Hotel Cerro Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
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Overview of Hotel Cerro Lodge

Hotel Cerro Lodge

3.0 star property
Lakefront lodge with outdoor pool, near Crocodile Bridge

8.6/10 Fabulous

183 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $63
Price available on 12/07/2022
3 km sobre la Calle Vieja a La Barca, Intermedios de Tarcoles, Tarcoles, Puntarenas
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Playground on site
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk
  • Carara National Park - 12 min drive
  • Mantas Beach - 31 min drive
  • Playa Blanca - 32 min drive
  • Canopy Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park - 31 min drive
  • Caldera Port - 34 min drive
  • Herradura Beach - 34 min drive
  • Marina Los Sueños - 36 min drive
  • Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 59 min drive
  • Tambor (TMU) - 28 miles/45 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Cerro Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Tarcoles, Hotel Cerro Lodge features an airport shuttle. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Lapaz, which serves regional cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli, a terrace, and a garden. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Private picnics
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Taking the kids

  • Playground

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Fishing
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bike storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Bicycle parking


  • In-room accessibility

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Lapaz - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 12 for adults and USD 6 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Cerro Lodge Tarcoles
Hotel Cerro Lodge
Cerro Tarcoles
Cerro Hotel Tarcoles
Hotel Cerro Lodge Lodge
Hotel Cerro Lodge Tarcoles
Hotel Cerro Lodge Lodge Tarcoles

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8/10 Very good

Minh, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Timour, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location and great service for somebody who wants a quiet place to be fully immerse in nature. Great birding just from hotel properties
Sandra, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great opportunities for bird watching on the property!
Laura, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Very basic room for the price (e.g. no bedside table, no hot water, no wifi in the room).
Andrew, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Always coming back to Cerro Lodge!
It's our 3rd time visiting Costa Rica in the past 8 yrs, and every time we have stayed at Cerro Lodge. Family of 4 with two pre-teen boys nowadays. Highly recommended. This is the best place to see scarlet macaws in particular; Perfect for serious photoshoot of wildlife. The staff is very nice even though it has changed ownership. The bungalows are still the same, comfortable, clean, in working order. There is no fridge (would be nice to have one in the bungalow!). Bathroom is with the open sky (still private and attached to your bungalow). Breakfast is yummy, and we always choose the tipico plate, good servings of food too. Beautiful grounds! We will come back!
Scarlet macaw
Beautiful grounds, with scarlet macaws
Kids wanted a change from tico plate, so they got pancakes
Tico plate
Bryan, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect stop for overnight and, or longer for tour
Hotel Cerro Lodge was the perfect spot for our overnight stay. It is about 2 kms off the highway; nice and quiet. They staff are very friendly and welcoming. The food at the onsite restaurant was exceptionally good. The room was clean and tidy. They really seemed to care about our comfort. We will be staying on our return trip to San Jose.
CHARLES, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Run down property
suresh, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

It was a very bad experience the hidden charges When I made the reservation there was no pet free. The staff is very friendly, but the food isn’t good, just “eatable” not delicious.
Natalia, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Larry, 3-night trip
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