Rancho Armadillo is a collection of spacious houses generously spread out over the estate. It's just outside of Playas del Coco. Just far enough to let you enjoy the peace and quiet but also close enough to get you to the shops with a five minute drive.
We stayed in the Shark Room which had a large king sized bed and large bathroom and air condition. The whole place feels a bit like a vintage Hacienda with lots of old brick, fields and trees where you if you are lucky find the odd howler monkey. The place was tranquil and we slept very well.
Rick, the owner, is an excellent host who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the local watering holes and places to avoid. He kindly supplied us with lots of details before we arrived so we felt well prepared.
Rick looked after us for breakfast with an amazing variety of fresh fruit as well as pancakes and a huge selection of bread to choose from.
The pool is small but great for a dip and you have a spectacular view of the sunset from here. We also felt spoilt when Rick let us take a peek at Jupiter through his telescope.
Would definitely come again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rancho Armadillo Estate Hotel Playas Del Coco
- Rancho Armadillo Estate Costa Rica/Playas Del Coco