Lost Iguana Resort and Spa

3.5 star property
Family-friendly resort with 2 restaurants, near Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
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Lost Iguana Resort and Spa

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Standard Room | Tempur-Pedic beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Gift shop
Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed | Bathroom | Shower, rainfall showerhead, eco-friendly toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of Lost Iguana Resort and Spa

9.2 out of 10 Superb
9.2/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
1.5 km northwest from Arenal Dam, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 21007
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • In-room childcare
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

Room options

Superior Villa, 2 Bedrooms

  • 603 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Double Beds

Deluxe Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed

  • 603 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Bed

Junior Villa, 2 Bedrooms

  • 603 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Double Beds

Standard Room

  • 344 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 27 min walk
  • Lake Arenal - 3 min drive
  • Tabacon Hot Springs - 11 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 14 min drive
  • Baldi Hot Springs - 18 min drive
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 40 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 50.3 miles/81 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Cascajo's Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • Rancho Mirador Los Peñas - 5 min drive
  • Blue Hibiscus - 1 min walk
  • Restaurante de Mistico Park - 8 min walk
  • Mirador El Arenal - 5 min drive

About this property

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa

Placing you 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Arenal Volcano National Park and 5.1 mi (8.3 km) from Tabacon Hot Springs, Lost Iguana Resort and Spa offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 99000 per vehicle. After splashing around at the 2 outdoor pools, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a poolside bar, a children's pool, and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers say great things about the overall property condition.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 42 units
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

Required at check-in

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


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


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


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


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


  • 6 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2005
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Heated pool
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • At least 80% organic food
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community & sustainability
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • 100% renewable energy
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • Water dispenser
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only


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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 26-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress

What to enjoy

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

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Energy-saving switches
  • LED light bulbs
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for CRC 9000.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children costs CRC 99000 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.
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 accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Iguana Resort
Lost Iguana
Lost Iguana Arenal
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Hotel Lost Iguana
Lost Iguana Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Lost Iguana Resort And Spa
Lost Iguana Resort La Fortuna
Lost Iguana La Fortuna
La Fortuna Lost Iguana Resort and Spa Resort
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Resort Lost Iguana Resort and Spa La Fortuna
Lost Iguana Resort and Spa La Fortuna
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Frequently asked questions

Does Lost Iguana Resort and Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Lost Iguana Resort and Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
As of Sep 27, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa on Sep 28, 2023 start from $211, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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 on site at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
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 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, hiking, and kayaking. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the resort's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views.
Does Lost Iguana Resort and Spa have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio and a yard.
What's the area around Lost Iguana Resort and Spa like?
Lost Iguana Resort and Spa is a short 9-minute walk from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and 7 minutes' walk from Wellness Park Costa Rica.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Fun family stay
We really liked the resort. Some of the features are a little dated. The bathrooms need some hooks to hang things. Really great views from the room. Breakfast was good. Workers at the restaurant and front desk were very pleasant.
Valerie, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Beautiful property, but service lacking at times
The property is beautiful and a unique setting. The food was good and service prompt at the restaurant. We have two complaints. One was that the hotel really pushed guests to book tours and I did not realize until after we checked out that we had been charged $20 for transportation to the suspension bridges which was five minutes away and the hotel knew we had a car. That charge was unseemly and speaks to a mercenary practice which belies the marketed image. The other issue was service. We had driven for hours through the rain to reach the hotel. No one helped us with bags or showed us to the room. The staff knew that electricity had gone out, but no one told us. It took three attempts walking up and down a steep hill to get into our room. The Lost Iguana was our first hotel in Costa Rica. The service we received in the second and third was much better.
Christopher, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

José Guillermo, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jonathan, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

All we can say was WOW! The view of the volcano was magnificent, the staff was awesome, the property beautiful and peaceful, clean rooms, great food, wonderful spa, few miles away from the hanging bridges! Will recommend and stay again.
Neva, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ariel, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

The resort was very nice and set deep in the rainforest with terrific views of the Arenal volcano. The food was amazing. We didn’t have a bad dish the entire time we were there! The outdoor shower had a small screened in window and screened in roof to keep bugs and animals out which was neat! In the week we were there the water went out 2 days while we were there for the majority of one day and a couple hours of the other. It was very inconvenient, especially when traveling with small children who needed frequent diaper changes and left me with soiled hands. I wish the resort had offered bottled water to assist us or come up with some other plan. The resort was a great location for Sky Adventures (zip lining) and Mistico hanging bridges. We loved Costa Rica and all it had to offer!
Reema, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

They did a great job. Everyone was very happy and accommodating.
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10/10 Exceptional

James, 2-night trip
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