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Playa Ponies

Address: Nosara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506.2.682.5096
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Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Nosara
Type: Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Personalized Horseback riding tours through the jungle and beaches of Nosara. Our horses are...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My retreat group had the pleasure of working with Carrie and her husband during the riding portions of our trip -- including trail rides to a waterfall, beaches, and through the jungle. Each ride was more beautiful than the next! Wonderful people and beautiful, well cared for horses -- be honest with them about your level of experience so they... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We did a beach ride with our 2 kids aged 7 and 4. The 4 year old was THRILLED to be on his own, very well-behaved horse, Belinda. All of the horses were so well-trained and the whole adventure was relaxing and memorable. The barn dogs ran along beside us the whole way, which was fun as well. Nano was... More 

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Greenwood Village, CO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Sad to say the sun was overcast with clouds, but the ride with Carrie one of the owners was terrific. Playa Ponies has well trained healthy Cribollo horses which are high spirited and eager to please. I had sweet Rambo and my daughter had a full blooded Cribollo. It was great going through the jungle by the Rio Nosara and... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Not only did we have a great ride, my wife's 1st horseback ride by the way, but we learned so much from our guide and co-owner Eder about the people, the area, and places to go see/ eat. The horses were lovely and well cared for and we felt comfortable from the get go. Awesome experience! Go Playa Ponies!

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I took a private tour with these guys and it was just great. I asked for a calm horse and they very obligingly changed out the "frisky" horse they'd planned to give me for a more sedate horse. For a chill horse, ask for Sebastien.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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