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“Great first horse experience”
Review of Brisas del Nara

Brisas del Nara
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Quepos, Costa Rica
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great first horse experience”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

We did the half day tour. Our 1 and 4 year olds rode with us, our 8year old rode a small horse. the horses were well trained and well cared for. the kids were required to wear helmets. Our guide was excellent and took us n an alternate route than normal so that we would have a safe spot to swim since our kids are so little. He was very personable and even played with the kids. the meals were great! The whole family was very welcoming. I thought it was a bit pricey.

Visited July 2012
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English first
Mississauga, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Nice experience. Tough for your rear.”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Unfortunately we went during low rain season, so the waterfall was just a trickle, yet we were able to swim in the little waterfall pool. The tour lasted about 2 hours both ways, horses bit slow, but that could be not knowing how to ride a horse. Food was ok. People very friendly

Visited March 2012
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic - Luis is the best horse guide in costa rica!”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

Hey, i submitted this place to tripadvisor because it was not on here and now here it is! We went to brisas del nara becaus the adh who we were rentong from recommended hem. Horses seemed well treated. It is a family style place in the countryside. Thry were very fair in negotiations and food was great. We got breakfast and lunch included in a half day tour. Luis, our tour huide spooe perfect english and had a lot of great tips about costa rica and we had a very nice time riding wth him. I was happy to not be ina big group.

I was so impressed, i promised him i would get them listed on tripadvisor so more people can find out about their ranch.

Enjoy your ride!

Thank poppadella
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“Wonderful experience for families with young children!"”
Reviewed February 4, 2012

We booked a half-day horseback tour through our hotel, and a driver picked us up promptly at 7:50 AM. Our tour guide, Luis, offered information about culture and the flora and fauna of the region as we drove a half hour to the stables. Once there, we had a delicious breakfast of gallo pinto, eggs, and juice and then mounted our horses. From the moment he met my daughter, who is five years old, he treated her with particular kindness. He allowed her to ride with him on his horse (much faster than ours) and galloped with her at her request . . . several times. We're pretty sure it's an adventure she'll never forget.

The horses appeared very well cared for, and very calm. Mine (as originally my daughter was going to ride with me), was perfect for a child or parent/child combo. Luis is an exceptional guide. He's young and energetic, friendly and compassionate. He gave gentle direction to first-time riders and told his group even more information about the flora and fauna we saw as we rode. Halfway through the ride, we stopped at a swimming hole (cold) for a dip, and then rode back for a traditional Costa Rican lunch of chicken or fish, rice, beans, potatoes, and squash.

Our group asked Luis endless questions about food, language, culture, music, horses, and horticulture--he had a ready and interesting answer for us every time. He sat down with us at lunch and answered our questions at length.

I highly recommend this tour to anyone . . . but especially to families with children--the two-hour ride through varied terrain is beautiful, and the people who run Brisas del Nara are absolutely delightful.

Visited February 2012
Thank raptorgirl
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