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La Anita Rainforest Ranch

Star Rating
3 out of 5



4.8 / 5Exceptional
64 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park
    11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Miravalles Volcano
    53 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Go Adventures
    108 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Guayabo, La Anita Rainforest Ranch is in a rural location. Local points of interest include Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park - 11 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Miravalles Volcano - 53 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Go Adventures - 108 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Church of La Ermita La Agonia - 113 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Rio Celeste Waterfall - 119 min drive

    Getting around

    • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 121 min drive

    About this property

    La Anita Rainforest Ranch

    Along with a restaurant, this lodge has a rooftop terrace and a conference center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a business center, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities. All 13 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, plus patios and premium bedding. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes.



    Check-in between 2 PM - 8 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 21

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open during the following times:
    • Monday - Sunday: 8 AM - 4 PM
    • Monday - Sunday: 6 PM - 8 PM
    This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
    24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
    Guests driving to the property must contact this property in advance for accurate arrival routes. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


    Check-out before 11 PM
    Express check-out

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CRC 16.0 per day.
    • Free cribs (infant beds)!


    • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

    Payment types

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for full breakfast: CRC 5650 per person (approximately)
    • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 55,000 per vehicle (one-way)
    • Rollaway bed fee: CRC 16.0 per day

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    We should mention

    This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

    Property is also known as

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    Property amenities


    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking
    • Extended parking
    • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Airport shuttle on request
    • Area shuttle (surcharge)
    • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9 AM: CRC 5650 per person
    • 1 restaurant

    Things to do

    • Ecotours
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Horse riding/rentals
    • Shopping

    Family friendly

    • Dry cleaning service
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Laundry facilities
    • Refrigerator


    • Front-desk safe
    • Gift shop/newsstand

    Guest services

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Conference center


    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Rooftop terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility


    • Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    • Ceiling fan
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Premium bedding


    • Free toiletries
    • Shower

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Refrigerator

    Outdoor space

    • Patio


    • Safe
    • Separate sitting area


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    Paulo, the owner, was very welcoming and accommodating. The activities he suggested were excellent. The food was very good. Our cabin accommodation was excellent and the grounds are expansive and beautifully landscaped. Some of the road to reach La Anita was very rough but the ride was worth it. We would highly recommend visiting La Anita Rainforest Ranch.

    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Highly recommend visiting this beautiful place in Costa Rica. Took a little bit to get there from the airport but it was well worth it. Yes the road leading up to the ranch has major potholes but it was a lot of fun to drive on. Make sure you get an SUV if you can. Pablo was a wonderful host, I consider him a friend now after staying there for three nights. I got two wonderful massages from Sonia which were excellent. Pablo has two wonderful dogs that became my buddies. The food is fresh, the cacao tour was the bomb! make sure you take home lots of their delicious choc bars. Sad that mine is almost gone. We checked out a nearby hot spring/ mud bath which was a lot of fun. My favorite part of the ranch was lying in bed at night listening to all of the birds and rainforest critters around me. Very affordable place to vacation to. I guess my only complaint would be that there was no where to go after dinner to hang out other than your room and because the cabins are somewhat close to each other your neighbors could be disturbed if you talk a little loud. We are not generally early to bed people so that was a bit of a challenge. It was very quiet abd peaceful overall on the ranch and I didn’t see any children. Also next time I visit I will bring a couple extra towels, probably could’ve got some from the staff but didn’t want to bother them.

    Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Four night at La Anita

    While visiting Costa Rica, I wanted to stay a place that was rural, not a mega resort, had amenities, had charm, and was authentic to its surroundings, and at La Anita I found this. Anna and Pablo, the owners, were on hand and were very: welcoming, engaging, accommodating, and helpful. I regret that I didn't rent a 4x4, which I recommend, at the LIR, but the owners of La Anita arranged transportation and payment for me from LIR to La Anita, a day excursion to a national park, and then on to my next destination...The meals I ate at La Anita were delicious, organic, homemade, and genuine to Coast Rica. Being a solo traveler I also enjoyed that their dinning was semi-family style as it gave me a chance to converse with other guests. La Anita is a working cacao farm and offers a tour of its cacao production. This tour was absolutely worth it just for the chocolate tasting alone! Honestly, I also enjoyed just walking around the beautiful grounds.

    Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    Exceptional small comfortable eco resort

    If you are looking for a beautiful different experience you would love it. Only a few rooms, quiet , manicured grounds, impecible service. The owners Ana and Pablo are at the top of the hospitality industry. They make you feel like a guest in there home. Will help with any information , activities, anything. The food was so fresh and delicious. If you want a real costa rican stop, go here. Relaxing, hiking, beautiful country side. I cannot give it any higher reccomendation and i am premier Member in hilton, hyatt, fairmont, and IHG. Get a four wheel drive , the road travelled to get to a great place is bumpy.

    Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    Don't miss this one!

    A fabulous location, engaging & mindful couple that manage it, charming accommodations & good food. Great value for the cost.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2018

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