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“nice people, but NOT amazing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hacienda las Agujas

Hacienda las Agujas
Agujas, Jaco 506, Costa Rica
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Ranked #18 of 39 things to do in Jaco
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“nice people, but NOT amazing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We found this company through a tour sales office in Jaco. I'd tried calling on the phone earlier but only got recordings. So we went to a tour office and ended up getting the company--maybe they only take reservation through an office nowadays. The tour office was very quick to accommodate our schedule (same day). We came back and were taxied to a place where the horses were waiting for us. Aaron and Andrew were our guides. Great guys--but not the best guides. The horses were good for the most part--Aaron, whose family owns the company knew the horses well and helped us from the back. A couple of them were a bit lazy and stubborn. But we had ridden before and it was fine. My main complaint is that we didn't take enough time to observe and enjoy the animals along the trail. We saw several--toucans, a monkey, an owl....tried to pause but the horses wouldn't listen.... Perhaps we didn't insist enough. Anyway, the trail is decent, views nice, and Aaron tried to have us go to diff. parts of the trail for the optimal views. We changed the trail direction at one point so we can see the sun setting over the ocean. The guys were very relaxed but I think it would help if they were a bit more engaging, esp. with kids--we have three. Granted, Andrew doesn't even work for the company (he's a friend) and Aaron speaks very little English, but has a sunny disposition. I think once Aaron learns more English, he'd do a good job. This could have been a more memorable experience--but for now, it's not too diff. from our experiences in the US. I really do hope they get better because we like them!

Visited April 2012
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“Vivian was lovely, our cowboy Juan was skilled & fun, the property is amazing, we felt very safe on the well-kept horses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

The farm is eay to find with the GPS. The tour waseven better than expected; a great tour of the cattle ranch, through a small river, up in to the forest, across a lovely beach. Saw some wildlife as well as the cows and horses of all sizes. The tour guides were friendly. Vivian can speak English. It was the perfect amount of time -2 1/2 hours, and reasonably priced. Some of us had never ridden before and the horses were well behaved, very enjoyable. Worth the money for a true Costa Rican adventure!

Visited December 2011
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