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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
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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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Chicago, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2007

Hard to add to what's been said in other reviews - you come as a guest and are quickly made to feel like a friend. If you want impersonal service from an anonymous staff then this is not the place for you. My wife and I recently spent the first few days of our Costa Rica vacation at Rancho Armadillo... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2007

My husband and I recently stayed at Rancho for our honeymoon and loved it. I did a ton of research on many different destinations for our trip and decieded on Costa Rica and Rancho Armadillo b/c of the beautiful scenery, exotic location, friendly locals, exciting excursions and great reviews from Trip Advisor. This vacation is not for the faint of... More

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atlanta, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2007

Paradise discovered, If you’re looking for paradise in a quaint B&B that truly represents all that Costa Rica has to offer, go see Rick at Rancho Armadillo. Amazing sunsets from the pool and tiki bar seam endless, the rooms are wonderful and the star filled nights made this a perfect location for those looking for a true vacation from the... More

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So. Chester County, PA
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2007

Had the pleasure of spending a week at Rancho Armadillo. We traveled with dear friends and our four teenagers. The accomodations and Rick's hospitality were top notch. Rick makes sure his guests feel right at home. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the property - the rooms, pool, food, vegetation, the breathtaking view, and the pampering. Rick offered many suggestions... More

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Desert4Rayce
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2007

First off, let me tell you what the Rancho Armadillo Estate isn't... 1. It's not the Ritz, the Hyatt or even a Hilton. This place is a bit more rustic and there's no room service. 2. It's not a bed and breakfast either. Our room was in a block of three units, each with it's own spacious mountain cable feel... More

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Eliot, Maine
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2007

We booked three suites for our family of seven during the week following Christmas. The place was amazing and we all had the most awesome time. From the minute we arrived, Rick and Debbie made us feel like we were visiting a friend of a friend. They made everyone feel at home and comfortable at this beautiful estate. We took... More

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letchworth garden city
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2007

We spent five days at the Rancho Armodillo and Rick and Debbie made us very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble and Rick was full of advice and guidance to help us make the most of our time in Costa Rica. This included helping us with our itinerary after we left! The pool and its surroundings are sublime. The breakfast... More

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Newbury, Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2007

Stayed for 4 nights in January. Rick & Debbie were friendly and helpful hosts & helped us make the most of our stay in Coco. Just like staying with a pretty cool relative. Would love to return. Thanks guys.

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Brussels, Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2007

Stayed in Playa del Coco for a week of beach, sun and diving. That's exactly what we got. The estate is fabulous, breakfast is great and staff is very helpful. Although it is beautiful it is expensive according to Costa Rican standards. A room for wo persons per night in the high season costed us 140 dollars. A three star... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2007

We stayed at the Rancho Armadillo in late January. The owners are fantastic people and make the whole stay worthwhile. The small town nearby of Playa del Coco is nothing to speak of but that's not the reason you're in Costa Rica. The sidetrips are what it's all about. We used tours-your-way.com who's owner is Mainor Lara Bustos and he... 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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