Rancho Montecito is a 260-acre working cattle and fruit farm that has amenities for those who want to escape the world, and families or groups wishing to get together in a spacious outdoor environment. It is the perfect setting for hiking, trail riding, mountain biking, bird watching or just gathering with friends and family by the pool. Enjoy the best of Costa Rica with a truly unique, off the tourist grid vacation.
Rancho Montecito is located 5 km south off Hwy 27 in the Central Valley, 15 minutes from Atenas, only 45 minutes to the beach and 35 minutes into San Jose. There are many fabulous day trips that can be enjoyed while using the farmhouse as base.
Wake up to the sounds of birds, wildlife and farm animals, luxuriate in the magnificent broad views with three volcanoes in the distant background. Hike the dense primary and secondary forests, enjoy the diverse tropical flora, fruit trees, livestock, horses and wildlife, and drink from the fresh springs. There is no healthier way to relax than be surrounded by nature and all its magnificence.
Included is a 6 bedroom country house with large porch, swimming pool, Rancho (open air dining hall), and a common area for movies, reading, and games. Facilities are fully equipped with linens, laundry, complete kitchen, television, DVD, stereo, internet, Wi-Fi, and games.
UNION BETWEEN WORKING FARM AND COMFORTABLE FARM : At Rancho Montecito we believe in the importance of global and environmental awareness, the development of sustainable living practices, cultural exposure, and most importantly, fresh air and healthy outdoor activity and fun. We provide an environment conducive to healthy living, learning and relaxing. While the farmhouse is rustic and spacious it is comfortably laid out. Visitors spend most of the day outdoors. Arrangements can be made for guests to participate in farm activities, from cultivating organic produce and working hands-on with livestock, to reforestation, trail rides, hiking or helping out in the community. We can also arrange for Spanish classes to be taught to the group or individually. It is of utmost importance to us that guests of Rancho Montecito come to relax and reconnect with themselves, their group and with nature.
On the Farm Adventure: Horseback ride on trails around the farm, to nearby rivers, local villages, cantinas, fiestas, round up cattle, hike or mountain bike.
Rancho Montecito is located in the mountains of Costa Rica's Central Valley. The weather is warm, but the breeze is often blowing. At night the stars shine bright, and the moon lights the treetops. Horses and cattle adorn the hillsides. Majestic afternoon rainstorms during the rainy season create time for reflection. The local community is quiet, and does not offer a whole lot of social activities. At Rancho Montecito, you spend most of your time enjoying the outdoors. Horseback riding, tractor rides, hiking, swimming, reading, or learning about the working farm through coordinated activities. The nearby town of Atenas, offers shopping, groceries, coffee shops and ice cream parlors. The nearest beaches, Herradura and Jaco, are only a 45 minute drive from the farm. If you want to get into San Jose, the Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) and the National Theatre (Teatro Nacional), are only a 35 minute drive from the farm. There are many other towns and attractions in the surrounding area. From zip lining, white water rafting, volcanos, and coffee tours, our staff will help point you in the right direction. Please note that a 4x4 vehicle is a must for the farm, as well as the majority of destinations in Costa Rica.