Our eco-boutique hotel at Rancho Humo rests in a privileged setting bordering the Palo Verde National Park in the important wetlands and mangroves of the expansive Tempisque River delta in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Rancho Humo is an authentic, traditional Guanacaste estate ranch – known as an “Estancia” in Latin America – spread over 1,100 hectares (2,718 acres) in a private reserve that safeguards these endangered tropical ecosystems. Surrounded by internationally protected wetlands, Rancho Humo Estancia offers you pure enjoyment of nature, outstanding bird-watching, and adventure at its best.
Thousands of neotropical and migratory birds flock to the sanctuaries of Rancho Humo and the Palo Verde National Park, especially during dry season from December to March when the broad river and secret watering holes become vital for survival. Bird-watching is phenomenal, particularly for storks, egrets, herons, ibis, grebes, spoonbills, ducks and hawks. The wetlands also draw a healthy population of American Crocodiles, Spectacled Caimans, howler monkeys and other wildlife.
We highly recommend that our guests accept our complimentary “transfer-in boat safari tour” that brings you to the hotel via the Tempisque River. There’s no better introduction to this impressive life zone.
Rancho Humo Estancia is part of the exclusive collection of Enchanting Hotels of Costa Rica.
Rancho Humo Estancia and its private nature and wetlands reserve is part of a national conservation area of 24,280 hectares (60,000 acres) on the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Designated a Ramsar Site of wetlands of international importance, in this magical setting you will experience the unique habitats of wetlands, mangroves, and dry tropical rainforest.
Rancho Humo eco- boutique hotel is designed for those accustomed to excellence. In our dining room, we will indulge you with refined gourmet dishes based on the rich and exotic local gastronomy of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Our charming eco-boutique hotel has grown naturally from the owner’s original lovely Hacienda House, extending into new wings with ample comfortable rooms that are carefully designed and decorated to recall the surrounding nature sanctuary and also the cowboy traditions and authentic ranch lifestyle of a typical Guanacaste hacienda.
In addition to exploring our unique wetlands, you may enjoy many adventures, including exciting horseback riding. A host of fun and interesting tours can be organized by us for you on our own premises or in our immediate surroundings, such as: a visit to the Palo Verde National Park, a boat tour on the Bebedero River, exploring the caverns at Barra Honda National Park,
Rancho Humo Estancia embraces the concept of a luxury safari lodge blended with a traditional Guanacaste ranch. The spacious lobby area is artistically furnished with fine touches of eye-catching art, antique furniture and comfortable spaces to sit and read or chat.