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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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    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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Wellesley, MA
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

This hotel has it all. Excellent service, phenomenal rooms and a great location. The drive from San Jose takes about 2 hours, and you will pass by some beautiful farmland and impoverished homes. Once you arrive at the resort however, all of your wishes will come true. The rooms are elegantly appointed (no TV's), with beautiful views either on to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

I'll resist the urge to gush out superlatives about this amazing hotel and instead urge you to go there for a fabulous, luxurious, romantic retreat. We'll never forget sitting in our private plunge pool, gazing out across a pristine beach with a family of scarlet macaws in the almond trees over our heads. Bravo to the designers and the staff... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010

My husband and I travel extensively on busuiness and exotically on leisure. A friend had suggested we spend one of our getaway weeks at this resort. We have been to Costa Rica before but this resort is just fabulous! Words don't describe how beuatiful this setting is. We had a private bungalow with a private pool that faced the ocean.... More 

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Marin County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

Fabulous room, well thought out. Inside we had two queen beds, a fridge, coffee machine, desk area, everything you could possibly need on holiday. Wonderful bright colours everywhere too. The riding stables they recommend are actually very good and the horses are well looked after unlike most public/holiday stables. The beach is a very long sandy one and the waves... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

We loved it! What a perfect way to end our trip through Costa Rica. After flying into San Jose, then on to Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast (stayed at the Manatus Hotel which is ideal), then to the Tabacon Hotel in the Arenal Volcano area (could skip this if I went again) and finally unwind on the pacific coast. This... More 

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

The hotel is beautiful, the service was excellent, and the staff very friendly. The extra accoutrements were much appreciated. We loved the indoor outdoor showers the lap pool, regular pool and the resident scarlet Mcaws were a delight.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2010

This place saved our honeymoon. We initially stayed at a different location which had misrepresented itself as a honeymoon location with awful food and rooms that made a Budget Inn seem like the Hilton. We then transferred to the Xandari by the Pacific and found paradise. The rooms are HUGE and exquisit. It was like we had our own luxury... More 

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New York
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37 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2010

As soon as you arrive you know that this is not a typical beach resort. The owners are an architect and an artist and they immerse you in a sea of colors and shapes that intensify experience of staying on the Costa Rican coast. We stayed in the beachfront ultra-plus unit with a broad views of the beach. Yet the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

This was the first place we stayed in on a tour of Costa Rica and Panama. Shortly after arriving, I realised I had left our passports and travel documents in the taxi. The tax had come 1.5 hours from the airport and was going back so we were a really worried we'd never see them again. But Xandari stepped in... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2009

Staying in Costa Rica for a few months and wanted to check out this resort for fun. My fiance surprised me by booking a gorgeous room with a private dip pool and an ocean view. Well worth it! We loved the spacious rooms, the exceptional maid service and the decorative flowers everywhere, the pools, our private pool, the beautiful beach,... 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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