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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 14 in Uvita
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4.8
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4.9
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4.7
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Rancho Pacifico is a boutique hotel for adults located in the heart of Costa Rica's South Pacific Zone. The hotel is situated in a pristine tropical rainforest nearly 2,000 feet (600 meters) above sea level, with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. It makes a perfect base for exploring the Costa Rican wilderness including Marino Ballena National Park and Corcovado National Park. Rancho Pacifico is widely considered Costa Rica’s finest adults-only luxury boutique resort. Pamper youreslf in the award-winning spa, enjoy world-class dining, relax in the infinity pool or infinity jacuzzi, and allow the amazingly friendly and attentive staff to meet your every need. The hotel features extensive hiking trails with an on-site waterfall and a huge list of off-site activities. Rancho Pacifico provides a vacation experience you will remember for a lifetime.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Boating
Diving
Free shuttle or taxi services
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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hfbissell wrote a review Yesterday
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
Our first trip to Costa Rica honestly exceeded all our expectations. Spectacular nature, out of this world views, and five star service all made this a trip to remember. A huge part of that was how well RP managed the details. They handled all transport both from airport and between all activities, and there was never a glitch. All their recommended activities were awesome from mangrove tour, to coffee hike, to zip lining. All held to that same high standard. All charges managed by the resort so we never had to worry about payments which were all very reasonable. Beaches were uncrowded and magnificent. Facilities at resort were gorgeous being modern and up to date while integrating into the mountain landscape. We stayed in two room villa (not using one room) which very comfortable, spacious, and wonderfully tucked in the jungle with views of whale tale. In the late afternoon we could hear the howler monkeys and on more than one occasion had toucans visit near the villa. Would highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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FL_boy wrote a review Dec 2020
Orlando, Florida40 contributions21 helpful votes
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This was our third stay at Rancho Pacifico but it had been 10 years since my wife and I had visited. The two previous stays were outstanding so expectations were super high. We knew ownership had changed and the resort had gone through a few changes so we were a bit concerned our experience wouldn't be as memorable as our previous stays. Let's just say our 4 days at RP this time around far exceeded our expectations. We arrived early evening and were quickly met by friendly and familiar staff and escorted to our room. We stayed in the Pinuelas suite and everything about it was perfect. The bed was extremely comfortable, the shower and tub were amazing, and we loved the wet bar tucked in the closet that included a small fridge. The small touches were really nice as well - beautiful flower arrangement, covered balcony, air-conditioning, umbrellas right outside the room. The best part about the room though was the view and privacy, yet it's only a few steps away from the pool and restaurant. We spent a lot of our time at RP lounging in the hot tub and pool while enjoying the wonderful fresh food and drinks at the restaurant. Those areas are right next to each other and have been remodeled since our last visit. They did an incredible job retaining the natural beauty and views while creating a very modern and open space that's extremely comfortable. What makes RP so magical for us are the staff members. They're truly like family. Steven, Maria, Vianney, Alex, Andrey, and everyone else we encountered are the absolute best. They're genuinely helpful and really took our experience to the next level. A few things to keep in mind. We always rent a 4x4 SUV and I absolutely love the drive up the mountain to Rancho Pacifico but it's probably not for everyone. It's about a 10-15 minute drive straight up from the town of Uvita. The dirt road is bumpy, steep, and winding. Also, the town of Uvita is great. Lots of good restaurants and amazing people. There are a few hikes around the property. The waterfall hike is a short, steep trail but totally worth it. We spent a good hour just hanging out in the river and playing in the waterfall. Lastly, keep in mind RP is in the jungle so you're going to experience critters, humidity, and other elements. It's all part of the Costa Rican experience.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Mark Leaman, Owner at Rancho Pacifico
Responded Dec 13, 2020
Hi FL_boy - Thank you for your kind review! We love hosting return guests because we are always excited for them to experience all of the improvements we have made. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I hope we will see you again soon back at Rancho Pacifico! - Mark
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Connor B wrote a review Jun 27
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Absolutely incredible experience. We did the all-inclusive honeymoon booking for a 1-week trip and it was a once in a lifetime experience. Highlights: -10-star service from all of their staff. Every single employee was truly a difference maker in our trip. From Vianney making 5-star drinks, Steven, Noelia and Sharon providing attentive service to our every need, Jerson and Andrey with their awesome server speed and the house cleaning staff cleaning our room 3x a day as part of the STANDARD service. Truly never experienced customer service/hospitality like this before. -Incredible private resort with pool/hot tub. Rooms are updated and have awesome views. -Awesome adventures offered: Waterfall rappelling, boat tours, etc. Highly recommend these 2 adventures if you want to see the Costa Rican wildlife (boat tour) and want to do something that you’ll never experience again (waterfall rappelling).
