Rancho Pacifico

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100 Rancho Pacifico Road, Playa Uvita, Costa Rica 


Located on a hilltop surrounded by the breathtaking Uvita Mountains, Rancho Pacifico is a small luxury resort and spa in south-Pacific Costa Rica designed around the concept of fully immersing oneself in the natural splendor of the region-meals are often taken al fresco, treatments take place in the TreeHouse treatment center or in the private gardens located at guests' villas (some of which also feature spring-fed pools), and miles of trails through verdant rainforest are the setting for outdoor exercise. Spacious guest accommodations offer luxury-hotel amenities with a vacation-home ambiance and provide panoramic views of the verdant rainforest and brilliant blue Pacific.


The full-service Spa Tranquila at Rancho Pacifico offers most of its innovative health and beauty treatments in semi-open rooftop treatment studios. Guests may also enjoy treatments in the private "spa garden" or deck located in every guest suite or villa. The decor and treatments were meant both to evoke and to rival top-level Indonesian spas in their tropical splendor. The spa operates under the knowledgeable direction of a cosmetic surgeon with more than two decades of experience in the field of aesthetic medicine.

A staple of Spa Tranquila's menu is the Spa Rituals, which last three to four hours and consist of treatments incorporating therapeutic ingredients from the jungle outside. These spa experiences are formulated to harmonize the guest's body, mind, and spirit with the spa's peaceful, natural surroundings. The Spa Tranquila Signature Ritual combines a purifying soak in a flower-filled tub, a Coconut Body Glow with fresh coconut oil, hot stone massage, and a Fresh Papaya Body Polish that involves more than two pounds of local, organic papaya. Individual treatments on the menu include body wraps, body scrubs, and aromatherapies. Botox ® and Restylane injections are available through the spa's affiliate office in San Jose, California.










Facilities & Amenities

Rancho Pacifico offers a very broad range of outdoor activities to complement the variety of Costa Rica itself. The resort's activity desk offers excellent fishing opportunities for marlin, African pompano, snapper, sailfish, and more. Private day trips by boat to remote beaches, islands, and mangrove swamps, as well as a National Geographic Tour to the Osa Peninsula, can be arranged.

Hiking enthusiasts will find abundant trails to explore throughout the lush rainforest. Many guest villas have private pools, and a natural stone pool is available at Rancho Pacifico's clubhouse. More than a dozen beaches are within ten miles of the resort and are easily accessible via a newly paved highway. Among these is Playa Dominical, famous for its surfing and tropical nightlife. In addition, guests may try the following activities available at the resort and its environs:

  • Horseback riding
  • Sea and river kayaking
  • Canopy tours
  • Private boat tours
  • Snorkeling and diving
  • All-terrain vehicle tours
  • Waterfall excursions


  • Facilities

  • Bar/Cafe/Restaurant

  • Jacuzzi

Rooms & Dining

Rancho Pacifico's guest suites and villas all provide striking views of the surrounding rainforest and beaches. Suites that sleep one or two guests offer luxury amenities such as deluxe bathrooms and private terraces. The villas at Rancho Pacifico range in size from 1200 to 2100 square feet, and have one to three bedrooms. These villas all feature private "spa gardens," where spa treatments can be enjoyed in comfort and tranquility. Gardens also contain either a private plunge pool or a Japanese-style tub. The TreeHaus Hideaway Villa is ideal for a private retreat and includes a private deck with Jacuzzi. Numerous ceiling fans keep villas comfortable for guests, no matter the time of year. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow guests to feel enveloped by the sights and sounds of the rainforest.

Rancho Pacifico encompasses a guests-only restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Whale's Tail Restaurant and Bar offers gourmet meals featuring local, organic delicacies, including freshly caught seafood and locally grown fruits and vegetables. Guests can enjoy a light lunch, dinner from the grill, or tropical cocktails while taking in views of the Pacific Ocean's azure waters.