The RP Story

Every great hotel tells a story. Our story begins with an incredible location featuring lush rainforest, majestic views of the Pacific Ocean, and cool mountain breezes. The story continues with an unmatched level of charming personal service. The rest of the story depends on you. Come to Rancho Pacifico and see where the story leads.

The infinity pool at Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort
The cocktail bar at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
The waterfall at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
The infinity pool at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
The pool and terrace at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
The pool and clubhouse at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
The pool and clubhouse at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
The pool side cabana at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
The organic garden at Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica resort.
Infinite blue views at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
The Whale's Tail beach view at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
The infinity pool and clubhouse at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
The infinity pool at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
The main entrance at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
The dining experience at Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica resort.
Living area in the Costa Rica luxury Villa Tropical
At our treehouse hotel Costa Rica, sunset views like this can be yours.
Our treehouse hotel Costa Rica offers luxurious bathrooms with open air showers.
Hot tub on the deck at our treehouse hotel Costa Rica.
A footbridge through the trees at the best treehouse hotel Costa Rica.
Pool-side deck at one of our Costa Rica luxury villas
Your Costa Rica luxury villa includes dual sinks and dual open-air showers.
Another amazing sunset at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
Local wildlife at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
Aerial view of the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.
The pool terrace at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.

Where the Mountains meet the Sea

Rancho Pacifico is located in the only part of Costa Rica where the mountains meet the sea. As a result, we enjoy amazing natural beauty and wildlife that you will find nowhere else. The resort sits in the cool mountain breezes nearly 2,000 feet above sea level with commanding views of the Pacific Ocean.

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“With many thanks for your friendship and great respect for your wonderful stewardship of a very special part of the Costa Rican rainforest. Best wishes.”

– Al Gore

Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica beach resort bag.

About Us

Marlo and Mark Leaman are the owners and operators of Rancho Pacifico. Marlo is a registered yoga teacher, certified personal trainer, and registered dietetic technician. Mark is a mechanical engineer whose first career was devoted to the development and marketing of electric generating facilities – including wind and solar energy facilities. Mark and Marlo fell in love with Costa Rica years ago on a family trip with their children. After many return trips, they were thrilled to have the opportunity to acquire the incredible Rancho Pacifico hotel. Marlo and Mark are from the Chicago, Illinois area of the United States.

Views of Corcovado National Park from the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica luxury resort.

The Rancho Pacifico Experience

There are plenty of eco-lodges throughout Costa Rica and other parts of the world. However, it is rare to find a luxurious resort hotel like Rancho Pacifico that combines eco-friendly practices with an award-winning spa, world-class dining, and attentive personal service. In fact, it takes a staff-to-guest ratio of nearly 1:1 to achieve the level of service we provide. Come see for yourself how the Rancho Pacifico experience results in the finest vacation possible.

The RP Story

Tico Charm

Costa Ricans are proud to call themselves “Ticos”. All of our team members are native Ticos or permanent residents. The Tico charm shines through in their warm and friendly service. In fact, many of our guests become long-term pen-pals or Facebook friends with our staff. That may be hard to believe until you experience the service at Rancho Pacifico for yourself.

Chef David sears something delicious at the Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica resort.

Service con mucho gusto

Con mucho gusto – with much pleasure – is a phrase you will hear often at Rancho Pacifico. To us, it has more than one meaning. On one hand, it means that it truly gives us much pleasure to serve our guests and to see the joy they experience during their time with us. On the other hand, it means that everything at Rancho Pacifico is intended to give our guests much pleasure. This is your home while you are here. Relax and enjoy yourself – con mucho gusto!

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