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Playa Ponies

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Excellent family adventure

We spent two weeks in Nosara. During that time, we went on two rides with Playa Ponies. Both rides... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Manel K
Incredible adventure - so good I came back next time!

5 years ago I was in Nosara and a friend of a friend arranged a ride through Playa Ponies for me... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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Personalized Horseback riding tours through the jungle and beaches of Nosara. Our horses are beautiful and trained for all experience levels. Every tour is customized to match the riders whether it is a short jungle kids adventure, or half-day...more
Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 5096
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We spent two weeks in Nosara. During that time, we went on two rides with Playa Ponies. Both rides were delightful. The horses are extremely gentle, well-trained, and clearly cared for with a great deal of love. My 8 year old daughter had never ridden...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Manel K
Reviewed 22 July 2018

5 years ago I was in Nosara and a friend of a friend arranged a ride through Playa Ponies for me. It was so spectacular that I did it again upon my return just last week. Carrie, the owner, was incredibly helpful in getting me...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank MaileH4
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Based on the reviews from Trip Advisor, we adjusted our Costa Rica trip and dedicated a day to drive to Nosara (3.5 hours each way from the rest of our itinerary), stay at the Garden Inn, and experience the Jungle/Beach horseback ride tour. We had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank James T
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We made reservations at the end of May for a June 29 ride for four. We confirmed with them before we came. After a rough 3 1/2 hour car ride we arrived at Playa ponies to be told they had no record of our reservation...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank KimberlyP834
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

I had a really lovely tour with the horses. As others have mentioned, we weren’t on the beach long but the light amongst the trees was magical. The guide was very laid back and the houses were very well behaved. I would highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Erica H
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We loved our sunset trail ride at Playa Ponies. The horses are well trained and well kept. It was our daughter's first ride (7 yrs old) and they went out of the way to make sure she was safe and comfortable. This is a great...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank NinjaTourist
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great time, but I was let down. 4 of us came for a 2 hour sunset ride. This is what I was looking forward to my entire vacation. Horses on the beach!! Heck yes!! The guides were GREAT and the first part...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Linz H
csaiticachica, Owner at Playa Ponies, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thanks for the review. I’m sorry you missed the sunset, did you ask the guide if it was possible to stay longer? This time of year the beach can be very crowded and there is a lot to consider when it comes to safety. The...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I who are both experienced riders had a very nice 2 hour trail ride with Tuto. The first thing we noticed was how healthy, happy, and well cared for the horses at this stable are. The next thing was how friendly the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Christy W
csaiticachica, Owner at Playa Ponies, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Christy, thank you for the lovely review! We love our horses they are like our children. I just wanted clarify that you paid to a third party not directly to us? I am wondering if they might have included the cost of transportation in the...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is the place to go for an excellent trail ride - basically worldwide. Riding on the beach was a lifelong dream. I own my own horses, but no beach! The horses are well taken care of, which is important for any horse tour and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Larina A
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent horseback riding experience. Guide/owner kept everyone safe and worked hard to get the perfect view and a great picture of the crowd.

Date of experience: July 2017
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17 January 2015|
Response from cherie m | Reviewed this property |
Head north from Playa Guiones towards Playa Pelada, and just at the gas station ( La Bamba) turn left. It's about 1/2 mile down that road on the right hand side.