Be enchanted by the golden beaches and tropical rainforests of Costa Rica from this new hacienda in the Punta Arenas area of the country, just west of the capital, San Jose.
The hacienda is located on Montes de Oro (Mountain of Gold), where gold was once found (and can still be found in very small quantities). Your hosts have combined two neighbouring fincas to form the hacienda as it is today, with about 100 breeding cattle, three breeding bulls and c. 90 calves born each year. From high in the hills there are views across to the Pacific ocean, whilst the hacienda itself is home to three waterfalls and its own water springs.
Trails head out into the rainforests where you can look out for spectacular wildlife and glorious flora, such as orchids. Or you may wish to try your hand at cattle work, helping your guides to separate cattle for vaccinating, branding or checking (depending on the season). The cattle live in herds on the hacienda so sometimes it is necessary to move them between different pastures, using the horses to gently drive them along lanes and roads.
Non-riders are welcomed alongside riders, and different packages can be created which include activities, or you can simply relax and take each day as it comes.