ARENAL, COSTA RICA April 7, 2011— Two of Costa Rica’s finest boutique lodges have teamed up to offer guests a six-night “No Worries Beach & Jungle Escape” package. Travelers will enjoy three nights each at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa, overlooking Arenal Volcano, and Villa Alegre Bed & Breakfast on the Beach in Tamarindo. Starting at $1,590 per couple (reflecting a savings 30% off regular prices), this new package includes deluxe accommodations, private airport and resort transfers, in-room welcome baskets with wine and flowers, breakfast daily and a couple’s massage at Lost Iguana’s Golden Gecko Spa.
Those arriving San José international airport (transportation from Liberia is also available) will begin their trip at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa, set among 120 acres of pristine jungle in North Central Costa Rica. Each of the boutique hotel’s 42 spacious, balconied rooms boasts perfect views of Arenal Volcano, one of the ten most active in the world.
A unique feature of the hotel is its network of walking paths, which are private for guests and feature babbling brooks, large and small waterfalls and excellent bird watching. Visitors are free to enjoy self-guided healthful wanders, or tap the resort’s onsite wildlife guide who is available to answer questions and lead individualized tours.
After a day lounging by the hot and cool freshwater pools or spent hiking the nearby Hanging Bridges, zip-lining or horseback riding, a perfect place to unwind is Lost Iguana’s Balinese-themed Golden Gecko Spa. Here, in an intimate bungalow aglow from a fireplace, guests will enjoy a complimentary 60-minute couple’s massage. For further indulging, a menu of treatments ranging from volcanic facials and tropical body polishes to cocoon steam therapies and sauna cocoon wraps. The spa’s gym and saunas are also complimentary for all guests.
After three nights in the rainforest, guests transfer to picturesque Villa Alegre Bed & Breakfast on the Beach in Tamarindo, one of the world’s great year-round warm water surfing coasts. This Spanish-style villa on Playa Langosta in the Guanacaste area boasts a peaceful tropical garden setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is adjacent to natural parkland.
The intimate hotel, which has just seven rooms and suites, features a host of extra amenities for guests. Mountain and beach cruiser bikes enable adventures on land, while snorkel gear, boogie and surf boards and are readily available for enjoying the water above and below. Beach chairs, umbrellas and coolers are also provided.
In addition to Tamarindo, other big break surf beaches are a quick jaunt away with Playa Avellana to the south and Playa Grande and Playa Negra to the north. Guests can also easily hop a water taxi to the renowned tubes of Witches Rock at Playa Naranjo in Santa Rosa National Park.
For nature lovers, the best reason to be in the Tamarindo area is to witness the nesting of the baulas, the giant leatherback turtles, at nearby Playa Grande. This long beach in Las Baulas National Park is one of the world’s most important nesting sites for the world’s largest marine turtle, which grows to an astonishing 1,000 pounds.
The “No Worries Beach & Jungle Escape” package features three nights at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa and three nights at Villa Alegre Bed & Breakfast on the Beach, includes deluxe accommodations, private airport and resort transfers, in-room welcome baskets, breakfast daily and a couple’s massage at Lost Iguana’s Golden Gecko Spa. Prices, including 30% savings, start at $1,590 per couple, double occupancy with transfers from Liberia (Daniel Oduber International Airport) and $1,635 from San José (Juan Santamaría International Airport). This package is available for travel April 20 – November 15, 2011.
For more information or to book, visit Lost Iguana Resort & Spa’s website at www.lostiguanaresort.com.