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Lizard King Resort

Star Rating
3 out of 5



3.5 / 5Good
115 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Talamanca Family Art
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Black Beach
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Playa Cocles
    16 min walk
  • Airport
    Limon (LIO)
    60 min drive

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Book online or call:

  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Standard Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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About this area

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Located in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Lizard King Resort is on the Strip and on the boardwalk. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Cahuita National Park and Punta Uva Beach.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Talamanca Family Art - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Black Beach - 10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Playa Cocles - 16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Playa Chiquita - 5 min drive

About this property

Lizard King Resort

A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free resort. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, coffee/tea in a common area, and dry cleaning. All 15 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include premium bedding, free newspapers, and showers.



Check-in between 3 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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.

  • Late check-in fee

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, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.

Property is also known as

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Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • In-room accessibility


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding


  • Shower


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Free newspapers
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

The best was its location since you can walk to the main strip in Puerto Viejo. The pool was not clean but other than that is a OK hotel.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019


The Lizard King has the potential to be a great place. It has a good location being central to most goings-on and the beach, but requires significant upgrading. Unfortunately, our room was not as advertised. We arrived to find that we had been placed next to a construction zone that was no less than the entire back end of the resort, which including loud banging and the use of loud power tools. This was not mentioned on Expedias's advertisement! In our opinion, we feel that we should, at the very least, have been upgraded without additional charge. We did ask for a different room that included AC and was at the front of the facility to which an added cost was attached. Though the noise was less from the construction, you are subjected to loud traffic and music throughout both the night & day. We found that the hustle & bustle of town tolerable, but if you are a light sleeper or are looking for a quiet venue, this is NOT it. The staff are the saving grace to this place. They are friendly and do their best to keep the place clean. The pool was a disappointment. It smelled of body odour and fish and there was a noticeable oil-slick on the surface. Additionally, there was a significant amount of debris and what appeared to be algae growth. If you plan on going to the beach make sure you bring your own towels as the hotel does not provide any.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

i didn't like the fact that a construction made unbelievable noise

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Great spot.

Great little motel. Great staff. Excellent location to walk downtown

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019


Ok- a little overpriced

The Lizard King is located close to numerous restaurants, shops, and the beach. On the other hand it is on a busy street with noise from passing cars and groups out walking. Other guests coming in late at night can be noisy too. If you are with a group looking for a bit of a party, this may be the place for you. If you prefer more quiet I suggest you look elsewhere. We choose the Lizard King because it had air conditioning and a pool. Both were welcome after staying at another area hotel without. However, the beds and linens were not as comfortable as expected. No closets. The bathroom was a little dirty and had a foul odor. Breakfast was pretty basic. Overall ok but not quite worth the price.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

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