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Discovery Horseback Tours

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Address: | Mata De Platano, Jaco, Costa Rica
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+506 8838 7550

Horse riding Jaco Costa Rica. Discovery horse tours were awarded a...

Horse riding Jaco Costa Rica. Discovery horse tours were awarded a "Certificate of Excellence" in the Trip Advisor awards 2011,2012 and 2013. If you want an unforgettable tour (tours duration ranges from 2.5 hours up to a full day, or a full week!) through the rain forest, on the beach or into the mountains Discovery Horse Tours are total equine professionals. Renowned for making sure the horses as well as the clients have a fabulous time they are "so much more" than just a horse tour! Specializing in small groups of no more than 8 people (4 on the beach)your tour will always feel personal. Located on a stunning 1500 acre private rain forest reserve, you will share the trails with no one but the wildlife. You will LOVE the horses who are safe, fun and most importantly happy and incredibly well cared for. Ride through pristine rain forest to the secret spring fed waterfall, or gallop along the deserted beaches. If you are on Honeymoon check our website for details on your private rain forest adventure with champagne and a private mud bath. No experience necessary. Beginners will feel secure,confident and in control. Experienced riders can enjoy the thrill of galloping our fit and healthy horses across the open hay fields. Consistently described as "The highlight of our trip to Costa Rica". Famous for the love of their animals, customer care and attention to detail; you will love your time with Discovery Horse Tours! All our horses are trained using Parelli Natural horsemanship, they are treated with respect, dignity and love, we take our time to match clients with the right horse making sure they have a wonderful time.

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I love horseback riding and have been on tours in many locations and this is by far the best. Not only is the scenery beautiful but it is an adventure that leads to a fun spring... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tala B
Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love horseback riding and have been on tours in many locations and this is by far the best. Not only is the scenery beautiful but it is an adventure that leads to a fun spring water bath. Our guide also brought fruits and juice during our riding break. Another plus is that the horses are rescue horses that are... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family (consisting of two teenage boys, my husband and myself) had a wonderful kick off to our Costa Rican vacation in March with Andrea and her horses. We did the Spa ride, and it was great. Andrea's passion for her horses was matched only by the depth of her love and understanding of her adopted country. She matched each... More 

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Haworth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Andrea and Chris made us feel incredibly welcome and made sure we had an amazing Costa Rican holiday. They looked after all the details so we could just relax. Douglas did a wonderful job ensuring the horses always looked their best. Viv

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We were a family of 5 basically beginner riders and hosts Andrea and Chris made us feel completely comfortable and excited to ride horses. Even when my 9 year old son had an allergic reaction to the horses they had a vehicle out to the waterfall area and transported out within 10 minutes. They had a clear and absolute love... More 

Thank Hong M
Papeete, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend booked the tour 2 days before we arrived in Costa Rica. I didn't know what to expect since I've been a competitive horse riding. I was a little scared about too much rules and lack of freedom while riding. Horses conditions are terrible in so many places but here they live in freedom and are very well treated.... More 

Thank Jesson_Charlotte
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My family of four (kids ages- 11 & 14) did the mud tour with Andrea and Leanne. It was a wonderful experience on every level. They were so kind, friendly, funny and engaging. Plus, they took many, many pictures using our phones so we didn't even have to think about it at all. Their horses are so well cared for-... More 

Thank Gail K
Othello, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We own 2 horses and had the most fantastic time! We learned a lot- the horses are well behaved and well cared for. Andrea is patient, knowledgeable, and safety minded. The rain forest is beautiful and shaded and the stream is very refreshing. The mud bath was amazing and fun! I can't really say enough about them- we will go... More 

Thank Gretchen_Durepo
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We never learned so much nor experience such a compassionate mother to the horses. Andrea and her staff provided an unforgettable educational trail ride that included an amazing Vulcanic mud bath. This is a must do if you are in Costa Rica. Thanks for the great experience Andrea Pia, Carlos and Ashley from Florida.

Thank Pia G
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This was an experience of a lifetime. Andrea and her staff and her lovely horses were very experienced and there was lots of variety for the rides as well as the clinic. James Shaw lead the clinic and he opened my mind and my experiences with the horse to a level unknown to me previously. I would highly recommend Discovery... More 

Thank ann s
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Seamless tour from the easy booking to drop off. Very impressed by the horses and Andrea's approach to respectful riding. Horses very calm and well trained. Jungle trails and open fields, butterflies, parrots, toucans, and an ash mud bath that left your skin silky smooth! The owners are very informative and personable. They made sure we had a great experience.

Thank Susan B

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