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The landscaping in Incredibly cool.
~ E. Foley, Seattle
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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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Tastefully designed with beautiful stone showers, and beautifully decorated with white linens.
~ Nancy Young, Ottawa, Trip Advisor
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...and you will always encounter an interesting blend of guests.
~ Diana Crew, Colorado, Trip Advisor
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The setting is idyllic: right on the beach, but also nestled into a lush rainforest jungle filled with howler monkeys, scarlet macaws and, of course, iguanas.
~ LauraM576, Washington, DC, Trip Advisor
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My wife and I have been all over the world and every time we go to another country we always wish we would have just booked Iguana.
~ Brian K, CA, Trip Advisor
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Best vacation ever!
~ Stephen Mulholland, Pennsylvania, Trip Advisor
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I hated to leave.
~ beaujm, Costa Rica, Trip Advisor
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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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Awarded Best of the Best Hotels in Costa Rica
~ Hunter Travel Guides

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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