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El Pinto Horseback Riding Expeditions

Address: Montezuma, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8492 3249
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Ranked #3 of 21 Activities in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: El Pinto Expeditions offers daily specialized private horseback rides,overnight moon rides and...
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: El Pinto Expeditions offers daily specialized private horseback rides,overnight moon rides and stays at our farm near Montezuma. 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.
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Collingwood, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Everything said about Marvin and his horses is true! We had a wonderful morning with a great guy and the best trail horses I've ever ridden! I'm an experienced rider, but have never ridden horses without a bit (in their mouth) before! They were only wearing harnesses. These were the best trained horses I've ever ridden. You basically just had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My girlfriend and I had lovely experience with Marvin and his horses as we toured around the scenic countryside outside Montezuma. He was easy to coordinate with and sent a driver to retrieve us from our hotel who brought us directly to the start of the tour. Marvin was there waiting, casually grazing his horses just next to a local... More 

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Middletown, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our ride with Marvin and his horses was very nice. Marvin is fluent in English, which was nice so that we could converse with him. Things I liked about this ride in comparison to others in Costa Rica: his horses had no evidence of ticks or other illness/skin conditions; Marvin's tours are private (he will not add one other person... More 

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Boston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is our third year spending Christmas week in Montezuma,and each year we have ridden with Marvin. He is incredibly warm, easygoing and most-importantly, takes GREAT care of his horses and his guest riders. Friends with seemingly everyone in the area, Marvin has access to miles of trails across farm, field, beach and forest, and he will take you to... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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