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Address: Montezuma, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8492 3249
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El Pinto Expeditions offers daily specialized private horseback...

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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Great ride !

No tourist beach ride here.........Marvin takes his people up into the jungle canopy to see the "real " Costa Rica ! We saw lots of the "beach" tour rides....the horses are not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Jeff S
King George, Virginia
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King George, Virginia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

No tourist beach ride here.........Marvin takes his people up into the jungle canopy to see the "real " Costa Rica ! We saw lots of the "beach" tour rides....the horses are not happy and way too hot! Marvin takes you up into the jungle to see birds, monkeys and lots of beautiful views. We are horse folks so we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We just came back from a beautiful morning ride with El Pinto. The horses looked amazing, listen very well and you can see how much love and efford Marvin puts in taking care of them. He has a lot of respect for his animals and the area. I'm an experienced rider, so he let me go for a good run... More 

1 Thank Maud G
Collingwood, Canada
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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 

2 Thank hazmaster
Vancouver Coast and Mountains, Canada
2 reviews
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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
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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.

1 Thank David M
New York City, New York
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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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