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Tastefully designed with beautiful stone showers, and beautifully decorated with white linens.
~ Nancy Young, Ottawa, Trip Advisor
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Jose is a magician in the kitchen.
~ Heather L. Mosley Linhardt, Missouri, Trip Advisor
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Plus, Iguana serves the most unbelievable home-cooked, organic food.
~ Andrea Ste Marie Hopelain, Los Angeles, Blog- themfdre.com/
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The food is to die for.
~ Diana Crew, Colorado, Trip Advisor
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We had numerous sitings of monkeys ... including one right outside our casita (again at eye level a few feet away).
~ Nancy Young, Ottawa, Trip Advisor
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In the morning, monkeys swung right past our large deck.
~ andrea141, San Francisco, Trip Advisor
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Beautiful honeymoon. We'll be back for an Anniversary.
~ Heather L. Mosley Linhardt, Missouri, Trip Advisor
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I Love Iguana Lodge
~ Christopher Baker, Moon Travel Guide
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Awarded Best of the Best Hotels in Costa Rica
~ Hunter Travel Guides
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I cannot imagine a more perfect place. And I cannot wait to go back.
~ Sandy Segal, Ontario, Trip Advisor

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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