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#2 of 12 hotels in Playas del Coco
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Business Center with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
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Outdoor pool
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Susanne M wrote a review Feb 2020
17 contributions
We stayed here for the last night of my birthday trip and I wish we could have stayed longer. The property is beautiful and so peaceful. Rick is an amazing chef, and prepared the best meals we had in Costa Rica! Definitely take advantage of that option! It’s not too far from the airport so it’s a great place to begin and end your trip. Or just stay the whole time. We highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Stephen_ArlingtonVA wrote a review Mar 2019
Arlington, Virginia73 contributions27 helpful votes
We stayed five nights at Rancho Armadillo with our two teenage daughters and had a fabulous stay. Rick aims to please and succeeds in spades. Our adjoining rooms were ideal, the grounds lovely, and the pool just right. Each day started off right with a fine breakfast with fresh fruit and waffles. We explored a different beach each day, and in the afternoon hung around the pool. Rick's recommendations for where to go, what to do, and where to eat were spot on for us. We rented a car in town and would highly recommend Rancho Armadillo to anyone with a laid back approach to traveling.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Dredfunk wrote a review Feb 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great experience at Rancho Armadillo. 3 days, starting New Year's Eve, family of 5 staying in 3 adjoining rooms. The rooms were beautiful, clean, quiet and everything worked! We were in our own building, occupying 3 of the 7 total rooms on the very private grounds. The view is spectacular perched on a hillside, just a short ride to town. Rick was a genteel host, serving a delicious breakfast and making multiple recommendations, all of which were spot on. (Try the exquisite gelato in town!). A very relaxing stay with my highest recommendations.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
jf002 wrote a review Oct 2018
128 contributions68 helpful votes
That's what one of the Tico Times reviews said and it is true. Just a 3 minute drive to the beach, but up the hill in a tranquill, beautiful spot. We were here in the "green season" before the tourists come and had it to ourselves. Pool, music, full kitchen available, breakfast provided each morning. What a paradise. Rick is welcoming and full of information about restaurants, beaches, Costa Rica in general. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
sharonmclark wrote a review Jul 2018
Livonia, Michigan2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family stayed here on our first 2, and last 2 nights. Coming back to Ricks was the perfect ending to an amazing trip.The pool was wonderful, and everywhere you look you see personal touches that makes this place the gem it is. The rooms were beautiful, comfortable beds and a gorgeous view, right outside our door. Make sure to have Rick cook his unbelievable 7 course meal (he is a certified chef after all) because that will be one of your best meals in Costa Rica. Needless to say, we loved this place, and hope to visit again someday!
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Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rancho Armadillo Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Rancho Armadillo Estate?
Nearby attractions include Playa Hermosa (3.4 miles), Monkey's Bar & Restaurant (4.7 miles), and Playas del coco (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rancho Armadillo Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Rancho Armadillo Estate?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rancho Armadillo Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rancho Armadillo Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rancho Armadillo Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toucanoos, Restaurante Mar Azul, and Abbocato.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rancho Armadillo Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rancho Armadillo Estate have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Rancho Armadillo Estate accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.