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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
| Mata De Platano, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
+506 8838 7550
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must do in Jaco Beach. Beautiful trails and nice morning activity. Horses were very mild mannered and lead was terrific.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cheritaylor
Discovery H, Owner at Discovery Horseback Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate the wonderful review and we enjoyed taking you through the trails here on the farm. Thank-you so much for spending some of your vacation with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely the best part of our trip. A great way to see Jaco. The grounds were nice, the horses were amazing. Shawna and Rod were great hosts. It was a great ride- we did the jungle spa. Good for all rider levels- we had both...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mich4230
Discovery H, Owner at Discovery Horseback Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear it was the best part of your trip. That makes our job and the horses job well worth it! We look forward to you coming back. Thank-you so much!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

We had an amazing experience with Rod and Shawna. There was some confusion regarding the scheduled ride upon arrival that conflicted with a guest who was there for the week. Shawna was very professional and explained the situation as she tried to work out the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gabfam
Discovery H, Owner at Discovery Horseback Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

it was such a pleasure to have your family here to spend time with us and our horses. I would welcome you all back anytime! Thank-you for the kind words and well wishes. If your son has the chance he is more then welcome to...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We booked a tour at Discovery Horse Tour for the very beginning of our vacation. We couldn’t chose a better way to start! As soon as you arrive in the property, you’ll get a warm welcome from Shawna and Rod, the owners. They have a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Aline M
Discovery H, Owner at Discovery Horseback Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so glad to hear you felt a connection with your horse, that is exactly what it is all about. We feel the horses deserve feeling connected to their rider. I feel passionate about the horses and the wildlife and nature so i am...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

Rod and Shawna have created a wonderful experience for both the experienced and novice equestrian. The horses are well cared for, well trained and well loved. The tour is absolutely amazing with an opportunity to see animals and plants unique to Costa Rica. The Jungle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank changenowconsulting
Reviewed 16 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CharlesH2937
Reviewed 14 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MCA-Canada
Reviewed 2 August 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 2 August 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kathlene b
Reviewed 30 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
12 March 2017|
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Response from Discovery H | 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
6 January 2017|
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Response from Discovery H | 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