Discovery Horse Tours, JacoCurrently Open
- Address: La Quina, Mata De Platano, Jaco, Costa Rica
- Timings: 08:30 am - 02:30 pm Details
- Phone: +506-88387550
- Tags: Tour, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Adventure, Picnic Spot
About Discovery Horse Tours, Jaco
Discover Costa Rica’s enchanting and dazzling beauty, the colourful flora and fauna, the picturesque dense green forests, breath taking seascapes and captivating beaches on the back of a horse. Go through roads less travelled, through back country and feel the radiance of the jungle. At Discovery horse tours you become one with the horse you are riding on. You enter an unknown world and the beloved horses will give you a sense of achievement, whether you are a beginner or experienced.
Owned and operated by British husband and wife team Chris and Andrea Wady, the horses are trained with utmost care and love. They are treated with utmost respect and ridden with loose reins and saddles. Some of these fine animals are rescues which have been retrained to offer safe rides. There are several tour packages and all booking must be done in advance. There is a two and half hour tour which will take you through the jungle spread over 1500 acres of private reserve, where monkeys, coatis, deer, toucans, and macaws keep you company, as you ride into the wildlife!
Though the horses are strong and healthy, the weight limit is 200lb to ensure the horses are comfortable and pain free. The horses are calm, happy and very responsive.
Of the several packages, there is the daily tour which takes you through pristine rain forest. This path leads you to the water fall where you can immerse yourself in a natural spa. The duration of this ride is 2.5 hours and it’s for $65 per person. El Pueblo is a 4.5 hours ride for $110 per person, taking you through stunning vistas, and spectacular views of the river. The Honeymoon Rainforest spa is for $150 for 2.5 hours. You are served tropical fruit salad and champagne, and pampered with a spa treatment. The Beach tour is a full day tour where lunch and drinks are provided, all for $130. There is also a tour which packages all the above tours and you can spend an entire week at Costa Rica and enjoy horse riding every day of the week.
Discovery Horse Tours are now teaming up with leading Parelli instructors, Yogis and Costa Ricas premier surf instructor to enable you to enjoy a perfect holiday.
Discovery Horse Tours Information
- The tours have groups of 6 people so a lot of personal attention is given.
- Tours include fresh fruit and drinks.
- There is one bilingual native speaking English guide.
- Best to wear long pants, sneakers and to bring sunscreen. If you are on the Jungle Spa ride, wear your bathing suits under your clothes, don't forget your towels.
- They do not accept credit card and cancellation has to be done 24 hours ahead.
- Senior citizens are welcome but they must be able to get on the horse unaided.
Restaurants Near Discovery Horse Tours
- Los Almendros Restaurant Esterillos Oeste- Caribbean, Asian Fusion.
- Pavillion Restaurant- American, Seafood, Costa Rican, Organic.
- Pizza Bocha- Argentinian
- Global Chef Cuisine- Continental
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Discovery Horse Tours, Jaco Reviews
Fantastic experience. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and the horses are well cared for. We rode up to a mountain waterfall and did a mud spa treatment that would have been unaffordable for us anywhere else. Great photos. Wonderful memories.
My husband and I rode here today on the jungle ride. Shawna and her husband are very friendly and greeet guests warmly. Shawna was our guide and pointed out a number of tropical plants, trees, birds and insects. We had a welcome rest at a little waterfall where they served beverages and some fresh fruit, which was very welcome as it was so hot. The horses are extremely well cared for and quite beautiful. I have had foot surgery so it is a bit more difficult for me to mount and dismount and Shawna was solicitous. I highly recommend this truly authentic experience on a beautiful Costa Rican preserve.
I have bad balance and getting up the stairs to get on the horse is hard for me. When I asked for help they told me that they weren't going to deal with it and gave me my money back. My friends all went and I had to ride in the car. I have NEVER been denied an activity before and that was extremely embarrassing. Very unprofessional.
These people rescue horses and dogs and provide the most beautiful and informative tour I've ever been on. Full disclosure, I woke up that morning and said "oh man do we really have to go horseback riding, I'd rather go surfing". Turns out this amazing tour with waterfall volcanic clay body spa was the highlight of my trip.
Discovery Horse Tours is a life-altering experience to have while in Costa Rica! The horses are gentle, well trained, sweet beasts -- most of them rescue animals who have been lovingly brought back to health and happiness to finish off their days carrying happy tourists through wonderful forests, fields, and beach trails. I was picked up at my hotel near the stables, and whisked away to a horse farm near Playa Hermosa for a helmet fitting, a quick tutorial, a brief explanation of their mission statement -- and off we went. And what a ride! We saw white faced monkeys, vultures, and every sort of tropical foliage one could hope for, all under the careful eye of our guide, who managed to keep us on our horses, while at the same time describing what we were witnessing around us. It was magical. And the most magical aspect was perhaps the owners Chris and Andrea, heroic Brits who have devoted their lives to this labor of horse love. Bravo!