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Discovery Horseback Tours
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ATV Full-Day Tour in Jaco
Ranked #1 of 74 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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4 reviews
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Reviewed January 7, 2011

First I have to say that we arrived very late to our tour because the drive was much longer than we expected. The directions were a bit difficult to follow. Also, a good portion of the drive was on a dirt road which we were not accustomed to driving on. We were glad that we were in an SUV! We almost turned around and didn't even go but boy am I glad that we made the extra effort to find Discovery.

We went on the jungle spa tour and had a wonderful time. The guide pointed out many interesting things in the rain forest on the way to the waterfall. We even saw capuchin monkeys!! Once we got to the waterfall they had delicious fresh fruit and juice waiting for us. The lava mud really made your skin feel wonderful and washing off in the waterfall was really refreshing!

This was one of the best traveling excursions that I have ever been on. The guides were so friendly and bake you feel like part of their family. They were so accomidating even though we were so late! The horses are well taken care of and very lovable!

Added note... The guides suggested a local place to eat that was on the river along the dirt road you travel to get there. Our meal was only about $5 each and it was the most wonderful food that I had the entire time I was in Costa Rica! The setting was also gorgeous. They also suggested that we travel a bit further down the dirt road to go to a butterfly sanctuary. It was only about another 15 minutes drive and it was a very nice place to stop.

Visited August 2010
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kansas city,mo
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9 reviews
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“Wonderful jungle horse back ride!”
Reviewed December 29, 2010

The horses were amazingly well trained and easy to work with. The owners are very nice and helpful. We rode through the jungle and stopped at a stream. We then had the oppurtunity to have a mud bath. We even saw two tucans on our ride. I would deffinetly reccomend using Discovery Horse Tours.

1 Thank gopherman66
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“This tour is great!!”
Reviewed November 20, 2010

I have lived in jaco for 6 years and love to horseback ride. Andrea and Chris do an awesom job with there Dicovery Horse Tour. I went with my friend Nienke and Andrea was our guide and we had such a great time. I loved the area and the horses. Andrea gives a lot of information and is somuch fun to ride with. The mud bath was so nice and special. I recommend everybody to go check it out. I think it is also important to ride horses that are very well taken care of and Andrea and Chris do that a %100 !!!
Have fun xxx merel

1 Thank mschuringa
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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
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“Amazing Ride”
Reviewed November 15, 2010

Andrea and Chris run a top notch tour. Julia was our guide and she did an excellent job explaining all the flora, fauna, etc. Drive to get there was a little bumpy but great back country experience. Don't expect a swim up bar and champagne. This is a no frills but everything you'd expect from a Costa Rican backcountry ride. We saw monkeys, toucans, macaws, etc. To top it off, we took a volcanic ash mudpath underneath a waterfall..wow!

1 Thank PHI391
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Highlight of Jaco!”
Reviewed November 1, 2010

If you choose to do any activity while in Jaco this should be it! My boyfriend and I booked our ride through our front desk at the Club Del Mar. The staff raved about the tour and the owners when they recommended Discovery. They were absolutely right! Chris picked us up from our hotel in the morning and took us to our starting point. He couldn't have been more friendly or easy to talk to. When we arrived at our destination, we met Andrea and Julia, who were also extremely friendly and welcoming. You could tell right away that they all absolutely love what they do and love the horses. Following a brief tutorial, we took off and started our tour (the Jungle Spa Experience). I'd never rode a horse before but found it to come very naturally. The tour itself was breathtaking. Julia was our guide and she was very knowledgeable about the plants and animals we came across and the rainforest itself. We had an amazing time and wished that we could have kept going!

1 Thank Josieazsd
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