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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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This place returns one to where the heart and soul should be, we just lose our way.
~ Jan and Dave Allen - San Diego, California
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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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Iguana Lodge is like visiting your friends.
~ Heather L. Mosley Linhardt, Missouri, Trip Advisor
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The food could challenge that of a fine dining-five star restaurant.
~ A.Geston, Colorado Trip Advisor
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Breathtaking, Magnificent. A True Vacation.
~ M. Hambacher, Colorado, Trip Advisor
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The owners and staff here are all (without exception, seriously) AMAZING, warm, helpful, funny and smart.
~ LauraM576, Washington, DC, 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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Howler monkeys – the Costa Rican “roosters” help greet each new day
~ Andrea Ste Marie Hopelain, Los Angeles, Blog- themfdre.com/
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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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