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Chris J wrote a review Jun 26
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My wife and I stayed at Rancho Pacifico during April and could not be more pleased with our trip. The positives of staying there are numerous, the most notable being the grounds the resort is on. Perched on the mountain over Uvita, the vistas are breathtaking, with modern and clean open-air facilities abound. Each room/bungalow feels secluded from others, offering a sense of privacy and a feeling you’re the only ones there. The gym is small and hot, but there’s enough there to get a good sweat in. What’s particularly cool is they have their own hiking trails right off the facilities, with no transport needed. The chefs do a bang-up job with breakfast, lunch, and dinner based on your dietary needs with fresh ingredients and exquisite recipes. What we appreciated the most was the attention and care the staff gave us. Since it has a smaller capacity (20 people max or so), each staff member caters to your needs and is very friendly to interact with. We didn’t have any activities planned and didn’t know what to expect, but RP makes it quite easy to plan your trip on the fly with a preset list of activities (fishing, waterfall repelling, etc.) to choose from. This really took the out the stress of planning and transportation. It is a bit of a hike to get there (~3.5 hours from San Jose airport) and the 15 minute drive up and down the mountain is bumpy and expensive as you’re charged for the taxi service each time. However, the location, the facilities, the service, and the staff make it worth it 10/10 times. We are still talking about the trip and couldn’t recommend it highly enough for adults (no <18 kids allowed) who want to find the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure without the stress.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 2 days ago
Hi Chris - Thank you for your review! We are very happy you enjoyed your experience at Rancho Pacifico. We love offering a destination for romance, wellness and adventure in a relaxing and stress-free environment. It sounds like it was a perfect fit for you. I hope we will see you again soon! - Mark
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Michelle L wrote a review Jun 20
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This was our second visit to RP, and once again we were blown away! The staff, accommodations, food and service are incredible! I absolutely cannot say enough positive things about this resort. They truly go above and beyond to make your trip special. We explored waterfalls, went zip lining, snorkeling/diving, horseback riding and hiking. Steven, Sharon, and Noelia were amazing at arranging all adventures. Steven is truly the most sincere and caring person I've ever met! Viennay makes the best cocktails and Juan Pablo keeps your belly full with his delicious, one of a kind food! Jerson and Andrey are awesome as well! We will be back! Much love to the RP family!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Hi Michelle - Thank you for writing! We love showing return guests all of the improvements we have made. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your second visit to Rancho Pacifico. We are already looking forward to your third trip! Until then, pura vida! - Mark
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Brent A wrote a review Jun 19
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Beautiful location, friendly staff! We spent two nights at Rancho Pacifico and were blown away by the elegance and breathtaking views. Staff was helpful and food was outstanding; would recommend for special events!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Hi Brent - Thank you for your review. It was an honor to help you celebrate your 20th anniversary. We are glad to read that you had such a nice experience here at Rancho Pacifico. I hope you can stay a little longer next time! - Mark
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Leslye U wrote a review Jun 14
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We recently vacationed with family at Rancho Pacifico and could not have chosen a better place to stay. The Whales Tail Villa is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom private villa with amazing views of the forest and Whale's Tail beach. From our balcony, bedroom and even bathroom windows we were able to see toucans, coatis and other birds and animals in the wild. The resort is fantastic, with a beautiful pool, hot tub. covered and uncovered lounging areas, a lovely bar and wonderful dining area overlooking the trees and ocean. They even have a fitness room if the hiking trails near the property or your other outdoor adventures don't wear you out. The owners, Mark and Marlo, were extremely welcoming, as were the incredible staff. Each and every staff member was engaging, addressed us by name and took care of our every need and answered all of our questions. Steven, Sharon and Noelia handled booking all of our excursions, recommending the best guides and activities to fit what we wanted to do, and also offered valuable Information about the area. They provided beach chairs, towels and a beach umbrella to take with us on our day at Uvita Beach where we walked the Whale's Tail during low tide. Vianney, Jerson, Andrey, and the fabulous chefs made sure we had the best drinks and meals, all served flawlessly. Breakfast , which begins with a special juice of the day is delicious, and the 4 course chef's whim dinners were incredible . It was fun to hear Jerson and Andrey describe what we would be having each night, and the menu never disappointed. Marlo took care of arrangements for transportation to the resort from the airport and also had our rental car delivered to the resort for us, which was a great convenience. We found that a rental car was necessary to get to activities (Zip Line, Waterfall Rappelling, ATV's, Mangrove tour, beach). We had a wonderful stay and highly recommend Rancho Pacifico! Leslye and Gary U
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Leslye and Gary - Thank you for taking the time to write. We really appreciate the recommendation. It was a pleasure for us to host your family holiday. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon back at Rancho Pacifico! - Mark
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Beth N wrote a review Jun 14
