Puerto Viejo, 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 behind a bright yellow facade just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the center of town. It's 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, some have cable television, air conditioning, and refrigerators. Breakfast, included for guests, is generous and delicious. Excellent value. Rates for two from $45.