First of all I have to admit a bias here because I think That Esteban and Kay are two of the nicest people we have met during our travels, but I am not reviewing them. i am reviewing their beautiful Finca Casagua or Painted Pony Ranch. My family has stayed with Kay and Esteban three times and all three times have been wonderful. I am not a horse person, but my wife is and my whole family has enjoyed the horse rides through the small Costa Rican village of Puertogulpe. Any level of rider will be at home with Esteban leading the ride. In addition to the horses you have access to all of Kay and Esteban's knowledge about the entire Guanacoste area. Advice that has saved my family and I hundreds of dollars and hours of travel time. We always look forward to spending time at the Painted Pony Ranch whenever we come to Costa Rica. I would recommend this place to anyone, and have on many occasions.
- 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