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Discovery Horseback Tours

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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Mata De Platano, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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+506 8838 7550
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Myself and my two daughters booked on the morning ride for the Jungle Spa Adventure with Rod and Shawna. We booked directly via their website and all communication was excellent. I have ridden with a few horse riding tours in Costa Rica and I can...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had booked directly based on all the great reviews on tripadvisor. My family of 5 arrived in the morning looking forward to the horse ride. Unfortunately there was a mixup with our reservation and we were not expected by the owners. But they accommodated...More

Thank MCA-Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel to Costa Rica very frequently and this has been one of our favorite activities. Five of us, including four adults and one 9-year old, arrived for the morning tour and immediately fell in love with the horses and the family who owns the...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my and my boyfriend's favorite excursion in Costa Rica and one of the most memorable things I've ever done. The tour guide was so fun and informative. The ride itself through the fields/rainforest was gorgeous. The owner even let us stay and watch...More

Thank kathlene b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Discovery Horse Tours horses are the healthiest and best trained of any horses I have seen in the 14 years I have been going to Costa Rica. Rod and Shawna the owners are super nice and knowledgeable about the rainforest. The jungle mud spa was...More

Thank HermosaChica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just spent nearly 3 weeks in Costa Rica as part of my 60th birthday celebratory year. The whole holiday was built round a week long ride with Discovery, which totally lived up to my expectations. 4 very different rides, probably my favourite was...More

Thank wendy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this! Our guide was sweet and knowledgeable about everything. The horses, the flora, fauna and any questions we had. They even accommodated different riding levels for the different people in our group and let some of us more experienced riders do some trotting/cantering/galloping while...More

Thank Brianna G
Discoveryhorsetours, Owner at Discovery Horseback Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Its easy to be sweet with great guests like you! We appreciate the time you take from your day to write a review because we understand that life is busy and its not always easy to stop for something like this. You are welcome!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shawna helped me get over my fear of horses! She has so much knowledge about these animals and helped me feel comfortable around them! You can tell how much she cares for them, non of the animals are over worked or unhappy. The team there...More

Thank Jordyn P
Discoveryhorsetours, Owner at Discovery Horseback Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You did it! You rode with what you perceived as a large scary animal with very little fear. I know your horse sensed your love of animals. By stepping in with them, learning about your horse and its behaviours. Both horse and human getting an...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

At first I booked a tour via email with Riding Adventure, however after offering me a discount, Riding Adventure then kept wanting to change the price, ride, or time. We went with Discovery even though it cost significantly more and I am glad we did....More

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Discoveryhorsetours, Owner at Discovery Horseback Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thank-you for having your family ride with us! There is so much joy having kids here to be a part of nature and the life of horses. To be comfortable and confident with our horses at any age is important to us here at Discovery...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This was one of our favorite adventures during our week-long stay in Costa Rica. Rob and Shauna were super hospitable, educated, and are very aware and sensitive to the environment. I had no worries about our safety as they were sure that we understood the...More

Thank dennisin8
Discoveryhorsetours, Owner at Discovery Horseback Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

We are so happy you enjoyed your tour with us! Thank-you very much for the review. Safety for our riders and the love of our horses and the environment that surrounds us all is important to us, and I am so glad to hear it...More

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CubaSiSi
23 March 2018|
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Response from Laura W | Reviewed this property |
I wore shorts one day and was fine, but it is better to wear trousers of some description. Any closed toe shoes should be ok. No opened toed shoes as these are dangerous around horses. If they tread on your feet (anywhere in... More
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Sony72
12 March 2017|
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Response from Discoveryhorsetours | Property representative |
HI there, thanks for contacting us. The main issue would be weight the rider must be under 200lbs in weight. If you can contact us via the website we can discuss more the needs of your rider and see if we can accomadate... More
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grace97225
6 January 2017|
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Response from Discoveryhorsetours | Property representative |
HI there and thanks for your question. Yes totally ok for a 9 year old. We take children 5 years and over. For any children of any age over 5, if they are nervous, we have a guide walk alongside them and lead them. If they... More
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