Blue Zone Equestrian
Blue Zone Equestrian
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Located on the beach in the gorgeous valley of Punta Islita our horses and location for riding are swoon worthy! Check us out on instagram at: Blue Zone Equestrian Www.bluezoneequestrian.com No matter your level of riding there is something for everyone on these rides. Whether you want cantering on the beach, sunset trails, epic Mountain Views of the 7 beaches or a relaxing walk around the area, we can cater to it all. It is a joy to share this special place and our incredible horses with people from all over the world! We also offer multi day treks for equestrians that want to take in this beautiful country from between the ears of a horse for more than a couple hours.
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  • Lindsey
    Bellingham, Washington1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Epic Bucket List Ride
    Day 3 in Costa Rica and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! We had 8 riders ranging from 8 to 45, most of which were inexperienced young girl riders and McKenzie was absolutely amazing with all of them. She catered to individual needs which I find to be very rare in this industry and I appreciated the thought and care that she put into pairing horses with riders. The kids described it as the best part of their trip so far and is parents, we couldn’t disagree. Riding on the beach was a bucket list activity for so many of us and she helped us make it happen. Communication was excellent, payment was easy and we genuinely enjoyed her company on the ride. Our girls confidence coming out of the ride is sky high thanks to her! I truly can’t say enough good things. Highly recommend Blue Zone Equestrian!!!
    Thank you! I was so spoiled getting to ride with you all. Your kids are so amazing and you all are just fantastic. I do hope you make it back this way again someday so we can do some jumping again.👏
    Written 19 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Companion55070677878
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best riding excursion ever!
    There aren’t enough stars to accurately rate my experience with McKenzie and Blue Zone Equestrian. As someone who grew up riding, most trail rides offered are underwhelming, but this one lit my heart on fire all over again! McKenzie is an excellent guide and knows how to pair horse and rider as well as accommodate any skill level. Her horses also enjoy a beautiful lifestyle and you can tell how loved they are, vs many of the tired grumpy trail horses you may find on a typical ride. Seriously, book here. It’s absolutely worth it and you won’t regret a single second!! Thank you so much!!
    Can you come live here with me please.🤣 So awesome to meet you and ride together.
    Written 8 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Dana L
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Perfect Evening
    My partner and I had the most amazing sunset with McKenzie. I got to fulfill my childhood fantasy of cantering down the beach and we saw the most amazing hilltop sunset. My partner had never ridden and McKenzie went out of her way to make him feel comfortable and secure. She could not have been more lovely and the horses are clearly adored and well taken care of. Book a ride, you’ll have an amazing time!
    You are such a blast! And Sam is the best sport ever. I love that you put your Raya selfie. I’m so glad we all got to ride together.
    Written 8 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2024
  • Trent G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely awesome, 100% recommended
    Absolutely incredible from start to finish for my family of 3. Mckenzie's property is gorgeous and she'sawesome. It's not a "horseback riding mill " type of place, it's thier own property. We saw a macaw fly by while we're on our trip which is awesome, and the scenery, includingthe beach ride was incredible. My wife and kids are experienced riders (I'm not) and Mckenzie allowed them to ride as they would in the US. 100% highly recommend. It was the best horseback riding experience we've ever had whether overseas or in the US. We would absolutely go back. Book it now, you will not regret it.
    Thank you so much for this glowing review! I was so happy to meet all of you.
    Written 10 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 April 2024
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Trent G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Absolutely incredible from start to finish for my family of 3. Mckenzie's property is gorgeous and she'sawesome. It's not a "horseback
riding mill " type of place, it's thier own property. We saw a macaw fly by while we're on our trip which is awesome, and the scenery, includingthe beach ride was incredible. My wife and kids are experienced riders (I'm not) and Mckenzie allowed them to ride as they would in the US. 100% highly recommend. It was the best horseback riding experience we've ever had whether overseas or in the US. We would absolutely go back. Book it now, you will not regret it.
Written 7 April 2024
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Thank you so much for this glowing review! I was so happy to meet all of you.
Written 11 April 2024
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Dana L
Philadelphia, PA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My partner and I had the most amazing sunset with McKenzie. I got to fulfill my childhood fantasy of cantering down the beach and we saw the most amazing hilltop sunset. My partner had never ridden and McKenzie went out of her way to make him feel comfortable and secure. She could not have been more lovely and the horses are clearly adored and well taken care of. Book a ride, you’ll have an amazing time!
Written 6 March 2024
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You are such a blast! And Sam is the best sport ever. I love that you put your Raya selfie. I’m so glad we all got to ride together.
Written 8 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Justin B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
My son and I took the beach ride, and it was truly amazing! It was early morning, and experiencing the sunrise by horseback on the beach was unforgettable. Thank you Mckenzie- Joey and I had an incredible adventure!
Written 6 November 2023
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I changed phones and am just now getting my trip advisor back. I am so glad you two had a special ride. I loved that day!
Written 16 November 2023
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Companion55070677878
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
There aren’t enough stars to accurately rate my experience with McKenzie and Blue Zone Equestrian. As someone who grew up riding, most trail rides offered are underwhelming, but this one lit my heart on fire all over again! McKenzie is an excellent guide and knows how to pair horse and rider as well as accommodate any skill level. Her horses also enjoy a beautiful lifestyle and you can tell how loved they are, vs many of the tired grumpy trail horses you may find on a typical ride. Seriously, book here. It’s absolutely worth it and you won’t regret a single second!!

