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Whoever does the cooking there is really good because we loved every meal we had.
~ Brian K, CA, Trip Advisor
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I can't wait for my next escape.
~ Diana Crew, Colorado, Trip Advisor
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Iguana Lodge is truly one of those places that changes your outlook on vacations, the way in which you will travel, and what true beauty really is.
~ M. Hambacher, Colorado, 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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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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We met a completely eclectic and entertaining group of other travelers.
~ spacecadet24, Wisconsin, Trip Advisor
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Bartender Helen taught me how to salsa dance to which I can never thank her enough... I came back home and met my wife and I'm pretty sure it was my salsa skills that reeled her in!!
~ Brian K, CA, 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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There is a huge emphasis on locally-grown, organic.
~ LauraM576, Washington, DC, Trip Advisor
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The neat thing about dinner is that you dine, under candlelight, with the rest of the guests at the resort.. I thought this was awesome. We meet people from all over the world there.
~ Nancy Young, Ottawa, 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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