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El Pinto Horseback Riding Expeditions

Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 8385 7919
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: El Pinto Expeditions offers daily specialized private horseback rides in Cabuya(near Montezuma). Beach, Jungle and Overnight Moon rides. The horses... more » Owner description: El Pinto Expeditions offers daily specialized private horseback rides in Cabuya(near Montezuma). Beach, Jungle and Overnight Moon rides. The horses are family to us, so we love and take good care of them. They are well suited to trail riding, and we care very much about matching people with the right horse. Our speciality is beginner to intermediate level. Marvin gives instructions on techniques for safety & comfort for both the rider & the horse. « less
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Terrebonne, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My wife and I went for an afternoon ride on the Cabuya beach. It was very romantic and we genuinely had a great time with our guide, Marvin. We had already done horseback riding before and this was one of the funnest we ever did. Marvin is a lot of fun, knows so much about the wildlife and the history... More

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Selkirk, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

There is a good reason why Trip Advisor ranks El Pinto Horseback Riding Expeditions #1 out of 8 attractions in the Montezuma area. My husband and I had the good fortune to ride with Marvin on his beautiful, well-trained horses in February 2014. As a horse owner myself, it was important to choose a riding company where the horses were... More

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband and I are both experienced riders. We have ridden all over Costa Rica and Marvin of El Pinto Expeditions has been our absolute favorite. He is a true horseman. His horses are very well cared for, extremely responsive and trained. He really loves his horses. His rides are private and he accommodate us with both rides exactly what... More

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Port Colborne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Marvin of El Pinto Expeditions is fabulous!! I enjoyed a 3 hour ride on the beach engaged in great and interesting conversation with Marvin. We stopped along the way to give the horses and myself a rest and indulging on a fresh pineapple and water which was shared with the horses. Marvin is extremely passionate about his horses and his... More

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Marvin is a fantastic guy who took us on a ride on the beach that we will never forget. Horses were well kept and we understood quickly that he is very good with them, and does this because he loves the horses. Experienced and novices are both welcome. The two of us are experienced riders and we loved it. The... More

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Medfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We had such a wonderful time riding the horses on the beach with Marvin! The ride was beautiful and Marvin made everyone feel including those that had never been on horses before feel very comfortable. We would definitely do it again!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Marvin and El Pinto are a great choice for riding on the Southern Nicoya. We have our own horses who live with us, and were really happy to find horses who were not only well trained, but were also interactive and willing partners. It is rare to find horses on the road that allow you to experience the rider-horse interaction... More

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Cape Cod
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This was my 3rd trip with Marvin, and every trip was fantastic. I LOVE the small, personalized tour. Marvin is a true horseman - he cares so much about his horses - and his clients. On this trip, I had just completed a year of medical treatments and was just getting back to my usual level of fitness. Marvin made... More

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Colchester, Connecticut
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had read the reviews prior to our trip and this ride exceeded our expectations. Marvin is wonderful local guide who truly loves his horses and also cares about your experience as a rider. We appreciated learning about the area from someone who grew up in those mountains and also spoke perfect English! This was my daughter's ( 10 yrs... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I scheduled horseback riding last minute round 7PM the night before. Marvin was happy to take me and told me to meet him at the bakery at 9. He was there waiting for me and ready to go. He gave me Cookie who is his daughters horse. Such a gentle soul. It was just me and marvin and that was... More

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