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Affordable Costa Rica at the Lost Iguana Resort

A wedding at Lost Iguana ARENAL, COSTA RICA – Getting away to the lush, green jungle of Costa Rica just got more affordable at Lost Iguana Resort,  a boutique hotel at the foot of Arenal Volcano.

From May 14-20 the resort will offer a six-night "Volcanic Yoga & Spa Retreat" that will include accommodations, transportation between the hotel and San Jose airport, daily breakfast and dinner (not including alcohol), $300 spa credit, daily yoga classes, water fitness classes and a guided nature hike.

Cost is $800 per person double occupancy in a standard room, saving almost 40% off regular rates. Single rates are $950, and room upgrades are available for $20 per night.

Set on 120 acres of primal rain forest at the base of Costa Rica’s most awe-inspiring Volcano, Lost Iguana Resort & Spa offers the perfect landscape for a revitalizing retreat. Beautiful tropical gardens teeming with flowering plants, ferns and palms set a tranquil tone, and the 42-well appointed rooms offer impressive and unobstructed views of the volcano. The fresh cold and hot water pools with swim-up bar, open-air Blue Hibiscus restaurant and Golden Gecko Spa await after enjoying activities such as zip-lining, rafting, kayaking and mountain biking.

The six-night "Volcanic Yoga & Spa Retreat" includes daily yoga sessions for all skill levels under the guidance of Florida-based instructor, Liz Fullman. Guests will enjoy endorphin-pumping water fitness classes, led by 20-year fitness guru Gini Eastwood, using water as resistance to strengthen muscles, improve posture and restore energy. On a guided nature hike, a professional wildlife expert will weave guests through three miles of private trails rich with colorful wildlife, rustic bridges, flowing streams and 300 year old-trees.

Mirrored after the beauty of Costa Rica and accented with Balinese touches, the resort spa offers an expansive menu of treatments available in private open-air thatched bungalows with fireplaces. In addition to volcanic clay and hot stone facials as well as a selection of massages, guests can pamper themselves with exotic body polishes, which help detoxify the body and stimulate circulation, or opt for the unique "cocoon steam therapy" treatment, which purifies and softens the skin.

The spa offers a gym and saunas, which are complimentary for all guests.

Dine on savory continental favorites and authentic Costa Rican cuisine at the resort’s Blue Hibiscus restaurant, where guests enjoy elegantly relaxed dining as part of the package. Learn the secrets of the local fare with interactive and complimentary cooking lessons every Monday and Thursday.

For more information or to book, visit Lost Iguana Resort & Spa’s website at www.lostiguanaresort.com, or call the hotel directly at 011(506) 2267-6148, or email [email protected].

The Lost Iguana Resort & Spa is a boutique hotel with 42 uniquely appointed rooms on 120 acres in a primal rainforest. All rooms have perfect views of the lava-facing side of Arenal Volcano. 


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