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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

in a place that has a postcard paradise setting, there's much room for improvement. Trying to manufacturer a 'community' feel, one has to wait for everyone to arrive at the table before eating, sure. a blow of the conch shell signals dinner but when everyone arrives and only speaks dutch, 'community' is not really the vibe. be prepared to feel... More 

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Thank choloha
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Your are the best hosts ever. Thanx Femke & Marijn Rancho ist the best place for people who appreciate good waves excellent food relaxing atmosphere and wildlive surrounding. The rooms are nice and clean. You can have a lot of fun with the local guides going on horseback riding and boattrips, even yoga classes. Great time at the end of... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

I should start saying I’m from Riviera Maya, Mexico and been in the tourism business all my life, from Luxury boutique resorts to jungle lofts Riviera Maya has it all. The reason I say this it’s because being use to this kind of environment I was very surprised to find such an epic piece of territory down there at Rancho... More 

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1 Thank arturo799
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Some places will stick with you forever. During traveling you always hope to find a place where you plan to stay a couple of days, but if you let them, could stay there for weeks. This for me is one of them. I visited the rancho at the end of my two months trip. During this trip I was hoping... More 

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1 Thank Joey d
1 review
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We had a great time, the waves were great, the food delicious, the managers and people that work there very friendly, the rooms very comfortable, the place great, if you go to Rancho Burica there is no need to visit any National Park! The prices very accessible!. It´s a must if you go to Costa Rica.

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Thank Francisco B
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Before I begin, let me just say the end result of this trip was one of the best ever. Good friends, great waves, and so much laughter. All of this outweighed the cons of Rancho Burica. There are definitely nicer places to stay, but if you don’t mind glamping this place will suit you just fine. The Good- The flora... More 

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Thank Anne W
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

I went to the Surf With Amigas retreat in Costa Rica. The actual location was in Punta Banco at hostel-like co-op called Rancho Burica. On the first day, they tell you it will be the best week of your life. I thought it was a bit of an exaggeration, but even months after the trip, I'm still thinking about it... More 

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1 Thank Kelsey W
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

I just returned from my 3 week trip to Costa Rica and I was one of the lucky ones that choose to stay my last week in Rancho Burica. Literally between the jungle and the Pacific, this place is paradise. I stayed in the tidy and open dorm, wich will give you the feeling of total freedom when the sounds... More 

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1 Thank Biancamelody
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Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Punto Banco is really the 'end of the road'. If you want to get away from it all, there is no better place. The beaches are stunning, the landscape lush and the people welcoming. Don't come here for a party. Come here for sunrise surfing, yoga, relaxing on the beach, chilled nights and meeting a few cool people. We only... More 

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1 Thank Karen B
Port Stephens, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2016

I absolutely loved it at Rancho Burica. The managers were so happy & they created a relaxed environment. I got to see two baby turtle releases & could walk straight out of my shared room onto the beach to surf. It was very quiet there instead of hundreds of holiday makers there was gorgeous jungle running straight into the ocean... More 

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Additional Information about Rancho Burica

Address: Apartado 131, Punta Banco, Golfito 8201, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Number of rooms: 20
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“You have everything there, there is no need to take extra stuff.”
 of 5 bubbles 892franciscob, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Get the top floor room with en suite bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles AnneW917, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Front shared room is closest to the beach but rooms behind it are elevated so view is pretty awesome & they seem a bit newer”
 of 5 bubbles Squirt0175, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The jungle lodge can be pretty buggy and there are bats so avoid that lodge if you don't like creepy crawlies!”
 of 5 bubbles 78JohnB, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Get a room next to the entrance if you like a little luxury. Has good budget options too”
 of 5 bubbles 582pauli, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
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