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Welcome to Rancho Tropical

Set in a little paradise surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Golfo Dulce bay and a dense tropical rain forest, Rancho Tropical is served by a rich fauna and abundant flora. Tourists from all around the World come to explore the natural beauty of the Osa Península.

Suitable for all ages, Rancho Tropical offers various options for outstanding excursions exploring the pristine vegetation and wildlife of the area. Nature lovers and sport enthusiasts: Get ready for an adrenaline rush!

Known for its natural beauty and tranquility, the Osa Peninsula is one of the loveliest areas in the country with perfect ocean surfing waves, mangroves, rich wildlife, winding rivers, scenic views and protected rain forests.

Rancho Tropical is contiguous with the National Park of Corcovado, a protected zone since 1975, where you have chances to observe pumas, coatis, white face capuchin monkeys and scarlet macaws free in nature.

Mainly for the wildlife and the natural sceneries, the Osa Península has become the number one eco-tourism destination of Costa Rica after the National Geographic Magazine declared the zone “one of the most biologically intense places on Earth”. The peninsula hosts more than half of all species of Costa Rica, a significant portion of which are endangered.

We propose a wide number of thrilling activities including an adventurous waterfall rappelling, tree climbing, wild rain forest day and overnight treks in Corcovado National Park, scary fun night walks, cultural tours and bird watching expeditions.

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Corcovado National Park Day Tour

Get a glimpse of Corcovado National Park wonders, where you'll

2 Day Trek in Corcovado National Park

Fulfill your Costa Rican trip experiencing Corcovado National Park, the

4 Days in Corcovado

Taking a 4-day tour in Corcovado not only increases your

Cano Island Snorkeling and Diving

Cano Island is considered by many to be the most

Waterfall Rappelling

After a brief safety briefing, our experienced guides will gear

Tree Climbing

Begin your adventure with a short hike through the untouched
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About us: History and Evolution

Founded in 2012 on a cattle farm in Carbonera in the Osa Peninsula, Rancho Tropical initially captivated passersby with its natural beauty. For decades, the farm was dedicated solely to raising cattle, but the stunning landscape drew attention from the road.

The cowboys working on the farm harbored dreams of growth, which led to the inception of horseback riding tours. The first tourists were awestruck by the panoramic ocean views, the breathtaking waterfall, and the majestic trees. They were thrilled to be guided by authentic cowboys, making the tours increasingly popular among hotel guests from nearby Matapalo. During the initial low seasons, our cowboys took English lessons and specialized as tour guides while also working on the farm, designing new trails in the rainforest.

The horseback tours became a hit. Since then, many hotels in the Osa Peninsula have referred their guests to Rancho Tropical for our thrilling horseback excursions. Reinvesting all profits, we expanded our offerings to include activities like waterfall rappelling and climbing inside a ficus tree.

Tourists returned year after year, eager to try new activities with their favorite guides. We began to extend our services by offering tours beyond the ranch and collaborating with local Costa Rican farms to provide cultural tours.

Unfortunately, the ranch we had partnered with in Carbonera for a decade was sold during the pandemic, which was a significant disappointment for us. However, we remain steadfast in providing exceptional experiences in Corcovado National Park and other properties across the Osa Peninsula through our tourism projects.

We are committed to growing alongside our dedicated team and aspire to one day acquire our own farm. Our goal is to continue our work with horses one day and to offer distinctive nature experiences to our valued guests.

Corcovado National Park Day Tour

Get a glimpse of Corcovado National Park

2 Day Trek in Corcovado National Park

Fulfill your Costa Rican trip experiencing Corcovado

4 Days in Corcovado

Taking a 4-day tour in Corcovado not

3 Day Trek in Corcovado National Park

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  • star rating  My wife and I had a very memorable experience with Rancho Tropical. Carlos our guide gave us a wonderful horse back ride through the Rain Forest and around the property... read more

    avatar thumb twinncamm88
    April 13, 2018

    star rating  Carlos was a wonderful guide! Enjoyed horseback riding on the beach, through the jungle and pastures. Nice family business, would highly recommend!

    avatar thumb htgoin
    May 6, 2018

    star rating  We stayed at El Remanso Lodge and Horse Riding was one of the activities on offer. My wife wanted to go and as she had done zip lining and rapelling... read more

    avatar thumb Scott1418
    May 5, 2018
  • star rating  This was really a blast. Our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable, we saw lots of wildlife, and loved our time with the horses. The waterfall repelling was exhilarating! Highly... read more

    Woody F
    April 10, 2018

    star rating  This was an adventure of a lifetime. Fun, exciting, beautiful, thrilling, calming; an experience you should not miss.

    avatar thumb kmadventure18
    May 5, 2018

    star rating  Carlos was a wonderful guide! Enjoyed horseback riding on the beach, through the jungle and pastures. Nice family business, would highly recommend! More

    avatar thumb A TripAdvisor Member
    May 6, 2018
  • star rating  Went horseback riding on the beach and through the mountains which was awesome enough but then we took a short hike to a waterfall in the mountains and repelled down... read more

    avatar thumb hernandezpaul
    April 20, 2018

    star rating  We went on the trail ride with two kids aged 10 and 4. Our 4 year old daughter was able to ride along with my husband. We loved the experience.... read more

    avatar thumb jbalkins
    April 16, 2018

    star rating  We had a great adventure horse back riding, climbing the giant tree and rappelling down a waterfall. Would definitely recommend.

    avatar thumb ohwaldie
    April 29, 2018
  • star rating  We had an amazing day riding horses on the beach, climbing the strangler fig, and rappelling down the waterfall. Our guide was spectacular and spoke very good english. My parents... read more

    avatar thumb Peter K
    April 30, 2018

    star rating  Pleasant introduction to horse riding, the ride was about 2 hrs and took in the beach and forest around the area. The horses are very well cared for and gentle.... read more

    avatar thumb chemex1
    April 15, 2018

    star rating  Our family of 2 adults and 2 teens went on a 2+ hour horseback riding adventure and had a blast. My daughter and I are fairly experienced riders, but... read more

    J987654_13
    April 9, 2018