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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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Reno, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Rick is a real pro. He has set up his property with his guests comforts in mind. He has thought of everything. He is also a top notch concierge and chef. He made sure that we were able to do everything we wanted to do. His property is beautiful and very comfortable.

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milwaukee, WI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Rancho Armadillo is everything wonderful that all the other reviewers have said about it. It's all a result, I believe, of the relationships that Rick has with his guests, his employees, and the Playa del Coco community. Rooms are spotless because he treats those who work with him with great respect. Guests benefit from his knowledge of restaurants and sightseeing... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We spent 6 nights at Rancho Armadillo and absolutely loved it. The location is close to Playa del Coco's beach and restaurants, but just far enough away to enjoy quiet evenings around the rancho and pool. We enjoyed watching a variety of colorful birds and howler monkeys. The property has a nice view of the ocean with great sunsets. The... More

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Philadelphia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from 3 night stay - wished we would have had longer! This property has amazing views and all the amenities of home. Rick the owner really does it right! The rooms are rustic and charming- very clean. Showers are great! Breakfast was a highlight everyday- between the fresh breads and waffles and views - perfection! The pool was... More

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Trinidad
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We've just had the BEST HOLIDAY ever. Perfect location and excellent host. Rick has the rare ability to understand exactly what you need for your dream holiday just before you've figured it out yourself. Rick provides recommendations of amazing places to eat in Coco and BUT the best kept secret is when he does dinner. Can't stop talking about it.... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Rick Vogel provides a serene setting to park yourself for a Guanacoste vacation. A short trip from the airport (making vacation start soon) brings you to a quiet perch overlooking the sea. Rick is a wonderful host -- never in the way, but always available to give advice as to how to find the things you like most to do.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we pretty much planned it on our own. Glad we listened to the reviews on Trip Advisor and went with Rancho Armadillo because our trip was perfect! No, Rancho Armadillo isn't a luxury resort but if you want to experience Costa Rica in its "Pura Vida" form, this spot is the... More

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Columbia, PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Rancho Armadillo is a "Low key" friendly spot where the owner truly looks after you. He is a professional chef and knows food. He also understands people so he makes good recommendations. It is not a deluxe property, but the view and friendliness make up for it. We stayed for 3 nights and had a very nice time of it.... More

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Carlsbad, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We stayed at Rancho Armadillo for a total of six nights. From the very beginning, Rick the owner was very helpful with trip planning and recommendations. This was our first trip to Costa Rica so the help in figuring out where to go and recommendations for tours, rental cars and restaurants were extremely helpful. Rick also does not take commissions... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

From the very first communication with Rick the owner, our experience at Rancho Amadillo was handled professionally and with aplomb. We received terrific discounts on car rental, cell phone, restaurants, canopy tour and more from Rick, he did not steer us wrong once. I will say it was a highlight of a great experience, if you want the old school... 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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