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Address: Montezuma, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8492 3249
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Description: 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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Best Outing in Montezuma!

My friend and I had been talking about doing a horseback ride when we got to Costa Rica on a number of occasions, so when we were recommended El Pinto Expeditions by a couple of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2011
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

My friend and I had been talking about doing a horseback ride when we got to Costa Rica on a number of occasions, so when we were recommended El Pinto Expeditions by a couple of folks, we jumped on the opportunity. Needless to say, we were NOT disappointed. This was only my second time riding a horse, so there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and our ride with El Pinto was one of the highlights. It was a non-rushed, friendly tour that takes you from the forest to mountains to the beach and waterfall all in one package. I started by emailing to request a reservation and received a prompt response from Dorothy. She was extremely... More 

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Oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

I can't say enough great things about Marvin and El Pinto Expeditions. From the moment we booked the tour to the moment we said goodbye at the end of the ride, I had the most amazing experience. Marvin was extremely friendly, knowledgable, funny and cool and it was clear tell that he really respects and cares for his horses. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

Having taken a dodgey tour with skeletal horses in Jamaca years ago I have always been wary of signing up for another guilt ridden adventure.....no worries with Marvin and his gang of well behaved, well cared for horses! He knows each horse, it's personality and preferences! The trip is amazing though a bit more challenging than you may expect from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

The other reviews say it beautifully, but Marvin and El Pinto are really the best run experience in all of costa rica. Marvin is chill, doesn't give you cheesy tourist talk and was so entertaining and fun to be around. The horses are awesome! Try to ride Romeo - he is the best and prettiest horse. Wear pants and shoes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

Hello we were a group of six who loved the horseback ride to the falls and back. We found the ride on the trails and beach to be beautiful. The ride takes you to a waterfalls, but beware it is a steap climb. The horses were well cared for and Marvin was a good guide. Dorothy, his wife sets up... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

My boyfriend and I went for the horseback tour to the Cocolito warterfalls with El Pinto Horseback Riding Expeditions in the beginning of January and couldn't be happier with our experience. Marvin is an attentive guide who gives the impression he cares both for his horses and his clients. Laid back, easy-going and sympathetic, he shared his views and opinions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

I've been to Montezuma about 20 times over the past 8 years, and have gone on horseback tours with several of the companies, most recently, El Pinto Expeditions. This horseback tour company seems totally focused on 2 things: its horses and its customers - and I'd say from my experience that the founder (and tour guide), Marvin, feels equally strong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

We had a great time on this horseback riding tour! The horses were well cared for and healthy. They were well trained and easy to ride. Marvin was very friendly, helpful and laid back. He was very careful to be sure he knew all of our riding levels and kept all of us comfortable and happy with the experience. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

My husband and I took a similar horseback tour in Costa Rica and had a really bad experience, so when booking this one for ourselves and 4 friends, we were a bit apprehensive. All of my fears dissolved when I spoke with Dorothy. She went the extra mile answering all of my emails. She was very helpful with information on... More 

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