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San Rafael Ecolodge

2.5 star property
Mountain hotel in La Tigra with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

10 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
La Tigra, San Carlos, La Tigra, Alajuela
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 66 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 48 min drive
  • Lake Arenal - 52 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 32 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 98 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Rancho Villa Rodeo - 8 min drive
  • Restuarante y Vivero - 10 min drive
  • Tauros - 10 min drive
  • Las Iguanas - 10 min drive
  • Cantina - 16 min drive

About this property

San Rafael Ecolodge

San Rafael Ecolodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 170 per vehicle one-way. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps or facials. An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a terrace are other features.


English, French, Spanish

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 or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and 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
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
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

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is noon

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 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • One child (1 year old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


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


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Room service (late night)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (431 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 7 buildings/towers
  • Built in 100
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Wheelchair-accessible bathroom vanities
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Transfer shower
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • 7 bathrooms
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.


Colibrí Restaurant – On-site family restaurant.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 170 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-in between 7:30 PM and 11:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 20

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

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; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are 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 affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, mobile payments and cash.

Also known as

Villas San Rafael Natural Paradise Resort La Tigra
Villas San Rafael Natural Paradise Resort
Villas San Rafael Natural Paradise La Tigra
Rafael Natural Paradise Tigra
San Rafael Boutique
San Rafael Ecolodge Hotel
San Rafael Ecolodge La Tigra
San Rafael Ecolodge Hotel La Tigra
Villas San Rafael Natural Paradise Resort

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at San Rafael Ecolodge?
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.
How much does it cost to stay at San Rafael Ecolodge?
As of 3 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at San Rafael Ecolodge on 4 Dec 2022 start from £64, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at San Rafael Ecolodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at San Rafael Ecolodge?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at San Rafael Ecolodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by San Rafael Ecolodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 170 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at San Rafael Ecolodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at San Rafael Ecolodge and nearby?
San Rafael Ecolodge has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near San Rafael Ecolodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Colibrí Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Rancho Villa Rodeo (2.7 mi), Las Iguanas (3.7 mi) and Tauros (3.8 mi).
Does San Rafael Ecolodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around San Rafael Ecolodge like?
San Rafael Ecolodge is located on the waterfront. Popular attractions include Arenal Volcano, which is 48 minutes away by car.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Just be aware it is not air conditioned, which is not needed but some Americans might feel they need that. It was comfortable, people were so kind and the place was super clean. it is in the rain forest area, the beauty is beyond belief. Great food was served. Overall I would give a high score but with how most rate it would be a 3 because of everything they want. If you want to get away, and relax and not deal, well come here, lay back and let go.
Michael, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I'm not one to overpraise and, frankly, I'm wary of overly-positive reviews. But SR Ecolodge exceeded all expectations. Splendid location, superb family-type service, away from the crowd. Couldn't be happier. Thank you Giovani and Louis!
Gary, 5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What a delightful experience and stay at Villas San Rafael. The love of being a host exudes from Giovanni. Both he and Luis are so hospitable and are on site 24/7 to make sure you have the most pleasant experience possible. Giovanni loves cooking and his meals are prepared with joy. No need to worry about eating, they can do it all here. Our family loved staying there and enjoying the pool, nature & warm showers....yes, they have hot showers! This place is perfect for families and groups, and designed so well that you can stay outdoors & still enjoy nature while it’s raining. Villas San Rafael is also close enough to enjoy all the activities around Arenal. Luis can book excursions for you. My nine year-old gives them 5 Stars!
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Crickets and cicadas and frogs! The most beautiful jungle symphony every day around happy hour!
10-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The villas are located about
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

a mi familia y a mi nos gusto mucho el hotel en todos los aspectos, el señor Giovanny es un gran anfitrión.
Juan Manuel, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excelente lugar para pasar en familia un servicio muy limpio y amables recomendado .
Yaritza, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Un lindo lugar y muchos sitios que visitar cerca del hotel
MANUEL, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Muy relajante
El bosque alrededor de las habitaciones brinda un ambiente muy relajente sin ruidos externos a las naturaleza
David, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Linda vista al bosque
Linda estadia y muy relajado. Se observan varios animales entre ellos colibri y ranas
David Cruz, 1-night trip
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