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 is it right for you? RP provides an authentic tropical rainforest experience with the refinements of a boutique luxury hotel. Our approach is, in the words of one guest, “casual elegance, refined but not pretentious – like a spacious estate with lots of privacy and personal attention.”

After years of operation, we know that nearly all of our guests are “above and beyond” satisfied. As you consider spending your vacation with us, please read below to get an idea of what to expect in our tropical paradise 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 experience nature and the rainforest, to relax on the beach, or for romance, wellness or adventure? Whatever your reasons, you can experience the best of these from Rancho Pacifico. For us, the key word is experience. Rancho Pacifico was designed to truly present an opportunity to live within a thriving tropical wilderness – not just to “see it”. You are immersed in the one-of-a-kind natural sensations that surround our remote setting. Here, you are truly an experiencer – with the real and rare opportunity to create a memory that cannot be duplicated.


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

Some visitors to Costa Rica are seeking a more urban experience than they will find at RP. For example, the howler monkeys will try to wake you before the sun rises. When a tropical downpour hits, it can get damp. Occasionally you’re going to see a horned beetle, oversized grasshopper or a gecko. Our 1.5-mile 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?

Rancho Pacifico is a relaxed place – modern in appearance, but a bit old-fashioned in its ways. We purposely do not have TV’s or phones in the rooms (we do have good cellular coverage and free Wi-Fi throughout the property). Most of the property is designed in an open-air concept without air conditioning (with the exception of our Luxury Suites and the bedroom in our Villa Romantica). At nearly 2,000 feet above sea level, the cool breezes keep us comfortable year-round.


Do you mind changing weather conditions?

Costa Rica is a country of rainforest – and yes, at least part of the year, it rains in the rainforest. Those seeking bright, sunny days with hardly any rain will best 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 see our gallery for a better idea of what to expect.

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