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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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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This is a beautifully designed and presented place in a super beachfront spot with lovely rooms decked out in stylish bold Costa Rican colours. There is interesting artwork everywhere. There are 2 very pleasant pools, a jacuzzi and a Spa. The hotel is right on the beach and there are plenty of sunloungers and hammocks. Staff are friendly if a... 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 for the entire trip! Alma is one of the few actual "beachfront" hotels on the Central Pacific coast.. We recommend that you rent a car and then visiting the Manuel Antonio National park can be done on a day trip (about a 30 minute drive). We also have... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Wonderful place to stay, we've been here 3 times, and always love it. One of a kind design, by artist and architect.Bedrooms very comfortable, and bathrooms a delight. Grounds are beautiful, and if you get a room overlooking the beach, keep it, and watch the birds, sunsets and nature. Spa facilities available, though rather expensive, and the swimming pools are... More 

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Montreal
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The Good: What a great location right on a private -beautiful- beach! With our villa opening up on the beach, I have not yet experienced another place in CR where you could enjoy the beach so well. The place is also very well maintained and operated by friendly staff. The Bad: There could be a few more people in the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Spent 4 nights at this property and was blown away. I was upgraded to an oceanfront villa that was spectacular. It's a quiet property with a near private beach. I'd walk in the morning and maybe see one or two other people. The food was quite good. Prior reviews speak of slow service. While I wouldn't call it speedy, I... More 

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GA
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We visit Costa Rica yearly. This past visit we decided to rent and car and drive to Dominical. We stayed at a lovely report there but decided we needed a better beach so it was recommended we try Esterillos Este. Once in the area we decided to check this resort out due to reviews we had seen. We wanted to... More 

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Coquitlam
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Having just finished a grueling, six day race, I needed to book myself into a resort to unwind. Little did i know that I was booked into this gem! This 20-room resort has some of the best staff in the area and make you feel as if you were a member of an extended family. Barry Strudwick (proprietor) treated my... More 

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

After your running 30 miles a day for 6 days through the rain forest, I'm glad you found Alma to be a good place to relax . A lot people find Alma the perfect place to rest up for a few days after a week or so of adventure tourism. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you come... More 

BC, Canada
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We had a wonderful 5 night stay at the Alma de Pacifico - it started with "smores" & a campfire at sunset and just kept getting better. A small boutique style hotel on a flat beach that stretches for miles, perfect for walking and not a vendor is site. - Food at the restaurant is good, prices reasonable and other... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Upon arrival, my husband and I were met by Ana, who quickly handed us a complimentary fresh fruit smoothy. I don't know which I liked more, Ana, with her 'long-lost friend' personality, or the delicious creamy fruit smoothy. And I love a fresh fruit smoothy! Ana walked us to our beach front bungalow, opened the door, and my husband and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We just returned yet again from a wonderful stay at Alma del Pacifico! We were remembered and greeted by the warm and friendly staff who were genuinely pleased to see us. Everyone is attentive, helpful, and great at what they do. Freddy and Giancarlo offer excellent dining service while Michael mixes amazing cocktails at the beachside bar. Carla recommends the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

If you enjoy original, vibrant, colourful design (by a Californian architect), you'll appreciate this boutique hotel situated on a beautiful, near-empty beach, far from the madding crowds. We enjoyed our 2-night stay. The pools were stunning, the rooms (bungalows) spacious and comfortable, with a design that appealed to us. The gated entrance to each bungalow, with its private terrace and... More 

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