Arenal Volcano Guestbook

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Costa Rica Rural Tourism

"There is nothing better than waking up with the sun and morning sounds of Costa Rica while enjoying a cup of coffee on the porch. We enjoyed a canopy tour and thought that day would be tough to top! We topped it the next day with a full day hike to the top of Cerro Chato with Steve, Debbie and Geovani-a great guide. Dinners and drinks at the house with Debbie and Steve were a wonderful and relaxing way to end the day. Thank you! No phone, no Internet, no TV-the perfect recipe for a relaxing vacation. It was great to leave the 'Type A' personalities of the East Coast far behind. You will enjoy the view and the hospitality of this unique property." Steve Davis and Deirdre Kelly, Washington DC, USA

Lexi Dwyer and Ernesto Munoz

"We had a wonderful time, hiking the Rio Celeste with Giovanni (despite getting off to a rocky start with a dead car battery - thanks for rescuing us, Steve and Debbie!) Other highlights: watching Arenal do her thing, the delicious dinners, Lucky and Chloe, the 17 piglets, and getting to see a toucan and sloth-just a few minutes away. Oh, and how could we forget driving the Land Cruiser...! Thanks for your warm hospitality that made the setting even more beautiful." Lexi Dwyer, Travel Editor BRIDES magazine and Ernesto Munoz, Brooklyn, NY Leaves and Lizards was featured in the September/October 2007 issue of Brides Magazine!

Lee Johnson, Rita Wong and Haley

"This has been an adventure we will never forget. Steve and Debbie did a wonderful job of catering to our nine year old daughter. We went on the horseback ride down to the river and swam. In the afternoon we went on a terrific hike to a private waterfall where we had our 'own' private dip in paradise. Great views from our cabin and well worth the trip off the beaten path." Lee Johnson, Chete, WI

"We had a great time horseback riding to our 'own' waterfall pool in a river. We swam in the water there. I enjoyed watching the rocks from the volcano skid down the side as they turned a glowing reddish-orange color at night. The birds sounded lovely as they chirped beautiful songs. Even though I got a sunburn, I had a lot of fun! Haley WJ, (nine years old)

"We had an adventure of a lifetime! Steve and Debbie were great. Good food, good company, great views, good times....Thanks!" Rita Wong, Cheteh, WI

General Christian Houdet

"I spent one week in Costa Rica and three days in Steve and Debbie's paradise. Early in the morning we can see the volcano without clouds...add a wonderful horseback ride to the wonderfull landscape and you have the solution to how to build a miracle. Thanks a lot for this very well configured and situated bungalow!" General Christian Houdet

Howard and Jackie Daniels

"We went river rafting, it was fun. We saw monkeys. We went to the hot springs and the volcano and then slept like lambs. Leaves and Lizards will be a hit to anyone who comes here. Steve and Debbie run a good place, they are fun to be around and truly care about you." Howard and Jackie Daniels, Beacon Falls, CT USA

John and Sandy Owen

"We spent six nights at Steve and Deb's cabin retreat. Our cabin was perfect! Modern, but rustic, clean, comfortable, quiet, and peaceful. The views of Arenal, the valley, and surrounding countryside were spectacular. And, of course, we heard the howler monkeys each and every night. We ate our meals, family-style, at the "gathering kitchen", just a 5 minute walk from our cabin. The food was fresh, authentic, and delicious, thanks to talented and beautiful Mireya. She is pure gold, as far as we are concerned. Each and every day was packed with many tours, each one amazing and unforgettable. We had no worries with reservations or transportation. Steve and Deb took care of all details, making our stay completely stress free. We will never forget our time at Leaves and Lizards and we will definitely return. Thanks, Steve and Deb. You two are awesome." John and Sandy Owen

Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Hotel