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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
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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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Portland, OR
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Thousand Oaks, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We recently went to Costa Rica with friends. We stayed at Racho Armadillo and it was great, Rick the owner was very nice and accommodating. There is a beautiful pool, upper deck area with great ocean and mountain views. The waffle breakfast he had out for us was delicious! He even gave us and unexpected surprise at the end of... More

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Hudson, Wisconsin, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very fun place set on a mountain overlooking the ocean; amazing views from the private property and a short 5 minute drive to town. I think renting a car is a must because it really allows you to see and explore the area. With that being said, some of the "roads" in the area are very rough. Avoid the donkey... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Make no mistake you're in the middle of a jungle when you stay at Rancho Armadillo, but you'll love it!! Exotic birds, troops of Howler monkeys, scorpions, snakes and other animals may be seen on the property. From the outdoor veranda, you have a clear view of the Gulf of Papagayo, and the sunsets from that vantage point are incredible.... More

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Clifton, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I'll make this short and to the point, if you are going to the west coast of Costa Rica, this is the place to stay, a bit off the beaten path, you get a personal service from the owner Rick. He knows Playa de Coco like the back of his hand and gives an honest word on where to go... More

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Staten Island, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

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 March 29, 2014

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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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): $$
Also Known As:
Rancho Armadillo Estate Hotel Playas Del Coco
Rancho Armadillo Estate Costa Rica/Playas Del Coco

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