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Rancho Pacifico

Star Rating
4.5 out of 5



4.6 / 5Wonderful
25 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Catarata uvita
    11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Uvita Beach
    18 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Playa Hermosa
    19 min drive
  • Airport
    Palmar (PMZ-Palmar Sur)
    52 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Ballena, Rancho Pacifico is in a rural location and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Marino Ballena National Park and Uvita Beach.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Catarata uvita - 11 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Arco Beach - 18 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Uvita Beach - 18 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Punta Uvita - 18 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Playa Hermosa - 19 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • Whale's Tail Grill – Poolside restaurant with a bar offering local and international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

    About this property

    Rancho Pacifico

    This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Free cooked-to-order breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free beach shuttle. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar and a spa tub are on-site. All 13 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can appreciate conveniences such as sitting areas and fridges, and other amenities include minibars and room service (during limited hours).

    Awards and affiliations

    • Rancho Pacifico is listed in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveller Top 100 List.



    Check-in between 2:00 PM - 10 PM
    Express check-in
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
    If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
    24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


    Check-out before 11 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    American Express

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

    • Airport shuttle fee: USD 220 per vehicle (one way)

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Safety features at this property include a first aid kit.

    We should mention

    This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.

    Property is also known as

    • Rancho Pacifico Hotel Uvita
    • Rancho Pacifico Hotel
    • Rancho Pacifico Uvita
    • Rancho Pacifico
    • Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica/Uvita

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Airport shuttle on request
    • Local area shuttle (surcharge)
    • Free beach shuttle

    Food and drink

    • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7 AM–10:30 AM
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
    • Room service available
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do

    • Ecotours
    • Fitness centre
    • Game/wildlife viewing
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Outdoor pool
    • Private picnics
    • Spa services
    • Hot tub
    • Yoga classes

    Family friendly

    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Outdoor pool
    • Fridge


    • Front-desk safe
    • No lifts

    Guest services

    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Turndown service
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • Meeting rooms


    • Beach umbrellas
    • Free pool cabanas
    • Garden
    • Pool sunloungers
    • Pool umbrellas
    • Terrace


    • 2 treatment rooms
    • Aromatherapy
    • Body scrubs
    • Body treatments
    • Body wraps
    • Couples treatment room(s)
    • Facials
    • Manicures and pedicures
    • Massage - deep-tissue
    • Massage - hot stone
    • Massage - sports
    • Massage - swedish
    • Massage/treatment rooms
    • Outdoor treatment areas


    • Beach towels
    • Couples dining
    • Romance packages available
    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Ceiling fan
    • Linens
    • Pillow-top mattress
    • Premium bedding


    • Bathrobes
    • Designer toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Towels

    Food and drink

    • Champagne service
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Minibar
    • Fridge


    • Free local calls
    • In-room massage
    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished
    • Safe
    • Separate sitting area
    • Turndown service

    Nearby things to do


    • Beach access
    • Boat tours
    • Horse riding
    • Kayaking
    • Rafting
    • Scuba diving
    • Snorkelling
    • Surfing/boogie boarding
    • Whale watching
    • Ziplining

    Where to eat

    • Whale's Tail Grill – Poolside restaurant with a bar offering local and international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 3 nights in Nov. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Aside from the fact that the view is amazing, the whole resort is modern and beautifully designed. The hand selected staff are personable, talented and made our stay special. We loved that Rancho Pacifico is quiet, private, and permitted us to experience living in a two-story home located in the middle of the jungle with our own pool, patio and no else around.

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Luxurious & Private

    Such a tranquil & magnificent place! I stayed here with my best friend for a girl's getaway to relax. The Rancho Pacifico did not disappoint! We had some trouble getting up the mountain with our vehicle (Make sure you have a 4X4 that can handle steep rocky roads). However, the manager Alex & the staff came to our rescue! They were so wonderful and accommodating after a stressful arrival. They really made us feel comfortable and right at home. The entire staff is lovely & we really enjoyed our time there! Thanks to the owners & the wonderful staff for making our relaxing vacation a dream! Pictures do not do justice for this place! Completely luxurious & private- I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet place to get away in Costa Rica. I will definitely be back <3

    Stayed 4 nights in Aug. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    This was our first trip to Costa Rica and coming from NYC we were looking for some solitude, adventure, and authenticity. Rancho Pacifico was all that and more. They truly exceeded our expectations. Set high up on a mountain in the middle of a rainforest with spectacular views of the jungle and Pacific. I could sit and look for hours, listening to the birds singing. Accommodations were open yet private, comfortable, clean and eco friendly. The gracious owners Marlo & Mark, who were there during our visit, have created a classy, modern yet comfortable and relaxing ambience that allows guests to experience the true beauty of the place. The staff; Salome, Hannah, Andrey, Alex and Vianney, were attentive, helpful and consistently went out of their way to ensure that we were taken care of. Thank you all for a wonderful time. Pura vida

    Stayed 5 nights in Apr. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Absolutely a fabulous property. We enjoyed everything about our stay and cannot wait to go back. I would recommend this to all, but I really want to keep it a secret.

    Stayed 4 nights in Apr. 2019

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