Located inland in Nicoya Peninsula’s Guanacaste pampa (40 km from the Puente de la Amistad Bridge, 30 km from Nicoya), Rancho Humo Estancia is ideally located between very biodiverse dry forest wetlands and the mangroves of the impressiveRio Tempisque River. The richness in species will delight nature lovers and birdwatchers alike; particularlythe Jabiru stork, Central America’s largest bird. The region offers a variety of cultural attractions such as the folkloric town of Santa Cruz, the colonial principal town of Nicoya and the town of Guaitil and San Vincente, both famous for their traditional ceramic artisans. This enchanting boutique hotel has expanded naturally from the owner’s beautiful hacienda. Additional, spacious wings have emerged, decorated and designed with the surrounding nature in mind, conserving the cattle farmer traditions and the lifestyle of an authentic local hacienda. The 7 junior suitesand family suites include modern amenities such as air conditioning, flatscreen cable TV, minifridge, safety box, coffee maker, private bath, and Wi-Fi. Most accommodations feature a balcony to enjoy spectacular views of the Guanacaste plains and the property’s extensive protected wetlands. Therestaurant and bar specialize in exotic Costa Rican gourmet dishes and craft beer. Guests may also enjoy a swim at the refreshing outdoor pool or relax on the comfortable sun lounges. The carefully designed gardens include local plants and native tree species with colorful blossoms.