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Horseback Riding


Leave behind worries and stress, hop on a good horse, a comfortable saddle and a trail that leads you to one spectacular post card view after another. We’ll take you to the perfect spots for capturing once in a lifetime photos and viewing wildlife in its natural habitat.

You will be able to see sea eagles, giant jungle trees, gorgeous butterflies, sloths, howler monkeys, toucans and amazon parrots.

Our horses are well-fed and able to take any riders from beginner to advanced through the gallop of a life time along the most breathtaking side and immaculate Caribbean beaches of Costa Rica.

Note: The weight restriction for this tour is 90 kg / 200 lbs.

Tour options:

 

Short beach tour

Beach & jungle tour

Description With this tour you will make a short ride along the beautiful coast line, especially for the ones that do not want to ride for too long. Our best seller! This tour combines both beach and jungle for a complete experience. This is definitely the best way to explore the coast! We will lead you on the beach and through the jungle, where you will get to see breathtaking beach sceneries, and explore the jungle and its wildlife. Your guide will spot animals, and explain you about the incredible tropical rainforest.
Duration 1 hour 2.5 hours
Price $50 $75
 

Ride and Relax

Half day tour

Description Our Ride and Relax special includes a two hour ride on the beach and in the Jungle and is combined with an on the spot massage with licensed massage therapists on professional massage beds. The Ride and Relax Combo ends with the massage at your hotel. If you are staying at the Playa Negra Area this would be in Banana Azul Hotel. This is one of our bestsellers! The half day tour combines both beach and jungle. We will ride along various beaches, each one different, from Playa Grande to Playa Chiquita, through Punta Uva, rated one of the best beaches by Travel and Leisure magazine! This tour covers a great distance and allows you to fully explore the whole coast...
Duration

3 hours + 1 hour massage

3.5 hours
Price $145 $95
 

Swimming tour

Punta Mona full day tour

Description Enjoy a life time experience and go swimming with your horse! We will ride first for 1.5 hours on the beach then stop at the most suitable beach, untack the horses, and ride bareback in the ocean... a once in a life time experience! This tour can only be done when the sea conditions allow it. This ride combines everything! It is reserved to more experienced riders. We will meet in the morning at the ranch and we will ride on the beach towards Manzanillo, enjoying an optional canter. We will then enter the Manzanillo Gandoca Wildlife and will lead our horses through the jungle for 2 hours. On our way, we will see amazing trees, will must probably meet with monkeys and toucans. At the end of the path we will be treated by the calm water at Punta Mona which allows us to swim with the horses all year round. In this beautiful scenery we will untack our 4 legged friends and enjoy a well deserved refreshing swim. We will picnic there for lunch before heading back once again through the jungle. This ride is truly magic and will give you lifetime memories!
Duration 2 hours Full day
Price $85 $160

Tour information:

Departures: Morning, Afternoon
* Half day tour & Punta Mona full day tour are only available for morning departure
* Pickup time will be confirmed when we email your reservation confirmation
Duration: 1 hour to all day as shown above
Cost per person: Short beach tour: $50.00
Beach & jungle tour: $75.00
Ride & relax: $145.00
Half day tour: $95.00
Swimming tour: $85.00
Punta Mona full day tour: $160.00
Includes: Healthy horses, bilingual guide. All tours except the "Short beach tour" include transportation to and from your local hotel to the ranch. For the "Short beach tour" transport can be arranged at your own cost.
Not included: Optional afternoon add-on with lunch and facilities at the Banana Azul Beach Club (see details below).
What to bring: Hat, sun block lotion, sun glasses, long pants, closed shoes, camera.

Make a day of it at the Azul Beach Club

Choose the Azul Beach Club option when booking your tour (for $15 per person). Includes transportation to Banana Azul after end of tour, beach chairs with rancho, lunch entree served either on beach or in restaurant, beach towel, locker, shower and pool access (no children under 16 allowed in pool). Not included: transport back to your hotel (ask our tour desk for help), drinks, tips.


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Horseback Riding - Booking Form

Choose option:
Riding experience:
Please advise the experience level of each rider, examples: beginner, expert, etc.
Rider weights:
Please enter the approximate weight of each rider and whether it is in kg or lbs.
Number of Persons:      
Your name*
Contact email*
Phone where we can contact you in the next 72 hours if needed:    Country of this phone #:
We will contact you by email not by phone except in the case of emergencies or when we are unable to reach you by email
Preferred language of correspondence:
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Pickup/dropoff city*
Pickup/dropoff location/hotel*
For the "Short beach tour" you are responsible for making your own way to the ranch or please advise us in the comments if you would like us to arrange transport at an additional cost.
Pickup time*
*pickup time will be confirmed when we email your reservation confirmation
Add Lunch at Azul Beach Club?
Includes transportation to Banana Azul after end of tour, beach chairs with rancho, lunch entree served either on beach or in restaurant, beach towel, locker, shower and pool access (no children under 16 allowed in pool). Not included: transport back to your hotel (ask our tour desk for help), drinks, tips.
Remarks/notes
Total price
100.00 US$
 
Contact Reason*
Terms and conditions
  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  9. Note: The weight restriction for this tour is 90 kg / 200 lbs.
I agree to the above terms and conditions

Horseback Riding - Terms and Conditions

  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  9. Note: The weight restriction for this tour is 90 kg / 200 lbs.