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Rancho Chilamate Adventures on Horseback

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South Of San Juan Del Sur 10 km, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 8849 3470
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an amazing experience on horseback

Rancho Chilamate is off the beaten path. Our guide found it for us, otherwise, we would have never... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
heyjudithz
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Absolute highlight, do not miss this!

After reading plenty of five star reviews of this place, we had high expectations for our morning... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2018
Colleen D
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Rancho Chilamate offers guided horseback rides for adventurous travelers looking to get up close and personal with Nicaragua. The ride leaves from the ranch through the local community, into open fields and over hilltops for spectacular views, crossing the river several times for excellent wildlife viewing (almost guaranteed to see monkeys) and then to the secluded beach for a refreshment break and more riding adrenalin.This solar-powered private ranch caters to smaller, more intimate groups to ensure only the best of service. Let's Ride!
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South Of San Juan Del Sur 10 km, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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+505 8849 3470
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rancho Chilamate is off the beaten path. Our guide found it for us, otherwise, we would have never known about it. I believe that men actually work there, however, it appears to be run by an all-female staff who do a fabulous job. The gals...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

After reading plenty of five star reviews of this place, we had high expectations for our morning ride. My boyfriend and I have never ridden before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. To say the least, the ride exceeded our expectations above and beyond....More

Thank Colleen D
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Heather Blue v, Owner at Rancho Chilamate Adventures on Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Thank you Colleen! I especially love when a first time in the saddle experience is a good one. Here's to many more! and again thanks for the kind words for the staff. cheers.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

This was the highlight of my trip to Nicaragua. The ranch is amazing, the girls are incredible and the horses spectacular. We did a day ride to the beach and scenery was awesome. Once at the beach we got to run with the horses, the...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

This is my favorite travel experience anywhere of all time - and I've been many places and done many things.

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Wonderful people, accommodations, food and trip to the beach. Well worth your time to check it out. Away from the hustle and bustle of San Juan del Sur it a peaceful place to re-charge. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Great day out! The ranch is beautiful and the horses are clearly loved, healthy and cared for! (unlike many other horses we saw around Nicaragua) The ride was nice, more time on the beach though would have been nice! What made the day especially memorable...More

Thank Jessica H
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Wow! An experience of a lifetime for my besties 50th bday! We arrived just as a group were headed to the beach for the sunset and away we went. We were immediately impressed not only by the beauty of the ranch but especially by the...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

My expectations going into the trip were very high because of all the positive reviews Rancho Chilamate has on TripAdvisor. I am happy to say the experience really matched my expectations: what a beautiful ranch, friendly staff and happy + healthy horses!! You can book...More

2  Thank Maud E
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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

There is not one thing I can think of that would have Improved our day. The ranch is beautiful, the owner and staff amazing. The horses well cared for and fun. Even the ranch turkey is friendly. The ride was lovely with a highlight run...More

1  Thank Maritta R
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

If you're in the vicinity, you MUST go here, the horse ride was amazing- we did the 1.5 hour family tour, which was fantastic, we wish we could have gone back for the 3 hour beach ride. The staff is amazing, very knowledgable about the...More

1  Thank bklyn_world_traveler
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Luis A
May 8, 2018|
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Response from Diane B | Reviewed this property |
It was around 75$, one of the greatest places to go riding. Everyone is so friendly and the horses are amazing. Good times.
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Carleton H
May 18, 2017|
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Response from Heather Blue v | Property representative |
Hello. With a group of that size, we can do a private family ride. The 12 and 14 year olds much wear a helmet. What date were you considering? It is easier if you email us at via our web site for ride reservations. thank... More
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