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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
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You have surely made a paradise on earth.
~ Laura and Louie Pinna - Highland Village, Texas
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...and you will always encounter an interesting blend of guests.
~ Diana Crew, Colorado, Trip Advisor
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Watch the sunrise from your bed.
~ Heather L. Mosley Linhardt, Missouri, Trip Advisor
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Jose is a magician in the kitchen.
~ Heather L. Mosley Linhardt, Missouri, Trip Advisor
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What an amazing hidden gem on a beautiful piece of beach.
~ FortunaFoodie, Costa Rica, 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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Breathtaking, Magnificent. A True Vacation.
~ M. Hambacher, Colorado, Trip Advisor
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We caught 10, that's right 10 Dorado this Christmas and it was a first for us.
~ Diana Crew, Colorado, Trip Advisor
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The landscaping in Incredibly cool.
~ E. Foley, Seattle

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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