Wonderful 7 days spent at both Rancho Armadillo on the coast at Play del Coco and 2 day trip to Arenal volcano. This is the ideal spot for those who want relaxing beach time, but also want to see national parks, volcanos, hotsprings, rainforest, spectacular waterfalls, native culture, canopy tours and zip linning. All are within anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours away. The beach is about 500 m from the hotel an easy drive or ~20 minute walk. Rick the proprietor was a wealth of information when planning this vacation he provided info on day trips, restaurants and assisted in the car rental. As others have said after a day of exploring, Rancho Armadillo was like coming home to your own private cottage, with beautiful sunsets, pool and common bar area. The weather when we were there the first week of Feb was sunny, windy and about 34 C every day, 19 C at night.
- 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