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Casagua Horses Tours

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Painted Pony Guest Ranch | Finca Casagua, Route 155, Portegolpe, Tamarindo 10000, Costa Rica
+506 2653 8041
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Great ride good guide

Luckily I did not book a touristic tour "nose-tail" by some of the companies offering riding tours... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2016
Reiseruud
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Stabekk
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Spirited Happy Horses

I like to do a horseback ride on every vacation, and sometimes even do vacations just to ride... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2016
JM2007SJ
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San Jose, CA
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The Best Horseback Riding! Casagua Horses Tours at the Painted Pony Guest Ranch, a complete Equestrian Center providing high quality horseback riding tours lessons,and training, is just minutes from Tamarindo and Flamingo beaches on Route 155. Ride comfortable, well trained horses with professional bi-lingual guides. Favorite tours include the Old Spanish Trail,Forest to Sea, Natural History Tour, the popular Cantina Tour & local fiestas and Topes. Experience a real taste of Guanacaste's famous horse culture. GPS N10.35186 W85.72683
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Painted Pony Guest Ranch | Finca Casagua, Route 155, Portegolpe, Tamarindo 10000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Luckily I did not book a touristic tour "nose-tail" by some of the companies offering riding tours near Tamarindo. I wanted a good ride with some challengers and a nice tour. At first, I send a mail to the ranch. But nobody answered my mail....More

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casaguahorses, General Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Thanks for your kind comments. We are happy you were able to have a private ride with Esteban, he is a great teacher and trainer. Our horses are well trained, but they are more of a challenge than the "nose to tail" variety tourists often...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2016

I like to do a horseback ride on every vacation, and sometimes even do vacations just to ride horses for a week. So, when we decided on Costa Rica, I started researching options to ride horses once while we were in Tamarindo. I found this...More

2  Thank JM2007SJ
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casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2016

We are happy you could find us. Our riders can book directly with us or with one of the agencies we work with world wide. We can individually design your riding vacation whether a day ride or an extended stay. Thank you for the detailed...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

We rode on excellent and well trained horses with Esteban. The scenery was terrific as was the commentary on the area. The horses were not only responsive and well mannered but were also very gentle.

Thank J W
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casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2016

Thanks guys, we enjoyed having you ride with us and always appreciate meeting new who learned about us from thier riding friends. Word of mouth has been a wonderful way for riders to learn about us. We hope you will be back again soon.

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Reviewed January 26, 2016

We were immersed in the horse culture of the region. Throughout the 5 days of riding, at a pace set by us, we were able to observe and listen to continuous explanations of animal life and plant life that we encounter, including the history of...More

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2016

We really are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Having small groups or even private rides, we are able to design each riders stay and the kind of rides with clients. For us personalized service whether horses, meals or other tours, is important. Sharing...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2016

We did the "Forest to Sea" ride with Casagua Horses and had a great time. It was just me, my hubby, one other lady and our guide Esteban. The horses were very nice and the ride was easy and casual. We went through a small...More

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casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2016

Riding on long stretches of white sand beaches, especially during a spectacular Pacific sunset, is one of our most popular and memorable rides. Many ask for this ride, however we only do our beach rides at low tide, so it is offered only a few...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2016

I stayed at the ranch for one week and it was wonderful!! First class amenities, horses and hosts. Kay and Esteban will make sure that you have a fabulous vacation. They are extremely knowledgeable in the area for what to see and do. The riding...More

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casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2016

Thank you! We love to share the local cowboy culture and Guanacaste down home hospitality. Designing your week-long riding package with us gives us the opportunity to experience the best of Guanacaste....and of course have fun doing it. Come back soon.

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Reviewed January 12, 2016

This ranch is absolutely fabulous. I have grown up riding horses so naturally I had to take a horse ride while in Costa Rica. The horses are very well cared for and aren't tired or worn out when you ride them. You see some of...More

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2016

Thank you for your recommendation. We do love our horses and really appreciate it when our riders share their views with other potential riders. Come back again soon.

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Reviewed December 9, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at the ranch and did 2 rides. Everything was perfect. Kay's breakfasts were amazing and the best we had anywhere in Costa Rica. The accomodations were awesome, a beautiful villa with much privacy on the ranch a few hundred feet from...More

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casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2016

We are happy your stay with us was enjoyable. We take a lot of pride in our horses and service we provide our riding friends. It is very nice to hear that experienced riders appreciate the training and temperament of our horses. Do return again...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Me and my hubby took the Guanacaste your. 2 hours on the horses plus a break for fried chicken in a local cantine. Horses were friendly and well trained. We had lovely time.

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2016

Wonderful. Our Taste of Guanacaste Tour with the option of some of the best fried chicken and chips in the area, is one of our most popular tours, especially for families and folks that want to experience the real Costa Rica.

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Reviewed September 1, 2015

We went on the Taste of Guanacaste tour with Kay and Esteban and had a fabulous time. We enjoyed the calm nature of the horses (since we are novice riders), the chance to get a glimpse of local surroundings, and to have a tasty dinner...More

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casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2015

THank you for your kind comments. It is important for young riders to have a good experience with horses to build a foundation for life long riding. THe Taste of Guanacaste tour is perfect for families and beginner riders, but can be adapted for the...More

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Cindy M
March 25, 2018|
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Response from casaguahorses | Property representative |
Hi, We specialize in small group or private tours and match rider abilities. I would suggest a semiprivate ride for the two of you. We do offer our Forest to Sea ride, but only offer it at low tides and not during... More
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Carina J
February 12, 2017|
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Response from casaguahorses | Property representative |
Dear Carina, Thank you for the inquiry. We do not take little ones on trail rides, but we do offer children's lessons in the ring to introduce them to horses and give them a safe ride in the ring. At times, if they have... More
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Steve C
December 10, 2016|
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Response from casaguahorses | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. Certainly, we would love to have you ride with us while you are here. We offer a variety of day rides for all levels of riders. We just need to know your experience, height and weight to... More
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