Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul

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Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul

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

9.4/10 Exceptional

305 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
entrance to La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna, 21007
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant 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
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 6 min drive
  • 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

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
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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
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • 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
  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • 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

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

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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
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10/10 Exceptional

Family friendly stay in paradise
A very pleasant stay at the Hotel Cerro Azul in Fortuna with very friendly staff. We had the cabin with 3 doubles. Was perfect for our family of 5. Room was very clean. The grounds have lots of tropical flowers. Breakfast was excellent with a local Costa Rican style meal along with fresh fruit. There is even a hidden trail out back that leads you down to the beautiful river. Hotel location is within 5 - 20 mins of several main attractions, including the waterfall, volcano park, sloth park and all of the main restaurants in downtown La Fortuna. Was an awesome trip that my family will remember for many years!
Timothy, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gunjan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The walkways were lush and landscaped and the rooms were very well appointed and spacious with convenient kitchenette. Staying there made us feel pampered. The superior room even had it's own hot tub.
Cherry, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

The place itself is beautiful. My daughter and I came here after booking this place in advance and were very disappointed with the room that we were given. It smelled so moldy that we couldn't even stay in it for a few minutes. After much arguing we were placed in a different room that was a little better. I think for the amount we paid here they could have maintained it better and gotten rid of the mold. But some of the other rooms have been updated so it just depends on what you get. The location is beautiful and convenient.
Livna, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This property is absolutely beautiful. The pictures on this site don't do it justice. The bungalows are a little outdated but the grounds are beautiful. Staff was amazing. I would definitely stay here again
Morgan, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay. Great rooms, fantastic staff, amazing sights.
Rustom, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was amazing! Small, family-run , but with care, efficiency and attention to detail. Great welcome drink, and Alphonso and Isaac were fantastic. Very good breakfast, and best of all - we saw a giant Scarlet Macaw from our balcony. The location can't be beat.
Rustom, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The bungalows were beautiful and roomy. Hosts were helpful. Located near the waterfalls and 5 minute drive (short walk) to town. Tour from hotel to Arenal was very good. Nice property.
Cheryl, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The grounds are absolutely beautiful. The staff are very welcoming, friendly and helpful.
Elizabeth, 1-night family trip
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