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Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

I have always felt the best way to see a place is with friends/family who are from there. Kay and Esteban made us feel like we went to stay with some friends in Costa Rica. Kay (an American expat for over 20 years), somehow manages to be concierge, travel agent, chef, riding instructor, guide, cultural liason and mom all in... More 

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abu dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Our family of four stayed here for three nights recently. Our teen girls took an amazing horse ride with Esteban. Kay's breakfasts are wonderful and she was a wealth of information about where to go and where to eat. We loved the property, the friendly dogs, the sweet horses, and the wonderful atmosphere. Our villa was perfect for us and... More 

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Konstanz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

My visit happend a few years ago (but that date wasn't avalible) ;) I went on a ride with my mother and we were guided by Esteban. The ride fittet our riding skills, the horses were beautiful and extremly well trained. We lerned a lot about the area and everything was ajusted to our wishes. I belive that the ranch... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Kay and Estaban were great hosts and have the most wonderful facility. The horses were lovely and we had the best time relaxing in the back yard around the pool. The food was second to none and we certainly enjoyed the extras such as the Tope, bull riding, and zip line.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Kay and Esteban are friends you never knew you had until you visit their fabulous guest ranch! Great food, service and horses. What more could you want? Kay and Esteban will go out of their way to make sure that your vacation is what you want it to be - whether that be super relaxing or super busy. Their horses... More 

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Asprieres, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We stayed with Kay and Esteban for a week and wanted to combine riding with relaxation and seeing the sights in Costa Rica. Kay put a programme together for us that was ideal. Nothing was too much trouble and arrangements were very fluid if we wanted to change our minds. The food was delicious and we looked forward to what... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Kay and Esteban are the perfect hosts for every horseback rider from novice to the experienced. Esteban is the "horse whisperer" whose love of his horses shows in the respect they have for all riders, and both Kay and Esteban work tirelessly to provide the riding level, length of ride(s) and destinations each rider wants or needs. They are expert... More 

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casaguahorses, Owner at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Hey Guys, Thanks for taking the time to review us. I was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us and explore the corners of Costa Rica few see. We hope you will come back soon, next time maybe we can see turtles, and not just shells. Fond memories. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

My family and I (wife + 2 teenagers) stayed with Kay and Esteban at the Painted Pony for 3 nights earlier in August and from our arrival and invitation to local CR horse fiesta - suggested by Kay - we were over the moon with everything that had been prepared and unfolded over our stay. This place is very special... More 

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casaguahorses, Owner at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

We equally enjoyed having you and your family at the ranch. It is wonderful to have people who not only ride, but have a deep respect for horses and horse management. We feel the ranch is an oasis so close to so many wonderful places to ride and convenient to all the popular tourist attraction. We hope you will come... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our trip was everything we had hoped for: excellent horses, interesting countryside, and great hosts. Kay and Esteban make you feel like family, and Kay is a great cook, too. The house and grounds are lovely, in the midst of beautiful tropical plantings, and being right on a ranch with horses everywhere you look is heaven for a horse person... More 

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casaguahorses, General Manager at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay. We are a little off the beaten path but close to Tamarindo, Conchal and the other area beaches. We consider the ranch an oasis of tropical trees and plants, with the bonus of monkeys daily passing through the ranch. Come back soon. More 

Sooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

It was truly an amazing experience to be on a ranch where the relationship between human and animal was so intertwined you could feel the positive connections. The Casita was perfect with all the right luxuries that you would want and won't get at a chain hotel. The breakfasts were amazing and if you still hungry afterwards you may have... More 

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casaguahorses, General Manager at Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay. We are a little off the beaten path but close to Tamarindo, Conchal and the other area beaches. We consider the ranch an oasis of tropical trees and plants, with the bonus of monkeys daily passing through the ranch. Come back soon. More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Painted Pony Guest Ranch,recognized as one of the best guest ranches, provides personalized horseback tours, B&B, and complete vacation packages. Located on Route 155,the main road to Tamarindo, just 20 minutes from beautiful Pacific beaches and 40 minutes from the Liberia International airport. The working ranch is an oasis of lush gardens, giant trees, tropical birds and howler monkeys, and boasts some of the best horses and riding in the area for horse lovers of all ages. Enjoy a full ranch breakfast daily and other meals by arrangement. The owners, Kay and Esteban will make your visit truly memorable. Daily rides as well as weeklong horseback riding packages on comfortable horses trained with natural horsemanship and professional bilingual guides, a real Taste of Guanacaste. GPS N10.35186 W85.72683 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Painted Pony Guest Ranch - Costa Rica

Address: Finca Casagua, Portegolpe | Route 155, Tamarindo 10000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $105 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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