Interview with Rancho Pacifico's Garrison Krause
by, 09-05-2013 at 02:10 PM (971 Views)
Each week, Luxury Link will showcase an exclusive interview with one of our valued hotel partners. This week, please enjoy our conversation with Garrison Krause, Owner and Manager of Rancho Pacifico, a luxury eco-resort in Uvita, Costa Rica...
Q) What makes Rancho Pacifico unique?
A) Rancho Pacifico is recognized as one of the world’s most unique small luxury hotels – yet it delivers an authentic rainforest & ocean experience in a remote and dramatic natural setting.
Q) Can you explain what makes the location/destination around your property interesting to travelers?
A) Rancho Pacifico is located in a sparsely populated and lightly developed area of the South Pacific Coast. Our private hiking trails permit unmatched access to pristine rainforest – and the beaches below us are empty, private and diverse.
Q) Is there a “must -* try” dish or drink that guests should experience?
A) Guests love our innovative, organic fruit-based cocktails – like our fresh coconut martini.
Q) What are the 3 things about Rancho Pacifico that guests may not know?
A) 1 - We have won distinguished awards for our Zen-modern design and sustainable construction.
2 - Our 2,000 foot elevation overlooking the sea gives us very comfortable temperatures year-round.
3 - Accommodations are spread out so everybody enjoys unmatched privacy.
Q) Can you take me through an average day at your resort?
A) The day starts with a full complimentary breakfast – try our breakfast tamale. Guests then plan their day with our concierge Adriana. Then they are off to a variety of adventure activities off property, or hit our private hiking trails to mountain tops and waterfalls. In the afternoon guests usually gather for a rest or visit our treetop spa Tranquila. Cocktail hour begins with complimentary hors d'ouevres followed by our award-winning dinner, served al-fresco in our dramatic and guests-only Whale's Tail Grill.
Q) Have you had any notable guests – celebrities etc.?
A) Anderson Cooper, Al Gore, Sheryl Crow and Ricky Martin to name a few…
Q) What makes your property truly luxurious?
A) Rancho Pacifico is uniquely luxurious in a non-urban way. Because of our location, luxury comes in the form of comfort, peace, legendary hospitality, and quality unexpected in a remote location.
Q) What advice do you have for guests who are staying at your resort?
A) There is so much to do – be sure to take time to smell the roses by relaxing and exploring on our extensive private jungle preserve.
Q) What is the best time to travel to Rancho Pacifico?
A) Rancho Pacifico is open year-round. Temperatures are always the same – rainfall varies…. Most guests enjoy the natural rhythms of the rain-forest environment at any time.