Private room
16 Guests
13 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

Custom designed packages may include massage, horse-back riding, eco-tours, kayaking or motorboat on the Gulf of Nicoya, or a sunset bonfire on a private beach. Our water is hot, our scenery spectacular, and our staff are welcoming and warm.

Rancho Ricco Horse Ranch and Lodge

The Space
Bathrooms: 7
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 13
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly discount: 29%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

A guest lodge in spectacular and serene surroundings in rural Costa Rica overlooking the sea, where the people are loving, the food is delicious and healthy, and there are wildlife and domestic animals to enjoy. Tours and health services such as massage are extra. An hour from the beach, less than half an hour from the Gulf of Nicoya, and less than 15 minutes from a waterfall. See more

Rancho Ricco is nearly 200 acres of some of the most beautiful views in the mountains of the Peninsula Nicoya. At once pastoral and tranquil with its rolling hills, and yet breathtaking in its sweeping views of the Gulf of Nicoya, Isla Chira and the smaller islands surrounding. Every nook and cranny of this ranch offers its own unique landscape and view. Bordered by a vast nature reserve, the property has an abundance of springs and two streams with waterfalls. So abundant is its water supply that the property provides half the water for the entire town. For move reviews, please see Trip Advisor

Guest Access

Optional breakfast or lunch at reasonable rates prepared from wholesome food with special diets honored. Free WiFi. Washer & Dryer. Optional Massages, Horseback Riding and Tours (please book prior to arrival).

Interaction with Guests

Enjoy as much or as little interaction as you would like. Book a private house or stay at the main lodge and share a kitchen.

The Neighborhood

A remarkably warm, loving, and supportive community in this tiny rural town. Residents are Spanish speaking and appreciate any effort you make to speak a few words in the local language, though we are available to translate.

Getting Around

There is a bus from San Jose to Carmona Nandayure where we can pick you up, or, for a fee, we can arrange a ride for you from the Liberia airport. Of course rental cars are available at either airport and are recommended for groups.

Other Things to Note

I will be happy to answer questions, send travel-suggestions and to-bring lists after you book.

House Rules

This is a non-smoking facility. It is also a community where we are early to bed and early to rise, so we appreciate keeping noise levels down after 9:00 PM. Thanks.

3 nights minimum stay

Your Host



Carmona, Costa Rica · Member since July 2011

I am a psychotherapist and author and divide my time between Costa Rica, New York City, and the East Coast of the US, with workshops in all those locations.

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