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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 2014
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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North Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It made me curious looking over the reviews for this adventure: the OWNER was mentioned in the first sentence of almost every review. The ride, scenery even the horses came after the mention of Marvin. After a short time with Marvin we could easily see why. This gentleman is so great to be around with his knowledge of Costa Rican... More

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Vancouver Coast and Mountains, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We made a visit to Montezuma - loved this little town and while having a little bite to eat booked a tour for a horseback ride- my boyfriend had wanted to make my 50th a special day and knew how much I had wanted to ride a horse while in Costa Rica. Initially I had hoped it would be on... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

In agreement with all the wonderful reviews. Also... Make sure you ask for Marvin! If he's not your guide, you're not riding with El Pinto. His horses are well-trained and wonderfully cared for. Not sure what was the best part of the day: riding in the beautiful hills or getting to know Marvin, a kind and knowledgable guide.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

What an amazing experience. Our guide Marvin was extremely helpful, professional and friendly. My gf and I did the evening trip. Riding up and down the trail can be intimidating but if you listen to your guide and trust the horse, you will be fine. Thank you again Marvin!! - John and Nicole (NYC)

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Terrebonne, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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