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Rancho Burica

Apartado 131, Punta Banco, Golfito 8201, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014
Louis P Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place is quite simply a little piece of paradise on Earth. Amazing location, property, staff and food (cooked by locals). Just be aware that the place is owned and managed by Dutch people, and that most of the guests are Dutch too. Rancho Burica is the best place I stayed at in CostaRica, definitely worth the journey on the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I was doing a surf/yoga camp with a group of canadian from Quebec and american. I was lucky to share one of the new room with 2 other members of the group and we each had a single bed. We had a shower and a bathroom in our room and it was really nice! Most of the other room doesn't... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

WOW what an amazing place! Can't believe Rancho Burica doesn't have a more raving review in the Lonely Planet. The location of the rancho is at the end of the road and from either Golfito or Pasa Canoas it takes about 2 hours to get there, but OMG it's definitely worth it! We planned on staying for some days, but... More

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Biarritz, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Rancho Burica is definitely the best place we stayed at in Costa Rica - ad we've been in the country for 5 weeks ! Femke & Jort are adorable, they will make sure your stay with them is filled with good memories !!! The place is awesome, just by the beach so if you want to surf or just enjoy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

It's difficult to do Rancho Burica the justice it deserves. Whilst it isn't the easiest place to get to (which is probably why it is so special) it is just so worth the effort. Jord & Femke were amazing hosts, ensuring that everything was perfect for everyone. Each breakfast and evening meal was catered for, and sitting around a table... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I stayed at Burica Rancho for 2 weeks instead of my planned 2 days. It was seriously hard to leave this amazing place. The Dutch hosts Jort & Fem were awesome, the food (breakfast & dinner) was heavenly, beautiful hikes, 2 amazing waterfalls, diverse wildlife in the backyard (the jungle) and an amazing place to surf (all levels). Pura Vida!

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Super nice location with great hospitality. Great wave in front of the house and beautiful waterfalls nearby. The bumpy road gifs you the real feeling of Costa Rica and brings you to other great surf spots near the house like Pavones or by boat to Matapalo. Beside surfing the horse ride is amazing. The Rancho Burica is an relaxing place... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

If there ever was a hidden heaven on earth this is the place. . . Its a bumpy lumpy road that runs down to the place driven by the grey pot-bellied bus driver but well worth it. In a nut shell this place offers amazing waves, a rain-forest and wilderness so green and full of nature and life its untrue... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

When I took off to Costa Rica for a one week respite wedged between summer classes and the fall semester for graduate school, I was looking a place that was far-removed, inexpensive (let's be honest, I'm a student), clean and had a decent point break. It had all this and more. Jord and Femke are both friendly and hospitable and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

When you take the bus from Golfito to Punta Banco, and you feel like you're in a wash machine for 3 hours, you can't imagine anything to be worth the horror that the grey-bearded bus driver is putting you through. However, when you get to the Rancho Burica everything falls in to place. Jordan and Femke, the managers, make you... More

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Address: Apartado 131, Punta Banco, Golfito 8201, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
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