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I'm from Los Angeles and being from a big city you don't get to meet people like the ones you meet here. Maybe it's the jungle that feeds your soul what it really needs to find your happy place.
~ Brian K, CA, Trip Advisor
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We met a completely eclectic and entertaining group of other travelers.
~ spacecadet24, Wisconsin, Trip Advisor
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The Osa is one of the most beautiful places on earth and I can't wait to return. That being said, I can't imagine staying anywhere else but the Iguana Lodge.
~ Stephen Mulholland, Pennsylvania, Trip Advisor
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Absolutely the best Beach and Food on the Osa - unbelievably delicious food in this remote natural outpost.
~ S. Gilman, Los Angeles
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We have been to a lot of great spots...but Iguana takes the Special Place Prize
~ The Crawford family - Houston, Texas
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What an amazing hidden gem on a beautiful piece of beach.
~ FortunaFoodie, Costa Rica, Trip Advisor
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Each morning my partner and I enjoyed hour long yoga sessions.
~ A.Geston, Colorado Trip Advisor
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It's wonderful. I loved the lodge, the cooking, the family spirit, the conversation.
~ Marty Bauman - Wisconsin
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My new favourite spot on the OSA is Iguana Lodge.
~ Sandy Segal, Ontario, Trip Advisor
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And if you want to take a hike or see the rainforest you won't find a better guide than Sidnar...hands down!
~ Heather L. Mosley Linhardt, Missouri, 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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