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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

This was my first trip to CR, and the staff at Lost Iguana was very helpful with suggestions for activities in the area. The hotel/spa is in a beautiful area, nestled in the rain forest. If the hilly setting is a challenge, the hotel offers golf cart rides to and from the various buildings. The rooms are spotless. Our room... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
1 review
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

I just got back from a fabulous five day stay at the Lost Iguana. My husband and I are seniors and we were concerned about the hotel being built on a hillside. We quickly learned that no concern was necessary since they provide a club car which looks like a large golf cart whenever you need one. We found the... More 

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bozeman mt
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

My wife and I recently returned from a great five day vacation at the Lost Iguana. We are seniors but found we were able to navigate around the rainforest hillsides since the hotel has nice club cars available whenever we needed one. We found our room which was in the Orquidia building was perfect for us since we could walk... More 

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2012

We had a great stay at Lost Iguana Resort. The grounds and views are absolutely beautiful, and the staff really made the place special. All were very helpful and friendly from reservation through departure. I had lots of questions about the best way to plan our vacation since we had never been to Costa Rica before, and the front desk... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

We are still touring costa rica but just left the lost iguana. I really liked it. We are traveling with our three boys (teens, Tweens and a youth). Maybe they were the ones that disturbed the earlier reviewer. Hey it's possible. Sorry. But we all had a great time. My wife and I were in a luxury room with an... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

I have stayed in four different resorts around the La Fortuna/ Arenal area and this one is definitely the best. This is my third return visit to the Lost Iguana because it just keeps getting better! I stayed for five days and enjoyed the hanging bridges, a safari float down the river and a great tour of the hiking trails... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

This hotel is gorgeous but I am not so sure that I would stay here again. PROS: - Absolutely GORGEOUS location in the middle of the jungle. You are really immersed in nature here. Incredibly picturesque view of Arenal. - The design of the hotel is all wood, very natural and feels like it blends in with surroundings - Conveniently... More 

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Rocio V, Owner at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa, responded to this review

I have a serious problem with the validity of this review since we never drained the pool in August. We drained it to replace tiles in October and gave all rooms a complimentary massage for any inconvenience. We never play Christmas music, even at Christmas in respect to all religions. The walls are filled concrete block with insulation. We are... More 

White Haven, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

My wife and I were looking for a place to relax for a week and enjoy some beautiful scenery in a comfortable setting. We found it at Lost Iguana along with some very friendly staff and good food. It's close enough to town that a quick shuttle gets you there and if you want some fun outside of the resort... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2012

This resort is not located in the town of la fortuna town, it's quite isolated, nothing around the hotel.you need a car or taxi to go out. It was a 5 minute drive from the dam to arrive the resort. This resort has a reasonable good restaurant, a swimming pool, a spa ,a store,a gym.the room furnished with wooden furniture... More 

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2 Thank edwinHongkong
Rocio V, Owner at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa, responded to this review

I am very sorry you found a 120 acre resort "isolated". We are only 15 minutes from all the other hotels lined up on the road. If you had preferred to stay at one of these hotels, we would gladly let you cancel your room and stay in any other hotel. I asked the staff if anyone had requested to... More 

Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

My wife and I are in our 50s and well traveled. We spent 4 nights and 5 days at The Lost Iguana. First of all the place is huge. You can spend 4 hours just on their jungle trails. BTW, these are not trails for the timid. Bring water and a snack! The resort itself was beautiful, private, with lots... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lost Iguana Resort is Arenal's newest hotel, offering luxury accommodations in the rain forest The resort's 100 acre property overlooks the world's most active volcano, Arenal Volcano located near La Fortuna, Costa Rica. A premiere, upscale retreat nestled gently in the jungle, the Lost Iguana Resort only offers rooms with large private balconies overlooking the Arenal Volcano and Arenal River Gorge. All rooms are spacious and well appointed with first-class furnishings, artwork and full amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lost Iguana Resort & Spa

Address: 1.5 km North of Arenal dam, Arenal Volcano National Park A2004, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park
Price Range: $200 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lost Iguana Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
Lost Iguana Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Lost Iguana Resort And Spa
Hotel Lost Iguana
Lost Iguana Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Arenal Volcano National Park
#9 Spa Hotel in Arenal Volcano National Park
#9 Family Hotel in Arenal Volcano National Park
#10 Romantic Hotel in Arenal Volcano National Park
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“Best views of the volcano”
 of 5 bubbles Matei, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms are great here...”
 of 5 bubbles TravelDelEaglePoint, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You can find a good room anywhere at Lost Iguana.”
 of 5 bubbles cristinai478, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to upgrade to a Superior Suite!”
 of 5 bubbles irenee504, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor--better views. Hot tubs in corner rooms.”
  • The convenience area in the room
  • Our bedroom
  • Our private balcony overlooking the volcano
  • Arenal volcano seen from our room.
  • Across the bed through the balcony
  • Another view from the balcony: Room #20
  • Our hot tub overlooking the rainforest
 of 5 bubbles Cearbhaill4959, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
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