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Long Beach Island, NJ
Reviewed August 11, 2015

We did not stay at the Alma, as we have a home nearby, so I cannot speak to the accommodations. However, we do eat here regularly and the food, service and staff are outstanding. We find the atmosphere at the Alma to be peaceful and relaxing. The first time we visited, for breakfast, we asked if we could stick around...

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

For folks in the area we have a special "day pass" program. You can ask Fernando about this. This is popular with friends who are staying at condos in Los Suenos. who want to have a good meal and also spend a day on the beach. Thanks for the comments and brings some friends for dinner !

East Hartford, United States
Reviewed August 8, 2015

I purchased a 5 night Groupon for a beachfront villa and couldn't have been more pleased with the entire experience. The staff was friendly, curteous and was willing to converse with me in both English and Spanish. I was so impressed by the English proficiency of everyone at Alma del Pacifico! We were able to easily get around with s...

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

I'm glad you had a great stay! I'm also happy that Yermi was able to help you out. Having a rental car makes zip-lines and Manuel Antonio within very easy access while others just want to relax at the hotel .

Reviewed August 8, 2015

From the moment my family and I arrived on the Alma property, we knew we were in for a fantastic vacation. By the end, every conceivable expectation we had was surpassed tenfold. As soon as we arrived we were welcomed with fresh juice and told about the property, the amenities, and the hotel sustainable approach to everything. We were walked...

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

We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you spread the word about Alma --- word of mouth is our most important tool ! Also thanks for mentioning Yermi, he does a very good job .

Sanibel Island, Florida
Reviewed August 3, 2015

Brought in a fish I caught and they prapared it for us. It was the best red snapper I ever had. The setting is great and we watched the sunset as we ate, The staff we especially helpful and made it a super experience

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

We're glad you brought your catch home for us to cook ! Alma is a great choice for a few couples traveling together for fishing. If the guys want to go fishing, the gals can stay at Alma and enjoy the spa and the beach. The new Pez Vella marina in Quepos is only 30 minutes away --- and here's...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed August 2, 2015

We just returned from our 5 night stay at Alma. I can tell you that this place is truly where nature meets art and human creativity. We stayed in ocean view villa, and it was most amazing experience. You get your own private entry, the view from the porch was picture perfect. In addition we enjoyed butterflies, hummingbirds, iguanas, and...

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

Thanks for the comments on the art work at Alma .... we're been told a thousand times that photographs just do us justice ! The total concept of the design of the hotel was to blend art and architecture with the natural beauty of a tropical garden. Geometric shapes of arches and windows create "frames" for the flowers and fauna....

Oxnard, California
Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our 4 nights at Alma were fantastic. The hotel is beautiful, serene, and staffed by friendly people. Our room was spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. I loved the outdoor shower after swimming in the ocean and.or pool. The food at the restaurant was delicious and the waiters & waitress were friendly and attentive.

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

Alma is one of the few hotels in Costa Rica to actually be on the beach which makes our beach front villas special The beach in Esterillos is several miles long, very wide and virtually deserted. Here's a trip planning idea --- rather than stay in a hillside hotel at Manuel Antonio, stay on the beach at Alma and with...

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Reviewed July 31, 2015

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa. The front office staff Carmen and Ricky were very helpful. We stayed in a colorful, spacious and beautifully designed beach front Deluxe Villa, where we had our own personal pool. The indoor outdoor shower was our favorite. The hotel grounds are immaculate, colorful and picture perfect. This...

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

We're glad you had a great stay ! With only 20 rooms we cant justify our own airport transport and guests have to rely on either the local ground transport services or renting a car. We agree that renting a car ( with GPS ) in CR can be a bit of a hassle, but for many people it is...

Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had a great time at Alma del Pacifico. A very nice place. The staff is great. On-site restaurant is excellent! Views of the ocean from their beach, dining are impressive. Loved the well kept and diverse plants all through the garden areas. We stayed in one of the garden bungalows and really liked our space. I can only imagine...

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

Thanks for bringing attention to the wonderful people on our staff ! They work hard and really appreciate it. Having a rental car is the way to go so you can explore the area and find some of the small local restaurants. We can always make a recommendation.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed July 30, 2015

My husband and I purchased a deal for a garden bungalow at Alma del Pacifico through Rue La La. It was the perfect place for a relaxing baby moon. Traveling from the airport, it is about a 1.5-2 hour drive. We chose to rent a car and really enjoyed the scenic drive through the country before making our way out...

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

We're glad you enjoyed your stay ! The "wildlife" like an occasional sand crab or geiko comes with the territory when you are staying in a rain forest region . Did you see the scarlet mccaws that come in the mornings to feed in our gardens ? Or how about the iguana's that lumber in looking for a price of...

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Reviewed July 28, 2015

Alma is a perfect place to relax and escape from work, close to San Jose, with all services available. Two pools with fresh but not freezing water. Bungalows are fully equipped, the beach is huge, just steps away from the hotel. Never crowded, and the attention / service invite you to stay. I'd definitely recommend my friends and family to...

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Kalie W, Public Relations Manager at Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi there! We are so glad you had a great stay at Alma. We have a great property that's not too far from the San Jose airport, and it is the perfect secluded destination. Close enough to all the major tourist attractions, but without all the hustle and bustle of the over-crowded vacation spots. We would love to host your...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa

Address: Playa Esterillos Este | Near Manuel Antonio, Esterillos Este 10-6300, Costa Rica (Formerly Xandari by the Pacific)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Esterillos Este
Price Range: $212 - $464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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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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“Ocean views are worth the money!”
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“Room 6 is great!”
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“the ocean view rooms are amazing, there are only 10 of them, but we went during the rainy season so it they were open and available”
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“less expensive if not on the ocean side and so close for you to walk you won't miss it”
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