Avenida 71, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
NileGuide Expert tip:
Look for the Lizard King himself, a large green iguana that lives in the coconut tree near the pool.
The Lizard King Resort is a cozy bed and breakfast style hotel in Puerto Viejo. A five minute walk from the center of town, "The King" is an incognito retreat just far enough away from the hustle and bustle, an ideal base for exploring the region, and a fine place to hang out rain or shine. Beautifully constructed of precious Costa Rican hardwoods, the two story courtyard design overlooks a cool square pool. The rooms are polished, clean and charming, if somewhat modest in size. Some have cable television and air conditioning, but the basic rooms have ceiling and table fans. Breakfast, included for guests, is generous and delicious. Excellent value. Rates for two from $45.