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Rancho Armadillo Estate

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Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
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Rancho Armadillo Estate
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Playas del Coco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars NEW

I came here for a couple of days of relaxation and this place was the perfect destination! Rick was soo much help and so kind throughout my whole stay and really takes a great interest in all his guests. Only a 15 minute walk from the local supermarket and an extra 5 minutes to the town, it was a good... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our first visit to Costa Rica included spending 6 days at rancho armadillo, we could have not had a better place to stay. With Ricks help we really enjoyed our stay. Each day started with Ricks infamous breakfast and his inquiry what we had planned for the day. Before we were done eating breakfast, Rick would have maps for our... More 

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East Hampton, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you and your family would like the experience of staying in the real Costa Rica look no further than Rancho Armadillo. In an intimate, rustic location, owner, Rick Vogel,guides the traveler to the natural locations and activities in and around Playa del Coco . His Knowledge of nature and the history of Guanacaste will make your trip most enjoyable.... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The positives: 1. Rick, the owner, is a good host and shows a great interest in his guests. 2. The location is convenient for exploring the area. 3. The view from the dining and raised terrace is wonderful. The negatives: 1. The grounds and landscaping are neglected. ie- bougainvillea lining the entrance are overgrown, other plants in need of attention,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We're a family of 9, ages 8 - 78, traveling for Christmas holiday. We spent 5 nights with Rick and had a fabulous time. We all felt so at home and appreciated the wealth of information Rick has about the area. He set up several adventures for us and cooked an amazing 7 course meal for us - individualizing for... More 

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Suffield, Connecticut
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This review is way overdue, but my memories about Rancho Armadillo and Ricks hospitality are fresh in my mind! Believe every good thing you read! Rick goes way above and beyond to help ensure that you will have a great time. The first night we were there, we were tired and decided to get take out- Rick actually called in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

After hearing rave reviews of Rancho Armacillo from a friend, my boyfriend and I visited and had a truly wonderful experience. We had no idea what to expect in Costa Rica, and Rick welcomed us to the property just like family, giving us insider information on the most beautiful (and non touristy) beaches, directions on how to get around, and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A quiet place to stay with beautiful views. The owner, Rick, goes above and beyond to make sure that your trip goes smoothly. He even drove my husband and I to dinner the first night that we were there because we did not rent a car. He gives great recommendations on everything in the area from attractions to restaurants. There... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I can only echo the sentiments already posted here numerous times. The owner Rick goes above and beyond to make sure you have a great stay. When you arrive he gives you printouts of things to do, restaurants recommendations, and he'll help arrange any type of tour that is possible. We stayed 4 nights for our honeymoon and were the... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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27 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Rick and his Rancho Armadillo Estate are the quintessence of how customer service should be. Trying to list just some of the positive aspects we experienced: THE PLACE: Rancho Armadillo is located a bit up hill, in a gorgeous natural place. It's made of 6 rooms only (3 different small buildings) clean and well equipped with any comforts. From there,... More 

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Address: Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Rancho Armadillo Estate Hotel Playas Del Coco
Rancho Armadillo Estate Costa Rica/Playas Del Coco
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Playas del Coco

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