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Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul

1 km sur y 600 m oeste de la iglesia Catolica de La Fortuna, sobre la entrada principal de La Catarata. 600 meters west from the road entrance to La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos Costa Rica
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#11 of 66 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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The Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul is located 1.5 km from the beautiful town of La Fortuna on the way to the waterfall. The great natural beauty of the area will entice you to live the forest's most wonderful experience. Enjoy the comfort, peace and harmony assured by lodging with us in our cabins, surrounded by exotic gardens, birds and wildlife typical of the region. Delight yourself strolling along our trails towards Fortuna River and appreciate the perfect sight of the Arenal Volcano and Cerro Chato
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Body wrap
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Gopi D wrote a review 21 Jan
Germantown, Maryland, United States149 contributions65 helpful votes
This is a family operated small hotel which is surrounded by a beautiful lush greens. If you are looking for luxury, this is not it. But if you like to support local businesses and like to stay in local, non-chain type of hotels, this one is a gem. Cabin style rooms with a little patio in the back with a hammock for you to relax on overlooking the garden. There is a patio and chairs in front of the room too. Staff was friendly and helpful and took care of our needs. It's only 3 km away from majestic La Fortuna waterfall. the one thing I did not like was it needs more light inside the room since you don't get a lot of daylight (and especially at night the room feels a little dark) and doors are a little hard to open and close but it might be usual for places that get a lot of rain due to how wood reacts to rainy weather. There is a restaurant right next door which serves a wide variety of food so if you come back hungry and tired and don't want to take a 5 minute taxi ride to town, this restaurant (not owned by hotel) serves a wide variety of food and smoothies. They have a ping pong table near the front desk so you can play ping pong when you are waiting for your tour taxi to pick you up. One other recommendation, if you can get cabins in the back (not facing the road), that might be helpful because the town wakes up early and you hear noise of vehicles from the road early in the morning.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms in the back might be quieter in the morning
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Meima wrote a review 2 Jan
Boston, Massachusetts6 contributions23 helpful votes
The team at Rancho Cerro Azul made us feel so warm and welcome to the hotel. The room/bungalow was so great. It felt like our very own oasis. The sounds that were around the bungalow were so cool and exciting to listen to. I would highly recommend Rancho Cerro Azul to any friends and/or family who will be making a trip to Costa Rica. Thank you!!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
BRGF wrote a review Dec 2021
4 contributions32 helpful votes
Great place to stay! Easy access to the waterfall (2 mins up the street) as well as downtown La Fortuna. Loved it! Quiet. Great little bungalows with front and back porches. Very peaceful. Breakfast was also nice.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Bobo M wrote a review Nov 2021
7 contributions
The hotel was safe, had big rooms, had TV and AC and a small kitchen in the room as well. There was also good breakfast and it very affordable ! And good location near the town of la fortuna, but off the beaten path and family owned. Support local businesses!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Ashley B wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions
Overall amazing stay here. The rooms were beautiful, clean, and exactly as shown in the pictures down to the smallest detail. It is nice that all the rooms in the family cabin had AC. Beautiful rooms, great customer service, awesome family run business. We would definitely stay here again!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: It is a little bit outside the town of La Fortuna so you have to drive or prepare for a longish...
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Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
Nearby attractions include Bamboo Massages (Spa) (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tiquicia Restaurant, Restaurante Cafe Mediterraneo, and El Chante Verde Restaurant - Garden - Bar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.