Leaves and Lizards Retreat

If you’re searching for the perfect Costa Rican experience, look no further. Leaves and Lizards Retreat is about as unique as you’re going to get. Set high up in the hills above La Fortuna it’s surrounded by nature and has unbeatable views of Arenal Volcano. With endless activities on offer there really is something for everyone. You might only stay for a week or two, but you’ll remember it forever.


Start the day with outdoor yoga, then fuel your body with a healthy yet hearty breakfast before planning how to spend your day. The walking trails are great for nature lovers, with an abundance of flora and fauna to spot. The infinity pool is the perfect place to unwind.


Each cabin at Leaves and Lizards has been carefully designed to offer a unique experience, from the Hobbit House to the Tree House. Meals are prepared with incredibly fresh local ingredients and served in the most perfect setting.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. There’s endless activities to keep you on your toes at Leaves and Lizards. Take a horse ride through the rainforest to find a hidden waterfall, or have a go at stand up paddle boarding. Keep reading to find out what we loved the most.


Activities and Amenities

Leaves and Lizards has a working farm and welcome you to get stuck in. You can collect the eggs from the chicken coop and milk the cows before breakfast - talk about fresh produce! As well as cows, pigs and chickens, Leaves and Lizards is home to a number of beautiful horses. You can ride to a hidden waterfall, or try some of the equine programs. It’s incredible how much we can learn from these gentle souls. Yoga classes take place in the horse paddock, giving you chance to feel how calming can be.


Why we recommend Leaves and Lizards

  • Nature is at your doorstep, volcano views and forest immersed cabins

  • Fully equipped rooms with everything you might need to make the most of your holiday

  • Clean and well kept rooms and facilities

  • A truly unique slice of paradise designed to help you truly unwind and reconnect with nature

  • Spectacular infinity pool overlooking the immense volcano Arenal

  • Quiet and tranquil environment

  • Equine workshops available for small groups

  • Delicious and healthy meals served throughout the day at the on site restaurant


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