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“Awesome in every way”
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Rancho Burica
sydney
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33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“Awesome in every way”
Reviewed 25 April 2013 via mobile

We loved this place!! So glad we didn't stay in Pavones town & came here instead. I had read all the good reviews so I was expecting a lot but it was actually even better than I thought it would be & excellent value for money. We stayed in the newer upstairs room with private bathroom - really nice room with massive king bed that my husband declared is the best bed he's ever slept on. When we were there, Bas, the old manager, was handing over to the new managers, Jord & Femke, & one of the owners, Reinoud, was around so we had the privilege of meeting & hanging out with all of them & they're really nice, fun & funny people. The food is delicious & plentiful. Jord makes great cappucinos after dinner, which is a lovely bonus. The property itself is beautiful, with the beach right in front & the jungle all around. There's good surf (best at high tide) a few metres away. They also organised a boat trip to Matapalo & another trip to Saleas - both awesome surf breaks & highly recommended. Be prepared for intermittent wifi & for wet clothes never really drying properly! Wish we never had to leave.

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Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Rancho Burica is a magical and beautiful place to stay. I was there for a week and could have easily stayed much longer! This ocean front property brought my mind back to the Pura Vida felling of life! You have to go here. The accommodation was just what I needed, I stayed in the Jungle house on the top floor. I had my own deck and hammock! The food was so fresh and delicious! Bashtion, Femke, and Jord are you friendly hosts ever!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

This place has everything if you're into nature, wildlife, yoga, good food and surfing without crowds. The stuff is overly friendly and very welcoming. The breakfast is fantastic with their homemade bread, fruit juice and the best Gallo Pinto I ever had. Dinner time was always a pleasure with some of the best food I had and also plenty. You get served a nice Cappucino right after dinner time, which is really nice considering that you're so far away from any good café.

I stayed for two weeks and had really good time. Both dorm and the lodge are really comfy and the surfing around there is incredible. If you want to discover Costa Rica's nature, wildlife and surf, thist is probably your best option.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

This is a great place to stay. Wheater you want to surf, hike, scuba dive, yoga, ride horse, discover waterfalls, beach pools or all kind of animals- or just do nothing, you will definitely enjoy and won't want to leave! Rancho Burica is located on the end of the road in Punta Banco, a little village near Pavones. Top Surfing area, beautiful view on the beach, several nice places in the big natural garden where you can relax. Friendly, enthousiastic staff, really nice people, making you feel home, very willing to help and clearly enjoying the free living.
Breakfast and dinner available, delicious(!) and good prices. Dorm is simple but clean, a nice shaped building where you can hear the sea, what makes you feel like you're sleeping outside.
Don't miss this wonderfull place!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Balatonfured, Hungary
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

Friendly staff, great laughs and high spirit! Food is great, well stocked kitchen / drinks. Surfing and nature is one of the best! The 40 km beach is just as nature intended, untouched by humans. Spectacular waterfalls cascading into the ocean / beach.

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Verbier, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

My wife and I spent 3 weeks with our 9 month old son, and we all loved it for different reasons. I got to surf out our front door on a virtually private wave. My wife didn't have to think about food preparation, and my kid got to hang with tons of cool people in one of the best locations available. Super safe, super laid-back, super friendly, great weather, awesome waves, very clean, muy rico food, and trits! I wouldn't hesitate to go back, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

The location of Rancho Burica is one of a kind! You're in the middle of the jungle with a clean pointbreak right in front of your door. You wake up in paradise, gabe a cup of fresh coffie and go surfing where the pelikans fly over your head and turtles pop up their heads. The sound of a horn blows you out of the water for breakfest witch includes fresh bread, fruit, juice, veggies and rice with beans. Depending on the waves it's time for a hike into the jungle or some horseback riding or you choose your hammock and chill out. Even in the hammock you'll see the wild life (monkeys, parrots, leguana's ect) passing by. The Rancho has a great atmosphere and the staff and food are awsome! I was travelling alone and met loads of nice people at the Rancho. If you go to Costa Rica scedule this as your last stop, if you want to travel around because leaving this amaizing place is hard.

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Property: Rancho Burica
Address: Apartado 131 | Punta Banco, Golfito 8201, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #3 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Golfito
Number of rooms: 20
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