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1 Rancho Pacifico Road, Uvita Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 21/08/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/08/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#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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Property amenities
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
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Daniel B wrote a review 04 Aug
13 contributions
If you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica look no further. Rancho Pacifico has everything you need and everything you’re looking for in a relaxing adventurous spectacular stay. They offer the best views of the Pacific Ocean. But that’s not all you get from rancho Pacifico, You get an amazing staff that are truly genuine. Steven, Vianney, Andrey and Daniela are now my family after getting to know them during our 5 day stay here. Mark and Marlo the owners of the establishment are always there to receive you and will personally get to know you. They are so genuine. Everything about this place exceeded our expectations. They also have trails nearby. One of the best place we visited was the waterfalls they had in close proximity. So secluded and spectacular. The food there is amazing. Every dinner is a decadent 4 course meal and different every night. Like their view from their hotel this place goes above and beyond. Words I’ve written here do not describe how amazing this place is. Hi mark and marlo!!!!! From Daniel
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book as soon as you can. Don’t wait another minute.
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FL_boy wrote a review Dec 2020
Orlando, Florida40 contributions10 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
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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Haley R wrote a review 01 Aug
55 contributions6 helpful votes
Rancho Pacifico exceeded all expectations. This hotel is in the most beautiful location with absolutely incredible views. I can't say enough about the staff. While the hotel and location are amazing, it is really the staff and service that take your stay to the next level. They are so kind, helpful and make you feel like they've known you for years. This is the type of place that makes you want to rebook your stay immediately. If that isn't enough, the food at the restaurant will blow your mind. We had all of our meals at the hotel because we couldn't get enough of the food. We stayed in the Whale's Tail villa as a party of 3 for a girl's trip and if you are going with a group of friends I would highly recommend. Plus, the view from this villa is insane. This trip was a great mix of relaxing by the pool, yoga, massages mixed with hiking adventures, zip lining, and wildlife sight seeing, all organized by the wonderful concierges. I just want to say thank you to all that made our stay so great: Daniela, Steven, Jerson, Andrey, Vianney, Marlo, Mark and those behind the scenes who we didn't get to meet!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Rainy season was surprisingly great weather. Perfect mix of clouds and sun with some occasional...
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Response from Mark Leaman, Owner at Rancho Pacifico
Responded 5 days ago
Hi Haley - Thanks so much for your review! We all loved hearing the constant laughter from you and your friends during your stay. I'm glad you had such a nice time. We are about to do a major remodel of the Whale's Tail villa, so it will be even more spectacular for your next visit! We are all hoping to see you again soon. Pura vida! - Mark
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Yens S wrote a review Jul 2021
Seattle, Washington2 contributions1 helpful vote
We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful boutique hotel in Uvita. The view of the ocean and the Marino Ballena National Park was simply amazing. The meals were perfect. The staff was super friendly. And best of all, the owners are a really nice couple who cares about every detail and makes sure that everyone is having a great time at their hotel. We highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Mark Leaman, Owner at Rancho Pacifico
Responded 5 days ago
Hi Yens - Thanks for your kind review. It was a real pleasure to welcome you back to Rancho Pacifico. I'm glad to read that you had such a nice experience. I hope we will see you again soon! - Mark
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Ally W wrote a review Jul 2021
18 contributions6 helpful votes
This place is AMAZING. Rancho Pacifico is beautiful and serene, and the staff is there to ensure that you have a great experience. We stayed in Villa 3 at the top of the property and had great views of the surrounding rainforest, as well as the Whale Tail down in the bay. You definitely need a 4x4 to access the property. The staff was FANTASTIC - so much so that we were giving everyone hugs when we left. The main server we had, Andrey, and the bartender, Vianney, were both hilarious and had us cracking up the whole time. The two concierges, Steven and Daniela, were both so kind and constantly working to ensure that we had everything we needed for a wonderful vacation, and were always readily available via Whatsapp if we had any questions or problems while we were off the property. Rancho Pacifico is owned by an expat couple, Marlo and Mark, who will communicate with you and answer any questions you may have coming up to the trip. They were able to help us arrange a rental car as well as several excursions in the area. The food and drinks were PHENOMENAL. Each dinner is a 4 course meal with a meat and fish option (though they’ll accommodate any dietary restriction if you give them a heads up). Breakfast is included with the price of your room/villa (the Costa Rican Typical Special was definitely my fav!) and lunch, dinner, and alcohol are separate charges. Definitely ask the bartender, Vianney, for a drink called the Pura Vida - sooo good! (Though any drink he made was awesome). You’ll have a chance to tip at the end of your stay, so you don’t have to worry about carrying small bills when you’re drinking and hanging by the pool. Definitely do the Waterfall hike (and take a hiking pole - it’s quite steep in some areas). We did the hike the first day we arrived and it was all very beautiful. Overall, we would definitely stay at RP again and recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay in the Uvita area (I was already looking at flights to Costa Rica the day I got back from our vacation!) Going into the trip, I knew the property and area would be beautiful but I wasn’t prepared for how amazing the staff would be. This place is truly a gem in an already beautiful country.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Mark Leaman, Owner at Rancho Pacifico
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Ally - Thanks for your review. Our staff members like to read our reviews to see how they are doing. I know they are going to be thrilled to read yours! We all appreciate your kind words. I hope we will see you again soon back at Rancho Pacifico. - 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 Bagel Time Bakery, Bar Restaurant Los Laureles, 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.