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“Fantastic Zipline, horse ride, & BBQ!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates

Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
| Tamarindo, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
+506 8869 9765
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Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Santa Cruz
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Owner description: Best Horse Tours, Zipline & BBQ Feast - Our Eco Adventure Trail Rides offer 1,500 acres of private ranch in Guanacaste. 100 % Cowboy Country. Explore pastures,mountains & creeks. Climb hilltops & enjoy breathtaking 360 degree ocean & valley views. Experience monkeys, iguanas, birds in flight; nature & wildlife up-close. Our horses are well groomed, well trained & friendly. Perfect for day & night adventurers, couples & families with children of all ages. Also our famous private Bbq Fiesta. Enjoy a sunset dinner with BBQ Master Chef grilling up a feast of farm raised chicken, local meats, fish & fresh garden veggies. It's a very unique exclusive evening. Also,we have a new 10 platform canopy zip line which is amazing. We now are offering full combo packages eg : Ride,Zip & BBQ - An all afternoon activity & great value. If u want an adventure, we have it. Also,ask us about our amazing night time ride & zip activities. See u soon in da jungle. :-) Pura Vida.
Madison, Connecticut
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“Fantastic Zipline, horse ride, & BBQ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Our group was 3 couples and we did a combination tour of the newly installed Zipline, 1 hour horse ride, and then the BBQ dinner. It was our pleasure to get to know the manager Alex and his staff (Fabian, Jose, Carlos, & others). Let me start out by saying you are really missing out if you do not visit with these folks and do some of their tours. Everyone was friendly, courteous, and professional. The Zipline folks made you feel very safe and at the same time insured you really enjoyed yourself. It was a blast. None of us had done Zipline before and the 3 wives were quite scared. But they did it now are ready to do it again. Women with long hair should bring something to tie it up to avoid the possibility of it getting caught in the zipline. The first line is the biggest and longest and is quite intimidating but really fun. The others varied in length and speed, a really nice mixture. The ride though the hills was wonderful ending at dusk. We stopped halfway on a hilltop and enjoyed some beautiful views. Then, we were ready for some cervezas and food. Carlos cooked up the most fantastic BBQ including a freshly caught fish, chicken, pork, chorizo, along with some salads. It was a delicious feast that easily was the best meal we had during our 10 days in Tamarindo. Alex was the most gracious host and we all enjoyed trading stories and enjoying each others company, the food & drink, and the cool evening breezes. To conclude, this is simply a must do for anyone visiting Tamarindo.

Visited January 2013
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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thanks very munch for the great review & we enjoyed having you..!!
We do meet fantastic people,one of the cool perks of being in Paradise.
Pura Vida to all & again thanks for visiting us on the Black Stallion.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“LOVED THIS TRAIL RIDE, AND WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO TRY THE CANOPY ZIP”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Just 5 minutes from the cruisy beach scene of Tamarindo is the super cool Black Stallion Hills ranch. Owner and maitre D Alex has a great set up. Horse ride into the magical Hills, ranch style barbecue lunch. And now the biggest canopy zip line system in CA (i think?). I was one of the first to try it and Wow, it rocks. And i hear they are soon to add Folkloric nights with traditional dancing and music as well.

Visited January 2013
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Newport Beach, California
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“Black Stallion Ranch/Great Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The Best Time Ever. Riding, so close to Lola's to surf and the BBQ was fantastic.
Alex the Host is a very Warm Person, Taking care of everything. Pura Vida.

Visited January 2013
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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“Relaxed ride & delicious BBQ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We had a fantastic 2 hour ride.The ranch is beautiful ! the guide/cowboy was excellent
He did a few fancy tricks which was fun to see. After the ride the guys served up fresh lemonade & a BBQ buffet that was really delicious, it was a an perfect afternoon & evening.Ask about the new zip line they are working on looks amazing ! Great place !!

Visited January 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Great Service & truly magical experience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Truly worth riding up the rather boring Panamericain Highway just for the Barbecue here.
Being a non meat eater I ordered fish & was pleased when I saw that they had added a selection of veg without prompting! Unfortunately the rest of the gang tucked in too! It was an almost perfect blue sky that turned into a terrific Sunset. Although most of our group stuck to their motors for riding I managed to convince Mr P and we left our trusted beast & saddled up. Fab & although a little sore I will return for a Longer TIME VERY SOON!

Visited December 2012
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