to see you again soon! 🐎💚

Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended a retreat with Danielle MacKinnon and the wonderful staff at Leaves and Lizards. Everything was outstanding from the accommodations to all of the staff (and of course the horses!). The cabin was spacious with both an indoor and outdoor shower. The porch had a hammock and rocking chairs with a great view to the volcano. The staff was...

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Debbie L, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks, Ginger! Your kind words mean so much to us. JR says hi! 🐎💚 See you next time..

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Leaves and Lizards will always have a place in my heart. I went there to join a group with Danielle Mackinnon doing the Equine therapy program. Not knowing exactly what I was getting myself into I trusted it would be everything I needed to evolve my heart and soul. And boy was it ever! The work that Debbie and Sally...

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Debbie L, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, responded to this review

Kristen, thank you for taking the time to write these heartfelt words. 💓It was an amazing week with an amazing group of people. Wow, and it was hard to say goodbye too. Pure Vida...Debbie, Sally, Steve and Titan 🐎

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Leaves and Lizards for three nights in March 2017 with our three kids, aged 12,10 and 6; what an amazing experience! To wake up in the jungle canopy, greet the toucans sitting in the tree outside your window, enjoy the outdoor shower stall, go for yoga, then wander through the grounds to a beautiful breakfast overlooking the...

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Debbie L, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, responded to this review

The Magic is provided by our wonderful staff, our guides, our horses and nature! 🍹🦄🐒🐕🐄🐮🐦🕊🐊🐜⚘🌴🍌🍍🍊🌋🐎! Thank you for your kind words! Pura Vida - Debbie and Steve and Staff

Broadmayne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 6 stayed here for 4 nights. We were looked after very well. Stayed in heloconia cabin which was good value and spacious. Loved the pool, great views, loved the horse trekking day.. the experience was wonderful. Food was much better than we expected. Organic, interesting and great vegetables. My only criticism is that it would be good...

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Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Took the Family here for 4 nights a couple of weeks ago. Had a tremendous experience. Accommodations: We stayed in the Congo room and it was amazing. You wake up in the morning with a stunning vier of the Arenal Volcano. Beautiful porch to read and hang out. You have a choice of an indoor or outdoor shower...Outdoor shower has...

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Debbie L, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Cats....>**< It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. I really enjoyed working with your daughter too! What a beautiful experience we can create when we include horses as our partners. Your kind words and comments are important to us. Best to you all... Debbie and Steve and Staff

Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The place is set in a very beautiful area between forest and fields with no noise outside of the lively nature. The view from the room and restaurant is stunning. There are plenty of horses and chicken as well as a pork and a cow which make the joy of the kids. We did the horses walk (you must do...

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Debbie L, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Delphine, thank you for your comments and suggestions. We are so glad to hear you found our location and experience at Leaves and Lizards to be enjoyable. A few things to note regarding your suggestions that could have made your stay more satisfactory: The coffee pot in the room heats water for tea and there is a microwave, the...

New Hope, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We stayed in the Hobbit House for 4 nights. The room is build like a cave with a wall of windows looking out on the Volcano. It has a queen bed and bunk beds that my kids (10 and 13) loved! We didn't rent a car so it was very nice being in a room so close to the restaurant...

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Debbie L, Owner at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, responded to this review

Maria, Thanks for your comments! We are so happy to have had you stay with us! We appreciate the opportunity to provide a memorable experience for you and your family. I'll pass on to your comments to our staff! They are always pleased to know they lived up to expectations! Pura Vida, Debbie and Steve

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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 

Additional Information about Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat

Address: Meters South Of Super Kiki 500, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21012, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $374 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“they are all great...but some are closer to the Pool and Dining”
aujmk, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you don't have a car, you may prefer to have a cabin nearer the restaurant if you want to avoid a steep walk.”
BethBennett01, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms have fantastic views and are very private with outdoor showers (as well as indoor ones).”
  • Volcano cabin
  • View from the Coco cabin
  • Porc
Tramath, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“views, horses, chickens, rainforest”
TraceyLazorik, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Hobbit House is cool, although there's something for everyone!”
BushmasterCostaRica, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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