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1 room, 2 adults

Rancho Pacifico, Ballena

4.5-star4.5 stars
1 Rancho Pacifico Road, Ballena, Puntarenas, 00000, Costa Rica

Adults-only hotel with outdoor pool, near Catarata uvita
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Service
Fantastic service
Vibe
Awesome vibe
Food
Delicious food
Room
Great room

Rancho Pacifico, Ballena

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What’s around Rancho Pacifico, Ballena

Landmarks

  • Catarata uvita - 29 min walk
  • Punta Uvita - 4.3 mi / 7 km
  • Uvita Beach - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
  • Playa Ballena - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • Ventanas Beach - 12 mi / 19.4 km
  • Nauyaca Waterfalls - 29.7 mi / 47.8 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 64.4 miles/103.6 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 13 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in
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.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free self parking

Offsite

  • Area shuttle *

  • Free beach shuttle

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 9
  • Year Built - 2007
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Whale's Tail Grill - This poolside restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Nearby

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Awards and affiliations

  • Rancho Pacifico is listed in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.

Rancho Pacifico, Ballena’s small print

Also known as

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

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 230 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 2)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Rancho Pacifico, Ballena

  • Is there a pool at Rancho Pacifico?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Rancho Pacifico?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Rancho Pacifico?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Rancho Pacifico?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 230 per vehicle one-way.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Rancho Pacifico?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • What is there to do near Rancho Pacifico?
    Recommended spots to visit include Catarata uvita (1.5 mi) and Punta Uvita (4.3 mi), along with Uvita Beach (4.7 mi) and Marino Ballena National Park (4.8 mi).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Rancho Pacifico?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves local and international cuisine.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 12 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Luxurious & Private
Such a tranquil & magnificent place! I stayed here with my best friend for a girl's getaway to relax. The Rancho Pacifico did not disappoint! We had some trouble getting up the mountain with our vehicle (Make sure you have a 4X4 that can handle steep rocky roads). However, the manager Alex & the staff came to our rescue! They were so wonderful and accommodating after a stressful arrival. They really made us feel comfortable and right at home. The entire staff is lovely & we really enjoyed our time there! Thanks to the owners & the wonderful staff for making our relaxing vacation a dream! Pictures do not do justice for this place! Completely luxurious & private- I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet place to get away in Costa Rica. I will definitely be back <3
Gia, us4 night trip with friends

Rancho Pacifico, Ballena

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