Rancho Pacifico
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The Opportunity
  • Rancho Pacifico is on the leading edge of a trend for more upscale and luxury experiences along the southern Pacific Coast. Four Seasons Papagayo on the northern Pacific coast, initiated the trend in 2004 with the first luxury hotel in Costa Rica. That was the catalyst for additional non stop flights to Liberia via major US carriers.
Development Opportunity
  • There are several boutique properties along the southern coast, but few have achieved the level of service and rainforest luxury that is seen at Rancho Pacifico. The existing property consists of 7 keys and there is an opportunity to develop an additional 8 keys on two flat sections of the 26 acre site comprising the resort.
  • There is an opportunity for some upgrades to the facility to include renovations to the accommodations, additional path railing, up lighting in the rainforest, hotel owned transportation services and a secondary pool/social area set among the additional suites/villas. The arrival experience could be improved with upgrades to the access road.
Opportunity to Increase ADR
  • Potential to increase annual ADR and target celebrities and HNW individuals. The resort currently attracts an global clientele which could easily be expanded.
Destination Overview
  • HISTORY In 1502 on the fourth voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus made the first European landfall in Costa Rica. Settlement began in 1522 and the Spanish called it the Rich Coast, Costa Rica. Finding little gold or valuable materials, they turned to agriculture. 
  • US, CANADIAN & EUROPEAN LEISURE TRAVELERS Costa Rica is one of the most highly valued tourist destination in the world. The country has the components to satisfy the tastes of thousands of travelers visiting each year. Offerings include impressive scenic beauty, a consolidated system of protected areas, social and political stability, high educational levels, highly rated medical services and an efficient infrastructure.
  • BIODIVERSITY A trip to Costs Rica affords the opportunity to visit 12 different Life Zones, 20 National Parks, 26 Protected Areas, 9 Forest Reserves, 8 Biological Reserves, and 7 Wildlife Sanctuaries 
  • ECOTOURISM Costa Rica is the birthplace of Ecotourism and it is main source of income and hard currency. Costa Rica receives over 1.7 million tourists a year from the United States and Canada as well as tourists from the European Union. Earnings from tourism exceed $1.8 billion. 
  • ACTIVITIES It is estimated that 80% of all visitors to the country come to experience Ecotourism and engage in activities that include trekking, bird watching, visits to rural communities, volcano craters, national parks, rainforest canopy tours, rafting, surfing, snorkeling, and fishing. 
L K Eric Prevette
Managing Director
(949) 999-3316
Carlos Lopes
Managing Director
(310) 600-2161
Teresa Holden
Managing Director
(949) 999-3316
Stephane Zaharia
Managing Director, Caribbean & Latin America
(261) 235-2000