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Address: Painted Pony Guest Ranch | Finca Casagua, Route 155, Portegolpe, Tamarindo 10000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2653 8041
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Description: The Best Horseback Riding! Casagua Horses Tours at the Painted Pony Guest...
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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A wonderful mix of riding, local traditions and beaches

I spent a week on Kay and Esteban's wonderful Finca Casagua and was thoroughly spoiled with the hospitality, food, company, weather, and traditional fiestas while I was there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I spent a week on Kay and Esteban's wonderful Finca Casagua and was thoroughly spoiled with the hospitality, food, company, weather, and traditional fiestas while I was there. Sadly my bag did not arrive with me but that was not a problem - Kay provided me with a change of clothes and anything else I needed. The first night Esteban... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was the first time so far away from my home in Alberta Canada and arrived late in Costa Rica. We were picked up at the airport and arrived at the ranch to the sound of crickets and frogs, and the sweet smells of flowers. Kay was a wonderful hostess and cook. Esteban was very helpful with the horses, supplying... More 

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

So many of our recent guests have come from Canada. We are happy to welcome all of our new friends from all over the world and introduce them to the horse culture of Guanacaste. We are so happy you enjoyed our horses and your stay at the Painted Pony Guest Ranch. We love our horses and are glad you did... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

One of the highlights of our trip. Truly a beautiful experience riding through rustic costa rica. We saw howler monkeys, ate some delicious food, and met some really genuine people. Kay and Esteban are the real deal and they are great! Cannot recommend this enough! Also, my fiance is a VERY inexperienced equestrian and Kay gave her the personal attention... More 

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

Whether an adult or child, riders have to begin riding somewhere. If we can help new riders of all ages have a positive, safe riding experience, they will want to ride again. Often people who are frightened need some special attention, or if riders have have previous back experiences on or around horses, if we can help these folks, that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I spent a week with Kay and Esteban. Horses great, good food, good company and excellent accommodation. They are passionate about their horses and horsemanship, and are very happy to share their knowledge with others. I also saw and learnt a lot about Guanacaste culture. A wonderful experience.

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

We agree a week on the ranch give a special opportunity to not only get a lot of riding in, but a chance to enjoy the horse culture of Guanacaste. Our horses, trained with Natural Horsemanship, give riders a comfortable safer ride. We are blessed that we can raise many of our own horses that are born on the ranch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I stayed a week at Casagua Horses and was very fortunate to be the only guest. Kay and Esteban immediately made me feel like family. I requested the Casita and could not have been happier. Plenty of room, very comfortable bed and a great outdoor shower. Their knowledge of not only the horses, but the history of the land and... More 

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

Thanks for your kind comments. Whether we have one or seven guests, we want to give you a personalized itinerary and personal service. If you join our day tour riders, we make sure you ride with riders of similar abilities. Sunset beach tours are one of our riders favorites. Nothing is more spectacular than enjoying a beautiful Pacific Sunset from... More 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

My daughters private was amazing. She was able to ride at her own level and learned a lot about the country at the same time. Kay and her husband were extremely accommodating with our time schedule. We were very impressed with the care and health of the horses and beautiful ranch property. Family of monkeys by the ranch house was... More 

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

We are happy to do private tours for not only experienced riders that want a chance to canter, but also new riders that need a little extra instruction. We believe that small groups and private or couples rides offer a more personal riding experience and gives us more opportunity to share knowlege about the environment and culture of Guanacaste. And... More 

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

We also hope you can come back one day soon. We appreciate your sharing your opinions about our horses and ranch. We are very proud of them and glad we could share them with you. Happy New Year. More 

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

Horseback riding is an excellent way to see Costa Rica and the cowboy culture of Guanacaste. The small towns and scenic back country trails give a real taste of the Culture and life of the people. Most of our horses are now born and raised on the ranch, giving us the opportunity to better match horses to riders, from beginners... More 

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 

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