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Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa

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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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Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at Alma Del Pacifico was incredible. We reserved one of their deluxe villas and it was worth every penny.The staff was so friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious! I can't wait to come back.

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

We're glad that you have discovered that Alma is located exactly mid-way between Manuel Antonio and Jaco Beach. It's less than a 30 minute drive to either whhich opens up a wide array of restaurant and shopping.. For the first time visitor, we recommend having a rental car delivered to the hotel on your second day and then exploring the... More 

Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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8 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I did not stay here but spent almost everyday here as guests of a wedding that took place at this hotel. The staff was friendly, the rooms were spacious, clean, ocean front with mini personal pool located at the beautiful beach. This was a gorgeous venue for their wedding. The staff set up a beautiful outdoor sunset... More 

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

Thanks for the kind words ! Next time come and stay with us at the hotel and unwind. Here are a couple of thoughts : One of my favorite things to do is to arrange for a sunrise horseback ride down at the beach and return to the Mosaic restaurant hitch my horse to a palm tree and then enjoy... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our son's wedding was a dream come through ! Everything was beautiful: the rehearsal, the ceremony, the cocktails, the sunset, the dinner , the party with the carnival. ........ The staff is fantastic and they are all wonderful people that make you feel home. We had the whole hotel, 20 incredible rooms, to our selves which was wonderful . The... More 

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

We're delighted that the wedding for Mark & Lolly was so memorable ! I know our staff including Fernando, Freddy and all the rest had a good time too. Alma is a fun place to have a wedding and I'm sure your guests were able to enjoy the activities in the Estreillos area ranging from the nearby eco-tourism gem of... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We booked this hotel at the last minute and LOVED IT. We stayed in room 2 - actually a private bungalow with an amazing view of the beach, great bathroom fridge, coffee machine, living area etc. The hotel is beautiful, right on a long wonderful empty beach. The food in the restaurant was excellent, and great cocktails. Lovely spa (my... More 

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Kalie W, Public Relations Manager at Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are extremely happy that you had a great time at Alma Del Pacifico. We agree with your insight on our Beachfront Villas-they have an incredible view! Since we are one of the very few secluded hotels 'on the beach' in Costa Rica, we always recommend getting one of our beautiful rooms that are just... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I recently attended a wedding at Alma and it was fantastic. It is located right on the beach, and is very secluded-which was a plus. A couple other hotels that I have visited in CR have been very busy with tourists, so this was a nice change. The staff is also very helpful when planning a tour or excursion. I... More 

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

We're glad your enjoyed your stay ! Our village of Esterillos Este is a gem that is close enough to both Manuel Antonio and Jaco Beach to drive in for shopping or lunch but without the clutter and claptrap of an over-run tourist attraction. We recommend having a rental car delivered to the hotel which allows you to explore the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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 

Chicago
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79 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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 

Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
21 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

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