December 10, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Rancho Pacifico in Uvita, Costa Rica

Tranquil, chic and completely at one with nature, the adult-exclusive Rancho Pacifico resort delivers on the Costa Rican promise of adventure and style in equal measure. On a private 250-acre nature preserve, perched serenely over the expansive Pacific Ocean, Rancho Pacifico offers an unprecedented level of service and incomparable luxury. Overlooking the fabled Whale's Tail and jungle canopy, the resort's five suites and five villas feature zen-like modern architecture, contemporary furnishings and natural gardens in an estate-like setting. A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Rancho Pacifico promises a one-of-a-kind Costa Rica experience with comfort, style and sincerity.

Each villa is a secluded haven nestled in the shade of the lush forest, with dramatic views of the sea and sky. Private decks, outdoor showers, Japanese soaking tubs and intimate plunge pools make for a unique paradise, where nature and nurture reign as one. Outdoor activities abound, ranging from the adventurous to the relaxing—swing through the rainforest canopy on a zip line, whitewater raft on the Rio Paquare, head to sea for sport fishing and snorkeling, or enjoy solitude and soft sand in a private beach cabana. Return to Rancho Pacifico for rejuvenating spa treatments at the aptly named Spa Tranquila, and delectable sunset dinners at the award-winning Whale's Tail Club. Surrounded by an exotic wilderness and miles of stunning beaches, Rancho Pacifico redefines relaxed luxury.

Location of Rancho Pacifico

Rancho Pacifico
1 Rancho Pacifico Road
Uvita, Costa Rica

Nearest Airport: SJO

Amenities for Rancho Pacifico

  • General Information
  • 9 Guest Rooms
  • Adults Only
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • On-Site Amenities
  • On-Site Car Rental
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Fitness Center
  • Private Beach
  • WiFi
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Gardens
  • Music & Movie Library
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Patios or Balconies
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryers
  • Mini Bar
  • Luxury Linens
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Private Pools
  • Screened Living Spaces
  • Private Gardens
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • River Rafting
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • Beaches
  • National Park

Reviews for Rancho Pacifico

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I researched and planned this Girls trip for myself and my three other girl friends to celebrate a birthday and just some quality alone time without kids and family. I was looking for somewhere back to nature, relaxing, quiet, fun and advantageous, and at the same time provides luxury room and services. Rancho Pacifico (RP) was everything and more than I expected. To start, after I found RP on web, I called to ask a lot of questions as I have never been to Costa Rica nor have I ever staying in this unique kind of boutique resort. They were so helpful, answered all my questions, give me recommendations, and follow emails when it comes close to our travel date to ensure all my questions are answered and ready to travel. We loved the resort, it is tucked away in a rain forest, if you are driving yourself, you need to have a 4X4 car to get up to the resort (I LOVE the drive!!!) Once you get into the gate, you arrived to an unbelievable beautiful rain forest luxury Jungle resort. Staff are SOOOO friendly, each and everyone are there to serve you, and do whatever they can to customize what ever you want. During our visit, they made special trips down to the mountain to get the things we forgot to bring, made birthday dinner with special cake for us, and everyday, they show us their menu for next day, and if you wanted something else, just let them know, as they shop for fresh ingredients everyday, and cook from scratch. EVERY plate they served (B/L/D) are unique, beautiful plated and excellent taste! It is a boutique resort, therefore, it is VERY secluded and you feel you have the whole mountain all to yourself and team of people to serve you!! It is like a fairy tale, we enjoyed every moment of it! Shout out to the new owners - Mark and Marlo, they are updating and making these Dream Come True Villas even better. Thank you from bottom of our hearts for making this trip memorable and wonderful for all of us! My husband and I will be going back soon to celebrate our anniversary! Till then, take care! Sherry, Emily, Stephanie and Jenny

Chao-Hrenek - San Antonio, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't expect to fall in love with the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica, but I did! The lush, green foliage, the pacific ocean views, the beautiful birds, and yes, even the eery cries of the Howler monkeys appealed to me. I loved the adventurous hiking and the boat tour through the mangroves during the day, and then relaxing at the bar and dining room during the evening. The cocktails and food were fabulous, served by the kindest, most accommodating of staff. The views in the mornings, from my comfortable bed, were spectacular! I was able to enjoy the pool and a massage while I was there. I truly felt that I had escaped the real world for just a little while. Can't wait to return again soon!!

