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Rancho Humo Estancia

In the heart of Palo Verde (Tempisque) Nicoya Gulf birding hotspot, this is the spot to meet the dry forest and wetlands bird fauna in the region!

Birds list: +140 (eBird).

Rancho Humo, nestled in a private reserve in Guanacaste Costa Rica, spread over 50,000 acres is one of the ultimate Protected and Nature Conservancy Lands across Guanacaste area: A place where wildlife thrives and roams freely what is one of the few remaining true wilderness. Thanks to the determination of a local family, Rancho Humo was transformed from a cattle farm into an international example of wetland rescue where you can experience numerous ecosystems: mangrove, wetlands, dry tropical rainforest, pastures, a large variety of flora and fauna including herons, black crowned night herons, hawks, ducks, roseate spoonbills, wood stork, and the largest and most amazing aquatic bird in Guanacaste: the Jabiru.

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Aside from the captivating scenery, Rancho Humo is the hacienda that offers the culture of a traditional and picturesque town, Puerto Humo. Daily tours will  immerse you into the exuberant wildlife of Río Tempisque and Palo Verde National Park, Isla de Pájaros (Birds Island), Rancho Humo Reserve, Rancho Humo Lookout and the wetlands. The 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.

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Tel: (+506) 2105-5400


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