1st Day SAN JOSE – ARENAL
Departure from your hotel in San Jose in private transfer to the Arenal Volcano area, the duration of this transfer is approximately 3 hours and 15-30 min. It is recommended to leave early to be able to make the tour in the ranch and leave the afternoon or night free for optional activities in the area.
Rancho Margot facilities are designed to provide an ideal space to relax, enjoy and disconnect with the stress of city life. We offer you a complete and personalized experience at Rancho Margoth, and all the experiences within the Lodge will allow you to reconnect with the beauty of nature.
- Tour of the Ranho Margot – Included.
Inmmerse yourself in an experiential exploration of all the aspects behind the sustainable and self-sufficient practices of Rancho Margot, from organic agriculture and food processing to energy production and carbon neutrality.
Accommodation at Rancho Margot. Lunch included in the Ranch.
Dinner not included (as it could be taken in some of the optional activities we offer for tonight).
Accommodation at the Rancho Margot hotel. Lunch included in Rancho Margot.
Optional activities within Rancho Margot
- Guided Yoga Class
Imagine breathing deeply the air of the forest, surrounded by all the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of the forest, inviting you to tune in with nature and your place in it. All the senses come alive, inspired by the river that runs, the breeze of the valley and the song of the birds playful, as you find and enjoy your practice in this space. For visitors of one-day passes / hotel guests, yoga is included twice a day during your stay. Visitors who plan to attend the class early are encouraged to call the day before as the reception also opens at 7 a.m.
- Walk to the Mirador
1 hour / self-guided Outdoors walk from the viewpoint Enjoy a self-guided walk to our Mirador, where you will see breathtaking landscapes, such as the Eternal Forest of Children and Lake Arenal. Upon reaching the top of the hike, you will enjoy panoramic views of the extraordinary volcanoes Arenal, Tenorio and Miravalles. For a more interactive / educational walk, request a professional guide at the reception!
- Forest trails
1 hour / self-guided / FREE! with your stay Outdoor The hiking trails go through a transition zone (rain forest to cloud forest) where you can enjoy the majesty of secondary and mature forest ecosystems at work. On the trails, you can observe tropical birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and various species of insects and plants.
- Milking Cows
1 hour / FREE! with your stay
Do not miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with these wonderful animals, as the Rancho Margot staff teaches you how to hand-milk one of the grass-fed cows. With this important harvest, 100% of the yogurt, cheese and other delicious dairy products of Rancho Margot are produced.
- Horseback riding
2 hours / $ 55.00 USD per person (2 people minimum to operate the tour) Go horseback riding from the stables and contemplate the unforgettable views of more than 60,000 hectares of rainforest, Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano, Cerro Chato, Tenorio Volcano, Miravalles and Rincon de la Vieja. This is a great way to get to know the Rancho and the neighborhood!
- Kayak Tour on Lake Arenal
2 hours / $ 55.00 USD per person (2 people minimum to operate the tour) Head to the shores of Lake Arenal, where adventure and relaxation await you. Kayaking to the Arenal Volcano, explore the abundance of life in the many entrances that pass along the road and feel renewed when jumping into the lake to take a bath.
- Night walk
1 hour / $ 25.00 USD per person (2 people minimum to operate the tour) Walk the trails of the rainforest after dark, on this guided tour, you will identify new landscapes, mini landscapes with life and delight with the wildlife that emerges at night.
- Massage treatment
Outdoor1 hour / You must go directly to the hotel to request prices and availability. Wrap your trip with the deepest form of relaxation, enjoying a professional massage treatment in our therapeutic work center, surrounded by gardens and aromas of tropical jungle flowers.
- Thermal springs of Tabacon
You can relax in one of the best hot springs in the area where you will be delighted with the effects of cleaning and rejuvenating the thermal waters, Tabacon Hot Springs combines the four elements of nature; the heat of the volcano, the hot springs, the pure air of the jungle and the fertile land of the Fortuna region of San Carlos.INCLUDE: Transport / 2 ways: (Rancho Margot – Tabacon – Rancho Margot), Entrance to the Thermal Waters of Tabacon with dinner included.Price per person $$ 238.00 i.i. This is an excellent way to enjoy the largest and unique hot springs network in the Arenal. In the middle of the lush green vegetation, full of brightly colored flowers and the relaxing symphony of waterfalls and streams. Enjoy a great lunch or opt for our renowned dinner experience
2nd Day ARENAL
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Rancho Margot (included).
Free time to rest and enjoy the area, or for optional activities.
Lodging at the Rancho Margot hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
3rd Day ARENAL
Breakfast at Rancho Margot (included).
Free morning to enjoy the area and optional activities.
At 12.00 m.d. Check out of the hotel.
Private transfer from Arenal – Rancho Margot returned to San José.
END OF SERVICES
- – All times are approximate and the logistics or order of the itinerary may vary. Changes may arise depending on the weather and road conditions. Always check with your guide the hours of departure for your activities.
- – If you have a food restriction, please let us know before the trip, as the options at Tortuguero are limited.
- – There is limited luggage space on buses and boats. Please pack light, for a maximum of 25lb per person.
- – The entrance to the National Park is not included in its program. As of November 1, 2014 the amount is $ 15 USD per adult person and $ 5 per child between 6 and 12 years old.
- – Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, cocktails or bottled water is not included in the package price.
- – The spawning season covers the months of July to October.
- – What to bring: Poncho (raincoat), comfortable walking shoes and sandals, swimsuit, quick-drying cotton clothes, a light coat, cape / cap, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera / binoculars and personal items.
¿WHAT IS INCLUDE IT?
