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We met a completely eclectic and entertaining group of other travelers.
~ spacecadet24, Wisconsin, Trip Advisor
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I Love Iguana Lodge
~ Christopher Baker, Moon Travel Guide
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Breathtaking, Magnificent. A True Vacation.
~ M. Hambacher, Colorado, Trip Advisor
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Howler monkeys – the Costa Rican “roosters” help greet each new day
~ Andrea Ste Marie Hopelain, Los Angeles, Blog- themfdre.com/
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My new favourite spot on the OSA is Iguana Lodge.
~ Sandy Segal, Ontario, Trip Advisor
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One of the best things to enjoy everyday is the long stretch of beach.
~ D. Thomas, Los Angeles
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You have surely made a paradise on earth.
~ Laura and Louie Pinna - Highland Village, Texas
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What an incredible hotel, that sits right on the ocean.
~ M. Hambacher, Colorado, Trip Advisor
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The breakfast at the open air main building is sumptuous with freshly made everything.
~ MarehareCa, CA, Trip Advisor
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Iguana is one of the few places I have EVER been able to just "let-go.
~ M. Hambacher, Colorado, 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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