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4.7 out of 5

"Great view of volcano. Property needs some serious maintenance. "Warm" pool is not warm, dirty and many missing tiles. Somewhat dated. Not the friendl ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 31 Mar 2019

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3.5-star resort near Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

In La Fortuna

Stay at this La Fortuna resort and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and 2 miles (3 km) of Lake Arenal. Arenal Volcano National Park is within 2 miles (3 km) and Costa Rica Sky Adventures is within 9 miles (15 km).

Poolside dining

2 outdoor pools, 2 restaurants, and a bar/lounge are among this resort's featured amenities. Families will appreciate the children's pool, onsite laundry facilities, and in-room childcare. Relax with a drink at the poolside bar and enjoy free perks like local cuisine breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 42 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Other amenities include balconies or patios, private yards, and plasma TVs with satellite channels.

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$177* Per night/room May 24 - May 25

Superior Villa, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Junior Villa, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lost Iguana Resort and Spa

Everyone (2) Family (1)
3 out of 5
Great view of volcano. Property needs some serious maintenance. "Warm" pool is not warm, dirty and many missing tiles. Somewhat dated. Not the friendlies front desk. Landscaping could use some help too.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019

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Apr 1, 2019 by Lost Iguana

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019

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Apr 1, 2019 by Lost Iguana

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019

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Apr 1, 2019 by Lost Iguana

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5 out of 5

Go in Sep/Oct to Get the Best Rate & Experience!

A MUST GO PLACE! Many guide books were very misleading about Costa Rica's "rainy" season. We went there on honeymoon from 9/30-10/5 and it was sunny every day from 7:00am to 3:30pm. It only starts raining after about 3:30pm. Regardless of the season, you can't do much after 5:30pm anyway because it gets extremely dark at night (and night starts at 5:30pm). We had a fantastic time there. The hotel people were extremely courteous. There weren't many tourists so no place was crowded. The special Sep/Oct room discount was just awesome. Above all, the weather was perfect every day, surprisingly! (See pictures attached.) THINGS TO BRING: - Many $1 bills (USD) for tipping (maybe 40-50). All the touristy locations accept USD. You need $1 bills to tip people. $1-$2 tips are generally recommended for small things such as services from room keepers and drivers. $5-$10 tips are recommended for private tour guides. - Some $5, $10, and $20 bills - Sandals - Beach towel and goggle if you wanna swim in the swimming pool - Insect repellent - Sunscreen - Binoculars - Backpack - Bubble bath soap (if you want this in your private jacuzzi) USEFUL INFO: - You can actually spend your entire trip without Costa Rican currency. Almost all places accept USD.  - Learn and speak some Spanish. They don't care how much you can actually speak. They appreciate your effort. - Make sure you call your credit card company beforehand and let them know you will be in Costa Rica from when to when so your credit card doesn't get declined there.

Posted by , from Bismarck, ND on Oct 9, 2013

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5 out of 5

Amazing views, lovely spa

I only had one night at this hotel and wish I could've stayed much longer.  Room I booked was a Standard, but there is really nothing standard about it.  Very roomy, balcony, amazing room, bathroom was huge, I had a coffee maker and minibar in the room, coffee included and reasonable prices for minibar.  My favorite was the spa, I had time for only one treatment, very relaxing and reasonably priced.  They have quite a large souvenir shop on site, some original items.   Lovely place, amazing views, highly recommended.

Posted by , from San Jose, Costa Rica on May 26, 2013

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5 out of 5

Incredible views!

Pros: Free Internet, amazing views, beautifully landscaped
We were sad to only have one night at this wonderful gem. The view of Arenal from our balcony was incredible; as if it was placed there perfectly amidst the lush foliage. We enjoyed the rain forest hiking trails on site and without having to pay extra for a tour. The room was spacious and clean. If I ever make it back to Arenal, this is where I will be staying.

