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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!

Bordered by a small oceanfront town named Carbonera, this piece of paradise is located at the extreme tip of the wild peninsula. Known for its natural beauty and tranquility, this zone 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 can observe pumas, jaguars, 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.

The ranch proposes a wide number of thrilling activities including a unique and memorable horseback riding excursion, adventurous waterfall rappelling, a wild rain forest trek, a scary fun night walk, a cultural farming tour and a bird watching expedition.

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Adventure Combo

Immerse Yourself in Costa Rican Nature! This tour combines our
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Horseback Riding

Ride horseback through the dense rain forest, the lowland meadow,
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Tree Climbing

This adventure begins with horseback riding along the wild rainforest

Waterfall Rappelling

This adrenaline-pumping, wild and wet adventure will make you feel
Creating the Best Tours Since 2012

About Us

For many years, the farm was entirely devoted to raising cattle, but it constantly caught the attention from the road for its natural beauty.

In 2012, horseback riding began with the help of the farm cowboys who still had the main task of caring for the cattle. The first tourists were impressed by the panoramic views of the ocean, the breathtaking waterfall and the surreal dimension of the trees, so the tours started to be more and more popular. A few months later, we named the farm Rancho Tropical. The website, social media networks and publicity have since been created, along with new trails in the forest. In the first low seasons, our cowboys took English lessons and got specialized as tour guides.

The horse tours were a success. Since then many hotels from the Peninsula of Osa have been referring Rancho Tropical to their customers for our exciting horseback excursions. With all profits reinvested, new touristic activities became available, such as waterfall rappelling and climbing from the inside of a ficus trees. Future projects consist of constructing tree platforms, the installation of breeding nests for scarlet macaws (in danger of extinction) and a suspension bridge.

Bird Watching

The rainforests of Costa Rica in the

Adventure Combo

Immerse Yourself in Costa Rican Nature! This

Rainforest Trek

During this trekking expedition, discover colorful bird

Horseback Riding

Ride horseback through the dense rain forest,
  •   Carlos was a wonderful guide! Enjoyed horseback riding on the beach, through the jungle and pastures. Nice family business, would highly recommend! More

    thumb A TripAdvisor Member

      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

    thumb twinncamm88

      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
  •   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


      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

    thumb jbalkins

      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

    thumb Scott1418
  •   This was an adventure of a lifetime. Fun, exciting, beautiful, thrilling, calming; an experience you should not miss.

    thumb kmadventure18

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

    thumb ohwaldie

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

    thumb htgoin
  •   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

    thumb chemex1

      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

    thumb Peter K

      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

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