Horseback riding Jaco Costa Rica. Horse riding vacations Costa Rica. Award winning Discovery Horse tours.
Chosen to appear in the world wide advertising campagin by the Costa Rican Tourist board (ICT) as the 2013 face of Horseback riding in Costa Rica!
"If you care about the horses you ride, this is the place for you!"
At Discovery Horse Tours we are dedicated to providing a happy and rewarding environment for our horses. We are famous for our love of our horses and unrivaled customer care.
Voted No 1 tour in Jaco, and No 1 horse tour in the whole of Costa Rica by Trip Advisor, we are proud winners of the coveted Certificate of Excellence in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 awards.
Ride our calm, responsive and, most importantly, happy horses through our stunning 1500 acre private rain forest and farm reserve, we have 5 tours to choose from and specilize in small groups of no more than 8.
Check out the video below for a sneak preview on the Jungle Spa Ride.
Surrounded by abundant nature, look out for the monkeys, coatis, deer, toucans and macaws that make this pristine natural haven their home. You will share the trails with no one but the wildlife!
We run a truly authentic and non touristy opportunity to see the real Costa Rica! Whether you choose a 2.5 hour tour with your family or a week long vacation, rest assured you are in safe and professional hands. No matter if you are a nervous first time rider or a rodeo superstar, you will love your time with us.
We have strong healthy horses, but to ensure they are pain free in their work we operate a strict 200lb weight limit.
Discovery Horse Tours is owned and operated by British husband and wife team Chris and Andrea Wady.
Arriving in Costa Rica 11 years ago with just their rucksacks on their backs, they epotomise the work hard, but dream big ethos.
Passionate about showing that working horses can be treated with dignity and respect, they set about rescuing and rehabilitating horses, training them with kindness, trust and patience.
Building Discovery up, from their inital 3 horses to their current herd of 18, their dream became a reality; they are now the 4 times winner of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence and one of the worlds leading ethical horse tours.
Chris says of their realising their dream "For us it was easy, we vowed never to put profits ahead of the welfare of our horses hearts, minds or body, we have stuck to that rule always, it has always steered us well."
See for yourself why Discovery Horse Tours are the only horse riding operation in area that are recommended by travel guides The Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Fodders and Frommers, Moon guide and many others.
Discovery are legal, licensed and insured with certification from INS, Senasa and Minae. Located 20 minutes from Jaco, 35 minutes from Los Suenos and 1 hour from Manuel Antonio, in the village of Mata De Platano near Playa Hermosa.
Step off the tourist trails and experience the REAL Costa Rica!
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As featured in Your Horse Magazine, The Weekly Telegraph, The Western Morning News, Lonely Planet, Frommers Guide etc.
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