Named as one of the best hotels in Costa Rica, Alma Del Pacifico receives glowing reviews from visitors for its luxury and exquisite natural setting on the Pacific Ocean
It may be just a short drive from Costa Rica’s international airport at San Jose, but visitors to Alma Del Pacifico Beach Resort & Spa will tell you it’s like entering another world. Located along beautiful Playa Esterillos Este in Costa Rica’s breathtaking Central Pacific region, the resort is a place unlike any other in Costa Rica as it nestles between the Costa Rican rain forest and the exotic palm coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Recognizing its unique setting and exquisite offerings, TripAdvisor placed Alma Del Pacifico near the top of its list of best small hotels in Costa Rica in its Travelers’ Choice 2013 rankings.
Certainly Alma Del Pacifico benefitted from the glowing reviews it regularly receives on the influential TripAdvisor travel site, where it also ranks first among the five rated hotels in Esterillos Este. “A real gem on this coast,” said one reviewer, while another described it as a “unique hotel on a stunning uncrowded beach.” The hotel’s contemporary style also received high marks, with a reviewer proclaiming, “The open, modernist rooms may not be for everyone, but the full wall of windows had a ridiculously beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean with palm trees and sand.”
In addition to its spectacular natural setting, Alma Del Pacifico Beach Resort & Spa offers guests attentive service and a range of amenities. Spacious bedrooms open outward to private terraces with sweeping ocean views. Even the bathrooms open onto private gardens.
Other amenities include an open-air, thatched-palm restaurant and bar with views of the beach and gardens from every table. The menu features gourmet international and Costa Rican dishes, with many fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in the hotel’s own gardens. The hotel’s seaside spa offers an extensive array of therapies in treatment rooms that open onto private tropical gardens.
Alma Del Pacifico Beach Resort & Spa benefits from being part of Del Pacifico at Esterillos, a master-planned community disguised as a quaint village by the ocean. The community contains homes, condominiums and villas, as well as the innovative Del Pacifico Club. The club’s fully furnished one-bedroom condominiums and two- and three-bedroom villas are available under a time-honored fractional ownership program billed as “the smarter way to own a piece of paradise.” For those who come to Alma Del Pacifico for a visit and fall in love with Costa Rica, the Del Pacifico Club offers a financially sound and affordable way to acquire a vacation home.
Activities abound for guests both within the resort and close by, including world-class surfing, golf, horseback riding and eco-tours. For those seeking less strenuous recreation, there is an abundance of walking paths and hiking trails, or just a stroll along the uncrowded beach. For night life or a natural experience, the resort is ideally located midway between the popular town of Jaco Beach and the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park.
And a report from one TripAdvisor reviewer echoed the sentiments of many who find themselves embraced by Alma Del Pacifico Beach Resort & Spa and Costa Rica: “I would return in a heartbeat.”