Join us for our award winning "Tropical Trails" riding vacation, choose between 6 or 4 nights.
Partner one of our beautiful Andalusians, Ibero's, Criollos or Quarter Horses to ride through spectacular virgin towering rainforest to a secret natural spring, here you will enjoy a rejuvenating natural mud bath that will leave your skin feeling as soft as the day you were born. Another favorite you will experience is to ride through and along side the crystal clear Rio Turribalita, arrive to cooling swim holes, float in the cooling waters, and take in the spectacular scenery.
On our incredible beach ride, you will canter along a deserted beach, fringed with palm trees, with loose reins and smile that will make your face ache!
Experience the real Costa Rica in safe hand and on sure footed hooves, all with a back drop of fun, laughter and new friendships!
Discovery Horse Tours epitomizes the well know Costa Rican phrase of Pura Vida!
Most of our horses are rescued and retrained using friendship, love and positive reinforcement, this results in mentally, emotionally and physically happy horses. All of our horses enjoy life barefoot, bitless and living free to roam in their herd.
Develop a deep trust and partnership with your equine companion for the week, whilst enjoying the incredible scenery, gourmet food and great company.
Dates available all year.
Our 6 night adventure in detail.
Day 1 Sunday.
Relax in your air conditioned private transfer and take in the wonderful views as you are driven from San Jose International airport to your beach front hotel in Playa Hermosa on the stunning Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.
Day 2 Monday.
Start the day with a beautiful breakfast in a beachfront local eatery, then come and meet your equine partner and enjoy your first trail ride of the week.
We head out into the heart of the 1300 acre reserve Discovery calls home for the Jungle Spa Adventure. Looking out for monkeys, toucans and parrots along the way, we weave our way around the reserve and deep into the rainforest to a secret natural spring. Here we luxuriate in a volcanic clay mud scrub; your skin will feel incredible.
You will emerge feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and with photos you will treasure forever.
After a healthy and filling lunch we whisk you away to a favorite tour, the crocodile and bird watching boat trip. See incredible prehistoric 18ft crocs from the safety of your boat and let Jose, the captain with a great sense of humour, guide us up the river he has called home since childhood.
See an incredible array of wild birds, and other Costa Rican animals on this unique and unforgettable afternoon set in the most beautiful of scenery.
Day 3 Tuesday.
After a hearty breakfast we will head out for a ride on the crystal clear Rio Turribalita. We will head up river and along the banks to pristine swim holes to cool off. Float on your back taking in the unrivalled backdrop of tropical rainforest whilst the water quietly resets your natural rhythms.
Following the ride we enjoy another delicious local lunch and you get to choose which tick you make on your bucket list, choose from mastering the art of surfing, to whizzing through the tree's on a zip line. If you want to take it a little slower you can opt to stretch it out in a yoga class or rest and relax for a massage. A firm favorite is taking a liberty lesson to form a magical connection with your horse. The choice is yours!
Day 4 Wednesday.
Time for a horse free day, with a visit to a majestic rainforest conservation project. This place is like heaven on earth. Enjoy the natural rainforest trails and suspension bridges, safely connecting the rainforest canopy this will take your breath away. Swim in the waterfalls and immerse yourself completely in the bio diversity of Costa Rica. They even have their own micro brewery!
Day 5 Thursday.
Anyone for a tropical beach ride? Quite honestly, nothing compares to this. Deserted beaches, flocks of wild scarlet macaw parrots, and endless palm trees. A once in a lifetime ride. Following a leisurely lunch we will take you back to your hotel where you will get to enjoy some well earned beach time. Relax in the hammock, read your book and maybe take yourself off for a walk on the beach and a cocktail at sunset.
Day 6 Friday.
Following breakfast, we will head out, this time to enjoy the fabulous Trail less traveled.
This is an wonderful ride taking you off the beaten track through deep forest, and across rural farm land, this is great for spotting wildlife. Replenish with a tasty lunch and a surprise sunset trip with Rod and Shawna (horse free) to round off your vacation of a lifetime.
Day 7 Saturday.
Heading back to San Jose in your air con private transfer, get busy planning your next trip with us!
Pricing for a 6 night vacation is $1995 or four nights for $1300 including all taxes. Please contact us for more info on the four night package.
This price includes all transfers to and from the airport, to the ranch and back each day, 6 nights accommodation at the beautiful beach front hotel Tortuga Del Mar in Playa Hermosa (discounts offered for room sharing)
Price also includes breakfast, and a hearty local lunch (evening meals are not included but lovely restaurants are located within a very short walking distance from your hotel). Also included are all trail rides (all rides are between 2.5 and 3 hours long) and additional local tours. Prices, obviously, DO NOT include flights from your destination country or meals on travel days.
We got you! All you need to do is book your flight and we will take care of all other details for you, you don't need to worry about a thing. From booking the hotel to collecting you from the airport, rest assured we have it all covered. Just relax and let us give you a vacation of a lifetime.
Booking secured with a $500 deposit.
This schedule can be subject to change (especially during rainy season).
You can click on the link below to see our hotel of choice, the beautiful Tortuga del Mar, another option for a hotel is Club Del Mar located, if you choose this hotel, please contact us for the price difference.
- Tortuga del Mar: a really nice beach front boutique style hotel, great hosts and clean pretty rooms with swimming pool.
- Club del Mar: a super resort style hotel, ocean front with a great restaurant. see website for prices.
Restricted to riders under 200lbs in weight.