Posted by , from Key West, FL 33040, USA on Jul 26, 2012

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5 out of 5

Hard to complain, even if I tried

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
Cons: see review
I've waited so long to take the time to review this place because I had such a good time & have so much to say. For the positives, it's virtually never-ending: Pros: - Staff: friendly all around from reception to housekeeping to the bar to the restaurant to the gift shop. Excellent service & very resourceful (i.e. booking excursions)! - Ambience: EXCELLENT. You're in the rainforest, it's so lush, everything's located in the right amounts in the right places - Room: We had the suite as it wasn't much more than the a regular room. The room was SPOTLESS & had one of the best views I've ever seen. We were able to hang out on the balcony w/ the volcano front & center. Also, we had an outdoor tub, candles, matches provided. Also a separate outdoor shower! - Restaurant: pricey for dinner, but was good. We were allowed to bring our own bottle of wine after manager approval. The breakfast buffet had great variety, even let us pack something to go when we had leave early for a tour - Happy hour: pool was nice & warm, drinks were cheap (5 USD), bartenders totally cool! Appetizers are also available Cons: - The ONLY con. Like many resorts that try help you really getaway, this is another. Once you're out here, w/ exception of the Hanging Gardens (a must, is walking distance), that's it. There are no convenience stores, restaurants other than w/in the resort itself. Recommend to pick up what you need for your stay before making the drive in. BUT: to remedy that, Lost Iguana does provide FREE transportation into the town of Fortuna throughout the day! Again, loved this place, & look forward to a 2nd stay in the near future

Posted by , from Irvine, CA, USA on Apr 5, 2012

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5 out of 5

Private Paradise

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet, amazing views, private jungle
Warm staff. Amazing grounds (you can walk to Hanging Bridges). Private rooms with hot tub on the balcony!! Can't wait to go back.

Posted by , from Houston, TX on Aug 30, 2011

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5 out of 5

Definitely worth it.....Loved the view.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet, beautiful grounds
This hotel was the highlight of our trip. We went during the rainy season so we had the place almost to ourselves. View was fantastic. Volcano wasn't active but the view was great. Hot tub on deck was nice. Very nice manicured grounds. Walked the nature trail and saw some great fauna and foliage. We would definitely include the resort in our plans for our next trip to CR. This place was the nicest we stayed in on our whole trip.

Posted by , from Louisiana on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

5 star accomodation at 3 star rates !

I can't believe, The Lost Iguana is only rated as 4 stars!!! Perhaps, its because the prices are so unbelievably reasonable for a resort of this quality. The Lost Iguana is Casual elegance at it's best! Aside from the truly wonderful accomodation, with unbelievable attention to detail, (Hand painted sinks and bedspreads, private Jacuzzi's over looking the Volcano,clean gorgeous bathrooms, some with outdoor showers) , the promptness efficiency, and friendliness of the staff, is top notch. The food is as good as I've had anywhere, from the fresh Lake Arenal Tilapia Cerviche, to the Shrimp in Banana Sauce. The views from the rooms are National Gegraphic at it's best! I woke up to a "Plumming Volcano" set accross a pink sky, and I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! The grounds are more like a tropical botanical garden than a jungle. There is beauty every where you look. And , the Spa is elegant indulgence at it's best.! (treat yourself, you won't regret it.) Staying at this Jewel in the Jungle is an immersion into the best that nature and man have to offer. I 've traveled far and wide, and I can't wait to go back, this time with a lover.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2010

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Property Features

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools and a children's pool. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free manager's reception. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Lost Iguana Resort and Spa. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Self parking is free. The property offers extended parking privileges. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star La Fortuna resort.

  • 42 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 2005
  • Local cuisine breakfast (free)
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Grocery service (free)
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa offers 42 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Tempur-Pedic mattresses. 26-inch plasma televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Tempur-Pedic beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • Plasma television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free local cuisine breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The resort hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa has 2 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

A complimentary grocery shopping service is offered and room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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. 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.

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. The front desk at this property is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for CRC 9000.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. 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).

  • One child stays free
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 99000 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: CRC 99000 (one-way)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: CRC 9000.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • One child 5 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.