Thank you so much!!
Written 8 September 2023
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Can you come live here with me please.🤣 So awesome to meet you and ride together.
Written 8 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lindsey
Bellingham, WA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Day 3 in Costa Rica and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! We had 8 riders ranging from 8 to 45, most of which were inexperienced young girl riders and McKenzie was absolutely amazing with all of them.

She catered to individual needs which I find to be very rare in this industry and I appreciated the thought and care that she put into pairing horses with riders.

The kids described it as the best part of their trip so far and is parents, we couldn’t disagree. Riding on the beach was a bucket list activity for so many of us and she helped us make it happen.

Communication was excellent, payment was easy and we genuinely enjoyed her company on the ride. Our girls confidence coming out of the ride is sky high thanks to her! I truly can’t say enough good things. Highly recommend Blue Zone Equestrian!!!
Written 19 August 2023
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Thank you! I was so spoiled getting to ride with you all. Your kids are so amazing and you all are just fantastic. I do hope you make it back this way again someday so we can do some jumping again.👏
Written 20 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cassandra
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Blue Zone Equestrian provided an excellent and authentic riding experience in Punta Islita, Costa Rica.

We were hosted by Mackenzie, who is clearly an experienced rider. They guided us onto the horses & along the route with confidence.

The horses are all very beautiful, strong, and good tempered. They are gentle enough that I would be confident taking a young child on a solo ride. They were clearly well trained, and Mackenzie was able to offer a verbal reminder of how to steer the horse if a guest forgets.

We took a ride up the mountain to see all of Islita and nearby towns. The ride was about 2 hours long, and mostly shaded. I would still recommend sunscreen.

I also appreciated that our ride was filled with lively conversation and excellent wildlife spotting. I really felt that I was getting the best of what Costa Rica has to offer.

Thank you Blue Zone Equestrian!
Written 30 May 2023
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Thank you so much for this glowing response. I always strive to have my horses in top shape and health and for my guests to have an amazing experience. I’m so happy you all could join me. It was a great ride!
Written 7 June 2023
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Wendy S
Norwich, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I had such a lovely experience with Blue Zone Equestrian, I was able to brush the horses before we tacked up , McKenzie is just wonderful, her horses are in tip top condition… The ride on the beach just magical … I will be back
Written 10 April 2023
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I’m so glad you tracked me down that day on the beach.👏🤣 Looking forward to riding again. You are a fabulous rider!
Written 11 April 2023
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Chelsea M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
I have now gone on a couple rides with McKenzie and they have all been awesome! One ride with my kids (5 and 2) and 2 rides with just some girlfriends. Each time we went on a different ride that McKenzie picked specific for the weather and the tide. The horses are very well cared for and you can tell she is very passionate about her business. I would highly recommend.
Written 5 April 2023
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Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. It was so fun riding with your amazing family.
Written 8 April 2023
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Paradise309941
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
I loved my ride with Blue Zone Equestrian! McKenzie was fun and knowledgeable about the area and the horses. The horses were well broke and in great condition. I will definitely be back ! Thank you !
Written 2 April 2023
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Thank you so much for your review. I’m so happy you enjoyed the experience!
Written 4 April 2023
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christine n
Aromas, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
I can’t say enough wonderful things about this riding experience. McKenzie’s horses are so well trained and cared for and she is such an amazing horsewoman. We rode on the beach, in a river, over the hills to a beautiful ocean lookout. I’m an experienced rider and my daughter is a beginner.. this ride is perfect for all levels. Costa Rica is a magical place we saw macaw parrots flying, passed howler monkeys in the trees. I have ridden horses on vacations before and nothing has ever compared to this experience. We will cherish it forever and will be back!
Written 28 February 2023
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Thanks for the amazing review and I can’t wait till you all come back!
Written 4 March 2023
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