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Address: Montezuma, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8492 3249
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El Pinto Expeditions offers daily specialized private horseback...

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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the best route to el chorro in montezuma

the horseride to el chorro waterfall was my favorite part of my trip to montezuma. we booked through zuma tours but, zuma didn't tell us to, but marvin (the horse rancher) really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2011
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

the horseride to el chorro waterfall was my favorite part of my trip to montezuma. we booked through zuma tours but, zuma didn't tell us to, but marvin (the horse rancher) really wanted us to have sneakers on! i guess we could've figured that out but oops! trying to crunch your toes to hold on to your flip flops for... More 

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Henderson, NV
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

Thank you Marvin and Dorothy for such a wonderful ride!! Dorothy was wonderful getting back to emails and setting me up for my trip even though I did it almost last minute. She made sure I was all set on the information I needed for the ride. While waiting for two others to to show up for the ride I... More 

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New Westminster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2011

I was recently in Costa Rica again, and this time decided to do some volunteer work with the people I rode horses with before. They started a volunteer program, and I decided to sign up for a week. I got to spend time with the horses, and despite being a little (well a lot actually) nervous, Marvin put me at... More 

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Tubingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2011

we went with marvin and his horses in august 2011 and it was just amazing. we did a few horseback riding trips in central america and this one was definetely the best! All the horses are really well cared, good educated and they really know they territory, so though tricky passages, we allways felt totaly save on the horses. the... More 

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

I've ridden with El Pinto Expeditions on many occasions, I've experienced and seen the professionalism of the complete ride and as well as the fine handling of the horses and the directions given in both English & Spanish , so in my opinion, the post of the throwing, the broken ribs and the walking back must somehow be a mistake... More 

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ElPintoExpeditions, Owner at El Pinto Horseback Riding Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you for your confidence in us. We do hold the safety and comfort of both our clients and our horses in high regard The person who posted the review you're refering to realised, after I contacted him, that it was not us who did the tour he was on. Both he and I asked TA to remove the post,... More 

Prosper, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2011

Martin was cautious with the kids but helped them feel confident and have a great ride. It was a long ride, some parts more interesting than others. We really enjoyed it and felt like it was a good value.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

My fiance and I did a tour with Marvin and his horses this July. We were the only 2 on the tour, so it was just like we had a private guide of Montezuma...Perfect!! The ride was just beautiful, along several unspoiled beaches north of Montezuma. The best part of the trip was how much Marvin loved his horses. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2011

The reviews are all true!! I emailed to organise the trip before I got to Costa Rica and Dorothy was the perfect contact, efficient, helpful and so nice, a complete pleasure to deal with !! Marvin was like having a real cowboy with you super nice and very experienced intuitively knowing what to do to help you get the best... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2011

I recently planned a trip to Costa Rica and came across El Pinto Expeditions and got incredibly excited based on all the reviews. I quickly got in touch with Dorothy & Marvin to arrange my boyfriend's & my horseback riding tour and Dorothy was incredibly quick to respond and so helpful with details and rescheduling our day when we needed.... More 

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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2011

Made a last minute decision to go horseback riding while here in Santa Teresa and contacted Dorothy at El Pinto. The tour started at 2PM and goes till about 5:30 or slightly thereafter. The afternoon on horseback was great. Marvin got us all set up and we enjoyed a leisurely stroll all the way to a waterfall where we relaxed... More 

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