"Amazing staff, great food, awesome location"
I took my daughter on a 10th birthday trip to Costa Rica and chose Puerto Viejo because of it's proximity to the Sloth Sanctuary (her dream was to see sloths in their own habitat). We chose the Lizard King Resort because of its in-town location, the breakfast reviews (which are all true--excellent meals and choices), and the name (like the owner, I'm a long time fan of The Doors). The resort is gorgeous -- mostly wood construction, open, airy, and welcoming. The rooms are spacious, the beds are comfortable, the rooms are immaculate (staff is seen cleaning throughout the day), and the pool is a wonderful added benefit (with a lovely bar poolside). The best part about The Lizard King, though, is the staff. These people are incredible! Friendly, welcoming and amazingly helpful. They arranged all of our excursions, told us prices up front, confirmed multiple times when and where our events were happening, and made all the difference to our experience. I can't wait to return.
Traveller from Edmonton, Alberta