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Black Stallion Hills Equestrian Center

| Black Stallion Hills, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
506 8869 9765
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Ranked #17 of 85 activities in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Best Horse Tours, Zipline & BBQ Feast - Our Eco Adventure Trail Rides offer 1,500 acres of private ranch in Guanacaste. 100 % Cowboy Country. Explore... more » Owner description: Best Horse Tours, Zipline & BBQ Feast - Our Eco Adventure Trail Rides offer 1,500 acres of private ranch in Guanacaste. 100 % Cowboy Country. Explore pastures,mountains & creeks. Climb hilltops & enjoy breathtaking 360 degree ocean & valley views. Experience monkeys, iguanas, birds in flight; nature & wildlife up-close. Our horses are well groomed, well trained & friendly. Perfect for day & night adventurers, couples & families with children of all ages. Also our famous private Bbq Fiesta. Enjoy a sunset dinner with BBQ Master Chef grilling up a feast of farm raised chicken, local meats, fish & fresh garden veggies. It's a very unique exclusive evening. Also,we have a new 10 platform canopy zip line which is amazing. We now are offering full combo packages eg : Ride,Zip & BBQ - An all afternoon activity & great value. If u want an adventure, we have it. Also,ask us about our amazing night time ride & zip activities. See u soon in da jungle. :-) Pura Vida. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

A group of 9 of us came to the Black Stallion Ranch while we were having a family vacation there in Guanacaste. We did the horseback riding/zip line/BBQ combo. So much fun. We were immediately met by Alex, who made us feel at home with some drinks and snacks. After we caught some of the World Cup final, we were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Alex runs a eco friendly business for both adults and kids to enjoy. Start off with zip lining on 9 different platforms one which allows you to go upside down! The last zip lands you right in front of your well behaved horses that give a brisk and relaxing ride down to the base camp. The icing on the cake... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a last minute addition to our busy itinerary--and we enjoyed it. Run by South-African born Alex, the operation is down-to-earth and very friendly and spans a vast and well maintained property. There is a lot more to do here than just ride, but our time was limited. It was a perfect morning outing, leaving the rest of the... More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Hills Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review we appreciate & glad to see you enjoyed the Black Stallion ranch, we keep working on all the details. It's best seeing it either from a relaxed horseback ride or a faster way, zip lining & flying over the jungle !! Next time pls. stay for the BBQ Fiesta,it's a fun & delicious... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We made a last minute reservation for horseback riding. The horses were very well behaved and the property was wonderful. The owner, Alex, was very welcoming and engaging. He is a laid back surfer, who runs a very good operation. The only downside is we saw no wildlife and the guide spoke little English. Despite the linguistic issue, our guide... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Seven girlfriends trekked down to Costa Rica for a long weekend and birthday celebration. The Black Stallion exceeded all of our expectations. Horse back riding with wonderful views of Tamarindo and the valley, knowledgeable guides to help everyone (none of us had been zip lining before) and some of us even took one of the lines upside down! The howler... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Really appreciated the owner Alex who contacted us via email right away for the excursion we booked. He was so accommodating. My husband and I found this center on trip advisor and were entirely pleased with the trip. We left with a group of 6 others and about 3-4 guides on horses up a steep and beautiful trail. On our... More

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Surferchefcowboy, General Manager at Black Stallion Hills Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review we definatly do appreciate ! Glad to see you had a super time on Black Stallion Ranch.we look forward to seeing u again here in Paradise.thanks Again & Cheers! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

My father and brother, a friend and I were in Tamarindo for 5 days of fishing and 2 days of sight seeing/touring/events. After many searches and reviews we kept coming back to The Black Stallion Hills as our number one choice for our first free day. We were not disappointed in the least. It was a fantastic experience. Fabian picked... More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Hills Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Big thank you for a really great review & happy to see you enjoyed the ranch,the zip line & the BBQ food we love to cook.We are constantly improving all the details on the ranch & are excited with the progress of the Eco Park.We look forward to showing you when you return. Thanks again for review we do appreciate!... More

Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Last year we visited Black Stallion for horseback riding and a BBQ dinner. We had such a great time. This year we came back even though we stayed in Playa del Coco which is one hour away. We did the new zip lines which are surely the fastest, highest and longest in Tamarindo. The horses were energetic enough for my... More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Hills Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review & very pleased to see u loved the ride up & the new zip line down which is definitely a blast! Glad u loved it. We are always more than happy to make an special delicious evening for a bithday girl & such a great family. Cheers & thanks again !! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had an amazing time at the canopy Tour and horse back riding. We had a couple horses, Wavos and Chimichangoes who were the best horses to ride in Costa Rica, maybe the world. I loved the tour and the zip lining was very fun.

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Hills Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are very happy to see you enjoyed the zip line & horse back ride on black Stallion.We have had 2 new fouls this week, so much excitement here in Paradise. Thank you again for the review.Cheers! More

Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Best described as having a cookout at a friends house. Alex becomes a close friend when you first meet him. He'll make you some special drinks or hand you a beer if you like. Families enjoy the Zip Line and horseback riding. If not crowded with families this is like being invited to taste some special treats and hang out... More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Hills Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review & it was a pleasure having u on black stallion Ranch. See u soon & again thanks! More

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