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“Incredible place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Playa Esterillos Este | Near Manuel Antonio, Esterillos Este 10-6300, Costa Rica (Formerly Xandari by the Pacific)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Esterillos Este
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Incredible place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2007

We just got back from a week at Xandari by the Pacific. Having spent a few days at the San Jose Xandari both last year and the year before, we decided to spend a week at their new place on the beach this year. It was everything we expected it to be. To begin with, the beach location is about perfect, along with the perfect marriage of art and archetecture that combines to complete the picture of a small, intimate, romantic sea-side hotel. The food is excellent and the service is five-star. The hotel is located about 20 minutes from Jaco by car, and abou half an hour from Manuel Antonio Park, and there are a lot of things to do and places to go in the area. But a hamock on the beach with a good book and an occasional walk before sunset is just fine. We will definitely go back.

  • Liked — There is no where that you can find accomodations so comfortable and beautiful.
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2006

My husband and I stayed at Xandari by the Pacific the week of Thanksgiving. We have previously stayed at Xandari in San Jose and were very excited about this trip. We were not disappointed. The hotel is beautiful. We had a Maxima villa and it was incredible, not to metion it had a spectacular ocean view. It seems as though they have thought of every detail. The staff was very friendly and helpful. This was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had. We can't wait to go back.

  • Liked — the views and spaciousness
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2006

We didnt have time to stay at the original Xandari but happened to find their new Resort approx 20 minutes from JACO.
Our villa was superb, we loved the colours and style. Once settled we didnt want to go anywhere-just from our patio to the beach or gorgeous pool and back.
The staff were so lovely and meals were great and also at reasonable cost.
We forgot my husbands swimming trunks and a few weeks after our return they arrived in the post-- we had actually forgotten all about them and wasnt even sure where we had left them
Superb service, I hope you get lots of lovely guests at Xandari by the Pacific
It was a long way from New Zealand but our visit to Costa Rica & Panama was wonderful, and this Resort was one of the best experiences

  • Liked — style & comfort
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly situated on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast along Playa Esterillos Este, between Jaco Beach and Manuel Antonio, Alma del Pacifico is a luxury Costa Rica hotel featuring beachfront Caribbean hotel rooms and suites, a three-meal restaurant, full-service spa and a variety of exciting vacation activities. With distinct architecture and art, an extensive array of amenities and superb personal service, Alma del Pacifico Hotel is the premier luxury hotel in Costa Rica. A great alternative for luxury travelers wanting to visit Manuel Antonio while being on the beach. ... more   less 
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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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