Rancho Pacifico

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An infinity pool, free pool cabanas, pool umbrellas
An infinity pool, free pool cabanas, pool umbrellas
An infinity pool, free pool cabanas, pool umbrellas

Overview of Rancho Pacifico

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Rancho Pacifico

4.5 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
1 Rancho Pacifico Road, Ballena, Puntarenas, 0

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCatarata uvita11 min drive
  • Popular LocationUvita Beach22 min drive
  • Popular LocationPlaya Colonia25 min drive
  • AirportPalmar (PMZ-Palmar Sur)52 min drive

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About this area


Located in Ballena, Rancho Pacifico is in a rural area and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Catarata uvita and Marino Ballena National Park. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with horse riding and ziplining nearby.

What's nearby

  • Catarata uvita - 11 min drive
  • Playa Hermosa - 16 min drive
  • Uvita Beach - 22 min drive
  • Punta Uvita - 23 min drive
  • Playa Colonia - 25 min drive


  • Mosaic - 7 min drive
  • Bar Restaurant Los Laureles - 7 min drive
  • Soda Ranchito Dona Maria - 8 min drive
  • Sibu - 8 min drive
  • El Toro Loco - 8 min drive

About this property

Rancho Pacifico

4.5-star, adults-only hotel near Catarata uvita
This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness centre and a bar/lounge. Free cooked-to-order breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free beach shuttle. Other amenities include a poolside bar, a spa tub and coffee/tea in a common area. All 13 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can appreciate conveniences such as sitting areas and fridges, and other amenities include minibars and room service.
Rancho Pacifico offers 13 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and a safe. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers.

Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a ceiling fan. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a spa tub and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Ecotours
  • Fitness centre
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Infinity pool
  • Private picnics
  • Spa services
  • Hot tub
  • Yoga classes


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Beach umbrellas
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas


  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Dressing gowns
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Freezer
  • Minibar
  • Fridge


  • Free local calls
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 230 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 2)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Rancho Pacifico Costa Rica/Uvita
Rancho Pacifico Hotel Uvita
Rancho Pacifico Hotel
Rancho Pacifico Uvita
Rancho Pacifico Ballena
Rancho Pacifico Hotel Ballena
Ballena Rancho Pacifico Hotel
Rancho Pacifico Hotel
Hotel Rancho Pacifico Ballena
Hotel Rancho Pacifico
Rancho Pacifico Hotel
Rancho Pacifico Ballena
Rancho Pacifico Hotel Ballena

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 31 reviews
5 - Excellent 74%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 31 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 31 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 31 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 31 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is stunning and our accommodations in the Tree House was a one of a kind experience. Mark and Marlo were super host and their hospitality sets the pace for everyone else on site; everyone was very friendly and make their guests feel welcome. Breakfasts, which are included, were a highlight as were our dinners which were excellent and reasonable, at a fixed price. Of the three boutique hotels we stayed at, Ranch Pacifico was the most expensive, but like the saying goes, you get what you pay for and I’m my opinion, there was an abundance of value at this very special resort. We’ll be back!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful all the way around
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
What a View!
Had an amazing honeymoon stay at Rancho Pacifico. The property offers an absolutely incredible view overlooking the Pacific and feels very private with hiking trails and even a waterfall which is worth the trek. The service is spectacular (I think guests may have outnumbered the staff when we were there) and helped us plan a few of our activities (gave us an umbrella, chairs, and cooler for a beach day). I would definitely advise renting a 4x4 if you plan on driving to the property since the hill to get there is pretty steep and I'm not sure we would have made it up if we didn't have it.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Absolutely amazing stay. This is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at and we travel a lot. Mark and Marlo are the owners and they are onsite every day to ensure that you have an amazing stay. The rooms are awesome, food is phenomenal and the views are to die for. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2021