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Discovery Horse Tours

Address: La Quina | Mata De Platano, Jaco 00000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8838 7550
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Ranked #2 of 71 Activities in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Horse riding Jaco Costa Rica. Discovery horse tours were awarded a "Certificate of Excellence" in...
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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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Denver, Colorado, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Andrea and the employees obviously care deeply about the horses, and this leads to an amazing experience for every guest. My family and I (party of five) were joined by two friends for out tour. And this was a big group! we rode through the forest to a waterfall where we were treated to a volcanic mud scrub and some... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

You can immediately tell how much Andrea and her team care for their horses. Gentle, loving ways that extended into the overall feeling of the tour, itself. The ride through the rain forest was magical, with huge blossoming plants in the trees and every shade of green you can think of – and then some… The spring volcanic mud facial... More 

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Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful morning with the team at Discovery. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel, matched perfectly with our horses (shiera and Canelo) and enjoyed a fantastic trek to a natural spring where we rested the horses and were treated to a volcanic mud scrub which was really refreshing on a baking hot day. Fresh... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We just got back from a week in Costa Rica and while we were there got to experience another wonderful ride with Andrea. The horses are really in good shape and have been lovingly cared for. We had previously experienced the jungle ride with Chris and so Andrea took us on a complete tour of the ranch and was so... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A friend and I rode with Discovery Tours in December and had a fabulous time. We're both riders (I'm a professional trainer in the States) and we were so impressed by the care given to the horses. I've shown my pictures to a few horsey friends and their first comment has consistently been, "I've never seen trail horses in such... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Having a thrill seeking nature,you can imagine our disappointment when this was the least "adventurous" horseback ride our family has ever experienced. Although the staff were beyond great, they were overly cautious in my opinion. Our children are 8, 11, and 12 (though they are not "experienced" enough for them, they are VERY comfortable on a horse) and our guide... More 

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LovinlifePV, Owner at Discovery Horse Tours, responded to this review

I am so sorry you felt our safety measures were over the top. Generally the guide will walk along side any child under the age of 8 years old, if they have not had any previous riding lessons, especially when there are 3 young children on the tour!! We find this works great, and allows the adults on the ride... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Upon arrival at Discovery Horse Tours, we were not only greeted by Andrea and Chris, but a menagerie of rescued dogs. One was a 3 legged Doberman running up the road with a big smile on her face. One look around, we knew they loved their animals. The horses were well taken care of. Andrea and Chris practice natural horsemanship.... More 

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LovinlifePV, Owner at Discovery Horse Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for riding with us, we loved having fellow animal lovers. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had a wonderful time with Andrea and the horses. The farm is interesting and we really enjoyed the break at the waterfall. A lovely tour with stunning scenery. We were so impressed with how happy and healthy the horses were. We enjoyed the whole experience, highly recommended! We had the 'spa' treatment which was good fun and totally rescued... More 

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LovinlifePV, Owner at Discovery Horse Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad you came and rode with us, we had great fun with you all. More 

Stephens City, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Andrea took my friend Andrea and I on the most spectacular ride through the rain forrest and around the plantation. The horses (Cocco and Banjo) were well trained and well behaved making this so much fun. A bit of trotting and cantering made us feel like we were riding our own horses. Though they are not this well behaved! Highly... More 

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LovinlifePV, Owner at Discovery Horse Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for riding with us, we hope to meet you again one day soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

An exceptional nature experience - engaging novice riders and experienced alike. I have many years riding my own horses as well as riding on rental horses around the world. I recommend this excursion with enthusiasm and gusto. Happy horses, beautiful nature and no crowds. Andrea and Chris provide an amazing home for their horses and rescued dogs and ensure a... More 

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