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I will carry this place and these people in my heart until I get the chance to go back - which I hope will be very, very soon.
~ LauraM576, Washington, DC, Trip Advisor
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The beach is virtually deserted, leaving you with the impression that Iguana Lodge was your private resort.
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Awarded One of the Fifty Most Special Hotels in the World
~ Mexicana Airlines
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In a word- just go!!!
~ Sandy Segal, Ontario, Trip Advisor
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Iguana Lodge is truly one of those places that changes your outlook on vacations, the way in which you will travel, and what true beauty really is.
~ M. Hambacher, Colorado, Trip Advisor
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There is an endless and crowdless black sand beach that leads into a vast blue ocean which often serves as a whales playground.
~ Andrea Ste Marie Hopelain, Los Angeles, Blog- themfdre.com/
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The yoga and massage studio are in a stunningly beautiful.
~ MarehareCa, CA, Trip Advisor
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I feel absolutely bereft now that I have left their warm embrace.
~ LauraM576, Washington, DC, Trip Advisor
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The morning and night sounds of nature are without compare.
~ LoveToTravelNJ63, New Jersey, Trip Advisor
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The Iguana reminds you what life is all about – connecting. living. reclaiming simplicity. and why without the complexities of life, happiness truly exists.
~ Andrea Ste Marie Hopelain, Los Angeles, Blog- themfdre.com/

Save the Turtles

For years Iguana Lodge was the sole sponsor of the Save the Osa Turtle Project (ASTO), and we have birthed thousands and thousands of turtles...and during the torrential rains of October, this phrase comes to mind:  "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers [turtle guards] from the swift completion of their appointed rounds*".  (While we have neither snow nor sleet - thank goodness, this is the tropics! - we have been up a lot in the middle of the night with sea turtles for years.)  

Five species of sea turtles lay on our gorgeous six mile long beach generally between May and December.

As of late, we have been unable to secure the national permits required to allow our project to proceed, but we are attempting to renegotiate this with the Costa Rican government.  We will see!  Meanwhile, the turtles keep coming and every night after sunset during the season, guests can enjoy walking the beach - hoping for a peak at the magnificent creatures.  Hatchings generally occur in the wee morning hours - so take a stroll at first light, and you may see hundreds of the little ones rushing toward the sea.

*FYI: This saying stems from the ancient Greek work of Herodotus describing the Persian system of mounted postal carriers c. 500 B.C.E., and was adopted by the US Postal Service.  BTW, we still deliver turtles on Saturdays.

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