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Horseback Riding

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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 130 kg / 290 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

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…

3 hours + 1 hour massage

3.5 hours

Hippo-Camp tour

Punta Mona full day tour

Description Enjoy a life time experience and go swimming with your horse! We will ride first for eiterh 1.5 (short tour) or 2.5 (long tour) 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 2.5 or 3.5 hours Full day (depends on weather conditions)

Tour information:

Departures: 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
* Half day and full day tour are only available for morning departure
* Pickup time will be confirmed when we email your reservation confirmation
Duration: 1 1/2 hour to all day as shown above
Cost per person: Short beach tour: Adults $50.00, Children $40.00
Beach & jungle tour: Adults $75.00, Children $60.00
Ride & relax: Adults $150.00, Children $150.00
Short Hippo-Camp tour: Adults $90.00, Children $90.00
Half day tour: Adults $95.00, Children $95.00
Hippo-Camp tour: Adults $115.00, Children $115.00
Full day tour: Adults $160.00, Children $160.00
Childrens rates are offered on the short and long jungle ride only. Private tours available on request.
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.
What to bring: Hat, sun block lotion, sun glasses, long pants, closed shoes, camera.

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