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The RP Story

Every great hotel tells a story. The RP story begins with an incredible location in the rainforest with ocean views, mountain breezes, and close proximity to Marino Ballena and Corcovado National Parks. The story continues with luxury resort amenities and an unmatched level of friendly personal service. The rest of the story depends on you. Come to Rancho Pacifico and see where your story leads.

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

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About Us

Jennie Peterson and Greg Wyatt are the owners and operators of Rancho Pacifico.  They first discovered Costa Rica in 2020 after several years living, working, and traveling in England, Argentina, Mexico, and the United States.  They immediately fell in love with the beautiful land, people, and love of nature and life that make up this wonderful country.  Jennie was raised working in the hotel business and also has a degree in environmental science and public policy.  She is thrilled to be combining a love of sustainability and hotels.  Greg has a PhD in Zoology and works in business strategy.  He loves the incredible diversity of life found at RP!  Greg and Jennie have a young son named Gabriel and split time between Costa Rica and Utah in 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.

Rancho Pacifico team photo

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 stay in touch with our staff for years after their stay. That may be hard to believe until you experience the service at Rancho Pacifico for yourself.

Chef at Rancho Pacifico

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!

Now you know the RP Story. Ready to write your story?