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Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa

3.5 of 5 Playa Esterillos Este | Near Manuel Antonio, Esterillos Este 10-6300, Costa Rica (Formerly Xandari by the Pacific)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a family vacation at alma del pacifico on the recommendation of friends. We made a reservation 8 months in advance. One day, we got an email saying they double booked our 3 rooms, and did not have a place for us. They did nothing to help us find a solution, just told us we were stuck. Not even... More 

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Fernando A, Manager at Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

We are very sorry this happened, however we notified the parties involved over six months in advance of the software mistake in our bookings. Additionally at the time, we also offered alternative accommodations in a nearby three bedroom condominium which was declined. Occasionally mistakes happen in all reservation systems, and 95% of the time we are able to resolve these... More 

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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Borders on luxury - and for CR it is - but it is not quite an over-the-top luxury hotel if that is what you are seeking. Everything is very nice. Security at the entry to the property, and to each unit, is a bit curious. Bugs & exotic noises everywhere but hey you are basically in the jungle. Service is... More 

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BarryStrud, Owner at Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Alma Del Pacifico is one of the very few hotels in Costa Rica that is actually "on the beach" . and we have several miles fo pristine beachs for quiet walks. The surfing is also quite good and we have boards and instructors available..We highly recommend that guests who want to explore the local area have a rental car. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the 4th year that we have come to this hotel!! You would never know this fabulous resort is here from the highway but it is convenient if you are traveling in the area between Jaco and Manuel Antonio. This is the best beach in the area!! Wide open space... If there are 20 people on the beach it... More 

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BarryStrud, Owner at Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words ! We can also arrange for families to rent 3 bedroom condos at the nearby Del Pacifico development. If rented thru the Alma hotel, guests has full access to the beach and pools at the Alma hotel and can sign for meals, drinks and spa treatments.. This is a great option for families traveling with... More 

Alajuela, Costa Rica
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21 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice and the atmosphere is very pleasing. The view has a perfect setting of the sun, some of the best sunsets in Costa Rica. Now the food is the best, I had the whole sea bass very good. You could not ask for better service.

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BarryStrud, Owner at Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Ray, Thanks for the restaurant review. You're absolutely right that there is little better than coming to Alma for a sunset cocktail and then a leisurely seafood diner . My personal favorite is the Yellow Fin Tuna just barely seared and served with a heap of fresh vegetables. More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you're looking for a beach front hotel in Costa Rica with all the amenities, great food and friendly staff then look no further. You cannot beat the villas looking out to the beach - each villa is unique with private lanai's and top quality. The food is excellent - order ahead for the seafood feast! You can walk for... More 

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BarryStrud, Owner at Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks Ken ! Come back next year and escape the frigid winters in Alaska ! Several of our beachfront villas have private plunge pools which make fpr a special vacation. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A friend and I stayed at this resort in mid November. The first night, a Wednesday, we were there we were the only guests. Felt a little odd but we understood it was mid week and not during their busy season. Overall we enjoyed our stay at this beautiful, peaceful resort. It is somewhat isolated, so if you don't have... More 

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BarryStrud, Owner at Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

November is the peak of the rainy season and things are a bit slower, but the rates are also lower ! We're always trying to stay ahead of the issues ;like the showers and can always fix quickly. We also recommend a rental car and can arrange to have one delivered to the hotel for you. Thanks for the advice. More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I just spent a great weekend at Alma del Pacifico. The place is full of details, colors and great service. We stayed at a Beach Front Villa. I was amazed with the flawless design, art and the exhuberant gardens. We also loved the Raw Botanicals organic bathroom amenities which is a pampering treat for the guests!! I... More 

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BarryStrud, Owner at Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Alma has become very popular as a weekend getaway for both Ticos and Americans living in San Jose.. We're jsut 30 minutes from the Manuel Antonio national Park and have miles of pristine and deserted beaches More 

Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I just spent a week at Alma del Pacifico with my husband, two adult children and their spouses. We rented three ocean front villas and they were superb. Each included a fabulous view of the ocean which was only yards away, AC, Wi-Fi, large living area, bedroom, large bathroom with separate sinks, large shower, and small kitchen area. The entire... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Was recently here for a week, and I have to say they went above and beyond in service. I had problems with my wifi and they not only upgraded my room they gave me an oceanfront. The resort is very well maintained and a feature is the almost completely private and secure spacious bungalows. My eventual bungalow was enormous, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Traveled up from the Osa peninsula and found this gem of a resort!!! Got the best suite with long jacuzzi pool ocean front!! Worth the money!l No issues at all, absolutely clean, friendly and gorgeous! Great complimentary breakfast!! Spent our last three days in CR there just relaxing and enjoying the incredible beach and fun waves!! Supposed to be the... More 

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Address: Playa Esterillos Este | Near Manuel Antonio, Esterillos Este 10-6300, Costa Rica (Formerly Xandari by the Pacific)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Esterillos Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Xandari By The Pacific Hotel
Xandari By The Pacific Resort
Alma Del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa Costa Rica/Esterillos Este

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