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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 70 Activities in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took the tour through the rain forest, complete with the volcanic mud treatment. It was the best experience! Andrea & Chris made us feel so welcome. Our guide, Leanna, was very knowledgeable and pointed out endless details of the habitat, through which we were riding. The horses are so well cared for and are so responsive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

When I read that the horses here were ridden without bits in their mouths, I thought I have to see this! The experience did not disappoint. Andrea and Chris the owners have clearly put their heart and souls into this place and it shows. The horses look so well cared for, happy and well schooled. They are a pleasure to... More

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

There is nothing "touristy" about these rides. It is as if Andrea & Chris are new friends who have invited you to their ranch and are sharing their life and horses with you. They are passionate about the wellbeing of their horses, (all rescued and rehabilitated) and the horses respond with gentleness, kindness and WILLINGNESS. If you are experienced with... More

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Magnolia, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Annually my bride and I seek out horse treks around the world, be it Outer Mongolia, China, Tibet, the more extreme the better but this year we thought we would just relax and spend some time with horses and new friends, and Discovery Horse Tours was just the place to recharge our batteries and make plans for a return visit.... More

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Herradura, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you don't like horses you will, first learn lo love horses and then love this tour. Upon arrival we were greeted by Andrea the tour owner and Lia. Both of them were very friendly and offered us plenty information. 17 of the 19 horses that have in the ranch are rescued animals. The tours priority is the well being... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Discovery Horseback Tour was the greatness horseback experience we had ever taken. So I would highly recommend them! Chris the owner is extremely knowledgeable about horses, Costa Rica and the jungle. I love that they had rescued these horses, taken such good care of them and are loved. The Jungle spa tour was amazing; we are all still talking about!... More

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Kauri, Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A fabulous location, unspoilt rain forest that only this tour gets to see, the best mud bath you will have anywhere and your skin will love you for it. The horses are very special, loving their work and looked after like no others in the world!! The horses and rides tailored to the customers. Bugs, butterfly's and frogs you will... More

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Flower Mound, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Be prepared to be amazed when you meet Andrea /Chris/Lianne and their family of horses at Discovery Horse Tours. This is my third visit and I am still in awe of the beauty of Costa Rica, the passion of Andrea and Chris and the gentle kindness of each horse on the tour. These horses are magic. Each with an amazing... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It was getting close to the end of my vacation in Jaco Beach and I so wanted to do the horseback tour with the mud bath at the springs. Alot of tours were hard to get because of the season and the lack of people. But thanks to Chris, Andrea and Leanne I got my tour at Discory Horse Tours!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Unlike the other tour companies in Jaco, it is difficult to consider this a business. True, you pay money for a horseback riding tour but Andrea and her husband are so passionate about what they do, it's almost like a trade--trading funds for a glimpse of what they do and getting to enjoy the horses at the same time. They... More

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