San Ramon Resources

San Ramon Hotels, B & B’s & Long-Term Rentals.


Vista Valverde Bed & Breakfast











Telephone: US Phone (917) 789-8946, CR Phone (506) 8873-8714


Feel like the king/queen of the mountain.  A lovely and gracious B & B located in the San Pedro neighborhood, 5 minutes from town.   Beautiful and comfortable accommodations, delicious gourmet breakfasts, pretty manicured grounds, stunning views of the Gulf of Nicoya and welcoming hosts make Vista Valverde an easy option to pick.   Rent your own cabina and enjoy the view from your covered patio.  Cabinas come thoroughly equipped with private bath, luxurious bath robes, hairdryer, wi-fi, dvd player and ipod dock. The main building offers a nice collection of books, map, brochures, etc. on Costa Rica

Rates range from $70 – $140 depending on room. Discount offered for long-term stay.



El Castillo de Relajamiento

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Telephone:  506-8997-8487 (CR)


A favorite among the expats for long-term stays.  These cabinas are set on 15 acres of cloud forest.  A lush, private and secure setting within close proximity to San Ramon Centro.  An ideal place to stay a month or a year or more. The cabinas are completely furnished with two bedrooms and one bath and are ideal for a family.  Purchase your own fruits and veggies from the local farmer’s market and prepare a fresh meal in your fully equipped kitchen.   Enjoy El Castillo de Relajamiento hiking trails where many species of birds can be observed along with beautiful flora and fauna.

Rates: $70 per day/ $375 wk/ $700 per month and include cable &  wi-fi.  Laundry room onsite.



Casa Amanecer B&B
Telephone: 506-2445-2100 or mobile 506-8306-3159

Casa Amanecer B&B is located in the mountain setting of Concepcion, a short drive from downtown San Ramon. The Owners Luisa Valdivia, from Peru, and Christopher Panzer, from the US, came to Costa Rica through Habitat for Humanity and settled in San Ramon in 2004 to raise their family. This architect-designed concrete and teak home built with local labor and materials blends into its setting of mountainous, treed coffee farms. It offers four bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed, ceiling fan, high-speed internet access and private full bath. Included is a vegetarian breakfast with fresh-brewed, locally-grown organic coffee, a mid-afternoon snack, use of the common area, extensive library of books, games, movies and music. Spanish classes and volunteer opportunities are available. Vegetarians lunches and dinners are also available. For reservations visit their website:

Rates – Single/double US$60/$70 includes breakfast, internet, and all taxes.

Hotel La Posada
Telephone: 506-2445-7359

Hotel La Posada is another popular choice. It is a large hotel in central San Ramon. All rooms have private bath with hot water and cable TV. The hotel is located on the northern edge of San Ramon’s commercial district on the direct route from the Inter-American Highway to Fortuna.For reservations, visit their website:

Rates – Dingle/double US$45/$60 includes breakfast, internet and parking.



Below are the listings for the hotels in and near San Ramon center. These are options for the budget traveler and may not meet some travelers’ standards.

El Bosque Lodge
Telephone: 506-2445-9924
This country lodge located 4 minutes from downtown San Ramon will be a great addition to the local hotel choices. The 12 newly constructed individual cabins are set on a landscaped hillside adjacent to a stream. All cabinas feature handmade wood furnishings, cable TV and individual tiled bathrooms, some with jacuzzi tubs. This spot provides comfort, quiet, privacy and the fresh mountain breezes San Ramon is famous for. The staff does not speak English and a car is a necessity at this country lodge.

Rates – US$30-40 for one bedroom cabin


Hotel San Ramon
Telephone: 506-2447-2042

Hotel San Ramon is the popular choice for Costa Rican travelers. The 27-rooms all have private bath with hot water and cable TV. The hotel is centrally located on the west side of San Ramon’s commercial district 50 mts from the Bank of Costa Rica.

Rooms are C7,000 ($13.50) for a single and C10,000 (19.50) for a double and include secure parking.

