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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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Denver
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

We didn't stay here, but we did eat breakfast there once and dinner on another occasion. The restaurant is great, with a wonderful view under a classy palapa. The decorations are exquisite for a beach-front location as non-commercial as Esterillos. The hotel was impeccibly clean, even the bathrooms, and it looks as if all rooms have an equal view of... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed this wonderful property over the Christmas and New Years holiday. With so many hotel/resort options in this outdoor activity-oriented country, this place is just right. While not light on the wallet or purse, Alma delivers the kind of experience you imagine of a tropical Pacific setting, done with a touch of elegance and intimacy. Formally... More 

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Seaside Heights, New Jersey
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21 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

We where staying in quepos and where looking for a beach to hang out on with our kids for the day. We stayed for the afternoon enjoyed all the facilities and would return again for an overnight lodging looks great! They where ever so accommodating!!! We like beaches at hotels with services , chairs, towels, drinks and more!!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Unforgettable trip! My husband and three adult children arrived at Alma Del Pacificao about 1a.m.. after a three day horror story of delayed flights, lost baggage, etc., compliments of the horribly incompetent Delta airlines. What a pleasure it was to arrive here at the hotel with its welcoming staff. Our rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, clean, and filled with small... More 

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Atenas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

My husband and I did a year's worth of research when we were writing our 2007 book on Costa Rica lodging (www.sleepingwiththetoucans.com) and Xandari Hotel was one of our top picks then. We were curious to see what changes had occurred when new owners took over the hotel and renamed it Alma del Pacifico. The good news is - it's... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

Stayed there for 3 nights and absolutely loved it. Great service. The pool and jacuzzi is so clean and beautiful. The ocean views from the rooms are incredible. The restaurant is amazing. The food was always prepared fresh. My husband and I had dinner 3 nights in a row and wouldn't go anywhere else. The service in the restaurant is... More 

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

We changed our itinerary because of this wonderful hotel. The location is perfect for a quiet getaway , yet close to all Costa Rica fun! The staff was fabulous from the reception staff to security. The villa was immaculate and pleasing to the eye-very comfortable. The beach at this location is awesome, very high to very low tides creating the... More 

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Minneapolis, USA
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Really enjoyed the quiet, private villas. The views from the room were amazing! Great deal on Groupon too!

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Alexandria, Va
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

I was at Alma with a girlfriend. Our villa was large, as as described by others had a floor to ceiling view out to the ocean, and a shower that opens up to the private garden (so if you open the doors, it gives the illusion of being outdoors, although it is inside). We loved the shower! We did close... More 

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

My daughter & I were traveling through Costa Rica & found this funky, colorful hotel. The Villas are like having your own little apt getaway. We stayed in a lovely Garden Villa but asked for a tour of some of the beachfront Villas - all really colorful and unique! The little touches were the best - the beach wraps laid... More 

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