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Leaves and Lizards Rates

October and November 2017 – Special 35% off of the base rate per night. 3 night minimum. Includes Breakfast. Not valid for previous reservations or with any other offer. Only valid for reservations booked directly through Leaves and Lizards.



Leaves and Lizards is a retreat. We welcome you and want you to feel like you are part of our community. Experiences can be life changing….come and experience, connect, and unplug….

We are not a typical resort hotel. Sometimes people feel a bit out of their element when they first arrive. The sights, sounds, smells, the tropical environment and the LACK of the hustle and pressure of the ‘real’ world can make some people feel like they landed on another planet!

It may take a day or two to unwind and let nature seep back into your soul. If you are traveling with children, it is a good idea to prepare them in advance, so they know what to expect. The rooms DO NOT have TV’s, WiFi, Phones in order to facilitate this re-connection with nature.

Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat Rates

Off Peak: May 1st – Dec. 17th, 2017  Peak: Dec. 18th, 2017 – April 30th, 2018
Cabins: Volcano, Monkey, Toucan, Congo and Coco –  minimum 3 night stay
Per Night $200/double occupancy $240
$20/night each additional person.
Per Week $1260 $1512
$140/week each additional person. (see descriptions on Lodging page)
Hobbit House A one of a kind experience!
Per Night $220/double occupancy $250
$20/night each additional person. Weekly rate 10% off. (1 queen, 2 singles and a very small pullout)
Hummingbird Hacienda OR Tree House (anticipated opening August 2017) minimum 3 night stay
Per Night $330/quad occupancy $360
$20/night each additional person.
Per Week $2079 $2268
$140/week each additional person. (Hummingbird has 3 queens, 1 full sized pull out couch-2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms) (Tree House has 2 queens and 1 single)
Heliconia Houseminimum 3 night stay
Per Night $190/quad occupancy $200
$20/night each additional person.
Per Week $1197 $1260
$140/week each additional person. (2 queens, 2 singles-2 bedrooms, A/C)
Butterfly Villa – minimum 3 night stay
Per Night $230/Double occupancy $280
$20/night each additional person. (One queen and a pull out couch-private gazebo with jazzuzi tub, A/C)
Per Week $1449 $1764
$140/week each additional person.
Stress less and leave the planning to us! Check out our Vacation Packages!
Workshops & Retreats
Interested in a different type of vacation experience? Check out our Workshops and Retreats page!

2016_12_volcano-39It’s not too early to plan for next Christmas/New Years 

2017 – 2018 Holiday Packages

Dec. 20th, 2017 to Jan. 4th, 2018 we have a minimum 5 night stay. You may want to choose one of our  inclusive packages or just pay for your room and choose your activities and transportation as you like. We can also create a customized package to suit the needs of your group/family.

We welcome on-site photographer Leila Audrey Pages  Leila is working on her documentary, Freedom Tracks, it is about the healing bond between humans and horses.  She offers photography services or classes to our guests by private request in advance.


Confirm availability with us by email  then make your payment here for a relaxing stay at our cabin retreat.

Our delicious Breakfast is included in the nightly rate.

Once you have confirmed we have space;  please make your deposit by clicking the yellow BUY NOW button below and pay the appropriate deposit.  When we see your deposit come through our system, we will send you a confirmation and the balance due.

VERY IMPORTANT: Copy and paste confirmation of the payment into the string of email correspondence. You will be assigned a confirmation number. Please use it on all correspondence in the subject line.

We may ask for payment in full for reservations in peak seasons (December, January, February, March, April, June, July and August) and when your stay is less than 30 days away.  Your deposit is credited towards your final bill. You can add money to your deposit, to what we call a ‘kitty’ to use for tours, meals and transportation before your stay if you’d like, unused money is fully refundable when you check out. You can use PayPal and click the ‘SEND MONEY’ tab to

  • Cancellations greater than 45 days before dates of stay will receive a refund less a 20% processing fee. Cancellations 45 days or less will not receive a refund. Any tours you may have paid for may be refunded.
  • A deposit is required to secure your reservation.
  • Rates subject to change until paid in full.
  • No refunds for cancellations due to ‘Force Majeure’. (events or circumstances beyond our control, such as but not limited to terrorism/war or natural or biological disasters)
  • We recommend travel insurance.
  • Cancellation policy for workshops:
    • Cancellations greater than 60 days before dates of stay will receive a refund less a 20% processing fee. Cancellations 60 days or less will not receive a refund.  A deposit is required to secure your place. Payment in full is required 60 days before the event.
    • Travel insurance is required to attend all workshops. Travel insurance should cover changes in plans and emergency medical care and evacuation.

Please note cabin preference, arrival and departure dates in the comment section of the invoice.

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Things to Note about our Cabin Retreat

  • Our delicious Breakfast is included in the nightly rate.
  • Leaves and Lizards Rates do not include the 13% Costa Rica tourist tax it is added to your food and lodging total.
  • In accordance with local tourism law, an additional 10% service charge is added to your food bill.
  • Cash,PayPal,VISA and MasterCard accepted on site.
  • We are not a typical hotel/resort. We have a welcoming retreat like atmosphere.
  • In keeping with our retreat atmosphere, we ask for a minimum stay of 3 nights. Please don’t ask for shorter stays. Our average length of stay is 4-5 nights.
  • Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat is suitable for older children. We may not be the best choice for kids under the age of 5.
  • We can provide transportation, please inquire about rates.
  • We are located in a rural area. Expect a bumpy ride for at least 3 km. We know it is a rough road. It keeps out the riff raff!
  • Check-in is at 1:00 pm and Check-out at 11:00 am. This can be flexible, just ask.
  • FREE local calls and FREE high speed wireless internet.
  • ADVENTURES with OSCAR! Morning Hike upon request.
  • FREE Occasional Dinner Presentations by professional naturalist guide: On topics such as Biodiversity and Volcanoes. On demand, just ask if you are interested.
  • Daily yoga $10/person during most peak times.
  • Lunch – $10, Dinner – $16-$25 Served at the Lava Lizard restaurant. Children’s menu $8. Reservations are necessary.
  • Farm to Table Fresh is our Motto! Foods grown at Leaves and Lizards: Milk, cream, sour cream, cheese, butter, ice cream, chicken, beef, pork, eggs and a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • Please plan to pay tips in cash.
  • For ideas of other great places to stay, our friends Berni and Nhi, owners of Pura Vida Hotel near SJO,  have an excellent recommendations.  ‘Places you will want to stay (longer)’.