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We use two horseback riding companies that offer different tours at different locations. You can choose which one you like:
Discovery Horseback Tours, at Playa Hermosa
This tour will take you through stunning scenery and natural forest. Surrounded by amazing flora and fauna, you will arrive at a beautiful secret waterfall. Immerse yourself in a natural spa skin treatment that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. This tour is perfect for first timers and experienced riders alike. A perfect combination of riding, relaxation and fun. A completely unique experience that won’t leave you feeling sore.
Note: The pictures above belong to this tour.
Horse Tours Jaco, at Rancho el Encanto
Horse Tours Jaco is based at Rancho El Encanto, a beautiful horse ranch and equestrian center surrounded by beautiful hilly farmland. We have several trails, based on experience levels.
Our most popular for the more novice rider is about 2.5 hours.
We start off in the arena with a short riding and safety instruction session, before riding out to the river where we meander along a shady trail looking out for seasonal riverside wildlife, toucans and scarlet macaws. We then cross over into farmland with woodland and leafy trails, and start to ascend into the mountain, where we have stunning ocean views of Jaco Beach, and surrounding areas. We then make a loop around the mountain and other side of the farm to return back to Rancho El Encanto.
Our second tour for the experienced rider, winds around the mountain adjoining the arena, giving magnificent views of the surrounding primary and secondary forest, culminating at the top plateau hosting a spectacular panoramic view from Puntarenas, the marina and Herradura, all the way to Jaco Beach.
- TOUR LENGTH: 2.5 hours
- TIME: Flexible, ask for availability.
- INCLUDES: Fresh fruit, cold drinks and guides are the owners of the business.
- WHAT TO BRING: Long pants, shoes for riding, sunblock, swimming gear & camera.