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Address: 1 km oeste del cementerio de Sta. Elena | follow road sign from cemetary to us, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8385 2424
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Description: Sabine who speaks English, French, Spanish and German and offers a variety...
Sabine who speaks English, French, Spanish and German and offers a variety of horse treks, from $ 22 US per hour to day trips to specialty tours including a Full Moon Ride. Several multi-day treks are also on offer. Sabine's Smiling Horses is a true destination in Costa Rica.
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A magical experience!

My boyfriend and I did the waterfall tour and it was truly an amazing, magical experience. Our wonderful guide Alonso was absolutely delightful -- kind, helpful, and knowledgable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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San Diego, California
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English first
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I did the waterfall tour and it was truly an amazing, magical experience. Our wonderful guide Alonso was absolutely delightful -- kind, helpful, and knowledgable -- and we really enjoyed our time with him. It was my boyfriend's first time on a horse, and I hadn't been on one since I was a child. The horses are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I decided about 2 hours beforehand that we wanted to go horseback riding. Despite initially not having any availability left at 3pm when we wanted to go, they found a guide who could take us out and made it work. Our guide, Alonzo, was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. He took us to a small waterfall... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I spent 2 weeks volunteering for Sabine and I had a great time. Her horses are very well trained and beautiful. She takes great care of them and knows each of them like the back of her hand. She will make sure you get a horse that matches your level of experience. The guide, Alonzo, is very nice, always smiling... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were glad to find Sabine's smiling horses for the first time of horseback riding for our 3 kids. Sabine and her staff were very attentive for the kids and she took the time to choose the right horse for each kid (based on that it was their first time). She takes very good care of her horses. Even if... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My first time at Sabine's Smiling Horses was in November 2014. I came with my sister and little nephew (4) seeking for a nature trail ride in Monteverde. Sabine took us on a great Sunday morning tour which was a wonderful ride to my sister and me and a safe and enjoyable one to my little nephew. After the beautiful... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Sabine's took us on a unique horseback ride and a short hike to a waterfall. Sabine's takes very good care of their horses and it shows. The horses were well behaved and didn't seem overworked. Our guide, took us on a tour with spectacular views and was very friendly. This is a great activity for family or couples.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My friends and I visited Monteverde in late February of 2015. We had three nights to enjoy this beautiful mountain town and horseback riding at Smiling Horses was certainly the highlight of our stay. We had made our reservation ahead of time, and were very much looking forward to the tour. When we arrived at the stable the horses were... More 

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Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I had a wonderful time on the horseback riding trip. My horse was a bit lazy and a little stubborn, but we got along just fine. In the beginning of the tour we walked to a waterfall, which only Sabine has access to with her tours, then we rode past coffee plantations and beautiful views. There was a little stop... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We joined a small group for the 3 hour waterfalls ride. Sabine was very friendly and knowledgeable and obviously loves her horses and is passionate about what she is doing. The horses were well looked after and behaved well without being like robots. Alonso the guide and Matilda who was volunteering there were good company and very friendly also. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were a group of 8 adults and everyone loved the horseback ridding with Sabine's Smilling Horses. Sabine is wonderful and very friendly and her horses are the most beautiful horses I've seen. Sabine's daughter and our guide were very knowledgeable about the area and many different kinds of plants and trees we saw on the way. We really enjoyed... More 

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TreeTopHouseCostaRic, Owner at Sabine's Smiling Horses, responded to this review

Thank you. For very long we will remember you riding with us. Especially my daughter had a very good time with you. More 

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Address: Address: 1 km oeste del cementerio de Sta. Elena | follow road sign from cemetary to us, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8385 2424
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde

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