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Sabine's Smiling Horses

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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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Great horse ride!

If you are looking for a trip with well kept, relaxed horses: Sabine's smiling horses are wonderful. The trip was perfect, accompagnied by Sabine's daughter. We went to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you are looking for a trip with well kept, relaxed horses: Sabine's smiling horses are wonderful. The trip was perfect, accompagnied by Sabine's daughter. We went to a beautiful waterfall and had a coffee break in a nice soda. The horses are very nice for children, even if it's their first time they sit on a horseback.

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I am not a horseback rider; however, thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Was apprehensive about the galloping uphill and finally got comfortable with it at the end of the ride. Guide was informative and all three of us felt this was the best activity we did in Costa Rica. Relaxed pace and wonderful way to see the countryside. Recommend riding to... More 

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We arranged for a two hour ride on a beautiful warm sunny day so much so that I left my rain jacket at the stables. Alfonso was our guide. Our horses were good fits for the three of us. The weather turned on us quickly to torrential rains, temperature dropped 30 degrees and the wind was blowing at least 25... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My sister and I ended up with a private afternoon ride to the waterfall. The ride felt very safe (there were more guides than there were us!) The horses were obviously well taken care of and were calm; they handled inexperienced riders without a problem. The trek down and then up from the waterfall may not have been worth the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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