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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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Portland, OR
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Rancho Armadillo deserves to be #1 here. We stayed for 5 nights in early July- our last five nights in Costa Rica in a three-week odyssey, and it was, by far. our favorite inn. Rick is the most gracious, interesting innkeeper you would ever want to meet, not to mention, the most accommodating. Our teenage son was treated to some... More 

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I went to Costa Rica to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. We had experience staying at all inclusives but wanted to try something different. We could not have been happier with our choice of hotel and the town of Coco. Staying with Rick makes you feel like you are staying with a friend - he is... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Up on a lush hillside with a very private setting that is a mere 3-4 minutes from downtown is Rancho Armadillo, with it's lovely plants and beautiful view out toward the ocean. We wanted to be away from the noise and activity of tourists and this was the perfect place. Rick is the most amazing host, extremely knowledgeable, very attentive... 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
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Playas del Coco

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