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Iguana Lodge is like visiting your friends.
~ Heather L. Mosley Linhardt, Missouri, Trip Advisor
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Yoga with Tracy was great. Treat yourself to a massage with her as well, it was the most relaxing experience, (sound of the jungle and ocean as she rubs your aches and pains away).
~ dervishgirl_13, Canada, Trip Advisor
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Today is the best of times and the worst of times...We had an awesome time here. The worst is today, we have to leave.
~ Jan and Dave Allen - San Diego, California
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...[S]tunning stretch of white sand beach.
~ J. Knight, NYC
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Everything is natural, locally-inspired and eco-friendly but also elegant, refined and completely comfortable.
~ LauraM576, Washington, DC, Trip Advisor
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Each morning you rise to the howler monkeys
~ S. Jones, Seattle
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Plus, Iguana serves the most unbelievable home-cooked, organic food.
~ Andrea Ste Marie Hopelain, Los Angeles, Blog- themfdre.com/
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We just keep coming back every year.
~ Diana Crew, Colorado, Trip Advisor
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One could get lost out here...such beauty, marvelous food and great conversation
~ Audrey Ethier - Montreal, Quebec
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The breakfast at the open air main building is sumptuous with freshly made everything.
~ MarehareCa, 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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