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The Riding Adventure
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to ride Healthy Horses with a Bilingual All Around Horsemen on a Customized beach riding adventure located near Manuel Antonio Beach and Jaco Beach. Specialized in small groups and customized tours. With a lifetime of equestrian experience my brother Gustavo and I (Diego) welcome you to enjoy our Personalized service complemented with well-trained mustangs, forested trails and secluded beaches. Our commitment: every rider will be match with the best possible mount according to riding ability, weight and personality. Tours are customizable, horses are happy and healthy, and we guarantee a comfortable and personal interaction for the duration of your tour. Beach ride can be customized from 1 to 2 hour riding time including wager and riding instructions. Delicious lunch at ocean front beach restaurant is optional! transfers from Manuel Antonio and Jaco available upon request
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Besides the beauty of the ride (which was MAGNIFICENT), what I enjoyed the most was the opportunity to actually ride a horse. They do not constrain you to going single file and slow but you are allowed the freedom to trot and gallop lightly. For those in my group who did not know how to ride - they were taught. The horses are on a higher level than most horseback riding companies - they are extremely well trained and respond quickly to all of your instructions and will not move on their own.
My mother was terrified to ride and Diego (the host) accommodated her with a smile and patience as well as easy to understand instructions.

If you plan on going horseback riding in Cost Rica - this is definitely the place to choose.

1  Thank mw1168
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Reservations R, Gerente at The Riding Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Beyond beautiful !!

A very nice expresión from your mother riding next to me !

No words needed after that!

Great family !

Thanks for tour review !!

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Diego, Diego. Diego, which means flexible, reliable and professional. His horses are just as reliable. These well taken horses actually enjoy taking you for a run in the surf. My family has been on a number of riding adventures and you can tell when the horse isnt into it due to over use and poor training. Diegos horses are his family and he knows them intamitely so you can throughly trust your family to be in safe hands during the ride. Diegos knowledge of the flora and fauna are vast and due to his impeccable English he can share beyond simple wording. If there's one thing I'd recommend while in the Estirillos area it would be taking a Riding Adventure with Diego.

2  Thank Terry J
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Costa Rica usually knows what tourists want to do and serves it up in mass quantities, but there is still plenty of opportunities for serendipity. Intimate moments that literally fulfill your wildest dreams. And that's the business Diego is in.

Here's how it works:
You contact him and arrange a time to meet (and you should give him ample head's up because the service he provides is incredible, popular, one-of-a-kind, and in demand). He meets you at the beach with a horse and then you ride with him in your small group or perhaps a small group for two hours, on the beach and IN THE OCEAN. ON A BEAUTIFUL HORSE. And he's a lovely guy. Amazing story. Loves horses. Loves people.

My 8 year old daughter has been riding horses for two years and is comfortable with the animals but by no means an expert. He quickly sized up her experience and then led her on an incredible trip up and down an almost empty beach, flanked by coconut palms and the gentle waves.

My daughter, who is quite loquacious, hardly talked the entire time. Not because she was bored or uncomfortable but because she was completely at peace with the horse and the beach. Not an easy thing to pull off these days.

It was like a scene from a movie.

This isn't a mass tourism experience, and you aren't going to see flyers for his business or hotels steering you towards what he does. But if you found him here or on his website, believe me, it'll make your trip.

1  Thank Hall A
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Diego was a generous and patient guide for us. He was knowledgeable about his horses and allowed much freedom to ride them as long as we were being safe. Highly recommended if you're in the area!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We took our entire family of eight, ranging from ages of 25 down to 8 years old for our kids. Diego and his brother, Gustavo, were true professionals. Regardless of your horse riding ability, they will teach you the basics, gauge the level of your group, and accommodate accordingly. Very friendly, but strict with the rules, great with our kids, and we highly recommend The Riding Adventure on Esterillos Beach to anyone visiting in this area of Costa Rica. Delicious lunch at the end, as well!

1  Thank Kathleen S
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