Had an overall lovely time A review of Rancho de la Osa Guest Ranch
I would agree most with the reviewer from Evanston, IL. I think some of the other reviewers came with expectations of something else and that may be why they were disappointed. I won't repeat everything the previous reviewer said, as it was all said quite eloquently.
My only issues were with the riding program. I really came to the resort to experience the riding. A number of guests had massages or other plans and our rides were cut rather short to accomodate them. Since I really wanted to ride, I felt left out. We didn't have any long rides during our stay and in fact, I got the impression the staff didn't feel like working on Saturday (our last day), so the afternoon ride was totally cancelled at the last minute without any explanation.
I felt that most of the staff was quite gracious, but I don't feel that they really went out of their to do anything extraordinary (that is not a complaint, just an observation). I felt very pressured by the owner to leave an extra large tip when we checked out and he seemed quite annoyed when we didn't, so we sort of rushed out after paying our final bill. That sort of left a sad pall on the trip for me. We sadly will not ever visit the rancho again because of this experience.
Overall, I had a very pleasant and relaxing time except for that one part of the trip. The dinners were outstanding and I looked forward to them every night.