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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Tour was awesome! Marvin is very knowledgeable with his carefully selected horses. He also takes big pride in staying a small business, sticking to private tours (max 3 people) and only 1 tour per day maximum. This is good for his horses as they are not overworked. Marvin brought us in the mountains and this provided nice scenic views of... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Marvin operates a fantastic horseback tour. He is quite intuitive and completely knowledgable about his horses. Since we were horse riding novices, he gave clear, concise instructions on how to steer and stop, and we were off on our adventure! Marvin's horses are very sweet with playful personalities. Marvin is very flexible and he will do what he can to... More

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Fredericton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

While on our honeymoon in Costa Rica we spent a morning with Marvin and his beautiful horses and it was one of the best things we did during our whole trip. The ride itself was relaxing and beautiful complete with some adorable local dogs coming along for a run and a super refreshing dip in the river. Marvin clearly loves... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This was a very enjoyable experience. Marvin is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable about the area and very thoughtful of his horses. I am an experienced rider but I was perfectly happy to take the slow walk through the countryside and enjoy the flora, fauna and the vistas. Beginner riders will feel perfectly safe in his company and on his... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Marvin is hands-down the best horseback tour guide ever! My young daughter (who was nearly four at the time) and I had the most amazing tour with El Pinto last year in Montezuma and hope to return again someday. I highly recommend Marvin because he was so attentive to our safety and comfort, while entertaining us with friendly conversation, plus... More

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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I especially like the full-moon ride. It starts in the late afternoon and heads to the falls where there are light snacks and time to explore before returning to the beach. you feel good about going with El Pinto because of the sensitivity and care the guides offer for animals and people alike. highly recommended.

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