This is a very hard one to rate. The people who conduct
the horseback riding part were excellent. Very
knowledgeable and patient. My teenage sons and I felt very
safe, and we have only been on horseback a few times. The
horses are beautiful and kind. However, if you are going
because you want to see sites along the way, you may be
disappointed. Yes, you do go through the jungle, but on a
well-worn path, and there isn't much to see. You will go on
the beach, but only for about 15 minutes of the hour and a
half that you are on horseback.
I appreciate that these people and the horses work hard
at what they do. The lead guide was very friendly and made
sure that everyone was comfortable and doing well. There
were quite a few children on the ride, and they all enjoyed
it. I would recommend the tour if you have young children.
I just don't know what to say about there being little to
see. I give this four stars solely based on the people and
horses that gave us the tour.
- The description for the tour said there was nowhere to
change in order to go swimming afterwards. This wasn't the
case. The place you will be taken - about 40 minutes from
our hotel - is very accommodating. There are bathrooms,
showers and lockers for your stuff.
- Because quite a few other people on the tour arrived late,
we got a later start than I would have liked. We were told
we would head over to the horses about noon, but stragglers
kept coming in well after that time, and we had to wait for
them. Not the tour's fault. So, we got on the horses about
12:45 pm and rode until about 2:15 pm. Once we got everyone
off the horses and back to the restaurant, we only had 20
minutes until our ride came to pick us up at 3 pm. There
was no time to swim or do anything else.
- The snack included in the tour was chips, salsa and black
beans. Very good. It also includes soda, but make sure you
ask for that without ice if you are trying to avoid drinking
the water! If we had more time, we could have gone ahead
and paid for lunch there - it is a restaurant. But again,
there was no time.
- If you want a simple, peaceful adventure - especially if
you have young children - this is a nice little trip.