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Rancho Armadillo Estate
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
atlanta, georgia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2007

Look no further because this is the place to stay. Rick treated us like family, he is very knowledgeable about where to eat and what to see. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the grounds are meticulously kept. Just a beautiful place to stay. A word of advice, rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle, or you'll miss some great beaches to see.

  • Tips/Secrets — rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Uruapan, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2006

Well, this place is very nice. The owners are so friendly and helpful. The meals he made were very good. The room was very clean. The property has a great view. The flowers are very pretty. So there, we just plain liked it. The price was very affordable. It is a good central location. I may add some pics later. Go there and enjoy the peace!

  • Liked — The owners.
  • Disliked — The steps.
  • Tips/Secrets — Go there and don't expect the Ritz Carlton but go and enjoy anyway!
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2006

Staying at Rancho Armadillo is a terrific way to experience this region of Costa Rica. Rick provides advice, information and assistance for activities that are all right on the money. He's an exceptional host. The estate is gorgeous, breakfasts are wonderful, pool is lovely, you really feel like you're staying at a friend's home. This is a terrific place to bring teenagers, as there's a ton of stuff for them to do (ziplining, white water rafting, hiking, snorkelling, etc.). By all means arrange for Rick to cook dinner for you at least once. Make sure you go to Sol y Luna, the Italian restaurant in town - homemade pasta - we went twice. Tarantula hunting, coati feeding, searching for fruit bats on the underside of the palm fronds every morning, listening to the iguanas scurry across the roof, and sharing the pool bathroom with a little tree frog or two...what a totally cool place to spend a week!

  • Stayed April 2006
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Saint Louis, MO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2006

I loved the Rancho Aramadillo. It was definitely a home away from home. The owners are extremely attentive and friendly. The place is beautiful and is in a very convenient location. I will be returning to Rancho Armadillo as soon as possible.

  • Stayed March 2006
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1 Thank Brittany M
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2006

I had the most amazing experience staying at Rancho Armadillo. The atmosphere is amazing. The owners, Rick and Debbie, as well as the staff are incredibly warm and friendly. There are hammocks and a very nice pool up on the hill with all the necessary vacation amenities:) the rooms are clean and comfortable. Definitely check out the stars at night around the pool—absolutely amazing!
I would recommend staying here--it made my Costa Rica experience!

  • Stayed April 2006
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3 Thank Sarah O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2006

Rancho Armadillo was unbelievable!! The views from the pool area were magnificent, the rooms were beautiful, exceptionally clean and cozy. I would tell more about the rooms but between the rest of the stunning property and all the wonderful day trips Rick setup for us, the only time we spent in our room was sleep time! Rick and Debbie are fantastic people and know the local area exceptionally well. EVERY recomendation Rick gave us was right on the money, from restaurants (you can't beat restaurant advice from a retired chef!!) to remote beaches and fantastic day trips. Thanks for saving our vacation Rick and Debbie!!! (We were abandoned by our original hotel and they went out of our way to save our vaction. Rick and Debbie are some of the nicest people I've ever met)

  • Stayed February 2006
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4 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2006

My dear fellow travellers, if you're in Costa Rica don't miss this top rated inn. That is if you like a great view, a nice room, a pool and the most helpful, friendly owners you could hope to meet.Rick is a free trove of tourist advice as well. Debbie is also kind and helpful, they are both as laid back as it gets and lots of fun.
Not often you go tarantula hunting at midnight using a fishing line, with your host as the guide !!
We went to a few places and stayed, this was by far my favourite, don't miss it !

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Additional Information about Rancho Armadillo Estate

Property: Rancho Armadillo Estate
Address: Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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Rancho Armadillo Estate Hotel Playas Del Coco
Rancho Armadillo Estate Costa Rica/Playas Del Coco

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