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“A Fantastic vacationing hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Rancho Coral

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Hotel Rancho Coral
Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
“A Fantastic vacationing hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

Rancho Coral is the perfect getaway place, surrounded by raw nature, majestic sunsets, great waves for surfing and a very friendly and accommodating staff. It's so peaceful and beautiful there that you can just forget about your cares and get immersed in the welcoming nature.The beauty of this place is that is perfect for all types of vacationers, be it families, couples, surfers, groups, or singles looking for a retreat. It also has transport services with tour guides, which is very convenient and a small souvenir shop. I'll always go back to Rancho Coral when visiting Jaco. I stayed there for a week, just left and already miss it.

Room Tip: Room number one has a view to the sea and at night you hear the waves splashing. My personal favori...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

Wonderful and kind owners. Good value beach front holiday spot. Clean rooms, good beds, kitchenettes, open air bar, great pets (Hi to Sparky!) and of course great waves, warm water and fantastice sunrises and sunsets. Perfect place for a relaxing vacation in Costa Rica. Avoid the crowds and noise, come to Rancho Coral and really kick back and relax in a beach side hammock with a good book, a cold beer or your sweetheart!!!. Highly recommended!!!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are good. Single level.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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North Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2011

Traveling can sometimes an adventure ,this is an adventure but only good . the place is
clean comfortable and a place to experience the real Costa Rica.It is in the middle of Jaco
and Manuel Antonio so it is great for day trips.English is spoken so it is easy to find things to do.Another great point is that they are animal friendly

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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north potomac
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2011

If your considering a surf trip with your bros or family, nothing compares to Hotel Rancho Coral. The waves are literally right outside the front door. This location is supreme!! Our typical day at Rancho Coral consisted of great surf, delicious food, and fantastic service.
We would wake up around 6am, look out the window to a insane view of peeling waves, and be in the water in moments. Its that close!! After the morning session, we would walk back to the cabana, boards in hand, to find a huge breakfast waiting for us. It's as if the staff could read our minds. There was an array of breakfast foods to dig into with incredible service.
It's only 9:30am now. Next, we would chill for 30 minutes or so and head to town or discover waterfalls in the rainforest to jump from. Life's good!! Time for lunch, Costa RIca
is known for it's seafood. We couldn't get enough.
1:00pm, we all have the fever to get back to surfing. The afternoon surf sessions were just as fun. The staff took us to different breaks too. Some were so isolated that the view was only the beach and palm trees for miles with an occasional fishing boat. The waves were all ours.
By 3:30pm we were spent, time to recover. We headed back to Rancho Coral for a power nap.
4:50pm, ahh...waking up for round three, more surfing until the sun was gone.
7:45pm..time for more food and whatever else you your into. As for me, I would hit the sac only to repeat the adventure for the next 7 days.
Any regrets, yes..I wish I never left Rancho Coral
Pura Vida bra !!
Brian Lewis

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2011

I stayed at Rancho Coral in December. I heard this place was a surf camp on a beautiful beach. But, when I arrived I was pleased to see it not only catered to surfers but, had a friendly atmosphere, great food and a beach that is great for taking long walks. The rooms were clean, and comfortable with nice kitchen facilities steps away from the ocean. It is not a high rise or full of buildings and I really felt at home. The Rancho was perfect for sitting around, talking, eating and computing. The WiFi was free and worked great. I am not a surfer but really enjoyed the white sand beach for walking, coral reefs for snorkeling, the nature and wildlife.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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East Islip, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2011

From the waves to the staff, Rancho Coral is one of the best spots to vacation in Costa Rica. The rooms are great and the food is fantastic. I went to surf and wife went to relax and she loved it too, beach is steps away from your room and the staff does everything to accommodate whatever you need. Been there twice and I can't wait to get back down there again. A+

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2011

Came down with the wife and kids and did not know what to expect, this was our first time to Costa Rica so we did have a back up plan; but there was no need once we got there. When we arrived we were greeted by the owners who speak fluent English and Spanish. That made things so much easier.

Our rooms were spotless, way nice, comfortable with AC , and kitchen accommodations were outstanding. I went to surf and teach the kids how to as well. Rancho Coral had all of the surfing equipment not to mention they took us to the best surf breaks because of their local knowledge of all the breaks, swell direction, wind conditions etc. This was exactly what I was looking for on my trip; no guessing and help from the locals so I could maximize time in the water- they were far beyond great fulfilling this! The nightlife was a blast, their restaurant was always fun and when we wanted to venture out, they also told us where to go for everything; food, waterfall tours, canopy tours, wildlife and more...they have connections to so many activities it was hard to decide.

Breakfast after surf sessions were unreal and the coffee was to die for. They have the costa rica experience nailed. The wife and kids loved it and can’t stop talking about it. The kids had so much fun surfing they are keeping their grades high in school to ensure they get a return trip this summer! They are very close to Jaco which is great for shopping, nightlife, etc…

Can’t wait to go back, by far the best surf trip ever. I could type all day long, without a doubt Rancho Coral is the best Hotel and surf camp down there.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Rancho Coral
Address: Beachfront | 100 mts Este de Oficinas Acueductos y Alcantarillados (light blue building), Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Esterillos Oeste
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Esterillos Oeste
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are not a bed and breakfast. We are a Boutique Hotel. ... more   less 

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