The RP Story
Every great hotel tells a story. The RP story begins with an incredible location in the rainforest with ocean views and 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.
“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
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.
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.
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.
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!