Lost Iguana Resort and Spa - La Fortuna de San Carlos

Three-, Four-, or Five-Night Stay at The Lost Iguana Resort & Spa in Costa Rica

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Jungle Bungalows with Spectacular Volcano Views

The Arenal Volcano in northwestern Costa Rica rises more than a mile high into the sky, starting from a green, densely forested base and tapering to a rocky peak. The active volcano is set amid hundreds of acres of lush rainforest, which extends to the doorstep of The Lost Iguana Resort & Spa. Here, flowering plants perfume the air, exotic birds flutter around, and you can hear distant whistles, screeches, and hoots from the local wildlife. It makes a soothing setting for the resort’s Golden Gecko Spa, where toucans and tanagers live next to its riverside trails. The spa inspired Recommend magazine to say “many travelers have already found [the resort] to be the last word in jungle elegance.”

In each standard deluxe room, a private balcony overlooks the volcano. High wooden ceilings create a sense of space, and the decor is bright and tropical. Local artwork adds an authentic touch, and the satellite TV, mini-refrigerator, and air conditioning provide modern comforts.

The resort also has two outdoor pools: one next to a waterfall, and the other leading to a swim-up bar. An extensive network of private trails rewards hikers with glimpses of rare birds such as golden-olive woodpeckers and grey-headed chachalaca. An 80’x80’ hibiscus maze dares visitors to enter and solve riddles posed by an intellectual kinkajou. Afterward, the resort's open-air Blue Hibiscus Restaurant makes a good spot for a romantic dinner in full view of the volcano.

La Fortuna, Costa Rica: Outdoor Recreation in Lush Tropical Rainforest

The Lost Iguana Resort & Spa occupies a verdant, overgrown stretch of land not far from where steep waterfalls cascade down mountainsides at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. The preserved rainforest habitats are home to monkeys, birds, more than 4,000 butterflies, and a 200-pound jaguar. Another daytrip option is to take a local eco tour, which range from kayaking and whitewater rafting to mountain biking underneath a cool, green canopy.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in a standard deluxe room with spa credit and a welcome basket. Travel 1/18/13–4/30/13.

  • Option 1: $479 for a three-night stay (up to an $875 value)
  • Option 2: $639 for a four-night stay (up to a $1,120 value)
  • Option 3: $699 for a five-night stay (up to a $1,365 value)

Book by: 1/11/13
Travel window: 1/18/13–4/30/13

Included in all options:

  • $100 spa credit
  • Welcome basket ($40 value)

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Club cars shuttle guests around property
  • Onsite spa
  • Fitness center and hiking trails
  • Two pools
  • Attached restaurant
  • Hibiscus maze
  • Complimentary WiFi in lobby and rooms

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/11/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 1/18/13-4/30/13
  • Not valid 3/25/13-3/31/13 or 4/11/13-4/13/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 48hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • 13% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One king bed or two full beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids 11 or younger
  • Adding occupants above standard: US$30 per night for each additional occupant 12 or older; no charge for occupants 11 or younger
  • Private volcano-view balcony
  • Safe-deposit box
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional US$20 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: guests may upgrade to the luxury suite for an additional US$30 per night.

Getting There

  • By plane: 66 miles (106 km) from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO); 95 miles (153 km) from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)
  • By shuttle: $135 for up to four people and $20 for each additional person from SJO; $190 for up to four people and $20 for each additional person from LIR

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • US dollars are accepted in most places.
  • Pedestrians do not have the right of way in Costa Rica, so be careful when crossing the street.

Customer Reviews

155 Ratings

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Jared B. ·
Reviewed April 23, 2013
Everything; the food was great, the pool and bar were surrounded by beautiful natural plants and birds, the spa was so secluded and relaxing, the rooms were very nice and clean and the staff was so accommodating and friendly, we plan to return for a third visit soon.


Jared B. ·
Reviewed April 23, 2013
Great place, great prices, lots to do as far as tours go.........or just stay at the resort, kick back relax and take it all in.


Michael S. ·
Reviewed April 22, 2013
The setting and service
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