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Casagua Horses Tours

Painted Pony Guest Ranch | Finca Casagua, Route 155, Portegolpe, Tamarindo 10000, Costa Rica
+506 2653 8041
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Portegolpe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
Owner description: The Best Horseback Riding! Casagua Horses Tours at the Painted Pony Guest Ranch, a complete...
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
Owner description: The Best Horseback Riding! Casagua Horses Tours at the Painted Pony Guest Ranch, a complete Equestrian Center providing high quality horseback riding tours lessons,and training, is just minutes from Tamarindo and Flamingo beaches on Route 155. Ride comfortable, well trained horses with professional bi-lingual guides. Favorite tours include the Old Spanish Trail,Forest to Sea, Natural History Tour, the popular Cantina Tour & local fiestas and Topes. Experience a real taste of Guanacaste's famous horse culture. GPS N10.35186 W85.72683
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Crete, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My husband and I joined friends for a wonderful riding experience with Kay and Esteban. The horses were beautifully maintained and were extremely responsive to their riders. Kay and Esteban were wonderful hosts and guides. We Would love to return to Costa Rica and spend more time riding with them. Pat and Jerry

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We had a wonderful day at Casagua Horses Tours. Kay, the owner, a expatriate from Grand Rapids, Michigan met us and made us feel at home right away. She told us about the horses and how the horses in Costa Rica were slightly different since the weather and climate were warmer than those in the states. The horses selected for... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been there twice and we had the best experience ever. The horses are amazing. The listen and they are taken care of. The owners they know a lot about the horses, the neighborhood and the tours are just amazing. Love it!

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casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your ride, and come back any time! We know there are other tours, but are thankful you found us and choose to ride with us again. More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Riding at the Painted Pony Ranch was one of the highlights of our Costa Rica adventure. You couldn't ask for more gracious hosts than Kay and Esteban. Our horses were beautiful as was the surrounding landscape. Kay is an excellent guide as well as horsewoman...her running commentary on Costa Rica was so incredibly informative. Oh! I almost forgot to mention... More 

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casaguahorses, General Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure sharing our world with our riding friends. Both Estaban and I feel it is important to have one of us or both to guide all the rides we do. We pride ourselves in providing personalized riding experiences for beginners and expert riders as well. And of course, the fried chicken is always a favorite, a... More 

Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

I have had the privilege of riding with Kay and Esteban 3 times and I learn something new every time! I am an experienced horsewoman, with horses of my own and yet have no problems paying to ride here. The horses are the best quality on the West Coast, Esteban is a true quality horseman with a quiet soft touch... More 

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casaguahorses, General Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much, when riders return, it is special for us because you cared enough to return and enjoyed riding our horses. Yes, Guanacaste can be an adventure when you get into the back country and enjoy Costa Rica culture of the not so distant past. Riders enjoy learning about the natural history and the human history, and Esteban is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It was almost 30 years since I rode a horse and the owner (Santiago) took his time explaining everything I needed to know, He put me on the perfect horse too (Pony boy). The trail ride thru the back roads of Costa Rica brought us up close to the local villagers who all were very friendly . We also stopped... More 

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

Time away from riding? We can get you back in the saddle to enjoy riding again. It's like riding a bike, you never really forget. We offer many private or semi private rides to make the ride meet individualized to the needs of the riders. We do love our horses and take pride in their health and longevity. They are... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was the best riding experience I have had outside of riding my own horse. The ride through the country side and a small town was a great way to really experience some local culture. We stopped for lunch at a local restaurant and had the most amazing fried chicken and plantains. Then Kay brought out a birthday cake to... More 

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

Special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings,honeymoon or proposals are just a few of the special event we have been lucky to have arranged. Our horses are well trained and enjoy showing off for the camera. In addition, families with young riders get special attention with an extra guide and instruction on the trail. Thanks for letting other riders know. More 

Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This beautiful ride, which began on a road through the forest and ended on the beach, was one of the highlights of my vacation. Kay was very easy to communicate with -- answered emails promptly, gave me good advice about the level of skill required, and even took me back to my B&B when it was over. My horse was... More 

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

Our new Forest to Sea ride is becoming one of our most popular. Riding from a small village through dry forest back roads to the Pacific Ocean, then riding some of our most beautiful beaches is a treat. Whether early morning, a lunch ride, or sunset ride, it is a special dream of many riders. When we offer these rides... More 

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My sister and me spent a week on Estebán´s and Kay´s ranch during a three months trip through Central America. To describe this week as one of the best of our lives does not feel like an exaggeration but sums up the experience we had there very well. Kay and Estebán own a beautiful and very well mantained ranch with... More 

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

We are happy you both were able to spend time with us and help us on some of our tours. You both are excellent horsewomen and Esteban enjoyed introducing you to Natural Horsemanship training used with our horses and that you had the opportunity two ride several of our horses and learn about guiding trail rides. We welcome you back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I have been on horses very little prior to booking this tour, but I really wanted to see the country side rather than only stay at our beach resort. Kay made the suggestion for their Taste of Guanacaste tour and we booked a private tour. Kay made sure we were on the right horses for our riding... More 

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CRCowgirl, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

Pura Vida. It is a good life in Costa Rica and we are fortunate to share our special piece of paradise with our riding friends. This was a particularly exciting time, watching Costa Rica participate in the World Cup. Glad you enjoyed your ride and Tico experience. More 

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