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Rancho Pacifico

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An infinity pool, free cabanas, pool umbrellas
An infinity pool, free cabanas, pool umbrellas
An infinity pool, free cabanas, pool umbrellas
Terrace/Patio

Overview of Rancho Pacifico

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Rancho Pacifico

4.5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing
1 Rancho Pacifico Road, Ballena, Puntarenas, 0

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCatarata uvita11 min drive
  • Popular LocationUvita Beach13 min drive
  • Popular LocationPlaya Colonia16 min drive
  • AirportPalmar (PMZ-Palmar Sur)52 min drive

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About this area

Ballena

Located in Ballena, Rancho Pacifico is in a rural area and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Catarata uvita and Marino Ballena National Park. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ziplining and horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Catarata uvita - 11 min drive
  • Punta Uvita - 13 min drive
  • Uvita Beach - 13 min drive
  • Playa Hermosa - 16 min drive
  • Playa Colonia - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Whale's Tail Grill — 1 min walk
  • Mosaic — 7 min drive
  • Bar Restaurant Los Laureles — 7 min drive
  • Soda Ranchito Dona Maria — 8 min drive
  • Sibu — 8 min drive

About this property

Rancho Pacifico

4.5-star adults-only hotel near Catarata uvita
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness center and a bar/lounge. Free cooked-to-order breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free beach shuttle. Other amenities include a poolside bar, a spa tub, and coffee/tea in a common area. All 13 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can appreciate conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, and other amenities include minibars and room service.
Rancho Pacifico offers 13 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers.

Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a spa tub and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • 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/lounge
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Ecotours
  • Fitness center
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Infinity pool
  • Private picnics
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub
  • Yoga classes

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

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

Outdoors

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 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

More

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

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Freezer
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

More

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

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Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

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

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 230 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 2)

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 may be 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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and 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 property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica/Uvita
Rancho Pacifico Hotel Uvita
Rancho Pacifico Hotel
Rancho Pacifico Uvita
Rancho Pacifico Ballena
Rancho Pacifico Hotel Ballena
Ballena Rancho Pacifico Hotel
Rancho Pacifico Hotel
Hotel Rancho Pacifico Ballena
Hotel Rancho Pacifico
Rancho Pacifico Hotel
Rancho Pacifico Ballena
Rancho Pacifico Hotel Ballena

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 29 reviews
5 - Excellent 72%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 29 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 29 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 29 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 29 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful all the way around
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
What a View!
Had an amazing honeymoon stay at Rancho Pacifico. The property offers an absolutely incredible view overlooking the Pacific and feels very private with hiking trails and even a waterfall which is worth the trek. The service is spectacular (I think guests may have outnumbered the staff when we were there) and helped us plan a few of our activities (gave us an umbrella, chairs, and cooler for a beach day). I would definitely advise renting a 4x4 if you plan on driving to the property since the hill to get there is pretty steep and I'm not sure we would have made it up if we didn't have it.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely amazing stay. This is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at and we travel a lot. Mark and Marlo are the owners and they are onsite every day to ensure that you have an amazing stay. The rooms are awesome, food is phenomenal and the views are to die for. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Magical rainforest retreat
This place is truly magical. It is an incredibly unique resort experience. The staff is outstanding and the scenery unparalleled!
Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019