Rancho Humo Estancia
Palo Verde region
Rancho Humo Estancia is a boutique ecolodge set in a 1,100 hectare traditional estate ranch on the banks of the Tempisque river ranch bordering the Palo Verde National Park. The ranch is an international example of wetland resuce - its extensive grounds protect a range of habitats: mangrove, wetlands, dry tropical rainforest and pastures, offering impressive birding and nature viewing opportunities - species such as storks, egrets, herons, ibis, grebes, spoonbills, ducks and hawks, American crocodiles, spectacled caimans, howler monkeys and anteaters can all be seen here.
The hotel has 10 modern rooms and suites each with A/C, two-queen or a king-sized bed, wifi, telephone, safe, coffee maker flat-screen T.V, hairdryer, mini-fridge. Some rooms and suites have terraces and views of the wetland plains. There is a small swimming pool and loungers. The hotel's restaurant serves local produce prepared in a gourmet style.
A complimentary shared guided wetlands tour in specially adapted open-sided vehicles is included during each guests stay, as is a one-way boat transfer in or out of the lodge along the Tempisque river. There are a variety of additional tours on offer, from visiting the Palo Verde Biological Station to a cattle ranch farm experience, horse-riding, birding as well as off-site tours to visit Barra Honda caves or Monte Alto nature reserve.