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This is the perfect mix of adventure, nature & luxury! Join a local horseman and get deep inside the “pura vida” culture of Costa Rica for a truly authentic experience. Unbelievable meals, well cared for and reliable horses with exceptionally smooth gaits, incredible scenery and secluded beaches to gallop along are just a few of the highlights.
The trip will feature a variety of accommodations, including a beatifully restored hacienda, 5 Star Resort Punta Islita and beatiful beach houses. Your luggage will be waiting to meet you at each destination. We will ride through jungles, swim in estuaries, see howler monkeys, dive into waterfalls and soak up the sun & surf as we go all the way from the ranch to the beach. A spectacular journey through exclusive parts of Costa Rica not seen by many.
The journey begins at a lovely ranch in the valley of the historical La Mansión, in the district of Nicoya -a small agricultural village settled in 1891 by a group of 100 families led by Antonio Maceo.
The following days will be spent on the pristine and lonely beaches of Corozalito, Bejuco, Jabilla, Costa de Oro, San Miguel & Coyote. Parts of the Trek have challenging features and the Costa Rican horses will impress you with their surefooted and calm abilities.
Horse & Tack, Bilingual local guide
We will pick you up at the Liberia International Airport, (or at your hotel) and take you to La Grama Ranch located in the cowboy country of the peninsula of Nicoya. When you arrive you will enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our fabulous cook Zeidy. Recover from your flight and enjoy the warm tropical breezes as you rest in a hammock spotting birds in the nearby trees and hearing the local animal sounds. Dont be surprised if you also see and hear howler monkeys making their way through their days as well, as this is their natural habitat.
We will load the horses on the truck for their transport to El Calvo Waterfall, the tallest waterfall in Central America. We will saddle up and make our way down to the river through exciting switchbacks. We will make a stop at the water hole where we will have lunch and cool off in the river. After a light lunch, we will continue our journey to the coast, riding through the beatiful dry forest, with its amazing trees and interesting animals, following the Ora River and crossing back and forth all the down to the little town of San Pedro. After unsaddling our horses and putting them to pasture, we will take our private van and check in at the amazing Hotel Punta Islita. Dinner will be waiting for us at our villa with private pool overlooking the ocean.
Breakfast served at the Hotel Restaurant until 10:30 am. This is the day to enjoy the beautiful Punta Islita resort and all its amenities and activities available, like the twilight zip lining (included, kayaking, spa, surfing, visit the red macaw rescue center, or bring a good book and soak up some rays. Your local cook will prepare your meals right at the house. After lunch, we will go for a beautiful sunset ride (optional). Tonight we will go out to Boqueria don Ramiro for dinner, the food is amazing there and is always fun to meet the locals.
Exact departure time will depend on the tide, but we will make and afternoon ride for about 1,5 hours before arriving at Playa Corozalito. We will continue along the coast and into Playa Bejuco, a secluded paradise far off the beaten track, where riders who wish to can gallop in the sand and surf for more great photos. We then have to cross an estuary at the end of the beach to reach a privately owned beach house in Playa San Miguel, where we’ll spend the next two nights. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze and a delicious meal served at the house terrace. The horses will stay in a pasture right in front of our beach house.
This is our last day at the beach. You will have all morning to explore Playa San Miguel and play in the waves with your horse. After a great lunch served by the ocean, we will load the horses on the truck and head home ourselves. The van will take you to Liberia International Airport or any hotel nearby. Transport to other destinations can also be coordinated if you have decided to stick around Costa Rica.
Thanks for riding with us!
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