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Discovery Horse Tours

La Quina | Mata De Platano, Jaco 00000, Costa Rica
+506 8838 7550
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Ranked #2 of 65 activities in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Hermosa Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I came to Costa Rica with 4 friends for a week long trip & one of the things on our to-do list was to go horseback riding. We were so happy we ended up with Discovery Horse Tours! We had been told by a local that the tour was amazing & I'm so glad we went! The ride into the... More

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Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We went on this horseback riding tour not knowing these horses were halter trained (not needing bit in there mouth)and very well kept. Having a horse makes you very picky about the treatment & care of horses. These horses were very loved and well trained. The owners were were personable and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the animals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have been using Discovery for well over 12 years and wouldn't trust anyone else! I send family, friends, and ride myself when I come to Costa Rica. You need to make sure that the horses provided are well taken care of and can withhold this type of activity. The trail you will go on is like no other and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I took a 2.5 hour ride with Andrea a few weeks ago and cannot stop raving about it. As a frequent traveler and horse lover, I often seek out horse tours in cool locations, but nearly as often decide against actually going on the tour once I see the mistreated, underfed and overworked horses. Andrea´s outfit actually rescues horses like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Chris, Andrea, and Leana made our ride spectacular! Super fun ride on amazing horses to a spring waterfall and pool. The views are amazing. The horses are super sweet and hand picked for each persons ability. Andrea and Leana were extremely informative making the whole event a true adventure! Our kids are 6 years, 8 years, and 10 years old... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My extended family and I were recently lucky enough to ride with Andrea and Leanna at Discovery Horse Tours. We were five adults and four children (ages 8-11). It was obvious from the beginning that not just the scenery but the spirit and intentions of the farm are special. These are all "rescue" horses who have been lovingly brought back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Our family had a wonderful time on this tour. Guides were very knowledgeable on the flora and fauna. Very safety oriented but the horses were fun to ride. Also horses were well taken care of and very well trained. Kids had a great time in the lava mud and stream. They also provided fruit and juice. Would definitely recommend this... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This horse experience is truly something NOT to be missed. We had a wonderful time from the moment we were greeted by Andrea and Leanna. They absolutely exhibit their passion and love for these horses and their job. The horses are extremely well trained and gentle. The views were gorgeous and the spa dip was a once in a lifetime... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There are different tours to chose from and since we had younger children we chose the spa package. The guide was excellent, knew so much about the area, walked with my youngest while he rode (but made him feel like he was doing it all on his own), and made the day fun! The owners and staff rescue horses and... More

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San Gil, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This place is a shining example as to how you should run horse tours. The horses, most of which are rescue, have been trained using natural horsemanship techniques; they have been given a new life with Discovery and a great one! The ride was a lovely trip through the forests, seeing the birds and fauna and monkeys along the way.... More

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