Gran Hotel
Telephone: 506-2445-6363
The recently remodeled Gran Hotel is very basic, yet clean. This is a safe choice for the budget traveler. The hotel is centrally located between the University of Costa Rica and San Ramon central on a relatively quiet commercial street. Café Delicias, a popular coffee shop offering good pastries, ice cream treats and American breakfast is across the street. Internet café (50cents/C250 per hour) with relatively new machines and quick connections is next door. The 24-rooms have interior windows to the central courtyard and hot water showers.

Rates – Room, with private bath, Single/doubles C8,000 /9,000 (US$15/17.50).
Single room, with shared bath, C5,000 (US$9.50).

Full-service tourist lodges located in the cloud forests between San Ramon and Volcano Arenal. These are luxurious unique hotels in beautiful locations with all the amenities.

High-End Hotels in the Greater San Ramon Area:
Lands in Love – Tierras Enamoradas (Formerly Valle Escondido)
Telephone: 506-2475-1081/2/3

This hotel is situated in a beautiful spot in the center of the San Lorenzo Cloud Forest midway between San Ramon and Volcano Arenal (32 km North of San Ramon). It is owned and operated by a group of young Israeli vegetarian, animal and nature lovers. The group of friends spent a number of years searching the world before finding this idyllic, peaceful spot to settle and create their home, animal-friendly tourist resort and pet hotel. Since purchasing the former Valle Escondido Lodge in 2006, the group has worked hard to thoroughly renovate the buildings and grounds. Each time we stop, we are awed by the work and care they take in all aspects of this special place.

Lands in love is set among over 100 hectares (250 acres) of preserved forest, citrus groves, ornamental and vegetable gardens. Hiking trails, horeseback riding, adventure cables, cloud forest and canopy jungle tours are available. The main lodge houses a comfortable seating area, with internet, music, bar and vegetarian restaurant. The lodge opens to a terraced area with pool and Jacuzzi. The 20 spacious rooms were recently remodeled with hand-painted furniture and fixtures, kitchenettes, tiled baths. TV and WiFi.

This is an interesting and special place on many levels:
Rate – US$94/night includes breakfast


Villa Blanca
Telephone: 506-2461-0300/1

This tourist lodge originally built by former Costa Rican President Rodrigo Carazo, was recently purchased and renovated by Green Hotels of Costa Rica re-opening in December of 2004. This exquisitely outfitted and restored property is equivalent to a four star hotel. There is no other hotel in the San Ramon area in this category, Villa Blanca is located 20 km North of San Ramon at the center of the 3,000-acre private Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve. The resort’s restored large main lodge has two restaurants, a lobby bar and spa facilities. Two elegantly furnished themed sitting rooms feature panoramic views of the surrounding forest. The stadium-seating private movie theater has nightly showings of “An Inconvenient Truth” followed by first-run films. Guests stay in one of 34 private Casitas (adobe cabins) scattered around the property. Each casita features a traditional open beamed cane ceiling, large private veranda, fireplace, hot water bath, and kitchenette. The romantic wedding chapel built by the former president to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary is famous for its hand painted ceramic tile ceiling depicting Costa Rican flora, fauna, and history. The hotel provides guided tours of the surrounding Los Angeles Cloud Forest Private Reserve, horseback riding, and exceptional bird-watching. In addition, the hotel staff will arrange for day tours to Arenal Volcano & hot springs, Poas Volcano & Sarchi or the town of San Ramon:

Rates – Superior/deluxe/honeymoon US$155/175/195 includes breakfast

Eco-Lodge Inn at Coyote Mountain
Telephone: 506-8383-0544

Coyote Mountain offers travelers an acclaimed eco-hotel amidst a 70-acre nature preserve providing lush tropical forest trails and stunning Pacific Ocean views. The hotel is located in Piedades Sur, a 30 minute drive from the center of San Ramon. With only four suites, this is a perfect spot for honeymoons, romantic getaways, or simple relaxation. The hotel is managed by Costa Ricans from this traditional coffee-growing region. Coyote Mountain provides a great location to get to know the authentic Costa Rica, in comfort but without pretension, and as a true escape from the madding crowds of modern life.:

Rates – US$79/129 includes breakfast