We stayed for two nights in November and had a wonderful time. The horses were lovely and well trained. I would recommend the ride out to Chilito's cantina for fried chicken to anyone! Breakfast each morning was beautifully prepared and delicious. Kay recommended that we drive out to Flamingo beach and allowed us the use of some beach chairs. The beach was exactly what we were looking for, quiet and picturesque. We went for an evening stroll on the property and were delighted to discover Howler monkeys and iguanas. The air-conditioned room was large and comfortable and the bed had quality linens, which I always appreciate. The outdoor shower under a banana tree was a nice exotic bonus I will be recommending this ranch to my fellow horse owner friends and anyone else heading to Costa Rica.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Painted Pony Guest Ranch,recognized as one of the best guest ranches, provides personalized horseback tours, B&B, and complete vacation packages. Located on Route 155,the main road to Tamarindo, just 20 minutes from beautiful Pacific beaches and 40 minutes from the Liberia International airport. The working ranch is an oasis of lush gardens, giant trees, tropical birds and howler monkeys, and boasts some of the best horses and riding in the area for horse lovers of all ages. Enjoy a full ranch breakfast daily and other meals by arrangement. The owners, Kay and Esteban will make your visit truly memorable. Daily rides as well as weeklong horseback riding packages on comfortable horses trained with natural horsemanship and professional bilingual guides, a real Taste of Guanacaste. GPS N10.35186 W85.72683 ... more less