This is a private studio apartment and not just a room. It has a complete kitchen, full bath, sitting/dining area, A/C, TV, WiFi and a shared swimming pool. There is a queen size bed and we add a single bed when there is a third guest.
Our property sits on a hillside overlooking a lush green valley and the beautiful Pacific ocean below. It is very private and secure with a gated entrance and is still less than a 10 minute walk to town.
If El Rancho isn't available for your specific dates, please view our other 4 apartments that are spread out on the property. Simply click on our photograph and than look on the lower left side of the new page to see them.
This beautiful large 1 room efficiency is located over the open patio below, allowing it to catch refreshing ocean breezes and give you some of the most amazing sunsets ever!! It is very spacious and comfortable with a queen size bed, sofa, chairs and it's own bathroom and kitchenette. You also have your own private balcony, where you can relax and watch the boats move in and out of the harbor. For those rare days when the breezes and ceiling fan aren't enough just kick back and turn on the air conditioning, or go downstairs with your favorite tropical drink and cool off in our refreshing pool, or just doze off in the hammock.
When you do pull yourself away from our wonderful location, it's only a 10 minuet walk to downtown Quepos. There you will find restaurants, gift shops, clothing stores, pharmacy's, live music and more. You will also find taxi's and buses readily available. You can also visit our local farmers market on Friday and Saturday, where you can purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and more. They set up right along the ocean's edge, only a 5 minute walk from our property .
We have many beautiful beaches in the area, including our world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. There are many other activities here such as, white water rafting, sunset cruises, surfing, horseback riding on the beach, world famous sport fishing and much more. We will be glad to help arrange your tours in sunny Costa Rica!!! We can also arrange transportation to and from San Jose for you.
Douglas and I live on the property as well and we are always available to help in any way to make your vacation a memorable one.
Free calls to USA & Canada
Queen size bed
Laundry service and meals are available at an additional cost.
1 child under 10 at no additional charge.
Smoking in the outside areas only.
Swimming between the hours of 8:00 AM and 9:00PM
Marta greeted us at her lovely place after we'd tackled the steep slope up to it. We had a car, but if you don't, the $3 for a taxi up to the house will be money well spent!
A lovely warm welcome was given, with lots of information about the place (they rent out a few apartments there), and the surrounding area. Marta was really helpful throughout the stay with any questions we had, and made us feel really welcome.
The room was basic, cosy, with a small kitchen attached, as well as a balcony, which gave amazing views out over the Pacific. The bathroom is quite small, so if you're claustrophobic, maybe choose somewhere else! But if not, this is a lovely place at a great price to put your head down, as well as being within easy reach of the wonders of Manuel Antonio National Park.
The added benefit of a small pool and a little bar makes it a great place to relax tired legs after long days!
Great location, a short walk from the main street/town center. Marta and Doug bent over backwards to make sure that we had no trouble finding their property. Marta was always available when we had questions. The room was very clean, and even though we were only there for 3 nights, they came and cleaned the room and changed the sheets when we were out. Would highly recommend staying with Marta and Doug!
Es waren wunderschöne Tage bei Marta und Douglas, die immer sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend waren. Die Unterkunft war prima, der Ausblick vom Balkon wie versprochen mit herrlichen Sonnenuntergängen. Manchmal war es in der Umgebung etwa zu laut, was aber nicht an dem Appartement lag, sondern eher dem bunten Treiben der Osterwoche geschuldet war.
Marta and Douglas were really Great hosts. Marta was waiting for us as we arrived and showed us our apartment with a balcony and fantastic view over the harbour of Quepos. You can enjoy the sunset also from the Pool, which is amazing. We were 3 days en El Rancho and enjoyed every single day. One morning we even saw group of monkeys, jumping over our balcony. We also met a lot of nice people at that place and had great time with them. Don't miss the Banana Club. We can recommend El Rancho 100%.
We had the best time staying at casa pargo. We stayed in El Rancho suite and it was exactly how it was described and pictured on the website. Marta and Douglas are very accommodating and we couldn't have asked for better hosts. The dogs betoven and Zeus are so cute and very friendly. We had an awesome time and look forward to staying with Marta and Douglas in the future! thanks again!!
I really enjoyed staying with Marta and Douglas they were so hospitable. Their place had the best view in Quepos. I would definitely recommend staying here. I took the bus and didn't have many problems getting here. I took a short walk up the hill everyday from Quepos to Casa Pargo. If you are taking the bus from San Jose do not get off until you see all of the places in the map that will be given to you by Marta. The bus will stop shortly after you see the Best Western hotel in Quepos. I will definitely be returning in the near future. I have absolutely fallen in love with Costa Rica and I can't think of a better place to stay then Casa Pargo. If you are up for an adventure then you have found the right place.
We had a wonderful stay. The view was fantastic and we enjoyed sitting on the balcony to watch the sunset. The apartment is also very convenient to Quepos, only a short walk. The only drawbacks (minor) would be that the bathroon is teeny and the Wi-Fi signal is pretty spotty. However, overall we would definitely recommend!
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I have a very outgoing personality and love to dance, cook and laugh. I enjoy meeting and helping people. I love to travel throughout my country and other countries as well. My husband Douglas and I have been married for 25 years and have two daughters, Bianca 23 and Sandy 18. Both girls attend the university in San Jose. Both Douglas and I were born and raised in Quepos and we think that with all of the lovely areas in Costa Rica, that the Quepos/Manuel Antonio are is the most beautiful.
I like to dance and cook as well. Although I am not as outgoing as my wife, I do enjoy meeting other people. I have worked for the national electric company "ICE for 27 years as a maintenance supervisor. I like to travel and enjoy seeing other areas of our beautiful country. We slowly built on our property over the years and enjoy sharing it with others. Now with the pool and rancho completed I think we are finally finished.