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Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa Honored in the 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

We are pleased to announce that our hotel, Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, was chosen by TripAdvisor as 9th place winner in the Small Hotels of Costa Rica category and 21st place winner in the category of Small Hotels in Central America in TripAdvisor's 2013 Travelers' Choice® awards.

Now in its eleventh year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

“TripAdvisor is once again thrilled to recognize the world’s most outstanding hotels with the help of more than 75 million reviews and opinions from travelers around the globe,” said Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business. “From the best bargain hotels to top luxury properties, outstanding service, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travelers’ Choice winners.”

For reviews of Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, go to our TripAdvisor page

All Clear At Del Pacifico!

Everything is fine after the recent quake! The epi-center was up in Guanacaste  and all we got in the Central Pacific was a rumble and virtually no damage. In fact, Fernando reports that our total losses were one bottle of an orange flavoured liqueur which fell off the bar. 

Think about it,  a 7.6 quake and very little damage in the entire country and no damage at Del Pacifico. Why? Because Costa Rica has very stringent building codes and enforces them. Second, as our owners know, the construction at Del Pacifico has been done to a very high level.  This is a good example of why Costa Rica is different than buying real estate in another country like Nicaragua, Ecuador or Belize.

Thanks for the many calls and inquiries but we're happy to report all is well.  I just wish I had a video of Fernando running up the hill seeking higher ground when he heard that their was a Tsunami warning! (It was cancelled very quickly).

Now is he time to be planning your winter vacation so give us a call and we can help plan your dream trip!


New Beach Bar at Alma Hotel Under Construction!

Great News! Construction is already underway for the new beachfront bar & lounge at our Alma del Pacifico Hotel. With an opening planned for early November, this will be the perfect place to watch your Costa Rican sunset over the Pacific ocean. The bar has not yet been christened and we would love some input! Please comment below with your ideas for a name.  Other improvements already underway at the hotel include new flat screen TVs which have been installed in all the guest villas, WiFi internet coverage throughout the hotel and a new conference room. Other plans anticipated over the next several months include opening the Pyramid Cafe with a special gourmet-to-go dinner menu for delivery to your condos. More details will be available shortly.

Alma del Pacifico is our luxury beachfront boutique hotel which has 20 private guest villas, beachfront restaurant & spa and was recently rated one of the top 10 hotels in Central & South America. Alma is located on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, midway between the nightlife of Jaco Beach & the Manuel Antonio National Park, located in Quepos. Alma is also the top rated hotel in Esterillos by TripAdvisor, with a 4.5 star rating.

Del Pacifico condo owners & guests are welcome at both the restaurant, bar & spa at Alma and can arrange for signing privileges.

Contact us about special green season rates available at both the Del Pacifico condos and also the Alma hotel.

Welcome to Paradise

It's been 10 years since Lolly and I first visited Costa Rica- what an incredible journey! On our first trip we stayed at Villa Caletas, Los Sueños & La Mariposa in Manuel Antonio. Little did we know that the sleepy village of Esterillos would become Del Pacifico & the focal point of our lives. 

Back then the drive from Manuel Antonio to Del Pacifico was an easy two hours and you wouldn't venture to do it at night. Now it's a 25 minute jaunt and we'll hit the restaurants in Manuel Antonio for dinner. But more importantly, over the past 10 years, as Tom Friedman has said, "the world has become flat." The sleepy village of Esterillos is now wired to the rest of the world and we have high-speed Internet, cable TV and cell phone coverage which puts Del Pacifico just a dial tone away from Atlanta, New York, or Los Angeles.

It's also incredible that over the past 10 years Del Pacifico as grown from a dream drafted on the back of a single piece of paper into a real community. This year the addition of the Alma del Pacifico hotel and setting up a long-term partnership with RockResorts were both important steps in our long-term strategic plan. Going forward, tourism has returned at an all-time high to Costa Rica and we are witnessing more and more "average Americans" looking to diversify some of their net worth into paradise and outside of the United States.  Come visit us at our beach front hotel and spa- you can call us to take advantage of special summer rates. Additionally, we have condos and houses available for daily or weekly rentals. Of course there is also the opportunity to own as well is rent. I'm always available to talk to people interested in learning more about the logic of investing in international real estate and sharing our vision for Del Pacifico. Please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail.

I'd like to personally welcome you to our blog...News from Paradise