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Lost Iguana Resort and Spa

Family-friendly resort with 2 restaurants, near Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

  • Free local cuisine breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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$207

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1.5 km northwest from Arenal Dam, La Fortuna, 21007, Alajuela, Costa Rica
9.2.Superb.
  • My husband and I had an amazing time here. Staff was extremely nice and the hotel…

    May 23, 2021

  • Our stay at the Lost Iguana Resort was beyond our expectations! Great customer service!…

    Apr 18, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Dining options
Easy parking
Convenient
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 42 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Conference center

Feel at home

  • Children's pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Television

What’s around

  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 27 min walk
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 9 min walk
  • Lake Arenal - 19 min walk
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 7.8 mi / 12.5 km
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km
  • Arenal Volcano - 9.8 mi / 15.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room
  • Junior Villa, 2 Bedrooms
  • Superior Villa, 2 Bedrooms

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 27 min walk
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 9 min walk
  • Lake Arenal - 19 min walk
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 7.8 mi / 12.5 km
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km
  • Arenal Volcano - 9.8 mi / 15.7 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 13.1 mi / 21.1 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 146 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 30 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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1.5 km northwest from Arenal Dam, La Fortuna, 21007, Alajuela, Costa Rica

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 42 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-7:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 6
  • Year Built - 2005
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony or patio
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 26-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

Golden Gecko Spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Iguana Resort
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Optional extras

Cribs/Infant beds are available for CRC 9000.0 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 99000 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children costs CRC 99000 (one-way)

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Lost Iguana Resort and Spa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include El Novillo Del Arenal (5.7 mi), Steak House Rest. El Novillos Del Arenal (5.7 mi), and Steak House Mirador Arenal (6.6 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 99000 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, hiking, and kayaking. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Lost Iguana Resort and Spa also has a garden.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fabu

    Absolutely AMAZING stay!!!! Best service, great location! Beautiful surroundings and very clean room. Top service from Louis and Joge ! Will most definitely return

    Myra, 2 night family trip, Apr 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    very beautiful and clean hotel

    Everything was amazing, very beautiful and clean hotel with amazing rooms and views . Stuff was very helpful and friendly.

    2 night trip, Mar 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My wife and I so enjoyed our stay at the Lost Iguana we ended up extending our trip. We traveled for a week, staying at different places around the mountains, this was by far our favorite. Very friendly staff, we had an open dialog with the front desk over WhatsApp the entire time and they helped us with everything. We did the night walk on site and they made sure we had dinner since the restaurant closed during that time. As of Feb 2021 the pool bar was open, happy hour 4-5, restaurant and bar close at 8. Food was great, social distancing was easy, we were comfortable the whole time. We had a king suite on the second floor of one of the buildings and the view was as pictured, amazing. Hot tub on the patio had plenty of hot water to enjoy sunset overlooking the volcano. We took morning walks on the ~1 mile trail before free (tasty and filling) breafkast. A/C in the room kept us comfortable, WiFi was strong enough for our needs and stretched throughout the site. Large rooms, large bathrooms, wet bar and mini fridge. The property is well off the main road so it's quiet and private and is lushly landscaped. Tons of frogs and hummingbirds. We will stay here again when we make our way back.

    1 night romance trip, Feb 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Located in a remote jungle setting while still only 20 minutes from town. All rooms have unparalleled views of the volcano. The staff at the restaurant were very friendly and accommodating. Our room was very spacious and clean with a large balcony that we used to enjoy the serenity of the jungle.

    4 night trip, Feb 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We LOVED every thing about this LOVELY property! The staff was the most welcoming, accommodating, genuine people that went above and beyond to make our stay special! The rooms were comfortable, the grounds were beautiful in the rainforest, the spa was MAGNIFICANT! Everything was AMAZING!

    Kelly, 2 night family trip, Jan 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My husband and I visited the Lost Iguana for our honeymoon. We had never been to Costa Rica before and were absolutely blown away by our experience. The resort was gorgeous. It was well maintained, the views were breathtaking, and we felt like we were in the middle of the jungle with the lush greenery. The staff was attentive, friendly, and gave great recommendations on local activities. The staff truly is what sets this place above the rest. They were so kind and welcoming, and truly loved their job and beautiful country! The resort was within a few minute drive from hot springs, waterfalls, and the downtown area. Great location.

    Jourden, 10 night romance trip, Dec 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff is amazing. We enjoyed are time here very much. Made my birthday experience extra special. From the girls at the front desk, to the guys at the pool/restaurant, they went above and beyond.

    Gavin, 5 night romance trip, Dec 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stunning Views and Great Service

    The Lost Iguana property is simply stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed walks around the property and late afternoons watching the sunset from our porch. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and very spacious. The service was great, especially at the onsite restaurant. We didn't use the pools while we were there as it rained a lot but they looked very clean and inviting. The hotel is relatively far from town. This is a great hotel if you are looking for peace, quiet, and romance.

    Alexandra, 3 night trip, Nov 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay

    We had a beautiful room with a view of the volcano. Food was delicious and staff very friendly. The gym was closed but they brought us yoga mats so we vould fo yoga on the huge balcony. Cool outdoor shower and a seperste outdoor tub. Good hiking trails on the property. The guide rraaly knows his stuff.

    Gretchen, 2 night trip, Nov 23, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Great staff and beautiful setting. However most of the hotel amenities are not working. The spa is closed, the hot pool is not working, the restaurant operates very limited hours and the cable TV routers are down. In addition to that, the hotel is 25 minutes away from town. There are many better better hotels, with thermal pools, closer to town and better overall services at comparable or even better rates. This place just does not make sense

    Simon, 4 night family trip, Nov 21, 2020

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