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Discovery Horseback Tours

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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About Discovery Horseback Tours
Horse riding Jaco Costa Rica. Discovery horse tours were awarded a "Certificate of Excellence" in the Trip Advisor awards. If you want an unforgettable tour through the rain forest. Renowned for making sure the horses as well as the clients have a fabulous time they are "so much more" than just a horse tour! Specializing in small groups of no more than 8 people your tour will always feel personal. Located on a stunning 1500 acre private rain forest reserve, you will share the trails with no one but the wildlife. You will LOVE the horses who are safe, fun and most importantly happy and incredibly well cared for. Ride through pristine rain forest to the secret spring fed waterfall, or gallop along the deserted beaches. No experience necessary. Beginners will feel secure,confident and in control. Experienced riders can enjoy the thrill of galloping our fit and healthy horses across the open hay fields. Consistently described as "The highlight of our trip to Costa Rica".
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Sarah wrote a review Jan 12
Surat7 contributions17 helpful votes
Wonderful on many levels! As tourists, there is a responsibility to use money in a way that doesn't encourage unscrupulous or unethical practices. Sure, this is a bit more money, but you're paying for the horses to be well-treated, the staff to make a living wage, and for collaboration with landowners to avoid grazing damage to the local ecosystem. And on top of all that it is a gorgeous place with experienced guides!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Mike V wrote a review Jan 8
Montreal, Canada2 contributions
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This tour is an absolute Gem, highly recommend. We haven’t ridden a horse before but it’s completely safe, the horses are treated well and Rob who is from Victoria, BC has been doing it for 5 years since taking over the business. It is in the mountains and about 30 min from Jaco. The views are stunning and Rod is a great owner and deserves the business! Compared to a thirsty tourist trap!
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Response from Discovery H, Owner at Discovery Horseback Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
We appreciate the great review. Thanks so much.
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Carole RJ wrote a review Dec 2021
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One of the absolute best international touristy riding experiences!! This couple truly care about their horses and how they are treated during the hacks. Most horses have a rescue-origin, where the previous owners didn‘t treat them the way they deserved. I rode a rescue horse (Safiro), which used to be spurred. He is now an absolute delight to ride and be around. Rod is an awesome guide, who knows his way around horsemanship and prioritizes the horses‘ well-being and not the profit he gets. This trait is very valuable to me as an experienced rider, but also as a rescue horse owner. Will definetely come back here!!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from Discovery H, Owner at Discovery Horseback Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the fantastic review. It was a pleasure having you ride with us while on your vacation. Until next time.
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Caroline wrote a review Dec 2021
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This tour was just perfect and really fantastic! First of all: The horses are in great shape, Rod and his team take great care of them (give them massages in the morning, a bath etc) The horses are treated with a lot of love and like animals, not like a "tourist attraction“ (unlike many others do) - just how its supposed to be! The location is great, in the middle of the hills, nothing but great nature. We did the tour including the mud-bath in the dshungel and it was such a fun, beautiful and unforgettable experience! On the whole way, Rod told us a lot of interesting facts about the trees, plants, animals and we even were lucky enough to see our first tucan. Rod is a really great guy, he loves what he‘s doing, he is very patient with the horses and just super nice. All in all we will defently come back!! I reccomend this place to everyone that wants to ride horses because of the horses combined with a great, fun and never before experience. Also absolutly suitable for beginners!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from Discovery H, Owner at Discovery Horseback Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
We really appreciate the great review. Thank you for taking the time to spend part of your vacation with us. It was our pleasure having you.
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Bianca S wrote a review Dec 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Love this place! We had so much fun on our tour and you can really tell they love and care for all of their horses. A few of us where newbies and felt very safe and taken care of through out the experience. The farm is all rescue animals and they have such a gentle touch in handling the them. Our guides main horse had some issues with his leg making him use a different one that was not as used to leading the pack. When the horse stopped and did not want to walk up a hill etc he got off and walked with him instead of trying to force him / get angry. Loved seeing the kind connection with the animals. Would absolutely go on this tour again!
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Response from Discovery H, Owner at Discovery Horseback Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank ypi so much for the great review. Glad everyone enjoyed it. Come back anytime.
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