Rancho Armadillo deserves to be #1 here. We stayed for 5 nights in early July- our last five nights in Costa Rica in a three-week odyssey, and it was, by far. our favorite inn. Rick is the most gracious, interesting innkeeper you would ever want to meet, not to mention, the most accommodating. Our teenage son was treated to some extra space in what was already a very spacious family suite. Love the decor- beautiful wood everywhere, high ceilings, unique tile and stain glass accents. The view- breath-taking, especially from the most perfect pool and the large outdoor "living room" with hammocks, games, books and a handy computer for SKYPE phone calls. You can see the ocean and enjoy a cool evening breeze.The grounds are a natural wonder- birds, butterflies, tropical flora. We loved access to the chef's kitchen to make our evening snacks AND the fact that Rick did our dishes for us. His waffle breakfasts were a treat, and we needed the fuel for day excursions he arranged- a day trip to Nicaragua, a private waterfall and volcano mud bath spa experience, a wildlife rescue park visit where we can face to face with a toucan. All unforgettable. Rick was also kind enough to give us a lift into town for our restaurant meals. Truly, he thinks of everything- extra sunblock, aloe lotion, travel guides galore. Very impressive. It was hard to leave, and we would return in a heartbeat! Rancho Armadillo exceeded our expectations in every way.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rancho Armadillo Estate, a small private mountainside estate overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo. The estate is perfect for couples, families or groups. Our guests feel like they're coming to visit friends who have a really nice place to stay. Our knowledge of Costa Rica ensures our guests experience the best Costa Rica has to offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rancho Armadillo Estate Hotel Playas Del Coco
- Rancho Armadillo Estate Costa Rica/Playas Del Coco