Cia Ricco, owner of Rancho Ricco, psychotherapist and author of two books, left a busy practice in New York in 2002 to seek the beauty of nature and a life of simplicity in Costa Rica. Her first view of the ranch was love at first sight and she made an offer on it from horseback on the top of the ranch. Embraced by the community and named honorary “Tica” (Costa Rican), she has never regretted her choice for a moment.
Much of Cia’s time in Costa Rica was devoted to volunteer work with children and adolescents. She offered retreats to youth in need from Costa Rica as well as from inner cities, USA. It was at one of her first retreats that she met a young man by the name of Mauricio whose mother had just died. Cia, who considers herself blessed to have met Mauricio, adopted him when he was 15. He is now 26, married and with a home of his own. Mauricio Ricco is the wonderful manager of Rancho Ricco, and fluently bi-lingual. Should you wish you retain his services after purchasing, you would be fortunate to have him.
Cia’s older son, Darin, is a residential real estate agent in San Diego, California.
He is handling Cia’s financial affairs and the business of the sale. Cia loves to speak about the property, the staff, her area, and her neighbors. But her deep love for the property makes it challenging for her to deal with the business aspects of the transaction.