Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Hotel


October 2014 EponaQuest Workshop

Join EponaQuest Senior instructor, Shelley Rosenberg and Epona Instructor, Debbie Draves-Legg for our next life changing, equine assisted learning experience. Eat Pray Ride October 2014 . Special guest Dr. Rosalyn Berne, author of "When the Horses Whisper" will be joining us. All riding levels, even beginners can join us. Space is limited to 10 participants. Our August workshop A Spa Vacation with an Epona Education is FULL. Click here for participant comments: Is an Epona Workshop Right For YOU?

2014 Holiday Vacation Planning?

This year we are offering a special EponaQuest workshop Dec. 28th –Jan. 2nd, 2015. This equine assisted learning workshop is suitable for families as well as individuals and couples. A wonderful way to start off the new year! All riding levels, even beginners can join us. Space is limited to 10 participants. Click here for the brochure: A Holiday Vacation with an Epona Education.

January 2015
Welcome! Stacy and Jesse Westfall!
Join them for their Fantasy Ride and Workshop!
Limited to 8 riders and 10 auditors

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Arenal Volcan View from Leaves and Lizards Cabin A visit to Volcan Arenal is the quintessential Costa Rica volcano experience. The black conical shape rises imposingly from pristine primary rainforest. Imagine yourself rocking gently in a hammock on the porch of your private cabin enjoying the best view of the smoking Arenal Volcano, sipping a tropical drink while listening to Howler monkeys complain about the afternoon rain. Our vision at Leaves and Lizards is to create a perfect blend of Adventure, Discovery and Tranquility for each guest - follow our Costa Rican adventures on our Facebook Page HERE.


Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding at Leaves and Lizards Let us help you create your Costa Rica Vacation with the perfect blend of Adventure, Discovery, and Tranquility. We are considered one of the top horseback riding destinations in Costa Rica and our Professional Guides are the best!

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  1. Watching the sunrise light up Arenal while lying in your bed listening to the sounds of the waking forest.
  2. Trekking at the base of smoking Arenal on an old lava flow and watching the sunset from this moonscape-like terrain.
  3. Walking behind a waterfall and jumping into the refreshing pool below the falls.
  4. Connecting with your horse while riding through pastures and rainforest.
  5. Learning about the wildlife in the rainforest and discovering how the forest is so intertwined.
  6. Spotting a Chestnut Mandibled Toucan in a tree in front of your private porch.
  7. Collecting your own breakfast fixings: Milking a cow, making cheese,gathering eggs, caring for the piggies, and picking fruit.
  8. Cultural exchanges during one of our community tourism experiences.
  9. Sharing with other guests at dinner in our Lava Lizard Restaurant.
  10. Escaping to our little piece of paradise-disconnect to re-energize!

Arenal Volcan View from Leaves and Lizards Cabin
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