Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul

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

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Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul

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Superior Cabin, Mountain View | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, blackout curtains
Superior Cabin, Mountain View | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, blackout curtains
Superior Double Room | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, blackout curtains

Overview of Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul



Property highlights

  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
entrance to La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna, 21007
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

Family Cabin

  • 70 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Double Beds

Superior Cabin, Mountain View

  • 139 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

  • 60 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Quadruple Room

  • 54 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Superior Double Room

  • 56 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 6 min drive
  • Baldi Hot Springs - 8 min drive
  • Tabacon Hot Springs - 15 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 16 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 25 min drive
  • Lake Arenal - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 7 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 169 min drive
  • Airport pickup service


  • Cafe Mediterráneo - 18 min walk
  • El Corral de Garra-Pata - 4 min drive
  • I'm Hungry crêpes Arenal Volcano - 3 min drive
  • Restaurante Chifa La Familia Feliz - 4 min drive
  • Soda La Hormiga - 3 min drive

About this property

Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul

Located only 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 travellers say great things about the overall property condition.


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 sanitiser 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 until 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 on-site self-parking


  • Airport pickup on request (available 24 hours a day)*

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 (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Handrails in stairwells

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Ginger Bar Restaurante – On-site restaurant.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 8.00 per person
  • 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 1 January to 31 December:
  • Dining venue

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 sanitiser.

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 lifts.
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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
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 sanitiser, 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 an 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 on-site restaurant, Ginger Bar Restaurante.
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.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

OK stay, price is good though.
It was clean but as soon as we got there the AC was turned off and it was 90 degrees outside, the cabins are made of wood so it took a good 30 minutes for it to cool off. The staff wasn’t very friendly either.
Carolina, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful property. Nice private trail to the Fortuna river. Loved the little convenience store just 100 meters away.
Brian, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Liked tropical feel to the place...landscape beautiful. Minimal amenities but close to restaurant and grocery store
Susan, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great find
Cerro Azul is a very cute, very clean hotel in a great location close to town. Breakfast was good, staff was friendly, rooms were clean and the grounds were AMAZING :) We had the cabin with the Back deck to the jungle. It was very private and secluded. 4 minute walk down to the creek. We would definitely stay here again.
George, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rancho Cerro Azul was all around amazing. The hospitality, price, rooms, delicious breakfast and the river behind the hotel.
Maria, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is such an amazing property. It is family owned and the family does an amazing job to make you feel welcome. The plants and flowers around the property are beautiful!! The cabins are so cute and very clean and well taken care of. You walk through paths full of beautiful foliage to get to your cabin. It is very private and quiet. There is even a little trail on the property that takes you down to a very tranquil stream that was a nice surprise. Each morning you can purchase a homemade breakfast for a small fee and it is delicious. Every breakfast comes with the most delicious local fruit as well as a fresh squeezed fruit juice, different every day. Kevin was there to help us with all of our questions and was able to give us some very good local dining options that were some of his favorites. Highly recommend a stay at this beautiful property. If we ever get a chance to get back to Costa Rica, we will stay again in a heartbeat!
Thomas, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent staff and place to stay!!
JOSE, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Yasmin, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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10/10 Exceptional

This place was beautiful and the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating! My husband and I would definitely stay here again.
Sarah, 2-night romance trip
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