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“Most fun day in Costa Rica” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Pinto Horseback Riding Expeditions

El Pinto Horseback Riding Expeditions
Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 8492 3249
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Owner description: El Pinto Expeditions offers daily specialized private horseback rides,overnight moon rides and stays at our farm near Montezuma. The horses are family to us, so we love and take good care of them. They are well suited to trail riding, and we care very much about matching people with the right horse. Our speciality is beginner to intermediate level. Marvin gives instructions on techniques for safety & comfort for both the rider & the horse.
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
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“Most fun day in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We had so much fun learning (clumsily) to ride horses with Marvin. He was patient, funny, and he takes good care of his horses. Thank you, Marvin, for a great day that we will never forget!

Visited July 2012
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Fun and informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Marvin was terrific. Great, informative, beautiful day! Beautiful ride on beach and jungle to waterfalls. Nice break with water and best pineapple I've ever eaten. Highly recommend this expedition!

Visited July 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“Marvin, the horses, and the beaches are great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We had a fantastic time on the Beach and Waterfall Tour!

The horses are clearly well taken care of and well behaved. My wife had some difficulty, although the problem was more with her than with the horse :-).

Marvin was really interesting to talk to and we talked about all kinds of things, including globalization, the tourist economy of CR, his background, his horse business, etc.

When we arrived at the ocean waterfall, we hiked all around it and through the tidal pools. After exploring, we shared a fresh pineapple and some water with Marvin and the horses and then headed back to Ylang Ylang. On the way back, a giant boa constrictor began to cross the trail in the middle of our group. Marvin cooly calmed us and the horses down and we continued back to Ylang Ylank after the snake crossed the trail. This was an unexpected exciting part of the ride!

Thanks, Marvin!

Visited May 2012
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Mission, BC
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful horses on the beaches of Montezuma”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

My husband and I took the horseriding tour with Marvin and it was wonderful. Great scenery, nice canter on the beaches. The horses were excellent. Would definitely recommend taking this trip.

Visited May 2012
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Fredericton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“If you only do one thing in Montezuma this has to be it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We had the pleasure of going with Marvin on his horseback ride. His horses are in great shape, well cared for and very well trained.It was hard to believe they still responded to neak reining after all the different people that have sat upon them. The ride is about 8 km each way and the trail travels along the beachs and in the jungle. The waterfall was beautiful and worth the ride.
This was the best Horseback tour we were ever on and hope to do it again. Thanks Marvin Pam and Neil

Visited May 2012
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