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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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#9 of 61 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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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
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 39 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
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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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PrasunChoudhury wrote a review Jan 10
San Francisco, California289 contributions88 helpful votes
I stayed for 5 nights in a cozy cabin in Rancho Cerro Azul in La Fortuna. I had a great time overall and the staff were very attentive. My cabin had nice views and all the amenities I needed. The lodge is located a couple of miles from La Fortuna downtown and on the way to La Fortuna waterfalls. I surely look forward to staying at this place again!
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Date of stay: December 2020
peanut123Weyburn_Sk wrote a review Sep 2020
weyburn, sk5 contributions
We stayed in the standard room (private lodge) and it had two queen beds with four comfy pillows each. The hosts were very accommodating. Even though the on-site restaurant was closed (covid times) we were served a tasty tico breakfast with coffee and fresh star fruit juice right to our front door. They recommended a restaurant that delivered to the hotel when we were too tired to go out. The waterfall is very close- just a five minute drive. There is a lovely river running through the property that makes for a perfect jungle oasis. You do not have to leave your back balcony or front terrace to see wildlife as the morning featured many variety of birds and especially hummingbirds to view in the colourful and well established garden. At night the bats were persistent. We did not see one mosquito!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
25QUEEN wrote a review Mar 2020
Fort Worth, Texas17 contributions
I would DEFINITELY come back to stay here! I loved this little cabin! It was absolute PERFECTION! Staff did not speak very good English but was VERY attentive and VERY nice! It is close to the reception area but far enough to be VERY private. There is a little tiki hut/bar on premises called I believe..ginger bar which was so cute. The front desk gave us 2 complimentary drinks for that bar area so we took a stroll across the lawn and got our drinks.. they were good! They had a jumbo size jenga game there (we didn’t play it because the area was too small for it and we didnt want the blocks to hit the other guests when they fell to the ground). The cabin was SPOTLESS! Everything looked new and we felt very safe day and night. The pathway to our cabin was EXTREMELY dark at night but we never felt unsafe. We used the flashlight on our cell phones to see the path to get back to our cabin. We had hot showers and the AC worked great! There was a small kitchenette area with a full sink and countertop. We had a small fridge for leftovers and drinks. The bathroom had full size shampoo and conditioner holders and they were full... not the usual mini size stuff hotels usually have. We had to ask for additional wash cloths because there was only one in our room when we arrived. I found that to be a problem at every hotel we stayed at in Costa Rica except at the Hilton in San Jose...no biggie though. We had a big back patio which had a forest like view and felt like we were in the jungle and it was so relaxing sitting out there at night listening to the sounds of the river, animals, crickets and just being one with nature. I’ve NEVER experienced ANYTHING like that before. It was wonderful! There is a walking trail behind this cabin that led into a rocky beautiful river... it was amazing! Breakfast was VERY good and PLENTIFUL! They bring you a BIG plate of fresh fruit... cut up banana, pineapple and it looked like mango...before you get your breakfast! Side note about breakfast: if you order the American breakfast and they mess up your order and they bring you what you asked for they will charge you an additional $7 for their mess up. We ordered pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs. Waitress confirmed our order like 3 times...she spoke VERY little english but we managed. They brought us toast, bacon and scrambled eggs. We told the young lady that took our order that we ordered pancakes not toast and she asked us if we wanted pancakes and we said yes please and she said ok. Hubby and I waited and waited and other guests were receiving their food but the pancakes didn’t come. So we started to go ahead and eat our bacon and eggs they had brought to us earlier. So after about 20 minutes the pancakes arrived but by that time we were finished and full. I should’ve just sent the pancakes back but we didn’t. So when we checked out of the hotel the young lady charged us an additional $7 per person for the pancakes from that morning. She did not speak any English and I didn’t feel like arguing over $14 with someone who couldn’t understand what the heck I was saying anyway. My experience and time here was SUPERB other than that slight mishap with breakfast...next time I’ll just send the entire plate back until they get it right. Either way you will NOT be disappointed staying here! BOOK IT NOW! I can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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malka wrote a review Mar 2020
15 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent 3 night here while visiting La Fortuna. First, the staff is amazing. Alejandra, Roy, Alonso and one other young woman whose name I did not get, were so helpful and kind. Lisette front housekeeping did a great job keeping our room tidy. Alejandra and the front desk staff were great when we had to rearrange some tours and always called taxis for us as my phone did not get a signal while there. Our room, #9, was kind of separate from the others...very private. It was lovely and very comfortable. One suggestion... lighting is very much needed on the path leading down to #9, so be sure to ask front desk for a flashlight before walking down at night. Also the bathroom, while very nice, needs hooks for towels, etc. There are none. Neither of these would deter me from staying again while in La Fortuna. The included breakfast is great and the one dinner we had there was excellent as well.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Room 9 offers the most privacy, from what we saw.
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Deanna Di wrote a review Feb 2020
Chambly, Canada42 contributions3 helpful votes
We quickly stopped in here on our way from the Chocolate Tour back to La Fortuna. We explored around the reception enough to see some of the accommodations (small secluded bungalows with little balconies on stilts half in the forest and half on a path), and a path that goes deep into the jungle toward a river. We stopped at the reception and had great service. The man explained that they had night tours in the jungle, and in-room massages. He pointed us in the direction of their very welcoming bar where we had yummy 2 for 1 drinks during happy hour (try their cacique sour). Thanks for the friendly service!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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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) (0.7 miles).
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 Down to Earth Coffee Shop.
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 inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.