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There are not enough words to describe the fantastic experience we had at Rancho Pacifico. The hotel location on a mountain above the beautiful Whales Tail on the Pacific Coast is a breathtaking way to wake up each morning. The hotel is luxurious and the staff is one of the best I have seen. By day 2 they knew our names, drink choices and catered to every need. We travelled with our college kids and there were plenty of choices for adventures with in the area. Zip lining, mangrove tours, waterfalls and time at the beach were a great combination of relaxation and adventure for all of us. The food and drinks at Rancho were fantastic. We started each day with a different fresh squeezed juice and delectable breakfast choices. Not to forget the great Costa Rican coffee. Jerson was our fantastic server each day and Vianney made the best cocktails! Steven, the Hotel Manager, checked on us daily to ensure we had everything we needed. Noelia and Sharon scheduled all of our adventures and Flocko pointed out Tree Frogs and Monkeys as well! Rancho Pacifico is a gem! Pura Vida! Beth and Scott Norris
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Beth - Thank you for your review! We love seeing parents enjoy quality time with their adult children. I'm so glad your family enjoyed the experience at Rancho Pacifico. I hope we will see you again soon. Until then, pura vida! - Mark
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Kamryn L wrote a review Jun 6
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Our experience at Rancho Pacifico was the best and I honestly can't imagine something better. We did a combination elopement/honeymoon and Marlo and Noelia were so helpful in planning everything, and served as our witnesses! We honestly didn't have to worry about a thing, everything was taken care of, beforehand and the day of. From the moment we drove up it was pure luxury! We stayed in the Mono Congo treehouse and it was breathtaking. There is no AC in the treehouse, but we never felt like we needed it. Our elopement took place on the yoga platform, which was a great location. They even allowed us to take pictures in the villa, even though we weren't staying there. Andrey set up a beautiful private dinner for us after the ceremony. All of our meals were amazing and we loved having a surprise for dinner each night! The next few days went by slowly, and were full of hikes, the whale's tail beach, mangrove tour, and relaxing of course. ALL of the staff were amazing and so helpful with whatever we needed. This was our first stop in Costa Rica and the best stop! Can't wait to hopefully come back for an anniversary one day!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Kamryn - Thank you for your review. It was truly an honor for us to host your wedding and honeymoon. I can say on behalf of the entire staff that we are delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your experience. We wish you all the best, and we hope you will come celebrate many happy anniversaries here at Rancho Pacifico. - Mark
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Liz O wrote a review Jun 5
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My husband and I were looking for a place in Costa Rica for our honeymoon and stumbled across Rancho Pacifico on a list of boutique resorts. The beautiful views, small guest size, and adults-only features immediately caught our attention. We looked at a few other places but decided on RP because of the aesthetic, the variety of activities available, and the location. We booked the romance package and stayed in Treehouse Puma. There is so much to say about how wonderful RP was and how much we enjoyed our stay! We loved the open-air lobby, bar, and dining room spaces, along with the lawn, pool, cabana, spa, and stunning views of the rainforest, Uvita, and the Whale Tail. The Treehouse was nestled into the hillside and had spectacular views of the valley and rainforest. It was convenient to have the concierges available to answer any of our questions and to make reservations for our activities (including a last-minute ziplining request!). We ate almost all of our meals at the restaurant and the food was outstanding! Our romance package included a private dinner, which we chose to have on our last night. The attention to detail throughout the whole experience was incredible. Finally, all of the staff were attentive, kind, and friendly throughout our stay. They always greeted us with a smile and went out of their way to help us learn and improve our Spanish. We have been recommending RP to our friends and family since we got back. 5/5 doesn't seem to do it justice! Thank you to the RP staff for a perfect honeymoon.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Hi Liz - Thanks for writing. I'm so glad you found your perfect honeymoon spot here at Rancho Pacifico. We wish you both a lifetime of happiness and many happy returns. Pura vida! - Mark
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$675 - $851 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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rancho pacifico uvita, rancho pacifico hotel uvita
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasUvita
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rancho Pacifico
Which popular attractions are close to Rancho Pacifico?
Nearby attractions include Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge (2.9 miles), Uvita Waterfall (1.4 miles), and Uvita Beach (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rancho Pacifico?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Rancho Pacifico?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Rancho Pacifico?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rancho Pacifico?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rancho Pacifico?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bagel Time Bakery, Bar Restaurant Los Laureles, and Pizza Time.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rancho Pacifico?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Rancho Pacifico have airport transportation?
Yes, Rancho Pacifico offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rancho Pacifico?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Rancho Pacifico have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Rancho Pacifico accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.