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1 room, 2 adults

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa, La Fortuna

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
1.5 km northwest from Arenal Dam, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 21007, Costa Rica

Family-friendly resort with 2 restaurants, near Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Free local cuisine breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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Great room
Fantastic service
Bar is awesome
Value for money could be better

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa, La Fortuna

from $110
  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room
  • Junior Villa, 2 Bedrooms
  • Superior Villa, 2 Bedrooms

What’s around Lost Iguana Resort and Spa, La Fortuna


  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 4 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

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 146 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 31 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in
The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • 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 not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

  • Extended parking

Payment types at the property

* 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
  • Fitness facilities
  • 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
  • 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
  • Number of buildings/towers - 6
  • Year Built - 2005
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


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.

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa, La Fortuna’s small print

Also known as

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Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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.

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)

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 for Lost Iguana Resort and Spa, La Fortuna

  • Is there a pool at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
    Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 99000 per vehicle one-way.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • What is there to do near Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
    Recommended spots to visit include Arenal Volcano National Park (4-min walk) and Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park (9-min walk), along with Lake Arenal (1 mi) and Costa Rica Sky Adventures (7.8 mi).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 358 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Quiet and Scenic
Fantastic place to stay, the staff was friendly and helpful. The view from our room was amazing. We enjoyed watching the birds at breakfast.
James, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Accommodating to food allergies
The property is beautiful. We enjoyed all of the wildlife we got to see from our room and the dinning area. The breakfast and dinner foods were really good but the lunch menu wasn’t great. The dinner staff was very helpful with my extremely restricted diet and made me a special potato. I’m gluten, dairy, and grain free so accommodating me wasn’t simple but they were really nice about it. The hotel is really really far from everything so I wouldn’t recommend going there without a car. We were only there for 2 days and just stayed on property/nearby hanging bridges but it would have been nice to have had the ability to drive into town or to the other hotels with thermal pools. The front desk said it would have been a $30 cab ride each way so we didn’t bother. Over all great stay with really nice people. also the view from our hotel room looked exactly like the view in the pictures which was a pleasant surprise. I didn’t have high expectations since our room wasn’t a fancy one.
Kerry, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was fantastic—and I would definitely return! The resort was gorgeous, my room looked right out on the volcano, and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious, and the pool bar was a lot of fun. The resort is not too big—you almost feel that it is your private estate!
Christine, us4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing hotel!
We absolutely LOVED our stay at the Lost Iguana Inn. We were blown away by our room - the view was incredible and the room itself was gorgeous. There was even an outdoor shower which was awesome. I can see this room being perfect for a honeymooning couple. This was right near the hanging bridges so we could have easily walked. The staff was all super friendly and helpful, and the meals were great. We highly recommend this hotel. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer. Easily our favorite hotel during our stay in Costa Rica.
Stephanie, us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Lovely Setting
We loved almost everything about this place! The setting and the views were amazing, and the staff went out of their way to be very helpful. We would definitely stay here again. Our only complaint is that our roof started to leak one night due to very heavy rain. It was just in one or two spots, so it didn't ruin anything, but it's definitely something they should get fixed ASAP.
us4 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Wonderful Staff in Nice Location
All of the staff were absolutely wonderful. From the front desk staff that helped us book tours to the porters that carted us around to everyone in the restaurant, they were always smiling and helpful. The pools and pool bar were great as well. The included breakfast contained mad-to-order omelets and fresh juices, fruits, breads and cereal. Our only problem were the bugs in the room. They were everywhere and we woke up every day with terrible bites. I understand it's a rain forest and I applied insect repellent for outings during the day but showered before going to bed and do not know what bit me in the bed (we had 2 Queen beds and slept separately). 8 days later and I still have several bites on my legs that are healing; my husband had bites on his hands and arms. The front desk brushed it off to "being in a rain forest." We did not experience this in the other 3 hotels we stayed in. Also, ask for an upper room in the cottages because the maids' begin work at 6:30 am on the ground floor and their walkie talkies woke us up every day and by 9:00 am they bang on the door to clean the room. Otherwise everything was wonderful. The Mistico Hanging Bridges is a 2-minute ride away but everything else is 30 minutes away. The property has a nice hour-long somewhat strenuous hiking trail too.
Julie, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Top Notch
Fantastic experience with wonderful location and great facilities. Highly recommend!
Aaron, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A gem in Arenal.
We loved staying in Lost Iguana. The room had an espectacular view of the Volcano. We saw cool birds like Toucans, hummingbirds, motmots. We definitely stay in the same location again.
Rocio, us4 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Beautiful Facilities but Poorly Managed
The facilities and view is amazing but the day after we left, we received an email from the hotel accusing us of stealing towels, a laundry bag, and a carpet. In fact, the cleaning service never replaced our dirty towels so we ended up using provided beach towels, rather than call the front desk. For our consideration, we are accused of taking towels. We never saw the carpet they accused us of stealing, so we assume this was another thing we never received in our room that we were accused of taking. The laundry bag was placed one shelf above the original location and very little searching would have addressed this. Very poorly managed, which is too bad because I wanted to return here next year with more family.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Maria Cristabel Porras, us1 night trip with friends

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa, La Fortuna

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