from the moment I got out of the car and was greeted by Rick, owner and operator of Armadillo, I was instantly welcomed and immediately felt right at home. The amount of information and concierge services he offers his guests far surpass many of the high end resorts I have stayed at in the past. The accomodations are island rustic, comfortable, colorful casitas surrounded by views of the ocean, flowering trees and sculptures/art in every nook your eyes glance to. The multitude of bird species was a constant delight, and the breezes that visit the property every day really help with the humidity and heat you endure in town. The staff is amazing- long time emplyed by Rick, their quality and dedication to their duties, represent their love for the property and all those who visit. I personally felt like I was leaving my new family when I departed, and can't wait to visit again next December. Rick's recommendations of restaurants, points of interest and places to visit are spot on- no guess work needed, and whether you are looking to do the "tourist" thing, or simply want a REAL local Costa Rica encounter, his suggestions will enhance all of your adventures. If you want the best of Coco Beach, I highly recommend this to be your hacienda- quiet and comfortable, with the hustle and bustle just 3 minutes down the hill. Rancho Armadillo's attention to detail, and the individual needs of their guests, is far superior than I expected, and I thank all of you for making my first trip to Costa Rica one of the most memerable vacations I have ever had-see you next year!!
- 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