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“Best part of our trip in Jaco!”

Discovery Horseback Tours
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ATV Full-Day Tour in Jaco
Ranked #3 of 77 Outdoor Activities in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just did this tour on the last weekend of our honeymoon and it was the best decision of our trip so far.
The kind of skin treatment and refreshing from the 100% all natural Volcanic Ash is what you would pay well over $100 just to recieve a facial at a spa. But you can exfoliate your entire body, in the rainforest and have total fun with it.
A word for couples/honeymooners, It was really romantic to do the mud bath part alone and it was soooooo much fun! If you want the romantic feel they have a honeymoon option where you can go alone. It's worth it!

As for the tour, it's so relaxing and to the point (not too long, not dragged out, etc.) You ride horses through the rainforest and it is beautiful!! Seriously it is breathtaking. The best way to explore the rainforest in my opinion, because since you are not hiking you can explore and see much more in less time. Also, the horses are great and they are all really well taken care of. These people know horses and they are very Eco-friendly so they do everything they can to make sure the horses are happy and free but also very gentle and listen well to simple commands. I loved our tour guide, Liana, she was fantastic. Came all the way to our place to get us and took great care of us and drove us back. Outstanding service!! Well worth your money!

Thank mrskellyann
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

An amazing place to visit, after having a bad fall 10 years ago I had given up riding, we had booked our children in for the spa ride. When we arrived Andrea straight away put me at ease and encouraged me to give it ago, the horses are calm and graceful it was amazing. We rode out through the rain forest and ended up at a beautiful spot where we swam in cool water and tried the local mud on our skin. We had fresh Juices and fruit. We then rode back. We loved it so much we have been back since. This is a place and Chris and Andrea are truly amazing we can't wait to go back .

Thank Aggiekate2014
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

These folks have a huge heart for animals! The horses are rescues and have received world class training - they are gentle creatures and very well cared for. Liana, the guide on the trip couldn't be more accommodating to the guests, and quickly made me comfortable on the horse. She was knowledgeable of the wildlife and made the whole experience educational. The scenery, the animals, the people, and the kind-hearted work they do make for a life changing experience. Really Cool!

Thank TeenWulf
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Hands down … the safest, most experienced tour out there to experience pura vida is with Discovery Horse Tours in Costa Rica …

They will cater to your dreams … just ask

Imagine riding through the jungle … breathing in the fresh clean air … absorbing the wonders of the rainforest and it’s abundant wildlife … relaxing for a waterfall spa mud bath, enjoying refreshing fruits and beverages … or … galloping along the beach … then reaching a special destination …just for the two of you … for champagne and a picnic …watching brilliant scarlet macaws flying overhead … listening to the sounds of the ocean … whatever your dreams … you’ll most certainly reach “pura vida”

Whatever you age or riding ability … whatever your dream ride or vacation is … there is something for you at Discovery Horse Tours.

Andrea and Liana's knowledge of the area that they share along the ride is captivating and educational. Whether you wish to totally relax and enjoy the scenery or engage in more of an interactive ride … they are willing to safely accommodate you for a most memorable experience.

The owners Andrea and Chris are inspiring. They are as passionate about their rescue animals as they are about life. They honor each individual horse, dog, cat… and the occasional human by showing love, devotion and respect for both the physical as well as psychological well-being.

In addition, they host clinics and vacations to share the natural horsemanship methods so others can become aware of better ways to live in harmony with our most beloved “4 legged” creatures.

Now is the time … take a tour … you won’t be disappointed! Isn't it time to nourish your soul?

1  Thank qidonna
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Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our half day of horse back riding near and in the rain forest, but being new to horses and a larger group (party of 8,) there was a lot of instruction, making for a somewhat stressful rather than relaxing activity. Absolutely loved the mud spa portion which was fun, unique, relaxing and felt amazing. Owners, Chris and Andy are very kind and generous people.

1  Thank jhanbeaullieu
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