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Discovery Horseback Tours
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ATV Full-Day Tour in Jaco
Ranked #5 of 75 Outdoor Activities in Jaco
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Owner description: Horse riding Jaco Costa Rica. Discovery horse tours were awarded a "Certificate of Excellence" in the Trip Advisor awards 2011,2012 and 2013. If you want an unforgettable tour (tours duration ranges from 2.5 hours up to a full day, or a full week!) through the rain forest, on the beach or into the mountains Discovery Horse Tours are total equine professionals. Renowned for making sure the horses as well as the clients have a fabulous time they are "so much more" than just a horse tour! Specializing in small groups of no more than 8 people (4 on the beach)your tour will always feel personal. Located on a stunning 1500 acre private rain forest reserve, you will share the trails with no one but the wildlife. You will LOVE the horses who are safe, fun and most importantly happy and incredibly well cared for. Ride through pristine rain forest to the secret spring fed waterfall, or gallop along the deserted beaches. If you are on Honeymoon check our website for details on your private rain forest adventure with champagne and a private mud bath. No experience necessary. Beginners will feel secure,confident and in control. Experienced riders can enjoy the thrill of galloping our fit and healthy horses across the open hay fields. Consistently described as "The highlight of our trip to Costa Rica". Famous for the love of their animals, customer care and attention to detail; you will love your time with Discovery Horse Tours! All our horses are trained using Parelli Natural horsemanship, they are treated with respect, dignity and love, we take our time to match clients with the right horse making sure they have a wonderful time.
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

the love they have for their horses is what made us book our reservations, but the relaxing ride we enjoyed to the refreshing mud bath is what will keep them on our itinerary for future visits! as an animal lover, i admire the care and training methods they have put into their rescued horses. our guides Andrea & Leanna were very in tune with what their horses needed and with what we expected out of this style tour. they explained so much about the flora & fauna of their area and seem very well educated. they were also very patient and encouraging to my 9 year old son. as we cooled off in a small hidden spring, they served juicy pineapples & sweet watermelons with delicious juices.

Thank mama_mga
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"mud bath"
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"jungle spa"
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"rescue horses"
in 27 reviews
"natural horsemanship"
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"well taken care"
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"riding experience"
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"skin feeling"
in 10 reviews
"natural spring"
in 18 reviews
"volcanic ash"
in 19 reviews
"horse riding"
in 23 reviews
"costa rica"
in 188 reviews
"healthy horses"
in 7 reviews
"experienced riders"
in 23 reviews
"beautiful horses"
in 11 reviews
"tortuga del mar"
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"open fields"
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Myself and my family went on the "Jungle Spa Adventure" tour last week. Our children are ages 7 and 5 and we absolutely loved the tour. We have never been horse back riding before. Our guide was terrific…she was extremely knowledgeable and wonderful with our boys. The horses were beautiful and so well cared for. it was a perfect morning!

we will definitely be back the next time we are in jaco and i would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.

Thank Outerlimit
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was our second trip with our young family to Costa Rica and our first riding experience there. From the moment of arrival we realized we had stumbled upon a unique experience. Andrea and Liana greeted us with warmth and grace and it was obvious within moments they treated their guests, their environment and most of all, their horses with respect and dignity. They were very accommodating to our young children and were quick to adapt to our varied skill levels and interests, providing plenty of information and attention to suit each of our needs. A gentle walk through the beautiful, serene surroundings, accompanied by helpful insights into the history and tips about the surrounding environment were topped off by a volcanic mud bath and welcomed fresh fruit. We rode, played, laughed, breathed fresh air, learned a bit about our surroundings. All accompanied by helpful encouragement along the way for our little ones. This was an experience, not just a horseback riding excursion that will not be long forgotten.

Thank Ted T
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

While I have had limited experience on horses, this was certainly a fantastic one! My family and I were traveling through Costa Rica looking for unique experiences and this certainly proved to be one of our most favorite days of the whole trip.
Even though we were beginners, Andrea and Liana made us all feel comfortable and relaxed on the horses, and the horses were therefore comfortable with us. As has been pointed out by all of the reviews, these rescue horses have certainly found a place to be loved and cared for. Our guides were knowledgeable, relaxed and fun....and we enjoyed the views, and learning about the rainforest around us....and the mud bath at our final destination was wonderful!
I highly recommend this tour for anyone!

Thank Caitlin S
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

It's hard to put into words how amazing this experience is. Andrea was the guide for my teenage daughter and me on the jungle spa ride. She was so knowledgable about the area and taught us many interesting things about the jungle. The beauty was beyond words. The mud treatment was fabulous. We have horses we ride all the time at home, but Andrea also taught us a lot about horses. Riding without bits was a new and eye-opening experience for us. The horses were very well-behaved and responsive. This truly made an impact on our lives. Thank you so much for sharing your passion.

Thank Jodi K
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