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Rancho Chilamate Adventures on Horseback

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Address: South Of San Juan Del Sur 10 km, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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+505 8849 3470
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Rancho Chilamate offers guided horseback rides for adventurous travelers...

Rancho Chilamate offers guided horseback rides for adventurous travelers looking to get up close and personal with Nicaragua. The ride leaves from the ranch through the local community, into open fields and over hilltops for spectacular views, crossing the river several times for excellent wildlife viewing (almost guaranteed to see monkeys) and then to the secluded beach for a refreshment break and more riding adrenalin.This solar-powered private ranch caters to smaller, more intimate groups to ensure only the best of service. Let's Ride!

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Great place!

I stayed here for one night and it was a very good stay. Location is about 20minutes from San Juan centre which makes it very relaxed. They have a nice pool. I really liked it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for one night and it was a very good stay. Location is about 20minutes from San Juan centre which makes it very relaxed. They have a nice pool. I really liked it that we share the dinner with all the guests and also with Dutch staff. The meals were also very nice. I can really recommend staying... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough good things about the folks here! After hearing up in cowboy boots, hats and bandanas we took a breathtaking ride through the forrest and hills to a nearly deserted beach. Getting the horses up to a gallop along the water was amazing! A few beers at the beach and we headed home getting in just after dark.... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sunset ride at Rancho Chilamate was a FANTASTIC experience and I highly recommend it for beginners and experienced riders alike! Great staff, friendly and knowledgeable, accommodating--and well kept, mannerly horses. For those who have never ridden, the cowboy/girl hats, boots, and bandanas start your experience off right; Anna takes great photos and the entire team ensures you are set... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

WOW. My daughter rides and we wanted her to be able to experience riding a horse on the beach in Nicaragua. Rancho Chilmate provided an awesome experience with boots, jeans, cowboy shirts and hats to make the the ride authentic. Watching my daughter gallop on the Playa Escamequita in the water was the best day ever. I went along for... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is so fun I did it twice! Once in 2015 and once last week. Blue and her staff are absolutely amazing, they make sure you are safe and comfortable on your horse. The scenery is so stunning! You cannot miss this adventure! I would love to return again and stay at the Ranch, it is beautiful.

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Grand Cayman
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I have been to Rancho Chilamate four times and am returning again in March 2017. I have such a profound sense of belonging to that place and the community that I bought a ranchito at the Big Sky Equestrian development. There is just something about the spirit of the guides, Clau Diia, Blue, Lenora, Heather, Alex, Phil, and Joel and... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

This place is so amazing! The owner Blue is the sweetest lady and makes you feel right at home. Beautiful property and the horse rides are out of this world! This is a must do while visiting this part of Nicaragua. Book early because spots fill up quickly.

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ChilamateChica, Owner at Rancho Chilamate Adventures on Horseback, responded to this review

Mi casa es su casa. Come ride with us anytime! More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Stayed here 3 fantastic nights. Everyone who worked at the ranch were super friendly. We did a morning ride with Lenny, Claudia, and Ethan - pretty great ratio: 3 profession riders to 7 clients. I felt safe the whole time. We also took surfing lessons with Mark, who's a great teacher. My husband and I stood up about a dozen... More 

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ChilamateChica, Owner at Rancho Chilamate Adventures on Horseback, responded to this review

You guys really got the full Rancho experience; horses, surfing, sunsets and good chow. Thanks for sharing, we know we did our job right when you leave happy! More 

Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

My friends and I were picked up in San Juan Del Sur by Ethan. We were off for the sunset ride. Our group of 7, plus 3 wranglers. We rode thru amazing forests. Each one unique with vegetation and ambience. We forged several streams, all the while the horses knew their role and followed along with no problems. Once on... More 

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ChilamateChica, Owner at Rancho Chilamate Adventures on Horseback, responded to this review

What a beautiful Nicaragua moment! A beautiful sunset and a rainbow to boot. We always say that the best way to see the landscape is by horseback any day. Thanks for sharing your Rancho experience with us, we hope to see you again soon. More 

York, South Carolina
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Had a great time! Everyone (Eathen, Anne, Marc, Phil, Alex, - Tex, Miss Cool, Silverado, and Tequila) were exceptional and we still tell stories about the ride weeks after the visit. The scenery was gorgeous, horses friendly, and staff extremely friendly and inviting. Snack and beer at the beach; Cowboy boots and hats included – what could be better?!?! We... More 

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ChilamateChica, Owner at Rancho Chilamate Adventures on Horseback, responded to this review

Thank you for your recognition. Our crew always works to make it happen whenever we can and we are so glad that you enjoyed your few hours in San Juan as much as you did. More 

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