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Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul

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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Terrace/patio
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Terrace/patio
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, blackout drapes
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, blackout drapes

Overview of Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul

Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul

3.0 star property
3-star lodge in La Fortuna with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.4/10 Exceptional

314 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
entrance to La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna, 21007

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 16 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 25 min drive
  • Lake Arenal - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 7 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 125 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service


  • Cafe Mediterráneo - 19 min walk
  • Tierra mia - 3 min drive
  • Chifa La Familia Feliz - 3 min drive
  • Soda Mima - 3 min drive
  • La Parrilla de Maria Bonita - 3 min drive

About this property

Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul

Located just 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from the airport, Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul offers pick-up service (available 24 hours). You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Fellow travelers love the helpful staff and restaurant.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport pickup on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Ginger Bar Restaurante - Onsite restaurant.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 8.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 52 per person

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from January 1 to December 31:
  • Dining venue(s)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul La Fortuna
Rancho Cerro Azul La Fortuna
Rancho Cerro Azul
Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul Lodge
Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul La Fortuna
Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul Lodge La Fortuna

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
As of 4 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul on 5 Dec 2022 start from CA $113, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 52 per person.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul and nearby?
Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Ginger Bar Restaurante. Nearby restaurants include Red Frog Coffee Roaster (2.5 mi), Restaurante y Pizzeria Vagabondo (2.6 mi), and Altamira (5.9 mi).
Does Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul like?
Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul is a short 5-minute walk from Costa Rica Chocolate Tour and 13 minutes' walk from Arenal Adventure World. Travelers recommend the lodge for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Jenn, 5-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A beautiful property surrounded by gardens, hummingbirds and a river trail! We shared the family Cabin which provided great space! Can be a little loud at night with the traffic but that didn't bother us! Woke up to amazing views of the Volcano! The customer service was outstanding - everyone always smiling and answering many of our questions! I would definitely stay here again!
Hillary, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This was a beautiful property with a comfortable cabin and warm, welcoming staff owned by a local family. It’s a short taxi from town. Also there’s an excellent unaffiliated restaurant next door—El Chante Verde. We were delighted to spend three nights there.
Ananda, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Ken, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good value great staff very natural peaceful and enjoyable
Janice, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is absolutely the best budget friendly hotel we’ve ever stayed at. What it lacks in luxuries and amenities a la Four Seasons, it more than makes up for it in charm, atmosphere and cleanliness. The cabin woods, the hammocks, the clean white linens, the sounds of the river and the birds. The delicious “típico” breakfast and the always smiling, friendly staff willing to help with whatever you may need right away makes this for a perfect stay in a place where you can use the money you saved for many wonderful adventures. Again- don’t expect the Mandarin Oriental, but to us- a group of 6 people in 2 rooms with 2 double beds each- this was a perfect 5 star stay.
Jose Miguel, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful cabin-like hotel to stay at if you’re planning on visiting La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano National Park. The greenery on site and the hammock at each room add to the hotel’s relaxing ambiance. The staff is also wonderful!
Jessica, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Family trip
Absolutely gorgeous place gorgeous room with large outdoor kitchen that was unexpected. Even a nice hike by the river on the property.
2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Property is located on the quieter side of Fortuna and sits on a river. We enjoyed having our own cabin. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The restaurant breakfast was quite good as well.
Tiffany, 4-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Muy lindo el lugar y el servicio excelente !
Shirley, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review