My only regret about our 2 week trip to Costa Rica is that we only spent 3 nights at this wonderful retreat. It was hands down our kids' favorite part of the trip, too. The hospitality was wonderful, and I mean every single employee we encountered as well as the owners. It was wonderful to get up in the morning to milk the cows and collect eggs, which then turned up in your breakfast. The horseback riding excursion to the waterfall was preceded by a long, leisurely lesson on communicating with your horse, which made my anxious 10-year-old (and her 13- and 14-year-old siblings) so much more comfortable about the experience. My only caution would be that the dinners weren't my favorite and were rather expensive compared to local Tico restaurants, so you might want to explore other options. On the other hand, the food is plentiful and the dining hall is fabulous, full of beautiful murals and opening onto a spectacular view of the volcano. Overall, truly the best part of our vacation!
- 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/La Fortuna De San Carlos