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Cubicle Dreamin': Getting The Monkey Off Your Back at Rancho Pacifico in Costa Rica

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  Site Where: 1 Rancho Pacifico Road, Palmar, Costa Rica
July 26, 2007 at 11:55 AM | by | Comment (1)

Cubicle Dreamin' is a feature in which we ask the hotel mavens to take some time out of their busy work day, surf the Internet, and tell us what hotel they wish they could beam themselves to right that very second--all on the slave driving companies dime, of course. Oh, like these people aren't surfing aimlessly anyway--at least now their purposeless clicking will be cobbled together into useful hotel stories--we hope. Have a destination hotel you are just dying to leave your cube for? Send the story our way.

In this episode, Hotel Maven barbarab fantasizes about a Costa Rican escape. Enjoy.

I know exactly how I would get to Rancho Pacifico. I would fly into San Jose, then hire a driver to get to the coast. I'd ask him to take the old highway, through coffee country. I'd marvel at the views. At the first sign of the mighty Pacific, I'd sigh at the prospect of imminent sanctuary.

But not so imminent. There's a ways to go before we reach Rancho Pacifico, a small luxury hotel set atop a jungle mountain just north of Osa Peninsula, one of the least developed swatches of coastal Costa Rica. Apparently, the final leg of the journey, up the aforementioned mountain on a primitive road, is arduous. Past guests report it's worth every dip and swerve.

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