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Rancho Armadillo Estate

Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
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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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Staten Island, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose Rancho Armadillo based on reviews and it stood up to its name. Located in a great little town with many restaurants and only five minutes from the beach. My husband and I went for our honeymoon. We felt very safe as we did many tours and activities. The best part of Rancho Armadillo was the owner, Rick. Rick was... More

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Napanee, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My two sisters, my mother and I stayed a week at Rancho Armadillo to celebrate my mom’s 70th birthday. I chose the place based on Trip Advisor reviews and also, I knew we were looking for a smaller scale, more personal place near the ocean activities. We were surprised when we arrived in Playas del Coco (in March) that the... More

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to stay at Rancho Armadillo based on tripadvisor reviews and we are very glad we did! We stayed for 5 nights at the start of our Costa Rican holiday. Our room was the "Aquariuim Room" which we found spacious and comfortable for my husband and I and our son. Rick was very helpful in recommending restaurants, activities and... More

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Guymon, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A couple girl friends and I stayed with Rick for a bit before heading over to the all-inclusive Hilton property near Coco for a work trip. We were all disappointed when we got to the Hilton because our time with Rick was so great and nothing could match up to that! He serves up a wonderful breakfast, he is so... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Stayed for 10 days in February with a friend. Beautiful grounds, nice weather but most amazing was the host Rick! Always checked in with us to see what we were doing for the day and offered maps, directions, recommendations, etc. Really friendly environment! Had a massage with Melissa, was amazing! Highly recommend that! A good place to stay for families... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Loved our time with Rick! He was a wealth of information and put us in the right direction every time wether regarding dining, day trips, excursions, etc. We loved the quiet, rustic cottage. Beautiful views and felt very confident in his recommendations. Staying at Rancho Armadillo and having someone help us with deciding what to do and where to dine... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My fiance and I stayed at Rancho Armadillo for five nights in January 2014. This was our first trip to Costa Rica together, and we were very excited to combine daily activities with romantic evenings. Rancho Armadillo proved to be a scenic and serene location. Each morning breakfast awaited us - hot coffee, smoothies, fresh fruit and juice, a waffle... More

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Enfield
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I can only reaffirm what has already been said. We stayed for 5 nights at Rancho Armadillo and would highly recommend it. It has an amazing view, gorgeous grounds and has lots of activities close by but the main reason the experience of staying here is such a great one is because of Rick. He could not be more knowledgeable... More

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Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Rancho Armadillo for the first 6 days of our trip to Costa Rica (our honeymoon) and we absolutely loved it. We had chosen Rancho Armadillo based on the reviews we'd read on trip advisor (which is why I'm now making it a point to review as well - this is my first one on... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My family of four had the pleasure to visit CR for the first time and spend 8 days at Rancho back in July. There aren’t enough great words to describe our experience. Gretchen P’s review below paints a 100% true and accurate detailed picture of Rick’s treasure. The property is peacefully isolated and perched perfectly on a mountain overlook of... More

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Additional Information about Rancho Armadillo Estate

Also Known As:
Rancho Armadillo Estate Hotel Playas Del Coco
Rancho Armadillo Estate Hotel
Rancho Armadillo Estate Costa Rica/Playas Del Coco
Address: Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Playas del Coco
#2 Family Hotel in Playas del Coco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rancho Armadillo Estate, a small private mountainside estate overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo. The estate is perfect for couples, families or groups. Our guests feel like they're coming to visit friends who have a really nice place to stay. Our knowledge of Costa Rica ensures our guests experience the best Costa Rica has to offer. ... more   less 

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