Overview of Lost Iguana Resort and Spa

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2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
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Lost Iguana Resort and Spa

3.5 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park9 min walk
    Popular LocationTabacon Hot Springs11 min drive
    Popular LocationArenal Volcano33 min drive
    AirportLa Fortuna (FON-Arenal)41 min drive

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  • Superior Villa, 2 Bedrooms

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 603 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 8
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Double Beds
    More detailsSuperior Villa, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard Room

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsStandard Room
  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed

    4.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 603 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsLuxury Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Villa, 2 Bedrooms

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 603 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 8
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Double Beds
    More detailsJunior Villa, 2 Bedrooms

About this area

La Fortuna

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa is located in La Fortuna. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and Lake Arenal, while Costa Rica Sky Adventures and Kalambu Hot Springs are popular area attractions. Traveling with kids? Consider Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Arenal Eco Zoo. Kayaking and rafting offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ziplining nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 9 min walk
  • Tabacon Hot Springs - 11 min drive
  • Arenal Eco Zoo - 24 min drive
  • Butterfly Conservatory - 24 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportJuan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 146 min drive


  • Blue Hibiscus Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • El Novillo Del Arenal — 12 min drive
  • Steak House Rest. El Novillos Del Arenal — 12 min drive
  • Steak House Mirador Arenal — 13 min drive
  • Benedictus — 15 min drive
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About this property

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa

3.5-star family-friendly resort, walk to Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
2 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools, and a full-service spa are available at this resort. Free breakfast (local cuisine) is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café are onsite. All 42 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and Tempur-Pedic beds. For a bit of entertainment, plasma TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.
Lost Iguana Resort and Spa offers 42 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. 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. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. 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.

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.

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.

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 sanitization guidelines 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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Extended parking on site (surcharge)
  • RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Onsite parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Free offsite parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free reception
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • No elevators

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

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


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Tempur-Pedic bed


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower


  • 26-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio
  • Yard


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free local calls
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 7:00 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

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from September 22 2020 to November 14 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

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

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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

We should mention

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
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 5 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa and receive a full refund?
Yes, Lost Iguana Resort and Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Lost Iguana Resort and Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
As of Jan 19, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa on Jan 20, 2021 start from $192, 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.
Does Lost Iguana Resort and Spa have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Is Lost Iguana Resort and Spa pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
Self parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
Check-in is from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa?
Check-out is at noon.
Does Lost Iguana Resort and Spa provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of CRC 99000 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is Lost Iguana Resort and Spa located?
This family-friendly La Fortuna resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and Lake Arenal. Arenal Volcano National Park and Costa Rica Sky Adventures are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 490 out of 668 reviews
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Rating 4 - Good. 138 out of 668 reviews
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Rating 3 - Okay. 27 out of 668 reviews
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Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 668 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 668 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
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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!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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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.
Stayed 10 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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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.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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My boyfriend and I just checked out of this hotel and we are so sad to leave. This hotel is absolutely beautiful. It sits secluded and is a bit off the beaten path but worth it. It’s 20 min ride to La Fortuna. Close to all attractions and walking distance from the Hanging Bridges at Mistico. We flew into Liberia Airport and rented a car. Our flight was delayed 3 hrs so that pushed our almost 2 hr car ride into the night time. The ride from Liberia to the hotel was tumultuous. It was raining and deep into Rt 142 (need to take to get to hotel) there are no street lights. Very dangerous and would not recommend unless in daylight** Staff were very accommodating throughout our stay. They are so polite and so friendly. Rooms were clean and the beds were very comfy. Throughout the day, especially at night, you can really hear the sounds of the rainforest which is so tranquil. The view from our room was worth a million dollars, omg. Amazing. And our shower.... was so cool! A double-head outdoor shower that is enclosed but so spa-like and tropical. Water pressure was amazing. Breakfasts were awesome and very traditional. We ate dinner there twice which was decent. The hotel is gated with a 24-hour guard and we felt very safe. Many areas of parking on site. If you are staying near Arenal, check this place out! When we return to Costa Rica I will absolutely want to stay here again!!
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
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
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2020

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