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Uvita, Costa RicaEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Rancho Pacifico
Experience authentic Costa Rica while unwinding at this secluded nature retreat in the heart of a 250-acre tropical reserve.
Atop a verdant bluff unveiling magnificent vantage points resides the luxe adults-only eco-escape of Rancho Pacifico. The 10-villa retreat is encircled by 250 acres of dense rainforest. No alarm clocks necessary: howler monkeys gladly act as your wake up call. Despite the remote location, guests do not need to be roughing it here: the expansive suites and villas decked out in sand-hued stone and dark woods offer all the modern day comforts including private plunge pools and balconies. Unplugging is a near-must though: In-room telephones and TVs are blissfully absent to guarantee restful silence. Pamper yourself at the open-air ocean view spa with a body wrap made from indigenous plants. Recharge your batteries with organic four-course dinners from the daily changing menu. Then atone for the (albeit healthful) indulgence by asking staff about tips for bird watching or private hikes through the jungle and the waterfalls of Marina Ballena National Park.
Gather for pre-dinner wine and canapés to swap stories about the day's adventures with fellow guests.
Is it naptime yet? Secure one of the antigravity poolside chairs and catch some zzz's.
Awards and RecognitionsBack to Top
Sexiest Hotel Costa Rica
- 100 Sexiest Hotels in the World
- Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Five Best Boutique Hotels + Five Best Green Hotels
- World Travel Awards
Travelers' Choice Award
Arrive at Quepos Airport (XQP), which is about 30 miles from the hotel. The hotel offers transfers from the Quepos Airport for $85 each way. There are about six to eight daily regional flights (about 20 miles long) to Quepos from Costa Rica's main international airport in the capital city of San Jose—Juan Santamaria International (SJO). You may also opt to fly into San Jose, rent a car, and drive to Uvita. Anticipate about 3-3.5 hours of travel time.1 Rancho Pacifico Road, Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Private Beach
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Wireless Internet Access
- Multilingual Staff
- Private Patios
- Outdoor Showers
- Mini Bar
- Hair Dryers
- Private Gardens
- Outdoor Dining
- Room Service
- Rate includes room tax (a non-inclusive resort fee is added at checkout)
- Stays of 3 or more nights also receive complimentary breakfast each day
Why We Love Uvita
The quaint little village is surrounded by ecologically diverse tropical vegetation made for adventurous exploration and pristine 2-mile white-sanded shoreline where visitors can (seasonally) glimpse migrating pods of whales.
Where to Drink: There are no limits to the mixologist's whimsy at Rancho Pacifico Bar. Try the apricot ginger mule, the basil-pear swizzle or a celery-cilantro gimlet made from local tropical fruits and vegetables in season. Our Tip: Quaff your cocktail on your private sundeck while looking out over the Pacific.
Where to Shop: Head down the hill to the up-and-coming village of Uvita just two miles from the hotel and browse the small stores and boutiques selling handcrafted souvenirs and native clothing.
Outdoor Excursion: Inquire about a tour to the Monteverde Reserve with Costa Rica Sky Adventure. The exhilarating 1.7-mile ride provides you with a first-hand look of the cloud forest that teems with animals as well as class-A views of the smoldering Arenal volcano. Tours from $65 per person.
Why Go Now
Tamarindo Surfing Season
The best time to try your hand at Pacific Ocean surfing.
October through December
Leatherback Sea Turtle Nesting Season
Partake in an excursion to see turtles hatch and crawl out to sea.
Las Baulas National Marine Park.