Artisanal Gold Mining Tour

Rancho Quemado, Costa Rica

Artisanal Gold Mining Tour

Finca Las Minas offers the experience to get to know the work of artisanal gold miners, as well as the history of Rancho Quemado and the Osa Peninsula. From the first steps taken on the property, the visitor is engulfed in history. The former gold mining diner now serves as a reception and refreshments area. A brief historical context of gold mining and techniques will be covered before heading to the famous river where gold miners mined for gold. You'll also get to try your hand at the techniques!

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2-3 Hours

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion, Off the Beaten Path and Historical Sites



Physical Activity

Light activity


Rural Communities


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: Spanish



Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included



Local guide (not bilingual)


Refreshments will be served, but no meals are a part of this tour

Your Local Host

Rancho Quemado Development Association

Rancho Quemado Development Association

Locally Owned Community Association

The small 300 person village of Rancho Quemado is located in the heart of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica! Here you will find an inviting and friendly rural community offering a wide range of activities. While staying in Rancho Quemado, you will be able to hike our community-run hiking trail, fish in the laguna, mine for gold, tour a traditional sugar cane mill, or participate in our almost daily soccer and volleyball scrimmages. Additionally, you can easily do day trips to Caño Island and Corcovado National Park. Rancho Quemado is committed to sustainable rural tourism aimed at improving the quality of life for our residents while protecting our natural environment in the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.

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Getting There

Transport options

Drive and Walk/hike
The finca can be accessed on foot or by car. There is parking available for cars and mini buses. Cancellation Policy: If cancelled 72+ hours in advance full refund minus the deposit. If cancelled less than 72 hours in advance no refund.
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