Arenal Volcano Tours

Costa Rica Tours


Experience Cultural Immersion at Leaves and Lizards

We offer home stays on a working dairy farm. Practice Spanish, learn about food production, help with chores and learn traditional cooking methods-make tortillas and fresh cheese and experience the rich life of a typical Costa Rican family.

Erick, Nayu and their 2 daughters welcome guests into their home for this unforgettable experience. Stay in their newly built guest hacienda with 4 private bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The Hacienda is perched on top of a hill, 100 meters from the main farm house. The wrap around deck offers specatular views of Arenal, Lake Nicaragua and the Northern Plains.

See RATE page for rate information.


Vinculo con Caballo (The Horse's Bond) is our therapeutic horseback riding program. Members of our community who can benefit from this type of therapy are welcomed to join this donor sponsored program free of charge. Click HERE for more information!

We had special guests visit us from Texas. Mr. Roy Dye of the Roy Dye Foundation at Texas AandM University, heard about our new project. His foundation gave Debbie a scholarship at Texas AandM for a course on Therapeutic Horseback Riding. Mr. Dye decided he wanted to pay us a visit. He and his best friend (87 y/o) and his daughter along with their doctor traveled to Leaves and Lizards...all the way to Costa Rica, up our rough road! Mr. Dye is 91 years old. He wanted to ride a horse Chito and the gang helped Roy up on to was a special event for everyone! Muchas Gracias, Mr. Dye for supporting Vinculo con Caballo - hi ho Silver...or should we say Dorado!


Proyecto Asis is a local wild animal rescue center in the pueblo of Javillos. They have over 12 years experience working in the community to promote awareness of rain forest and wild life conservation, Proyecto Asis is a must see in the La Fortuna Area for individuals who are concerned about the environment. You can spend a morning volunteering, learn Spanish at their Spanish Institute or let us arrange a tour for you with Alvaro the director of this visionary center.

Please consider making a donation to this worthy organization - learn, serve and share in harmony with nature!

Visit our TOURS PAGES to view more of the Costa Rica Rural Tourism tours offered by Leaves and Lizards, including Cowboy for a Day, Tico Farm Tour, Cano Negro Area Tour, Horseback Tours and many others!

Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Hotel