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Rancho Armadillo Estate

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Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a week at Rancho Armadillo. The owner, Rick, made it a special and comfortable time. It is hard to say enough about his interest and desire to make you comfortable on the estate and have the best time possible in Costa Rica. We loved the open area for dining and socializing. It is small so everyone has a... More 

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Brookline, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Our two teen age daughters, my wife and I spent 6 nights at Rancho Armadillo and we were extremely pleased with our experience! The property is located approximately 5-10 minutes by car/ taxi to the town of Playas del Cocos and perhaps a 30 minute walk to the beach. The inn consists of several one story buildings containing a total... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Rancho Armadillo really could be renamed Rick's place. The owner, Rick, is there to help you during your stay and everyone in town seems to know him. We stayed here for 10 days and had a wonderful time. There is a lovely swimming pool and lots of wildlife on your doorstep. Once raccoons stole our granddaughter's feeding spoons, which we... More 

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Lincroft, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My family truly enjoyed our stay at Rancho Armadillo in Playas del Coco. At Rancho Armadillo you feel like a traveler, not a tourist. Rick is extremely helpful in providing direction and suggestions for sightseeing excursions, i.e. waterfalls, ziplining, etc. It is not a manicured property, if that's your thing, go to a nearby resort - it is rustic and... More 

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1 Thank motheroftwodivas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Our family had a spectacular time staying with Rick at Rancho Armadillo! Rick goes above and beyond to ensure his guest have a wonderful easy going holiday!! From planning day trips, excursions, identifying birds, tips on the best restaurants and which roads to take (this is important as there are few road signs and you often need to take dirt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Make no mistake about it: Rancho Armadillo is one man's labour of love. Rick the owner runs the place himself, making himself available to visitors 24/7. He's an American expat from Detroit, who has been living in Playas del Coco for a couple of decades now. You will often see him help the kids of his few workers with their... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Four girlfriends and I traveled to Costa Rica for my birthday (it was a big one). After lots of research, I chose Rancho Armadillo as our destination for the 4 night adventure. I sent the owner, Rick, an email back in August and he responded within a day, and from there, he helped me plan the entire stay. He suggested... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I traveled to Costa Rica for the first time with my family. We spent the week at Rancho Armadillo and were so happy with the whole experience. When we were even in the planning stages of our trip, I would shoot Rick an email and he would always get back to me within that day. He helped with planning our... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We just got back from our vacation staying at Rancho Armadillo. We had such an Amazing time and experience. Our accommodations were excellent and our host Rick Vogel was Awesome and very knowledgeable in the history of Costa Rica. Every morning after our delicious breakfast Rick would inquiry about our activities for the day. He would then supply us with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

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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