I go away every March with my mom for a few days. Last year we went to a resort in Puerto Rico and this year we picked Costa Rica for a week. I found this hotel on TripAdvisor and picked it for the good reviews and because it was still close to Libera. I also didn't want to be stuck at a resort again - and I'm so glad we went here.
It was very quiet and relaxing (except for the wildlife in the morning and the occasional big spider in the bathroom by the pool). I ate tons of mango and waffles every morning for breakfast. Since my mother likes fresh iced tea, Rick helped us brew a huge jug of sun tea that we drank all week. Unfortunately, we didn't take advantage of his cooking, but one of the couples staying there did - and they shared some of their appetizer with us - and it was so tasty. I wish we had had a chance to have him cook for us.
He directed us to all the best restaurants and fun tour locations. He even let us follow him into town the first night and introduced us to the waiter at the restaurant where we were going to eat. I especially enjoyed the waterfalls and canopy tour. We also spent a lot of time at the pool where I took zillions of sunset pictures across the valley. The few times we got lost driving around I called him on the cell phone we rented and he got us right back on track.
I'm not sure when we'll be back in Costa Rica, but I would definitely go stay there again. The only complaint I have was not enough water pressure in the shower - but I noticed that in general around the area so I'm not sure it would have been better elsewhere.
- 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