La Anita Rainforest Ranch is situated in a valley surrounded by three
volcanoes: Rincón de la Vieja, Santa María and Miravalles. This location
is especially impressive because it is where three microclimates
converge: tropical dry forest, tropical premontane forest, and cloud
forest. These characteristics create an explosion of biodiversity of
flora and fauna here at La Anita Rainforest Ranch.
Here at the ranch, we have exotic tropical flowers and ornamental foliage, cacao (chocolate) trees, heart of palm fields, and an organic garden that contains medicinal plants, vegetables, and a large variety of exotic fruit trees including the mangosteen.
La Anita Rainforest Ranch is located in an area virtually untouched by tourism, so the authentic Costa Rican culture has remained unchanged for more than 50 years. We are located in the town of Colonia Libertad, a rural community of 55 families who practice subsistence agriculture.
Over the last 15 years, we have learned more and more about sustainable agriculture and how to work in harmony with our natural environment. Even though the principal activity of the farm is agriculture, we have decided to open our doors to share our project with national and international visitors. We started our One Day Tour in 2005, and because of its success, expanded to host overnight guests in our ten cabins which were completed in 2008.