We could not have had a better time staying at Pacifico Paradise. The complex honestly feels like a brand new resort with lush landscaping and great pools on site. The condo is immaculate with recent updates and feels incredibly roomy. We sat on the porch every morning to enjoy the Costa Rican coffee and fresh juices from a local purveyor just minutes away from the secured pedestrian gate. Their is also a great grocery right next to the private main entrance, so we were able save a ton of time when we took off for the days adventure.
On foot you are on the main street, Avenida Central, within 5 minutes of leaving the condo and probably another 5-10 minutes to the beach. I found a ton of great spots to walk nearby with local tacos, juices, great restaurant/bars & killer ceviche everywhere we went. I would strongly recommend going to "Pacifico Restaurant Beach Club & Bar" since you will get access by staying here. Their was an additional fee to go to the Beach Club, but its totally worth it. It's outside of the main property and is located on the beach. Its a short cab ride and the view is ridiculous. 2 great pools there and the food & service are spot on. Plus you will not have to fight the crowds for anything here. We spent a day there to relax, swim & catch some rays in a sweet setting. Check out there pics online.
The best part of staying at Mark & Leah's place is that they bend over backwards to make sure you know great drivers for getting around Costa Rica. We hired the drivers they recommended for the short 30 minute ride from the Airport and also the 3.5 hour trip each way to Tabacon. They also provided recommendations for all of the best local fare, snorkeling trips & eco-trips. We took a short trip to the park in Playa Del Penca and spent a day of lounging on the beach and snorkeling here also. Tons of wildlife to see here in the tidal pools and near the outcrop next to the beach. Its hard to believe that this condo is only 30-35 minutes from the airport. If you are looking for a convenient, secure location this is really hard to pass up. Safe travels & Pura Vida!
We stayed in this condo for our honeymoon and it was perfect! It was our first time to Costa Rica and we were unsure what to expect but fell in love with Playa del Coco and Pacifico and would definitely go back and stay in this same condo again. It is very spacious and had comfortable King size beds in both rooms, and has a Jacuzzi tub in the master and both bathrooms have been fully renovated. It has a full kitchen and washer/dryer in the unit which was so convenient for wet towels and bathing suits. The condo is situated closer to the front of the complex so it's very close to all the shops, restaurants and pools. You can walk everywhere and you still get such a local vibe but with the security and safety at Pacifico. You can rent a golf cart or bikes too if you prefer but it's not necessary. The locals are very friendly and we felt safe the entire time. The Beach Club is first class and the food and drinks were so good. This condo is a steal at the price and we will definitely be back!