All of Costa Rica is not created equally.
Many areas along the northern and central Pacific
coast have become highly developed and 'touristy'.
If you are looking to experience the Costa Rica of
your dreams there is really only the South Pacific
Coast and Costa Ballena ('Whale Coast') - where
the beaches are wide and empty, primary rainforest
awaits exploration and the local people are friendly.
Remote but not isolated and nestled within a
private, 250 acre rain-forest preserve, Rancho
Pacifico is an intimate, secure & shady hideaway
with just 5 Villas and 5 Suites, commanding views
of 3000 sq. miles of blue Pacific, Cano Island, the
fabled Whale's Tail & a jungle canopy covered
mountainside. Near Osa, Dominical and Manuel
Antonio. Minutes to 13 unique beaches, diverse
dining, modern conveniences, endless adventure &
outdoor sports activities.
Two miles from and 1980 feet below lies the village
of Uvita & Marina Ballena Natl Marine Park. Our
unique location offers a pleasant sense of isolation
from the rest of the world yet with easy access to
conveniences. The surrounding wild jungle and
centuries-old trees offer guests a variety of hiking
trails for an incredible journey through the heart of
a tropical forest. Rancho Pacifico is bordered by a
rushing stream and waterfall whose sweet song
can be heard clearly at night.
From our spectacular vantage point, visitors enjoy
the best of three environments all in one place -
Rainforest, Beach and Cloud Forest. Depending on
the season, a cool mist of cloud cover can descend
from the mountains above blanketing RP in cloud
forest conditions. In less than an hour, an ascent
up one of our trails delivers you to a more
permanent cloud forest where the temperatures are
surprisingly cool and the tress laden with vines,
bromelias and other moisture loving plant species.
The flow of clouds and mist, coupled with lots of
sun, often produces spectacular rainbows, colorful
sunsets, and an ever changing backdrop of color
Our elevation brings cool, comfortable breezes at
night affording delightful, natural sleep. Rancho
Pacifico is located at the end of a small private
road affording a naturally secure compound - further
bolstered by a 24 hour security guard.