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Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica

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Finca Casagua, Portegolpe | Route 155, Tamarindo 10000, Costa Rica
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Edinburgh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Prior to our trip to Costa Rica we researched options for a riding experience for our family, all pretty novice riders. The reviews of the Painted Pony ranch sounded perfect and we weren’t disappointed. Kay & Esteban took us on the ‘Taste of Guanacaste’ trail ride through ranches, back country trails and a small village where we stopped for a... More

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casaguahorses, Owner at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

The first riding experience for young riders and a novice riders is so important in building a good foundation for future rides. We provide an "introduction to the horses and riding" for beginners and those riders that need a quick refresher. Riding in small groups or families gives us the opportunity to provide individualized instruction on the trail. Many people... More

Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First of all I have to admit a bias here because I think That Esteban and Kay are two of the nicest people we have met during our travels, but I am not reviewing them. i am reviewing their beautiful Finca Casagua or Painted Pony Ranch. My family has stayed with Kay and Esteban three times and all three times... More

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CRCowgirl, Manager at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Thanks, thanks! You know that many folks that visit Costa Rica for more than 3 visits, soon become neighbors. We hope you consider Finca Casagua your home in Guanacaste and we look forward to your family staying with us again. And yes, the shower is a favorite! More

Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Loved every minute of staying here. The horses, the casita, the location, the pueblos, Kay, Mariano, the dogs! Wish we were there longer than 2 nights. We were able to experience some of the "real Costa Rica," and we will never forget it. Hope to visit again in the future!

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CRCowgirl, Manager at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We try to give our riders a real taste of Costa Rican culture and hospitality. We look forward to your next visit. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

We just spent four of the best days of our lives with Kay and Esteban, owners and operators of the Painted Pony Guest Ranch! We rode their wonderful horses, stayed in a very comfortable Casita and ate Kays wonderful home cooking! She even surprised my husband with homemade Mac N Cheese after she heard him say how much he loved... More

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casaguahorses, Owner at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

It is our peasure too to spend time with riders that appreciate our horses and the special corner of paradise we are fortunate enough to share. It is our goal to provide warm Guanacaste hospitality and have our guests become our friends. We are so happy that you have taken home fond memories of your time on the ranch and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My family and I have been traveling toCR for 6 years now. The routine always leads to the beach, passing the small towns that make up the backbone of this beautiful country. That changed with out recent visit with Kay and estephan. They are the best!! They took us to hidden towns and were treated like a local. They gave... More

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casaguahorses, Owner at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

There is a world of rich Costa Rican culture and natural history just minutes off the tourist beaches. The friendly Guanacastecos welcome visitors with a smile and wave as we pass through the small villages on our riding tours. And of course, stopping at a family cantina for colds drinks and some of the best fried chicken in Guanacaste give... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I can't even begin to say how incredible this ranch is. My mom and I came here for 3 days and wished we had booked a longer trip. Kay and Esteban went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and treated us like family. To begin with, Kay is an incredible cook and provided us with the most... More

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CRCowgirl, Owner at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you and your mother join us too and look forward to your next visit. To work with Esteban on Natural Horsemanship brings our guests closer to understanding the language of the horse, and how special it is to "partner up" with these magnificent animals. Thank you for your kind comments, the ranch truly is... More

Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My stay at the Painted Pony Guest Ranch was a great way to experience Costa Rica. Kay and Esteban are very gracious and accomodating hosts. The food was great and the horses are of the highest quality and very well taken care of; a pleasure to ride. The rides are varied and include exhilarating gallops on long stretches of beach.... More

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CRCowgirl, Manager at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Whether you are a single traveler or come with family or friends, you will enjoy the small group rides designed just for individual riding levels or meals prepared for special diets or pallets. We happy you enjoyed the new rides on the beach and on back country trails. We hope you can return soon. More

Thousand Oaks
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My daughter and I had the pleasure of staying with Kay and Esteban for 12 days in August 2013. I am not sure where to start, this is how to really experience Costa Rica. Starting with Kay organizing the perfect vacation based on my requests. Kay personally picked us up at the airport and drove us back to the ranch,... More

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CRCowgirl, Owner at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

A wonderful part of running the guest ranch is to meet riders who come to love Costa Rica and it's unique culture just as we do. It was a peasure to get to know you and your daughter. She will be a great teacher one day and we were happy to help a little with her Spanish too. We look... More

Costa Rica
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Kay and Esteban have been my ranch neighbors for about 13 years. As you can see by the other reviews they do a wonderful job! What you get to see and experience when you ride with them is the REAL Costa Rica that most tourists, who simply stay in and around their hotel or tourist town, don't see. They take... More

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CRCowgirl, General Manager at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

It is always nice for neighbors to recognize and appreciate your work. Horse people can understand the amount of work and dedication train and maintain animals in a humane and respectful way. We know you travel the world and Costa Rica and have seen other operations that operated differently. Thanks. More

Queens, NY
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My husband and I were staying in Tamarindo and went to the Painted Pony for a ride through the local towns of Costa Rica. Kay was so so sweet and Estaban was our amazing guide. He was knowledgable and funny and made the trip wonderful. My husband has never really ridden before and I hadn't in years. We were both... More

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CRCowgirl, Owner at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and could share our special corner of paradise. More

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Address: Finca Casagua, Portegolpe | Route 155, Tamarindo 10000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3

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