Traditional lifestyle of Costa Rica
40 kilometers (25 miles), from the center of Puerto Jiménez, the main village in Costa Rica´s Osa Peninsula and in route to the famous Corcovado National Park, lies Hacienda Río Oro – a unique place filled with unexplored wealth.
Hacienda Río Oro spans 500 hectares (5,400 sq. ft.). For the past 30 years, the hacienda was used for conventional cattle-raising and was recently converted into a tourism destination for relaxing, nature watching and learning about all of the activities tied to a cattle ranch.
Located in one of the main biodiversity hotspots in Costa Rica, not to mention the world, Hacienda Río Oro provides an excellent opportunity to observe the country´s vast and exotic tropical rain forest.
In the last few years, the owners of Hacienda Río Oro have endeavored to make it environmentally friendly. The more elevated area of the hacienda is currently being naturally reforested as well as various areas housing brooks and streams. This area comprises the renowned Matapalo-Corcovado Biological Corridor, an area critical for the survival of species, such as jaguars, to name a few, in need of areas to roam freely. Lining the hacienda´s borders with hedges and reforesting the edges of its streams provides prime pasture land for the area´s wildlife to graze, thus forming a natural connecting between forest and the higher mountain areas of the hacienda with the mangroves surrounding the Pejeperro saltwater Lagoon, a wildlife refuge nestled at the edge of Pejeperro Beach.
At Hacienda Río Oro, our visitors will enjoy a unique experience that varies from milking one of the hacienda cows for the morning breakfast to kayaking on the Pejeperro lagoon where you can catch a glimpse of the nesting birds and end the day observing a spectacular sunset on a virgin beach. From our observation decks, you can witness breathtaking panoramic views of the Corcovado National park and the many beaches that neighbor the Hacienda – natural lifelines for the reproduction of two main marine turtle species – the Olive Ridely and Black/Pacific Green turtles.
Price: $45 por persona. 2 Minimun people.
Duration: 2 hours.
Include: Finca and experience local food tasting.
What to bring: sunblock, hat, long pants, hiking shoes, camera & water.