- 2 nights accommodation at the Hotel Rancho Margot.
- Sustainable Ranch Tour.
- Milking Cows
- Yoga class
- Breakfast: 2
- Lunch: 2
- Dinner: 2
- Private transportation by land San José -Rancho Margot – San José.
NOT INCLUDE IT
- Tips for waitresses and porters at Rancho Margot
- Bottle of water during transfers.
- Other meals or drinks not included in the itinerary.
- Alcoholic drinks.
Rates valid for the month of May 2019
|US$ 548.00||US$ 623.00||US$ 515.00||US$ 200.00|
- All rates are per person in US dollars.
- Rates quoted with the minimum number of participants mentioned in each range, if the number of people varies, it is necessary to request a re-quote for services.
- Child rate applies for ages from 3 to 11 years old, as long as the children share a room with two adults, maximum 2 children per room.
CST: 5 sheets of SustainabilityNeutral Carbon. – Luxury bungalows surrounded by nature.- Buffet lunch from the organic farm.- Guided tour of the ranch- Milking Cow- Yoga classes 2 times per day.- Natural pools Gardens and trails of the rain forest.- Fishing pond- Advice in reception for external activities.
Facilities of the room:
Terrace with hammock. Private bathroom with shower. Handmade soaps Ceiling fan. Mosquito net Natural poolsBuilt with river rocks and filled with pure crystal clear water and untreated natural springs that cascade down from the mountain, we have two cold pools fed by springs, one with a disappearing edge and a view of the sky and a high mountain of primary forest. The adjacent warm pool is located under a tree-shaped roof with a tree trunk sculpture in the center. The pool is heated with excess energy production, when available. common areas We want you and your family to feel comfortable. As a guest, you can make use of all our facilities, including the community library, the reception area, the gardens, the bar and the restaurant, the toucan room, the wifi center, the playground, the yoga studio , the soccer field and more. Bar and Restaurant Simplicity and sustainability define the philosophy of cooking at Rancho Margot. Our food is grown, harvested and prepared here by hand. Some additional additions are obtained locally within the small community. The bar is the center of Rancho Margot’s nightlife. Guests gather in wooden cabins and settle into the well-stocked bar. The cozy atmosphere attracts both guests
|SUSTAINABILITY HOTEL RANCHO MARGOT|
Rancho Margot generates more than half of all food consumed by workers, residents and guests at the site. We often produce more than 75% and we aspire to more. We do not buy processed foods of any kind. Mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup are made from scratch just like all our sauces. Vinegar is made from our own bananas. The oils are 100% local coconut or sunflower, or imported 100% olive. Our breads generally contain gluten, but we are always pleased to make special preparations without gluten upon request. We are experimenting with chemical-free tubers in the country all the time. We harvest fresh vegetables and fruits by hand, harvest / finish all dairy products and cut 100% of the meat, all within walking distance of our kitchen. The processing that occurs between our farm and kitchen is minimal; The attention to production and detail is extensive and guarantees freshness and quality. Needless to say, it also significantly reduces waste. Just take a look at our kitchen. It’s easy, since the open design of our kitchen invites you to watch us work. With a refrigerator and a freezer, we have mastered the art of preparing fresh and properly sized meals.
Vegetables All fruits, vegetables and animal fodder that are grown in Rancho Margot are produced without the use of chemicals. Here we are beyond the organic. For the fruits and vegetables that we serve from outside the ranch, we do everything possible to guarantee that the products are fresh and local, 100% produced in Costa Rica. Dairy Products and Meat All of our dairy products are produced from our grass-fed cattle. We use their milk to produce yogurt and organic cheeses. We rarely serve beef at our buffet, but when we do, it comes from Rancho Margot. Chickens All the chicken meat you eat at Rancho Margot comes from our farm. Laying hens receive a bit of purchased corn but are 100% free. In addition to the insects and herbs they eat, we complement their diet daily with worms and high protein forages. Pork All the pork that is consumed here is born and raised in Rancho Margot. At this time, about 40% of the food that our pigs eat comes from outside sources and is not organic. We are about 12 months away from being able to produce all the necessary food for our pigs at Rancho Margot. Green roof All ceilings are alive and, therefore, help control temperature inside, support biodiversity and also minimize the visual impact of man-made structures in the area. Furniture All of our furniture is made here by local professional carpenters who work with local reclaimed wood or Rancho waste. Soap Every waste is a resource for us here at the Ranch. For example, we recycle used cooking oil in fine craft soaps and laundry detergents. Transportation We work to consolidate trips with neighboring companies to minimize transportation in and out of the area. No provider travels exclusively to the Ranch. Recognition
The CST is a program developed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT). The participation of the tourism industry in these categories is designed to incorporate the use of biodegradable products, advanced water and electricity conservation policies, promote knowledge and interaction with the local culture, protect private natural and state areas, among other positive results.
Rancho Margot generates electricity on site with two hydroelectric generators. They also have a small percentage of solar energy currently installed, we recognize that this technology sector will become a growing percentage as we move forward.
The complex composting system collects all waste from food, vegetables and solid animals that, with the help of beneficial microorganisms, are decomposed and then used as organic fertilizer to eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers. Originally, we heated our water through an extensive compost water heater, just below the Bungalows 4-7. In order to meet the demands of the guests for a super hot water shower, we have since installed an electrical system alternative, which leaves us more compost for our expanding garden.
Three biodigesters on the property treat liquid animal wastes through an anaerobic bacterial action that produces methane gas that is then used for cooking and heating in the kitchen. The final “cured” liquid is an excellent fertilizer that we apply regularly to grazing fields, which supports the nutrient density of these spaces throughout the Ranch