We had SUCH a wonderful time at Rancho Tranquilo! Can't say enough about what a beautiful, relaxing vacation we enjoyed -- anyone looking to wind down or spend some time in the mountains on an incredible working horse ranch should not miss this!
Linda couldn't have been more helpful, from start to finish, and we loved spending time with her. We were 4 friends who rented the cabina for two nights, but we wish we'd been able to stay longer! For the price the accommodations were top notch: two large bedrooms with super comfortable beds, a very large bathroom with a great shower, a great fully equipped kitchen and large fridge, and best of all - a fabulous porch with chairs and a hammock! The house can easily fit 6 (the blow up mattress was the size of a queen bed and super comfortable as well!); we stopped at a grocery store in San Isidro and brought enough food to make breakfast and dinner, which made for a couple of very fun nights just laying low.
Although it is a bit of a drive to get to (definitely need an SUV, 4-wheel drive for sure in the rainy season) its remoteness is what is most appealing. The cabin is surrounded by beautiful views of the valley and tons of wildlife - we even saw a baby deer! Get ready to get up early (lots of birds and no curtains on the windows), but it is such a nice getaway from everyday life.
Unfortunately we didn't have time for a horse tour, but Linda gave us perfect instructions to nearby Nauyaca Waterfalls, a definite must-see. The morning we left she was kind enough to arrange a special ride for us around the property because we couldn't leave without riding the horses! They are truly beautiful and so well-cared for and happy -- we had a great time!
Two thumbs way up to Linda and the gang at Rancho Tranquilo, we hope to see you again soon! Muchas gracias!
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