Rancho Humo Estancia

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Why We Love It

  • New boutique hotel where the luxury of a safari lodge meets the charm of a Costa Rican ranch
  • Over 50,000 acres of protected Conservancy lands
  • Wildlife roams freely through the reserve
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, all meals are included and two safaris


Map & Directions

The Nicoya Guanacaste Airport is 17 miles from the hotel and will take 45-60 minutes by car. 

Rooms & Rates

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The Rancho Humo Estancia is an eco-friendly boutique hotel that sits on 2,000 acres of private reserve land. The hotel consists of only 12 guest rooms, so the experience is personalized without noise or crowds. A modestly sized pool sits on a sundeck overlooking the lush landscape. The food, a favorite feature among guests, is handmade with local ingredients used in every dish, and all of these made-with-love meals are included in the room price. 

There are three room types, all with new bedding, fresh décor and the best views and natural lighting from the large windows. The suites have floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead out to a private balcony so guests can stargaze and enjoy the gorgeous views.

When staying at the Rancho Humo Estancia, not only are the wildlife excursions similar to that of an African safari without the price tag, but there are several activities that are complimentary to guests of the hotel. To kick things off, the hotel offers free boat safari tours on the way to/from the airport by way of the Tempisque River, where anything from storks, hawks and herons to crocodiles, howler monkeys and spectacled caimans can be spotted. That sure does beat taking a taxi.

The opportunities to witness nature at its finest are never-ending at this hotel. The walking tours and vehicle safaris highlight the beauty of this local terrain. Walk amid the natural surrounding and milk a cow or learn about the iguana breeding enclosure. And if a white sandy beach is a must-have, head to Playa Samara or Playa Carillo, where you can witness sea turtles nesting while soaking in some sun.  



  • Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour security

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 5 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Children from 6 to 12 years: $97 (subject to tax), per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
Crib available on request free of charge for children under 3.  Extra bed available on request and in the Family Suite only. Charges may apply.

Additional Guest Fees:
3rd guest: $84 (subject to tax), per night.
4th guest: $22 (subject to tax), per night.

Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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