We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Pinto Horseback Riding Expeditions

Features Animals
Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 8492 3249
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Go with Marvin at El Pinto!

We took two rides in Montezuma, the second of which was with Marvin who owns El Pinto. Here is a... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
970dt
,
Champaign
El Pinto is back!!

I did a nice jungle tour yesterday with Marwin and his nice horses. He is doing a jungle trail down... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
ammimodin
,
Stockholm, Sweden
Read all 110 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
El Pinto Expeditions offers daily specialized private horseback rides,overnight moon rides and stays at our farm near Montezuma. The horses are family to us, so we love and take good care of them. They are well suited to trail riding, and we care very much about matching people with the right horse. Our speciality is beginner to intermediate level. Marvin gives instructions on techniques for safety & comfort for both the rider & the horse.
  • Excellent97%
  • Very good1%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pineapple” (15 reviews)
“jungle trail” (3 reviews)
“nice horses” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Montezuma, Costa Rica
CONTACT
+506 8492 3249
Write a ReviewReviews (110)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"pineapple"
in 15 reviews
"jungle trail"
in 3 reviews
"nice horses"
in 2 reviews
"marvin"
in 92 reviews
"swim"
in 8 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 6 February 2018

We took two rides in Montezuma, the second of which was with Marvin who owns El Pinto. Here is a very nice man who cares about his horses and cares about you. We could not have had a more lovely experience. Above all, AVOID Cabo...More

Thank 970dt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I did a nice jungle tour yesterday with Marwin and his nice horses. He is doing a jungle trail down to a river where we sat for a pineapple and you can swim normaly but it was after a heavy rain so it was a...More

Thank ammimodin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Marvin's horses are healthy and he clearly cares for them. We went on a trail ride in Delicias. Marvin is very personable and knowledgeable. When I return to Montezuma again, I'll definitely repeat this experience.

1  Thank JenaRN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2015

No tourist beach ride here.........Marvin takes his people up into the jungle canopy to see the "real " Costa Rica ! We saw lots of the "beach" tour rides....the horses are not happy and way too hot! Marvin takes you up into the jungle to...More

2  Thank Jeff S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

We just came back from a beautiful morning ride with El Pinto. The horses looked amazing, listen very well and you can see how much love and efford Marvin puts in taking care of them. He has a lot of respect for his animals and...More

1  Thank Maud G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Everything said about Marvin and his horses is true! We had a wonderful morning with a great guy and the best trail horses I've ever ridden! I'm an experienced rider, but have never ridden horses without a bit (in their mouth) before! They were only...More

1  Thank The3wanderers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 January 2015

My girlfriend and I had lovely experience with Marvin and his horses as we toured around the scenic countryside outside Montezuma. He was easy to coordinate with and sent a driver to retrieve us from our hotel who brought us directly to the start of...More

Thank robbyt111
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Our ride with Marvin and his horses was very nice. Marvin is fluent in English, which was nice so that we could converse with him. Things I liked about this ride in comparison to others in Costa Rica: his horses had no evidence of ticks...More

1  Thank JenaRN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 December 2014

This is our third year spending Christmas week in Montezuma,and each year we have ridden with Marvin. He is incredibly warm, easygoing and most-importantly, takes GREAT care of his horses and his guest riders. Friends with seemingly everyone in the area, Marvin has access to...More

Thank WanderingWs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 September 2014

It made me curious looking over the reviews for this adventure: the OWNER was mentioned in the first sentence of almost every review. The ride, scenery even the horses came after the mention of Marvin. After a short time with Marvin we could easily see...More

3  Thank hazmaster
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Pinto Horseback Riding Expeditions staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;