We spent a week in Manuel Antonio and decided to give Alma Del Pacifico a 2-night quick stop to check it out. I researched this property a lot and was so on the fence if I would like it, I read lots of conflicting reviews.
IT WAS NOTHING LIKE I EXPECTED AND WE LOVED IT! The villas are extremely well designed. We have a garden villa since all the ocean villas were already taken. The garden villa was so private and well appointed, super clean and great architecture and art. LOVE the outdoor shower -- has indoor shower as well if you are not one with nature while showering ;-)
The beach is beautiful and the grass area with chaises and hammocks so relaxing. The restaurant is very good and the prices are half of Manuel Antonio. The restaurant location also blows away most venues in Manuel Antonio. You have a great view of the ocean from the restaurant. The staff is great as well, everyone was friendly and had the Pura Vita vibe.
We like the place so much that before leaving we booked for December 2014 and making sure we get a deluxe villa on the beach with the plunge pool! The two "public" pools on the property are amazing as well if you do not get the plunge pool with your villa.
The property is very different from anything at Manuel Antonio and definitely worth a stop.
If I had to give any negatives it would be the pillows were hard, I however have never been able to find a good pillow in Costa Rica.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly situated on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast along Playa Esterillos Este, between Jaco Beach and Manuel Antonio, Alma del Pacifico is a luxury Costa Rica hotel featuring beachfront Caribbean hotel rooms and suites, a three-meal restaurant, full-service spa and a variety of exciting vacation activities. With distinct architecture and art, an extensive array of amenities and superb personal service, Alma del Pacifico Hotel is the premier luxury hotel in Costa Rica. A great alternative for luxury travelers wanting to visit Manuel Antonio while being on the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Xandari By The Pacific Hotel
- Xandari By The Pacific Resort
- Alma Del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa Costa Rica/Esterillos Este