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Rancho Tropical

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Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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Rancho Tropical offers unique and memorable experiences in the nature exploring the tropical vegetation, the wildlife diversity and panoramic views. Activities are Horseback Riding, Hiking Excursions, Tree Climbing, Waterfall Rappelling and Night Walks.
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Melissa B wrote a review Feb 2020
Montreal, Canada7 contributions3 helpful votes
We did the day hike in Corcavado National Park, horseback riding and the night walk (don’t suggest to those afraid of spiders). Carlos was our tour guide for all three excursions, after having him on the first we asked him to guide us through all three. He knew to spot all the birds and critters. We saw so much of Costa Rica in those three excursions and learned so much about their wildlife. Toucans, Macaws, Ant Eaters, Capybaras, Monkeys, Bats... the list goes on! Highly suggest doing any of the three or at least one (National Park was my favourite) Also, ask for Carlos.. you won’t regret it, he really went above and beyond to try and find everything we were asking to see on the trips, you could tell he loves what he does and this makes all the difference.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CindyBoulanger, Owner at Rancho Tropical
Responded Feb 28, 2020
We are glad you enjoyed your tours with Carlos. Thank you for your review! We hope to see you back for more adventures in the Osa Peninsula.
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ivuska_vacice wrote a review Feb 2020
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Corcovado national park was outstanding, the wildlife is easier to observe than in other national parks and you could see tapirs, ant-eaters, macaw parrots and other animals. Our guide was Carlos and thanks to him we saw animals we wouldn`t be able to find by ourselves. It`s worth to have an overnight tour because you will need more time to observe all the animals and the night in Sirena ranger station is nice experience too. We finally saw all the animals we wanted to see.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CindyBoulanger, Owner at Rancho Tropical
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Thank you for your nice review! Great to read you were able to see all the animals you wanted to and had a good time with your guide Carlos. We hope to see you back.
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Julian wrote a review Feb 2020
Munich, Germany1 contribution
We booked a 3day Corcovado Trip with them and the communication went really smooth. They offered different payment options to please us. Our guide Carlos was a awesome young guy. He spotted a lot of things, could answer all our questions and was always there to help. Would recommened to everyone!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CindyBoulanger, Owner at Rancho Tropical
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Thank you Julian for your review! We hope to see you back.
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Lynn L wrote a review Feb 2020
Layton, Utah9 contributions
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This was our third trip to Osa- Puerto Jiménez. We stayed in a vacation rental near Rancho Tropical. In years past we had noticed the ranch, it’s beautiful lush pastures and Brahman cattle. We have horses at home so choosing a horseback ride was more about seeing the ranch and exploring the nearby beach and mountains. These horses were well trained, strong, and fun to ride even as an experienced rider. We had an amazing afternoon. Julio was a warm, knowledgeable and personable guide. We started our tour on the beach, then rode though several lush pastures with cows and horses of different ages. We rode up into the forest, some areas of primary forest, crossing streams, and climbing a fairly steep mountain, where we stopped and let the horses rest. We continued on foot to a beautiful waterfall where we cooled off. The waterfalls was on ranch land and they had improved the trail with cement steps and bamboo railing in places that were very steep. We returned to rested horses and traveled down the mountain, back through the pastures, the views from up high were amazing, plus we saw macaws and toucans at the end of our ride. Thank you Julio for a wonderful afternoon!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from CindyBoulanger, Owner at Rancho Tropical
Responded Feb 13, 2020
We are happy you had a great time horseback riding with Julio. Thank you for your nice review and we hope to see you again in the Osa Peninsula!
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Jackie Ann Morris wrote a review Feb 2020
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom141 contributions59 helpful votes
We chose to go on the pony trek, when we arrived, Julio had our trusty steeds ready, two placid horses that knew what was expected of them...a gentle plod for two oldies! We were taken along the beach with Julio telling us what the trees along the shore were, we then made our way inland seeing some wonderful birds along route, We enjoyed two hours of beautiful scenery including riding through the forest. When we returned, I was disappointed to see the tide had come right in as I had been hoping to end the day with a swim. Julio seeing my disappointment, said he would help me, the waves were quite rough at the shoreline. He whipped off his clothes to his underwear, put his Wellington boots back on, and led me into the sea for a dip and despite his boots filling with water, he ensured I got my dip in the sea! Julio...you are SUCH a star!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CindyBoulanger, Owner at Rancho Tropical
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Happy yo read you enjoyed your horse riding experience with Julio. Thank you for your review!
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