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.
Daily breakfast and brunch in our restaurant from 7am to 11am.
Free Wifi in all cabins and in our restaurant.
We organize tours; horseback riding, chocolate tour, jungle night tour, kayaking, snorkeling, hikes in the national park, and we cook with you the specialty of the Caribbean cost.
TOURS & PACKAGES
We do offer a variety of different tours and packages. 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, 20$ 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.
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.
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 and a lot of different spiders. The rest: surprise!
It starts at 6 pm and takes about 2 hours.
Package 1 - the gourmet, 80$ per person, 40$ for under 12 years
This package is made for food lovers and gourmets.
-Typical Costa Rican Breakfast in our Restaurant
-Chocolate Tour and visit of a medicinal garden
-Cooking Ron Don
Package 2 - the everything, 175$ per person, 55$ for under 12 years
This tour is pure adventure and has the best of everything:
-Snorkeling in the national park of Cahuita
-Cooking Ron Don and chocolate tour on the finca Indio Desnudo
-Jungle tour by night
-Riding on the beach and Jungle
Yoga classes, private or in groups, 10$ per person
We organize yoga classes on request. You can choose the date, time and the location on your own.
Package 3 - the splash, 100$ per person, 80$ for under 12 years
This package is all about water, so join us and let's get wet!
This package includes:
-a surf lesson with a professional teacher
-a guided snorkeling tour in Cahuita national park
- kayaking on the river tuba creek
One spacial day, 95$ per person, 45 for under 12 years
This one day adventure starts with some horseback riding on the beach for 1.5 hours and end on our finca where you will enjoy a chocolate tour and as soon as its getting dark we will take you in to the jungle to see a lot of animals by night.
Package 4 - the cowboy, 220$ per person, 80$ for under 12 years
Attention all horse lovers: This package include pure riding advernture:
- horse back riding tour at the beach and in to the jungle
-horse back riding tour to the mountain and Indian village
-horse back riding tour at the beach and to our finca Indio Desnudo where you will join our chocolate tour
- 13% tax not included
The restaurant is located directly on Brigitte's Ranch. It is open for breakfast only, every day from 7 to 11 am. We serve typical Costa Rican meals, our famous banana pancakes, fresh fruit juices and as much coffee as you can drink. Check out our menu:
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.