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“Horseback riding in the surf” 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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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
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“Horseback riding in the surf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This horseback ride was amazing! Marvin, the tour guide and horse owner, does an amazing job accommodating your skill at riding and showing you the landscape. He knows his horses like children and has a good way of matching horse and rider. The scenery is breathtaking, and the rugged hike on foot is much more enjoyable on horseback. Marvin even brought water for everyone and a fresh, ripe pineapple in his saddlebag. The he even carries an actual machete which serves as both brush pruner and pineapple slicer. Best of all, Marvin accommodated my intermediate riding level by allowing me to canter freely down long stretches of beach. My mount, Nisa, was happy to work with me and run.

Visited August 2012
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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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“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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