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The landscaping in Incredibly cool.
~ E. Foley, Seattle
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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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The food is to die for.
~ Diana Crew, Colorado, Trip Advisor
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The location is wonderful.
~ spacecadet24, Wisconsin, Trip Advisor
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I couldn't stay away. We actually lost money on our second lodge because I so wanted to be back at Iguana.
~ Nancy Young, Ottawa, 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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My new favourite spot on the OSA is Iguana Lodge.
~ Sandy Segal, Ontario, Trip Advisor
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From the scenery, to the people, to the amazing food, candle-lit dinners, and cocktails while watching the waves roll in.
~ S. Wilkinson, Santa Barbara
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I cannot imagine a more perfect place. And I cannot wait to go back.
~ Sandy Segal, Ontario, Trip Advisor
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I have stayed at Iguana twice and this was by far my favorite destination in the world to date.
~ Brian K, CA, 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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