Before You Book

Where did Al Gore go to experience the Rainforest?​
Where did Sheryl Crow stay for creative inspiration?
Where did Anderson Cooper choose to get away from it all?

RP was right for them, but it is not for everyone. Is it right for you? After years of operation, we know that nearly all of our guests are delighted by their experience. As you consider spending your vacation or holiday with us, please read below to get an idea of what to expect to ensure that you will be equally delighted!


Why are you coming to Costa Rica – and what experience do you seek?

Are you coming to Costa Rica to relax and experience its natural wonders, or for romance, wellness or adventure?  We offer all of these in a luxurious and sustainable atmosphere. If you are seeking night-life, world-class shopping, or golf, you should look elsewhere. Those options aren’t available near us.


Do you want to experience a remote rainforest location – and the nature one finds there?

Guests at Rancho Pacifico experience the rainforest through all of the senses. The howler monkeys will try to wake you before the sun rises. When a tropical downpour hits, it can get damp. You may see a horned beetle, oversized grasshopper or a gecko. Our gravel access road is going to transport you to “another world”. While the road is safe and well maintained, it is bumpy and steep. For guests unaccustomed to wilderness, these things may be undesirable. For others, this is why they come to Costa Rica…and to RP.


What amenities are you seeking?

At Rancho Pacifico, the surrounding rainforest and the amazing ocean views are the focal points. We purposely do not have TV’s or telephones in the rooms (we do have good cellular coverage and free Wi-Fi throughout the property). The common areas are designed in an open-air concept without air conditioning. At nearly 2,000 feet above sea level, the cool breezes keep us comfortable year-round.  If you are looking for a big screen TV in the room, RP may not be right for you.


What weather conditions do you prefer?

Guests seeking bright, sunny days with hardly any rain will most enjoy December through April. Other months tend to have clear mornings and afternoon showers. During the rainier season, many guests tell us they love the rain and look forward to it! They plan their mornings out – and settle down for a restful afternoon napping, reading or having a massage in our award-winning spa. Please consider which months suit your needs best.

Rancho Pacifico was right for Anderson Cooper, Sheryl Crow and Al Gore. Is it right for you?