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Fidelito Ranch & Lodge
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Tambor
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“Quiet, friendly, professional”
Reviewed December 28, 2010

Quiet, and peaceful Fidelito Ranch was a godsend after the noise, potholes, chaos and dust of Santa Teresa. It's a working cattle ranch run by a Dutch-German couple, Leon and Brigitte. They are both former travel industry veterans, so they know how to run things right. There are two beautiful guest units, each with a big bathroom, a full kitchen and two double beds in the front room. A raised wooden walkway surrounds the guest building, which keeps you dry if you want to sit outside under the wide eaves during a rainstorm. Between the guest units and the owners' house is a beautiful, covered patio with an outdoor kitchen, dining area and bar. Brigitte and Leon will serve meals and drinks there at a reasonable extra cost. The owners' plantings have created a haven for tropical birds. We identified about ten new species, including scarlet macaws, that we'd been on the lookout for in the previous week elsewhere in the Nicoya Peninsula. Leon took us on a tour of the ranch. He and Brigitte have many projects in the works, including breeding special Brahmin-cross calves and slowly and gently restoring their land (150 acres) to a verdant haven from its previously heavily-eroded and deforested condition. They are also helping the local population by, among other things, providing employment and fund-raising for the school. The guest units cost about $US85 per night. They take only cash, so get your Colones in the ATMs in Cobano or Paquero before you arrive at the ranch. We stayed there for three nights before leaving for San Jose via the Paquero Ferry. You won't regret adding Fidelito Ranch to your itinerary.

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Property: Fidelito Ranch & Lodge
Address: 800 meters north of school Panica, Tambor 60105, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tambor
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Tambor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fidelito Ranch & Lodge is a relaxing exclusive comfortable Apartment Lodge: excellent "go to place" for Families, Couples and Singles. Ideal tranquil Dutch 60 ha working Ranch with huge garden in the spectacular forested Tambor hills. Located 4 km from Tambor Beach and 10 min. drive of Tambor Airport between Paquera and Cobano on the Nicoya Peninsula of Guanacaste. Dutch-German owners with former worldwide Thomas Cook touristic experience. It is your ideal base and starting point for a memorable enjoying vacation. Two beautiful luxery European stylish apartments with facillities, Bar, covered Patio "Rancho" with sitting and dining area and a almost constantly breeze, outdoor Kitchen.Apartments surrounded by great scenery and wildlife: TV, WLAN, Safe, full Kitchen, Fridge, Coffeemaker, AC, ceiling Fan, Spanish ceramic floortiles, Shower, big Bathroom, Hairdryer. 2 double beds with orthopedic Mattresses, Panoramic windows, Terrace. ... more   less 
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