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Rancho Armadillo Estate

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athens
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Make no mistake about it: Rancho Armadillo is one man's labour of love. Rick the owner runs the place himself, making himself available to visitors 24/7. He's an American expat from Detroit, who has been living in Playas del Coco for a couple of decades now. You will often see him help the kids of his few workers with their...

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Tennessee
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Four girlfriends and I traveled to Costa Rica for my birthday (it was a big one). After lots of research, I chose Rancho Armadillo as our destination for the 4 night adventure. I sent the owner, Rick, an email back in August and he responded within a day, and from there, he helped me plan the entire stay. He suggested...

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2Thank travelgirlEJ
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 March 2015

I traveled to Costa Rica for the first time with my family. We spent the week at Rancho Armadillo and were so happy with the whole experience. When we were even in the planning stages of our trip, I would shoot Rick an email and he would always get back to me within that day. He helped with planning our...

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1Thank Fizzlesnookers
Commerce Township, Michigan
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We just got back from our vacation staying at Rancho Armadillo. We had such an Amazing time and experience. Our accommodations were excellent and our host Rick Vogel was Awesome and very knowledgeable in the history of Costa Rica. Every morning after our delicious breakfast Rick would inquiry about our activities for the day. He would then supply us with...

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1Thank fsmith5055
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

I came here for a couple of days of relaxation and this place was the perfect destination! Rick was soo much help and so kind throughout my whole stay and really takes a great interest in all his guests. Only a 15 minute walk from the local supermarket and an extra 5 minutes to the town, it was a good...

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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Our first visit to Costa Rica included spending 6 days at rancho armadillo, we could have not had a better place to stay. With Ricks help we really enjoyed our stay. Each day started with Ricks infamous breakfast and his inquiry what we had planned for the day. Before we were done eating breakfast, Rick would have maps for our...

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East Hampton, New York
Reviewed 11 February 2015

If you and your family would like the experience of staying in the real Costa Rica look no further than Rancho Armadillo. In an intimate, rustic location, owner, Rick Vogel,guides the traveler to the natural locations and activities in and around Playa del Coco . His Knowledge of nature and the history of Guanacaste will make your trip most enjoyable....

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2Thank Lorenzo763
Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 17 January 2015

The positives: 1. Rick, the owner, is a good host and shows a great interest in his guests. 2. The location is convenient for exploring the area. 3. The view from the dining and raised terrace is wonderful. The negatives: 1. The grounds and landscaping are neglected. ie- bougainvillea lining the entrance are overgrown, other plants in need of attention,...

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6Thank romintheworld
RanchoArmadillo, Owner at Rancho Armadillo Estate, responded to this review

As the owner of Rancho Armadillo I would like to address each of your comments. This is the first time I have ever felt the need to respond to a review. 1. The grounds and landscaping are neglected. ie- bougainvillea lining the entrance are overgrown, other plants in need of attention, landscape lighting rusted and askew, pathway tiles broken, etc....

Atlanta
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We're a family of 9, ages 8 - 78, traveling for Christmas holiday. We spent 5 nights with Rick and had a fabulous time. We all felt so at home and appreciated the wealth of information Rick has about the area. He set up several adventures for us and cooked an amazing 7 course meal for us - individualizing for...

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Suffield, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 January 2015

This review is way overdue, but my memories about Rancho Armadillo and Ricks hospitality are fresh in my mind! Believe every good thing you read! Rick goes way above and beyond to help ensure that you will have a great time. The first night we were there, we were tired and decided to get take out- Rick actually called in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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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: $223 - $262 (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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