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Rancho Tipico don Juan

Address: 1, Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8858 7770
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Type: Amusement & theme parks, Amusement Parks
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Boston MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I've visited Costa Rica 3 times over the past 20 years, as well as several visits to other Central American countries. Over the years I've seen many parts of Costa Rica become touristy and Disney-like, devoid of all their Central American charm. No so on this beautiful ranch. My wife and I visited with our 5- and 7-year-old daughters. Just... More 

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a great experience at the Rancho Tipico don Juan. We had the opportunity to ride horses for the first time in our lives and it happened to be through some beautiful terrain. We found Randall and his father to be very pleasant and attentive. They said they only take small groups - ours group was... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We visited Rancho Tipica with my father, husband and two young children. From start to finish, Randall (our guide) provided superior service. He was kind, knowledgeable and very trust-worthy. We were met at the ranch by his family and a friend and began our tour on their farm. Randall took extra time to take pictures of our family during the... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Rancho Tipico Don Juan offers much more than a leisurely ride in the Costa Rican countryside. Randall and his family invite you into their beautiful part of the world and share their love of the land and country all while keeping you mesmerized with the stunning views around you. The ride was easy for the kids and the horses were... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Do not underestimate just how WONDERFUL horseback riding at Rancho Tipico is! Randall knew so much about the land and its history and my family really appreciated how hard he is working to create a sustainable, authentic Costa Rican farm amidst the many palm oil farms that are taking over the area. He cares about the animals and plants and... More 

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Lincoln, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Our group of 10 family members enjoyed a wonderful morning of horseback riding with Randall and his father Juan. There was plenty to see and learn. During the 3 hour ride we explored their farm, learned a good deal about the natural environment, saw a calf being born (which Juan immediately named for our group member who had been first... More 

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Weston, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had a great time in Manual Antonio (10 family members), snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, zip-lining (is that a verb?), eating, swiming. In the airport on the way home we were discussing our favorite activity. Horse-backing riding at Rancho Tipico came out on top. It was a relaxed half day with a group of people who really seemed to care about... More 

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Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was one of our family's highlights from our recent trip to Manuel Antonio. The ride was beautiful and interesting. Randall, his father and the other rider were great with our kids (ages 11 and 14). They proudly showed off their lovely property, let us taste some of the fruit that grows on their trees and took us to a... More 

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Bradenton, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The tour started out with a guided drive through Quepos and the palm tree farms. We saw wildlife including monkeys along the way. Randall stopped several times to allow us to take photos. The horses were very tame and seemed to know the way. Randall and Juan were excellent helping us with the horses. The terrain varied from valleys to... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Our family ( with boys ages 11 and 13) really enjoyed our horseback tour led by Randall and his father Juan. They own this slice of heaven deep in the woods a little bit south of Quepos, beyond the palm plantations. These tours are Randall and Juan's efforts to keep their ranch rather than succumb, as many other ranchers have,... More 

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