La Ensenada Sanctuary, gives you a warm welcome to our site and invites you to enjoy our wildlife refuge..
La Ensenada Sanctuary is a new alternative to rest and meditate in a peaceful atmosphere of nature surrounded by beautiful flowers and birds that will make you forget that is only 2 hours from San Jose.
Beautiful view of Nicoya Gulf, mangroves and salinas, nature trails and warm cabins equipped with hot water, terrace overlooking the Gulf , Safe, sky coffered unique details and surrounded by green areas and in the middle of the forest, will be your travel companion.
You will be part of the typical life of the Costa Rica area and enjoy our great menu Italo Costarricense.
An ideal place to stroll on horseback, naturalists, birdwatchers and all nature lovers in general.
The farm of 800 acres is administered by Tretti´s family and is dedicated to cattle, horses, and also production of salt. We have developed a three steps reforesting program: - A natural return to the forest enviroment, that was degraded by cattle farming, - Plantation of local species in selected areas, - And plantation of exotic species .
Today we are proud to have more than 30% of the farm covered by forests, which helps to mantain the natural habitat. Since 1977 we have been working in defending what has been declared a "National Wildlife Refuge", and we include the mangroves zones at the end of the Abangares River.
The area is very important because it has one of the last primary and secondary forests of the northern Puntarenas province.
The area covers three types of wet enviroments: mangles, sweet water, and a line on the Golfo de Nicoya shore. These ecosystems are of vital importance and they must be preserved.