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Rancho Chilamate Adventures on Horseback

#3 of 47 Outdoor Activities in San Juan del Sur Features Animals
South Of San Juan Del Sur 10 km, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 8849 3470
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Great place

Really no need to write a review on this place as they have so many positive already which should... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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What can I say..it's epic

If you ever had a dream you wished never to wake up from this is it! The one thing you have to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rancho Chilamate offers guided horseback rides for adventurous travelers looking to get up close and personal with Nicaragua. The ride leaves from the ranch through the local community, into open fields and over hilltops for spectacular views, crossing the river several times for excellent wildlife viewing (almost guaranteed to see monkeys) and then to the secluded beach for a refreshment break and more riding adrenalin.This solar-powered private ranch caters to smaller, more intimate groups to ensure only the best of service. Let's Ride!
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“sunset ride” (29 reviews)
“cowboy boots” (17 reviews)
South Of San Juan Del Sur 10 km, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 8849 3470
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really no need to write a review on this place as they have so many positive already which should help anyone considering staying here. But I'll just add to that support of this amazing place and say that it absolutely lives up to its great...More

Thank isurf75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever had a dream you wished never to wake up from this is it! The one thing you have to experience in life, the number one thing to do on your bucket list. I don't think there is a place similar in the...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

To experience the real Nicaragua you must meet Blue and her cowgirls! Ranch style living at its finest. Understated rustic elegance. Amazing surroundings and authentic architecture. Killer meals. Ranch rides with professional photos to keep the memories alive forever. Best looking horses and dogs you'll...More

Thank Karinda L
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Blue and the crew at Rancho Chilamate are fabulous! Whether your there to enjoy the beautiful horses and some riding, the fantastic beaches, some surfing, the Nicaraguan culture in San Juan del Sur and the surrounding area, or just there to relax, this place can't...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We went on a sunset ride and everything was perfect! We got boots, pants, socks and hats at the ranch and we were ready to go. It was my boyfriends first ride and the staff at Rancho Chilamate made him feel really comfortable. The galloping...More

Thank An_1994
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Galloping on bareback while on a beach has been a dream of mine since watching the "Black Stallion". I did not ride on bareback, but Bandido sure galloped so fast that I could only hear the sound of the wind and feel the vibration of...More

Thank Tennishockeymom
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

As a pretty fearful beginner, I was so grateful to have such an outstanding experience! Great staff, horses, and scenery! Will not disappoint!!

Thank nataliebajandas
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I can't say enough good things about my Rancho Chilamante experience! What a gorgeous property! Very relaxing. Wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. And the beautiful, beautiful horses! The trail ride was scenic and lead to a beautiful beach where you can ride like the...More

Thank Cherisse H
ChilamateChica, Owner at Rancho Chilamate Adventures on Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words Cherisse. We hope you have an opportunity to get in the saddle with us again as well. Giddy Up!

Reviewed 22 April 2017

I stayed here for one night and it was a very good stay. Location is about 20minutes from San Juan centre which makes it very relaxed. They have a nice pool. I really liked it that we share the dinner with all the guests and...More

Thank GertJan82_Utrecht
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about the folks here! After hearing up in cowboy boots, hats and bandanas we took a breathtaking ride through the forrest and hills to a nearly deserted beach. Getting the horses up to a gallop along the water was amazing!...More

Thank Pursue_The_Sun
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Carleton H
19 May 2017|
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Response from ChilamateChica | Property representative |
Hello. With a group of that size, we can do a private family ride. The 12 and 14 year olds much wear a helmet. What date were you considering? It is easier if you email us at via our web site for ride reservations. thank... More
Allyn A
2 May 2017|
Response from ChilamateChica | Property representative |
Hi Allyn. We time our rides to arrive to the beach at low tide. So for May 26 - 28 we pick up in town at 7am, 7:30 and 8:30 respectively. We would love to have you join us. The best way to make a reservation is via our... More