Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
It's hard to remember a time when exotic travel to so many places was as reasonably priced as it is today. If it's the rainforest you've always wanted to see, here's a recession special worth checking out. The Lost Iguana Resort in Costa Rica is offering a seven-night package for $999 that includes all meals (though not alcohol) and a $500 credit at its new Golden Gecko Spa as well as transportation to and from the San Jose International Airport.
The property sits in Costa Rica's lush Central Valley, and all of its 42 guest rooms face the lava-spewing side of the Arenal volcano, one of the ten most active in the world. The region's natural setting, in a primal rainforest, lends itself to some memorable activities, including a zip-line canopy tour that stretches for 1.7 miles and, for the more earthbound, guided hikes through the jungle and plunges into steaming hot springs. The rainforest's abundant wildlife is also large part of the experience at Lost Iguana. Guests are likely to see, among other species, tiny Scintillant hummingbirds; white-nosed coati, a raccoon-like animal native to Central and South America; and, yes, iguanas.
Gallery: Costa Rica's Lost Iguana Resort