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ABOUT

Brigitte's Ranch is located at Playa Negra in Cahuita, Costa Rica and was founded in 1983 by Brigitte from Switzerland. The ranch includes six cabins, a breakfast restaurant, a horse stable and the finca Indio Desnudo. We organize a lot of different tours such as horseback riding, sweet chocolate tours, snorkeling and jungle night tours into the private virgin jungle of finca Indio Desnudo. Leave the stress behind and escape into our little paradise on the Caribbean coast. Enjoy an unforgettable holiday with lazy beach days, adventurous tours, local food and good vibes only.

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OUR SERVICES

Breakfast

 

Breakfast open daily from 7 am-11am

at our restaurant on the ranch

Free Wifi

in all cabins and restaurant

ETHERNET and WIFI

in the cabins

Boa´ë / Magic/Rojos 

Tours

 HORSEBACK-RIDING

CACAO AND MEDICINAL PLANTS

JUNGLE  BY NIGHT

COOKING WORKSHOPS

Tours & Packages

 

We offer a variety of different tours. You can book all of them at reception during your stay (same location as our breakfast restaurant) or in advance, just email us your request.
If you would like to book one of the tour combination packages we recommend a minimum stay of 3 days since it is only possible to do two tours per day. You can choose the date and time.

Read about all the tours we offer below:

Beach and Jungle Ride, 80$ per person

2-3 hours of pure adventure. Galloping and/or walking on the horse enjoying the sound of the waves and the chatter of the jungle. Our local guides will make sure that you have an amazing time.

Children's Ride, 20$ per child and horse

Young children have the opportunity to enjoy our horses with a small tour at Playa Negra. It lasts approximately 30 minutes and the parents can watch.

Family Ride, 60$ for adults, 40$ for under 12 years

1-2 hours riding on the beach and a little bit of jungle where you can spot exotic birds, sloths and monkeys. The guide works hard so that everyone can enjoy themselves and so that everybody has an unforgettable experience.

Chocolate tour, 40$ per person, 25$ for under 12 years

Enjoy a guided walk through our medicinal garden where we'll teach you about the natural remedies our plants offer and show you our own cacao trees. Next, we make our own chocolate. Everybody can help with the process and everybody gets to try the freshly made chocolate with a roasted banana and as a hot drink. This tour lasts approximately 2 hours. There is also the option to just make chocolate - this costs $25 and lasts 1.5 hours.

Mountain and Indigenous Village Ride, 95$ per person

4-5 hours ride across the beach and jungle into the nearby mountains to discover a hidden indigenous village surrounded by beautiful nature. The ride includes food and a riverside break to walk a little way to a natural mountain tap and find views over the Caribbean Sea and rainforest below.

Full day, 95$ per person, 75$ for under 12 years

This one day adventure starts with horseback riding on the beach for 1.5 hours before we head to our ranch to enjoy a chocolate tour. As the light goes we'll take you to see all the exciting jungle animals that only come out at night.

Cooking RON-DON, 45$ per person, 30$ for under 12 years

In 2 hours we'll cook the delicious Caribbean speciality ron-don in our outdoor kitchen where you can help to prepare the coconuts and coconut milk. When the dish is ready we can eat it in our beautiful garden or you can enjoy it at home. 

Jungle Night Tour, 35$ per person

This tour is always a fun surprise - we never know what we'll meet and see in the dark! We can promise a sighting of green frogs, helmet lizard, bullfrogs and the kinkajou. It starts at 6pm and takes about 2 hours.

Snorkeling and Hike in Cahuita National Park

30$ (with hike 40$)

After a short boat ride from Cahuita you'll jump into the warm Caribbean sea to swim amongst colorful shoals of fish, coral reefs and maybe spot some bigger (but completely safe!) friends too. After exploring the reef the boat takes you to a quiet, white sandy beach in the National Park for a cool drink and some local fruit. From there, you can do the approx. 3km guided or unguided hike back to Cahuita through the park or take the boat. This tour lasts about 3-4 hours.

- 13% tax not included

 

CABINS

Our cabins are all equipped with a private bathroom and kitchen, terraces with hammocks and are located on our ranch or on our beautiful finca surrounded by nature.

 

Restaurante y Reception

The restaurant is open between 7am-11am for breakfast only.

GALLERY

 
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CLIMATE

This weather is only valid for the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica:

The months March/April / May and September/October are the four sunniest months of the year. In those months the sea is often as smooth as a lake. In the other seasons there’s always waves.

The temperature of the sea is always approximately 28 to 30 degrees (82-86 fahrenheit). The humidity is very high even when it’s dry season. Air temperature is always around 26-32 degrees (82-89 fahrenheit) by day and at night it’s 22-26 degrees (71-78 fahrenheit).

Because of this warm and wet climate Costa Rica grows many fruits. Their seasons are as follows:

The season of mango and avocado is around may and june. You will see them all around our garden and finca and you can pick them yourself. From November to December the orange trees are full of sweet and delicious fruits. Papayas and bananas grow all year around.