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Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat

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Connecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Leaves & Lizards for 6 nights over Christmas and New Year's. We have 4 kids ages 16, 15, 12 & 10. My husband and I stayed in the Volcano cabin and our kids stayed next door in the Toucan Cabin. Cabins are fantastic, plenty of room, great lookout. Warning though, there is a climb between these cabins...

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

Roz and family, Thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Your kind words mean so much to us. Our staff welcomes the good news that you found your stay with us enjoyable! We'll look into more options for gluten free diets, thank you for the heads up on that. Best to you and...

Portalon, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leaves and Lizards remains one of the most unique places in Costa Rica and perhaps, in the world. With a combination of excellent food and hospitality, a fantastic view of the volcano, beautiful accommodation, well kept gardens and trails, and last but not least - THE BEST place to ride horses in the country. The horses here are happy and...

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Winchester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an incredible place. We stayed with our 2 children (13 and 11) for 4 nights and didnt want to leave. Their equine facilities and philosophy are fantastic - we are not riders but did a days riding (with 2 hours theory before). The trek was beautiful and we stopped for lunch at a waterfall before heading home. It...

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

Thank you for your kind words, they mean so much to us. We enjoy being part of life long memories! Pura Vida...

Glencoe, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's so much that's already been said about the pros of Leaves and Lizards. Much of that I'd agree with. But there are definitely some aspects that need improvement. The facility is extremely well maintained. We stayed in the Congo which has a great view of the volcano (visible on clear days) and the countryside. It is a spacious room...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real treat. I've been to 50 countries around the world so I've stayed at a lot of places but this is one of the best. We stayed in the 'Hobbit'. A gorgeously creative room with sculpted white walls and carved wood, a wooden door like something from Tolkien, a long wide balcony with carved table and stools...

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

Dear Leza and David, Thank you so much for your heartfelt review. It means so much to us, really. We've striven to create an experience that incorporates the elements that we look for when vacationing....a haven -a little bubble- buffering us from the outside world; if just for a short time. Pura Vida, Debbie and Steve

Red Deer, Canada
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Wow, this was the first place we stayed in Costa Rica and nothing else measured up to it! What a truly wonderful place to celebrate our 40th anniversary! We had fabulous weather which made everything perfect. The Volcano room was beautiful with incredible views of Arenal and a spectacular deck. The inside was full of Steve's tropical themed artwork. We...

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We travelled with our kids (aged 7,9,11) in October and stayed at in the Monkey Cabin. We arrived in the back of Steve's truck as he found us about half a mile away with a puncture on the side of the road! As all the reviews say the place is amazing. You are 20 mins up a track and really...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This trip was unbelievable! The view in the morning of the Arenal Volcano, the amazing staff, the food, the multitude of activities, and everything in between made this the most relaxing and also exciting trip ever. Steve, Debbie, and all of their staff are friendly and very accommodating and love to share their passion for Costa Rica and all of...

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great time! Food was amazing....pool was a great addition! wish we never had to leave, felt like paradise! An absolutely perfect getaway. thanks to all the staff, especially Debbie and Steve, for making us feel so welcome!

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Osceola, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This place is unbelievable. The staff was so friendly. The food was to die for. A nice variety was offered. The owners Steve and Debbie are so accommodating all you had to was ask for something and the next thing you knew it was happening. The cabins were amazing each one had its own theme. I woke up every morning...

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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, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21012, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $382 - $482 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Hobbit House is cool, although there's something for everyone!”
 of 5 bubbles BushmasterCostaRica, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Toucan Cabin and although it is a bit of a rocky walk to and from the main common area, the view is definitely worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles TheNern, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Hobbit House has a great view of the volcano and is very private”
 of 5 bubbles nezd2016, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I think three of the cabins have outdoor showers--a really really nice amenity!”
 of 5 bubbles burkburk, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Only one lodging at L&L as A/C. Book the Hobbit House for it's convenient location and unique construction.”
  • Private waterfall accessible by horseback and small hike
  • Arenal volcano from the Hobbit House
 of 5 bubbles BarbaricDerek, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
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