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1 Rancho Pacifico Road, Uvita Costa Rica
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#1 of 14 hotels in Uvita
2021 Travellers' 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Hot bath
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
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
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Dining area
Private balcony
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Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Jeffrey H wrote a review Yesterday
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Rancho Pacifico is an absolutely fantastic resort, situated a 15 min 4WD drive up the through the mountain/jungle from the small town of Uvita, with proximity to very nice beaches and other activities. The small size of the resort provides the excellent staff the opportunity to focus on the guests. The concierges are excellent, the chefs are amazing, the restaurant and bar staff are highly personable, and even the housekeeping staff are extremely attentive. During our 7 day stay, we never wanted to dine any place else, the meals were so outstanding. The bar/lounge/restaurant are in a very stylish, open-air area that makes for very pleasant evenings. And the pool and hot tub area is gorgeous. The wonderful service of the staff comes from the heart!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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FL_boy wrote a review Dec 2020
Orlando, Florida40 contributions10 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
Response from Mark Leaman, Owner at Rancho Pacifico
Responded 13 Dec 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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Maria T wrote a review 20 Jun
Fort Worth, Texas12 contributions
We stayed at RP for 3 nights of our 7 night trip. We loved it and wished we had stayed there longer. The views were unforgettable, the service was amazing and the food and drinks were the best that we had on our entire trip. Andrey and Vianney were amazing bartenders/servers who had great recommendations and were so friendly and nice to talk to. We are looking forward to celebrating many anniversaries there. - Maria & Enrique
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Mark Leaman, Owner at Rancho Pacifico
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Maria & Enrique - Thanks for spending part of your honeymoon with us and thanks for taking the time to write. Honeymoons are a specialty of ours, so we are all very happy to hear that you enjoyed yours. We are looking forward to celebrating many anniversaries with you in the years ahead! - Mark
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Michelle L wrote a review 16 Jun
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My husband and I visited RP in June to celebrate our anniversary. I absolutely cannot say enough wonderful things about the resort, staff, food, and overall experience. The staff was so kind, so willing to serve and always available. They went above and beyond to make each day exceptional!!! They even google searched romantic table decor to make our anniversary dinner memorable! One morning I received a phone call from RP owner, Marlo, just to check in and see how things were going as she was absent from the resort at the time we visited. The resort property was beautiful!! Everything was very clean and well kept! We stayed in the puma treehouse, which was beautiful and very comfortable given the fact that it is open air. All meals were wonderful!! We found the RP meals to be better than most we had off the property. We’ve traveled to numerous resorts across the Caribbean and Hawaii, and I have to say that everything at RP exceeded any previous resort experience we have had. We will definitely be returning to RP as soon as possible!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Mark Leaman, Owner at Rancho Pacifico
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Michelle - Thanks for your wonderful review! We like to benchmark ourselves against the best hotels in the world, so it is nice to read such positive feedback from a well-traveled guest like you. Hopefully we will have an opportunity to meet you soon on a return trip to Rancho Pacifico. - Mark
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SpayNeuterAdopt wrote a review 8 Jun
34 contributions2 helpful votes
Regardless of whether you’re considering a trip to Rancho Pacifico as something you can afford anytime, only once every few years or maybe it's a once in lifetime trip for you-- Do it! You’ll have no regrets. Great for couples. Would make an amazing girls trip. If we could rewind time and have a destination wedding, Rancho Pacifico would be perfect. It's surreal in natural beauty, architecture, location and most of all quality of service. Location. Property aesthetic. Views. Service. Everything came with high expectations and all were exceeded. Daniella & Steven were an amazing concierge duo. Coffee question at midnight or excursion interest at 7am; they're on top of it. Most of all, they're genuine and engaging. Vianney at the bar pours a strong drink and is an equally good listening ear. Andrey, Jerson and the rest of the staff were made our week stay a very memorable one. Far from the crowds of San Jose, Rancho Pacifico is just up the mountain from any number of natural activities Costa Rica offers. Horseback riding on the beach (Rancho La Merced), Whitewater Rafting (Amigos Del Río), ATV tour (Jungle ATV) or Kayaking/Snorkeling & surfing (Ballena Bahia Kayak Tours), it’s all a quick drive away. The staff at RP is most than happy to research and schedule whatever you may need. Endulge in a spa service, the view of the sunrise or sunset as you're being worked on quite literally in the middle of the forest is straight out of a movie. We watched every youtube video and review for Rancho Pacifico we could find prior to our trip and we were still blown away by everything at RP. Whether you stay at the property enjoying the food, spa and on property waterfall, or go out daily for an adventure elsewhere, RP is the perfect compliment to a trip to Costa Rica. Strongly encourage folks to read the "Before You Book" portion of RP's website. We enjoyed everything about our stay. That said, if you're looking for big tv's, golfing and are afraid of bugs, you may wish to look somewhere else. You're in the rainforest waking up to hear howler monkeys from bed and watching Toucans from your shower. There's nothing on a tv better than that. Bugs are a part of the rainforest. That said, the facilities are spotless, the bugs are simply due to location, not lack of care.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Mark Leaman, Owner at Rancho Pacifico
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your amazing review! We are lucky that we get to work with the best team in the business every day. I'm so glad to hear that they made your vacation unforgettable. I hope we will see you again some time soon. - Mark
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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 (4.6 km), Uvita Waterfall (2.3 km), and Uvita Beach (6.5 km).
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 is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rancho Pacifico?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar Restaurant Los Laureles, Bagel Time Bakery, and Pizza Time.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rancho Pacifico?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Rancho Pacifico have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rancho Pacifico offers an airport shuttle 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 enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.