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Playa Ponies

Nosara, Costa Rica
506.2.682.5096
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Nosara
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Personalized Horseback riding tours through the jungle and beaches of Nosara. Our horses are beautiful and trained for all experience levels. Every... more » Owner description: Personalized Horseback riding tours through the jungle and beaches of Nosara. Our horses are beautiful and trained for all experience levels. Every tour is customized to match the riders whether it is a short jungle kids adventure, or half-day waterfall treck or a sunset beach ride we make sure every rider leaves with an experience they will remember for a lifetime. « less
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We got off to a rocky start, Nano, our guide and owner's husband was supposed to meet us at the local gas station and we would follow him to the stables and he didn't show up but fortunately we had GPS and were able to locate it with no trouble... the horses were clean and well cared for and the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

If you have ever seen those pictures of people riding horses on the beach with beautiful water, then this is exactly the experience you are looking for. The owners are delightful. "Nano" and his American wife Carrie are absolutely wonderful and great with adults and kids alike. The horses are gentle but also fun for experienced riders if you want... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

These horses seem well cared for and well trained. I enjoyed the spectacular scenery and thought the price was fair ($50 per person for three people). I would like to have learned something about the area and especially would have appreciated riding tips to canter or gallop, but I don't speak Spanish and our friendly guide didn't speak English. In... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Absolutely loved my tour with Playa Ponies..trotted along the beach, through the jungle and up the hills. Great guide, great horses. A must-do in Nosara.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

While we did not see any wildlife besides the abundant vulchures, Nano was great at pointing out the beauty of the area. Carrie arranged to have transportation to and from the stables.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Eder and Carrie have a great family business in Playa Ponies. I'd always wanted to ride a horse along the surf at sunset, and Eder made it happen. Having read all the reviews on this site, I was excited at the prospect of getting to canter or gallop along the beach. Eder was wonderful about facilitating, even though my boyfriend's... More

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Playa guiones
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely ride through the jungles and along the beach. The guides were personable, pointed out items of intereststopped and dismounted to show a good view. The stable was clean and tidy. The horses and tack were well cared for which is important to me as a "horse" person. Even had a trio of dogs along for the... More

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Hammondsport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Our group of five went on an amazingly carefree ride in the mid afternoon with their owner for 2 1/2 hours. She lead us through forested trails, to the beach and her neighborhood. She was very informative, describing the forested area - including a mangrove, landmark ruins of an old hotel, monkeys, and some even saw a rare bird! We... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Beautiful horses, very kind and patient riders. Avoid the white horse, it is uncontrollable. The sunset was outstanding, make sure you get back to the corral right after as it goes pitch black at the beach.

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Atlanta, GA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Thank you to the trip advisor community for recommending Playa Ponies. We took a trip with them, and it was the highlight of our trip! My kids had never ridden a horse before, and my wife was apprehensive. But the horses were calm and responsive, Heidi was a perfect tour guide, and the trip was great. We started in the... More

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