After a lot of searching across a number of possibilities, we finally chose Santa Rita for the ranch because of it’s incredible landscape and awesome climate. We wanted a place that would combine a relaxing ambience with a range of activities that would appeal to everyone, and we found that here!
Let’s experience the Ranch: More than day rides
Apart from the activities we offer exclusively through El Chonete Ranch, we work closely with providers to bring you a wide range of adventures; always ensuring that they adhere to the highest standards of quality and safety. These are just some of the activities waiting for you at El Chonete Ranch:
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Rancho El Chonete is probably the only place in Costa Rica where you can take an overnight pack trip into our virgin jungle. Our talented guides will take your group into the mountains to spend the night/s in a luxury tent along the crystal clear mountain river. WOW! THAT’S AMAZING!
Costa Rica is famous for its biodiversity, and you’ll find a lot of it right outside your door. No hotel can offer you this type of experience. There is nothing natural about them!
Off ranch- Let’s just say there are plenty of discounted adventures you can have! From Thermale Thursday (Where only the locals go) to our TOWERING BLUE WATERFALL excursions. We get you there and back!
Take the kids fishing! Do not waste our exclusive river. Cook your catch for dinner! Or for a fee, off the ranch we do guided float trips, on the Balsa, Santa Clara or Cano Blanco rivers.
Incredible off ranch trips we offer to La Fortuna, Ciudad Quesada, there are hot springs only Ticos know about. Visit crystal clear rivers dropping hundreds of feet to blue water pools you can swim in and enjoy. (See the man repelling)
Get back to nature, take a Hike or horseback riding. Fly a Kite? Start you family tradition here, Share the glamping experience with your family and friends. NOT on Facebook! But together, for real. Let the Soft Jungle sounds cleanse your soul when you take your hikes or pack trips! No need to fear. It is just the woods with different fauna.
So much to do in San Carlos. It’s one of the most trafficked tourist attractions in CR. But you don’t like lots of people? Then why stay in an expensive crowded hotel there? Where taxis take you to locations like – OUR RANCH! Visit town for the day and return to the peace of your ranch.
We offer Thermales Thursday! Every Thursday we will take members on the ranch to hot springs not known to San Carlos Visitors. They are only known to locals.
OUR GUESTS HAVE BUYING POWER! We provide you discounts on activities in this area.
Cook your lunch or dinner in our fully furnished outdoor kitchen. There is a well stocked grocery store close by. Bring in your food. You will have a refrigerator in your cabin to store your food. Meanwhile, let the kids or your friends milk a goat, make cheese relax by the river or ponds on the ranch. If not going to town for dinner, order a rotisserie cooked, free range chicken Tico flavored to perfection to eat in the outdoor kitchen or on your deck, prepare your meals on site. If looking for variety from our soda, walk down the road to town. Visit Santa Rita’s soda/cantina to delve into the local culture and meet and talk with the locals.
✓ Visit the city
✓ Relax; Fly a kite, read a book
✓ Horses guided or unguided, Pack trips & Horses
✓ Swimming (river and pond)
✓ Baby animals (Everyone loves Bunnies)
✓ Jungle hikes (Binoculars helpful)
✓ Wildlife, Plants, Birds/Butterflies to discover
✓ Therapeutic Massage
✓ Arenal Lake Tours
✓ Kayaking / Tubing / ATV’s
✓ Afternoon Coffee on the soda veranda. Vistas- WOW
✓ BBQ at your cabin!
✓ and so much more!
✓ We even have a Bull Rotunda!
WE AWAIT YOUR CALL: We have a US phone number and we would love to hear from you.
Or contact us via Skype: gemstonem or whats app. PM us on Instagram, Facebook or our presidents personal LinkedIn page. (Neil Brady)
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