Marvin has recently moved his horseback riding operation to Cabuya which is a quiet fisherman’s town south of Montezuma. Cabuya is very remote and the “main” street is just barely a crossroad. However, there is a lot to offer in terms of horseback riding and exploring the area. Marvin offers beach or jungle tours or a mix if you wish. He’s the only horseback riding tour in Cabuya so he has maximum flexibility to offer you exactly the experience you seek. You can also negotiate different lengths of tours from just a couple hours to the whole day. We had a beach ride and stopped for a break at a lagoon so the horses can have a rest and we enjoyed water and fresh cut pineapple. For a wonderful surprise at the end of our ride, he treated us to local beers!
Marvin has lived in the peninsula a long time and can give you fun facts and tidbits about locals and where the culture has been and where it is going. What also struck me was how well he took care of his horses. If they show any signs of lameness he’d give them plenty of rest and proper vet care and put them out of commission for a while for tours. He has strong opinions about animal welfare and partly went out on his own in Cabuya because he would be able to offer a better standard of care for the horses. His horses are all very fit and have distinct and humorous personalities. Marvin has a good eye for them and for you too if you’re an inexperienced rider. He has good tips for riding and is always watching out for the safety of horse and rider. We had a wonderful experience and I’d recommend El Pinto if you want something less “touristy” and want to explore more remote and private lands.
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