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Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Playa Esterillos Este, Esterillos Este 10-6300, Costa Rica (Formerly Xandari by the Pacific)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
krobs14 Galveston, Texas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Galveston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was me an my husband's third stop in Costa Rica. We overall found this resort to be delightful. It was small and not filled at the time that we were there. The rooms are beautiful with bright colors, enormous windows everywhere with natural light and the shower was delightful. The mattresses were average in quality. Our room was ocean... More

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like a beach vacation it would be difficult to imagine a better setting. A 30-second stroll from your room through the immaculately maintained garden and you are right there, beneath the palm trees which fringe a broad swathe of volcanic sand, miles long, and beyond it a surfboarder’s paradise thundering on to the beach. And for those looking... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Alma del Pacifico at Esterillos Este is a beautiful boutique hotel set right on the beach. We have been to this hotel many times and the staff always treat us like family. The hotel restaurant is great and serves food grown on site. There are two large swimming pools and a jacuzzi as well as a spa which offers... More

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Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Spectacular! This hotel has everything! Beautiful rooms, great food at their beachside restaurant to be enjoyed while viewing amazing sunsets. The surrounding plants & flowers show off the beauty of being in Costa Rica.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

What a surprisingly beautiful beachside stop we experienced on our way back from Manuel Antonio. We had a delicious lunch and stayed for the amazing sunset while swinging on the hammocks. Just off the highway, this unassuming delight was the perfect stop on our way back from Manuel Antonio. The rooms looked so inviting as well. We look forward to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Alma is on an upward trajectory in terms of upkeep. We visited there last year (2/13) and were saddened by the paint splashes on paving stones, other colored walls, etc., missing tiles on walkways and inferior quality food. This February, my husband and I visited again for 2 nights. It seems some of the splashes have been wiped away, saw... More

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We spend several months in Costa Rica each year. One of our favourite restaurants is the Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel. The food is always excellent and presented in an artistic manner. There is quite a variety of foods at a reasonable price. Our favourite dinner is the beef tenderloin. There is a wine list for all tastes. Staff was... More

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Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A real surprise. What a beautiful little hotel, grounds, pools, beach front, restaurant, and staff. Had a little trouble finding this jewel but not unusual for Costa Rica. The restaurant is first rate and the chef is very accommodating if you want a special dish prepared. One evening we brought back mahi-mahi filets we had caught that morning in Quespos... More

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London, UK
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52 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Our place for a week's rest after a long trip in Central America Alma del Pacifico was absolutely ideal for our needs. We stayed in a large beachfront villa (number 2) which was quiet and peaceful and you can be very tranquil here. The rooms on the other side of the complex that do not have beachfronts are not as... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is our fourth visit, and each time I rave about it! Food is great! Rooms just gorgeous! Lie out among the palm trees and see the scarlet Macaws and Ibis flying overhead. Wonderfully peaceful location, great service, and an easy drive to Manuel Antonio Park. Roads are fine. Property is like an exotic garden. Of all the places I... More

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Additional Information about Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa

Also Known As:
Xandari By The Pacific Hotel
Xandari By The Pacific Resort
Alma Del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa Costa Rica/Esterillos Este
Address: Playa Esterillos Este, Esterillos Este 10-6300, Costa Rica (Formerly Xandari by the Pacific)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Esterillos Este
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Esterillos Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly situated on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast along Playa Esterillos Este, between Jaco Beach and Quepos, Alma del Pacifico is a luxury Costa Rica hotel featuring beachfront Caribbean hotel rooms and suites, a three-meal restaurant, full-service spa and a variety of exciting vacation activities. With distinct architecture and art, an extensive array of amenities and superb personal service, Alma del Pacifico Hotel is the premier luxury hotel in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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