sherhoades1 - Bowling Green, Kentucky

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Rancho Pacifico in early September - the rainy season and boy did it rain. Our visit coincided with extreme weather conditions in the Caribbean and neighbouring countries which had a residual effect on Costa Rica albeit nowhere near as devastating. Remarkably the rain, low cloud and thunderstorms did nothing to dampen our spirits or detract from the truly dreamlike Rancho P. Somehow, just being there makes everything alright! So, if you are put off by visiting during the rainy season, don't be. We still managed to accomplish everything on our bucket list, working our schedule around the morning sun and dryer weather. Zip lining, Nat Geo tour, surfing and trekking were all enjoyed in warm, dry weather. Cocktails, spa massages and total relaxation were indulged in during the afternoon when the rain visited. All arranged seamlessly by the reception team, flanked by Mia the resident dog and in our case regular house guest! Something we organised for ourselves was a nighttime visit to Reserva Playa Tortuga, the Sea Turtle Reserve. This is a largely voluntary outfit that patrols the beach to gather eggs and take them to a nearby hatchery to increase their survival possibilities. We spent two hours on our watch, didn't see turtles but the previous day a batch had been released successfully which is also something you can attend. Check out their website if you are a turtle fanatic, they are an organisation doing a great job. Take wet shoes and long trousers and don't be put off by the night time drive along dark roads. As mentioned in numerous earlier posts, a 4 by 4 is essential! We didn't get bitten once! That's not to say don't go prepared but we were surprised by the shortage of hungry mosquitoes. We had the odd 6 legged visitor but marvelled at them as they were so different to our bland British species. Of course leaving the door open is an invitation to enter so it's up to you. We stayed in Villa Tropical; private and relaxing - sleeps four but well suited to our family of three as the upstairs room has less amenities however it is compensated by a stunning view. Everyone we spoke to was delighted with their room so I don't think you would be disappointed with any of the accommodation. The staff are outstanding and the service is bespoke. Our waitress Anna paid close attention to detail, listened carefully to understand our individual dining preferences and made us feel special. They have eyes in the back of their head 'and recognise your needs before you do! Other guests we met were charming and on a repeat visit - it is easy to understand why. The whole experience is understated comfort - nothing 'bling' or ostentatious just tranquil and gracious. Dress code appeared to be casual elegance but no pressure to impress! There are idiosyncrasies that go with a tropical rainforest environment, for example damp clothing but this is Mother Nature's doing not the resort's failing. During our stay we had the pleasure of meeting the new owners, Marlo and Mark Leaman. They left us in no doubt that they are dedicated to making their customers' experiences memorable. They listened and genuinely sought to understand what their guests are looking for. Within moments of sharing feedback, they had addressed a 'cultural' issue and sent mugs to our room for a British cup of tea! We understand that mugs are now on their shopping list. They shared snippets of their vision for RP and certainly have plans that will enhance it without compromising the understated magic. If you care to eat away from RP then try Laurelles at the bottom of the hill for a very different but authentic experience. Simple, home made Costa Rican food prepared by Cindy at reasonable prices - good for lunch of for an evening bite if you can tear yourself away from Vianni's cocktails! Would we return? A resounding yes. We stayed for 5 nights, about right but a few more days would have been even better. It's a good 4 hour drive from San Jose and it's best to do it in daylight hours so do factor that in to your stay. You will love it!

Moose4London - London

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Unfortunately our vacation was cut short at Rancho Pacifico due to a tropical storm brought on by Hurricane Nate, but I am so grateful to the kind-hearted staff who went well above and beyond to ensure our safety and well being. I cannot find the words to describe how amazing Mark, Alex, Vianney, David, Natalia and the rest of the staff handled the situation by relocating us, keeping our personal items safe and seeing personally that we made our return flight on time. Appreciation also goes to Ana and Karla for their attentive service and Don Jose, the kind man of the land :) The few days we did have there were very relaxing and comfortable. Our treehouse was serviced twice daily, and kept spotless! We enjoyed our morning hikes through the jungle, workouts in the gym, delicious coffee in the morning and fresh cuisine meals. Overall, we were definitely spoiled by the staff to guest ratio! As desperately as I wanted to make my way home, it was bittersweet saying goodbye to these wonderful souls and the experience we had all been through.Ā  I am already excited to start planning for our next trip back to RP and look forward to more delicious (vegetarian) meals, tasty cocktails, rainforest hikes and reconnecting with new friends! Mark and Marlo, you definitely have found a treasure in the trees with the most amazing staff!! Costa Rica feels like my home away from home and I hope to return again soon!! I wish you all the best in your new endeavour and thank you again for your constant contact and kind hearts.

Heather C - London, Canada

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

The opportunity to thank you and your staff for the care and compassion you bestowed on both Heather and I during the storm is an opportunity that I am so grateful to be able to share. To begin with, our stay at Rancho Pacifico was like a dream. Staying in the treehouse amongst the trees, overlooking the ocean and waking up in the clouds was nothing less than magical. The food was more than above average with all dietary requests addressed without the loss of creativity and deliciousness. The bar drinks were always top shelf with the freshest of ingredients. I could go on about all that we experienced but really want to focus my words of praise to the staff of Rancho Pacifico. During a time of tragedy, a national weather disaster (Hurricane Nate) that affected the entire country, your staff took care of us as if we were royalty. They encountered numerous dangerous situations to protect us and ensured that we would be safe. Even though devastation was happening all around us, we were put into the safest nearby accommodations and we were kept informed of the situation on a regular basis by your staff. When it was time for us to find our way home, Rancho Pacifico provided us two staff escorts on the daunting ten hour drive to the airport due to flooding and road closures which far exceeded our expectations. Even communicating with our family members in Canada when we could not be in contact while on our journey back to the airport was handled with the utmost care. I really cannot thank you and your staff enough for not only exceeding our expectations but having so much empathy to go well beyond a resort/vacationer relationship and ensuring our complete safety all throughout a national disaster. Remembering the experience brings tears to my eyes as I completely understand the measures everyone of your staff went through to ensure our safe return to Canada in times of their own personal tragedy. When you ask if we return to Rancho Pacifico, my answer is a resounding yes!! Prior to the day that the storm hit, Heather and I were talking about bringing our significant others back just to experience the spectacular views. Now, we are wanting to bring them back to experience so much more!

Julie K

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