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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 do organize a lot of different tours such as horseback riding, sweet chocolate tours, kayaking, snorkeling, jungle night tours and much more. Leave the stress behind and escape into our little paradise on the Caribbean cost. Come over and enjoy unforgettable holidays with lazy beach days, adventurous tours, local food and good vibes only.

 

OUR SERVICES

Breakfast

 

Daily breakfast open from 7 am-11am

in over restaurant on the ranch

Thursday closed

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

Workshop

cook the caribbean speciality RONDON

make the CACAO BUTTER yourself

we help you

Tours & Packages

 

We do offer a variety of different tours. You can book all of them directly during your stay at reception (same location as our breakfast restaurant) or in advance, just email us your request.
If you like to book one of the 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.

Riding on the beach and jungle, 70$ per person

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

Riding with small children, 20$ per person

The small kids have the opportunity to enjoy our horses with a small tour at the black beach, it lasts approximately 30 minutes and the parents can be watching them riding.

Riding with families, 50$ for adults, 35$ for under 12 years

1-2 hours riding on the beach and a little of jungle where the animals like birds, slots and monkeys are. The guide works hard so that everyone can enjoy. We want the tour ending with happiness, and we want it to be an unforgettable experience for everybody.
 

Chocolate tour, 25$ per person, 15$ for under 12 years

The Chocolate tour take place on our finca Indio Desnudo. To start the tour  we enjoy a walk trough the medicinal garden of the place. There you can learn a lot about different plants that are in the jungle and about the cacao tree. Then we are going to make our own chocolate. Everybody needs to help, you’ll be able to taste the fruit during the whole process, starting from fresh cacao and at the end the hot chocolate. This tour takes approximately 1.5 hours.

Riding to the mountains and indian village, 85$ per person

4-5 hours riding on the beach and into different kind of jungles. On this tour you will enjoy a diversity of landscapes. Up in the mountain you ride trough a hidden Indian village into beautiful nature. On the way we will have a little break by a river where an other guide is waiting for you to take you for a little hike to a mountain tap.The view over the Caribbean see and the rainforest will make you forget about the workout you had to climbe this hill. Back by the horses, you  will enjoy a nice meal before we head  back  home.

One spacial day, 95$ per person, 45$ for under 12 years

This one day adventure starts with horseback riding on the beach for 1.5 hours and ends on our finca where you will enjoy a chocolate tour. As soon as it's getting dark we will take you in to the jungle to see a lot of animals by night.

Cooking RON-DON, 35$ per person, 15$ for under 12 years

In the outdoor kitchen of our finca Indio Desnudo you will learn and help to cook a tasty specialty of the Caribbean. You will open a coconut and help in the kitchen, peeling roots and making coconut milk. We can enjoy the meal together on the finca or you take it home. This tour will take about 2 hours.

Jungle tour by night, 35$ per person

This tour is always a surprise. We cannot be sure what we meet and see in the dark. We can promise that you see the green frogs ,helmet lizard,bull frog,kinkajou . The rest: surprise!
It starts at 6 pm and takes about 2 hours.

Snorkeling at the reef and hike in the Cahuita National Park

25$ with hike 35$

After a 5 min. boat ride from Cahuita into the national park you will jump into the crystal clear water at the reef. The guide will be nearby and show you the diversity of the corals and find the colorful fishes.
After snorkeling, you will enjoy a little break with some drinks and fruits on the white sandy beach. For going back to town you can choose between a guided or unguided hike back to Cahuita throw the park or take the boat.
This tour takes 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

el restaurante esta abierto solamente para desayuno de 7am-11am. 

GALLERY

 
our horses
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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 is rich of many fruits. They to have their season as followed:

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 by yourself. From november to december the orange trees are full of sweet and delicious fruits. Papayas and bananas grow all year around.