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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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 

Costa RIca
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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5 reviews 5 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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19 hotel reviews
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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and I were wed at Alma del Pacifico in February of this year. We worked with Fernando, Wilson and Katherine during the planning process and all were incredibly attentive and professional and made us feel extremely at ease. Fernando has extensive hospitality background and could probably plan an event in his sleep! With his experience in cheffing, he... More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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90 reviews 90 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife live in Costa Rica and wanted to spend a couple nights at the beach. We selected Alma. When we arrived we were treated very well by Ricky and the staff. The property is beautiful. The rooms are beautiful with unobstructed views of the beach and the crashing waves of the Pacific.The staff in the restaurant were fantastic and... More 

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Knixville tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a very unique and beautiful place. The beach is very uncrowded to say the least. Service is excellent, too. The gardens, pools, and buildings are very colorful. The drinks are the bar are well prepared and delicious

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11 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Wonderful getaway from San Jose. Clean, spacious comfortable villas. Beautiful well kept grounds.. Staff was very attentive brought cold drink and wet wash cloth upon arrival. Couldn't ask for better view of ocean from restaurant. Food good. Flat and very easy to get around for a couple of old farts. We will definitely return.

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Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Some friends were in town and staying a couple of days at the hotel so we stopped by to have dinner with them. The food was very good and the service was prompt. we order a couple of starter plates, the calamari was excellent and for dinner we had the chicken bowl with noodles, it was amazing, the flavor and... More 

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