What hidden treasure can be found in the valley below Miravalles? None other than La Anita Rainforest Ranch. Surrounded by Miravalles, Rincon de la Vieja and the Santa Maria Volcanoes, this ranch is owned and run by Ana and Pablo who are more than happy to accommodate their visitors. Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica, it makes no secret of proudly displaying the wonders that it has to offer
Steeped in the rich biodiverse flora and fauna of the jungle, La Anita extends welcoming arms to all nature lovers. Here can be found rainforest trails that are well travelled by those who have explored the wonders before. The ranch is also a mass of gardens that nourish medicinal plants and organically grown fruits and vegetables. From these are made the exquisite cuisine that guests are treated to each day. Among the crops grown here are cocoa, palm, cardamom and exotic tropical flowers
At La Anita Rainforest Ranch guests are accommodated in the most luxurious of surroundings. There are 10 cabins that come fully equipped with a large safe, mini bar, coffee maker and all the fixings to make an excellent cup of coffee. There is a wide porch with rocking chairs and a hammock to give guests a chance to sit and enjoy the feel and sounds of nature at its best. Yoga is an essential factor here and there is a large yoga platform that can house approximately twenty (20) people built to take advantage of the tranquil peaceful ambience of the mountain ranges and lakes. Additional features include a petanque field where guests can enjoy a game to the music of the natural cacophony of birds and howler monkeys. There is also a deck area where guests can mingle and socialize or just spend a relatively quiet hour reading or playing board games. The facilities also include a restaurant, reception area and souvenir shop.
Within the dense forests are hidden the widest array of beautiful plants and diverse animals in the world. Take a hike through the trails to the local volcanic sites or hot springs or become more active in one of the canopy zip lining tours. Take one of the farm tours where you can watch the farmers in action as they tend to and harvest the crops. Here you will find in action the four pillars of our community theme: Agriculture, Environment, Tourism and Community. Get a chance to know the villagers and become a part of their lives for a day. This is an invaluable cultural experience. This tour will also net you some of our traditional Costa Rican recipes made from the fresh, organic ingredients and formulated to get the most holistic value. After all that, complete the day’s activities by watching the magnificent sunset over the mountains.
La Anita Rainforest ranch facilitates and eight (80 day ecological and cultural program where young and intelligent students are exposed on a first hand basis to practices and skills that will enhance their understanding of sustainable development.
ContactLa Anita Rainforest Ranch Website: http://www.laanitarainforestranch.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lanitarainforestranch/ Tel: (506) 2466-0228 • (506) 2466-0148 • (506) 8388-1775
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