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Rancho Armadillo Estate

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 25 June 2012

This was 2nd stop in our 9-day honeymoon and we loved our stay here. We chose Coco b/c my husband wanted to scuba-dive one day. We stayed in an all-inclusive 4 days beforehand, we can only do the AI thing for few days. We checked out the town, tried few restaurants all based on Rick's recommendations. We loved hanging out...

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2Thank gamjayoung
Reviewed 8 June 2012

I recently began a 2 week trip here at Rancho Armadillo, I was very pleased overall with the property and amenities. First, let me say that pre-trip I picked Rick's brain on things to do/go and he was the most helpful source I could get, THANKS RICK! We rented a 4x4 which proved to be valuable here in CR (mostly...

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3Thank Bosoxfan04
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2012

Re-iterating what my wife Rosanda said, this was a great place to stay and Rick was a truly great host. Our girls still talk about it, specifically the pool, the relaxed atmosphere and the cooking with Rick. Thanks again.

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1Thank SimonIMcG
London
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Rick, our host is a charming, thoughtful host who cares that you have great time. The pool area with adjacent dining room and lounge was paradise for the children and we enjoyed the view. We enjoyed going to the fish market for the catch of the day and then cooking fish with Rick in the kitchen space. The breakfast waffles...

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1Thank R0sanda
Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 6 May 2012

My wife and I had a great trip for Costa Rica. Small open air bed and breakfast atmosphere with a pool and self serve late night bar and kitchen space. Accomodates eight rooms only so no crowds. Great breakfast spread with plenty of exotic fruits and waffles to accompany. Hosted by Rick whom has a great knowledge of area restaurants...

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1Thank Gemini1223
Placerville, California
Reviewed 27 March 2012

For my wife and I, Rancho Armadillo provided all we were looking for: -Quiet and isolation -Great birding -Comfort -Easy access to the Playa (when needed) The owner, Rick, may remind you of another 'Rick'--the guy from the movie 'Casablanca'; charismatic, a little mysterious, and a world-class innkeeper. He have us plenty of space when we needed it; sat and...

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2Thank GregHomer
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 21 March 2012

The location is very peaceful, overlooks the hills to the pacific ocean. It is beautiful to just sit back and enjoy this view. Walking to town from the estate takes about 25 minutes; if you have a vehicle, it is only a 5 minute drive. The room we stayed in was very spacious, light and open. The breakfast is fantastic!...

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2Thank MissingToe
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Rancho Armadillo is a "hotel" on a hill side in Playas del Coco Costa Rica. It only has 6 rooms, spread across 3 buildings, and the proprietor, Rick, makes you feel as though you're family from the very beginning. The property overlooks rolling hills and the Pacific ocean. You're minutes away from downtown, which is a beach town full of...

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3Thank Jen M
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 7 March 2012

This was our second time at the estate at it was as enjoyable as it was three years ago. Rick Vogel is an excellent host, the facilities are marvelous and the region has lots to see and do. Rick will get you organized for what ever adventure you have in mind. Our favourite was the chartered snorkeling tour with Sea...

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2Thank RanchoLW
Reviewed 6 March 2012

The location is beautiful, amenities are excellent but it Rick's superb hosting that puts it over the top. It is an intimate setting to relax, enjoy the surroundings or launch point from which paradise. Thanks, Rick. Genevieve

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Rancho Armadillo Estate

Address: Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Price Range: $228 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Rancho Armadillo Estate Hotel Playas Del Coco
Rancho Armadillo Estate Costa Rica/Playas Del Coco
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“Deluxe suite has huge bathroom with cool shower and tub too.”
 of 5 bubbles Ernie_Valdez, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great views, certain rooms easily accessible with others having quite a few stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles intuit09, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The hotel only has 6 rooms. Don't go there to be in your room. Go there to enjoy the outdoors, Rick, and other travelers.”
 of 5 bubbles dz2d, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If views are important, request rooms that are located the farthest away from the Owner's cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles mayerjack, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Not all the rooms have views. Ask for the ones furthest from the parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles nickpap66, 9 Apr 2015 | Read review
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