Rancho Humo, Over 50,000 acres of Protected Private Reserve
Rancho Humo Estancia is a privately owned Nature Reserve located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. A place of unparalleled beauty, where nature and wildlife abound. Rancho Humo is a truly spectacular location to enjoy the beauty! The efforts of a single-minded local family have allowed this unique property to change. It came from a cattle ranch back to its original natural beauty, spectacular wetlands, mangroves and tropical rainforest. Large numbers of exotic birds make this area their home. Or they stop on their migratory journey making Rancho Humo a must stop for all birders and nature lovers! If you are planning a birding vacation, this is definitely a place you should consider.
Boutique Hotel Perfect for Your Nature Adventure
Rancho Humo Natura Experience located in Costa Rica’s famous Blue Zone on the Nicoya Peninsula. The town of Ranch Humo borders both the Rio Tempisque and the Palo Verde National Park. This allows for even more unique wilderness experience! The Rancho Humo Eco-Boutique Hotel is an extension of the original Hacienda. It offers you a spectacular opportunity to immerse yourself in this special natural area. Enjoy spacious accommodations and gourmet dining! An intimate bar area and large pool area also add to your experience. This allows you to share your adventure stories over an evening cocktail. Also, take a quick dip in the refreshing pool after a long day of adventure!
Bird Island and Wetlands at Rancho Humo
Located on the Tempisque River, Birds Island has become a sanctuary for the local bird population. As well as large numbers of migratory birds. Though not large, Birds Island is an important location for a large number of wading birds. Primarily consisting of mangrove the island attracts many water birds including herons, storks, ibises, and cormorants to name a few! The Wetlands of Rancho Humo are a very important element to the ecosystem. It consists of a series of canals rich in fish and other elements vital to maintaining the delicate balance of the food chain in this area. Most wetland areas of Costa Rica have disappeared because of development and other human activity. The preservation of the Wetlands of Rancho Humo is particularly important. Especially to a large number of species of birds and animals that depend on it for their survival!
One Day Nature Experience Tour
If your time is limited or if you are looking for a comprehensive tour of the Rancho Humo area during your stay, the One Day Adventure Tour may be just what you are looking for! Beginning on the Tempisque River, you will take a slow boat trip thru one of the most important wetlands in Costa Rica – Palo Verde National Park.
Palo Verde National Park boasts one of the most bio-diverse areas in the country with over fifteen different ecological habitats. Enjoy observing the multitude of birds and animal species as you enjoy a slow trip thru the park – marvel at the limestone fjords and other fascinating topography. Included in your tour is a visit to the typical Costa Rican cattle ranch – allow yourself to experience the traditional farm activities unique to this part of the country. The One Day Tour will give you a chance to experience more nature and tradition than just about any other tour you will take on your vacation!