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La Ronge, Saskatchewan
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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 1 March 2017 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...

california
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We spent 2 nights here recently and really enjoyed ourselves. The grounds are very scenic and have some pretty good birds. Saw Bay Wren just outside the room as well as Collared Aracari's. There's lots of other fun things flying about as well. Fruit and hummingbirds feeders at the restaurant are well attended. The hosts are wonderful people, can't say...

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

Thanks for your nice review. We keep getting different birds here almost on a weekly basis. We get the small ones like the Honeycreeper, to the big ones like the Guams and Anhingas. Even though we are not birders, we have learned so much from people like yourselves who enjoy sharing their knowledge of birds with us. Then we are...

Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Great breeze through the room. It rained and sounded wonderful. Lots of natural surroundings including mushroom lights up the walk. Owner made them . Pinapple and banana trees. Lots of birds and a great view off the restaurant balcony

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

Thanks for your nice review. Some people ask about A/C here and we tell them it is not needed. As you found out, even if it gets to 80F during the day, it cools off nicely at night and we get a nice breeze. Thanks so much for the compliment on the mushroom lights. They are a very popular addition...

Reviewed 28 January 2017

I cannot say enough about the extraordinary things - in all price ranges - which are available at the gift shop. They have exquisite and unique things from artisans and artists throughout Central America, some of which I have in my home here. It is a must see if you are visiting the Lake and Volcano Arenal area. Because I...

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

Thanks so much for your review. We pride ourselves on the offerings in the gallery. Everything we have in the gallery is made here in Costa Rica. Our rooms are decorated with those items and we get lots of compliments on the decor. We now have made a new and larger bird feeder at the restaurant that hopefully will give...

Reviewed 17 January 2017

Wow, what a fantastic experience! This place is charming and a classic example of what real hospitality should be. From the moment I was met at the door by Rob and Scruffy to the goodbye hugs, my stay was nothing less than 5 stars. The views, the clean/comfortable accommodations, the food, the bird watching, the amazing art, the easy conversation...

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

Thank you. You guys were fun. And to get this kind of a review from someone who had just stayed at the Four Seasons is the ultimate compliment. Scruffy misses you. And glad you feel you were the Lucky Bug. Come back and see us next time you come to Costa Rica. Pura Vida

North East, Maryland
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The Minute you drive thru the gate you notice the " attention to detail " that was put into this place. The layout and natural landscapes surrounding this hideaway is beautiful. Upon seeing your room you quickly realize the Owner has a very artistic and unique talent for decor. The room was awesome...I slept so soundly despite being in a...

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

Thanks so much. You guys were fun to talk to. We only wish you could have stayed longer than one night. Maybe next time come for 2-3 nights. So, glad you enjoyed your breakfast. When you stay multiple nights, you get a different breakfast everyday, but always with the fresh fruit, coffee/tea, and fruit juice. Please come back and see...

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 13 January 2017

So spacious and quiet! Great breakfast. No AC but good fans. Beautiful spot with flowers and pineapples growing everywhere. 35 minute drive to Hanging Bridges. Generous hosts with helpful advice and great service.

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

Thanks for your nice review. We have been asked a number of times about our lack of A/C when people first arrive. After the sun goes down, there is then no question. It gets so nice and cool in the evenings and at night that it makes sleeping very easy. And other than the frogs and an occasional monkey or...

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Lucky Bug is the perfect getaway for someone looking for a more authentic Costa Rican experience! The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and peaceful, with many opportunities to observe the wildlife up close. Monika is an amazing cook and serves up the very best of fresh, local cuisine with such a beautiful presentation it looks more like a piece of art...

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What a wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We try to pay particular attention to detail in the B&B rooms, the gallery, or even the plates of food that we serve. All of the artwork is handmade in Costa Rica from various artists that we have built a particular relationship over many years. We...

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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: $117 - $171 (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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