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Address: Nosara, Costa Rica
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+506 2682 5096
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Personalized Horseback riding tours through the jungle and beaches of...

Personalized Horseback riding tours through the jungle and beaches of Nosara. Our horses are beautiful and trained for all experience levels. Every tour is customized to match the riders whether it is a short jungle kids adventure, or half-day waterfall treck or a sunset beach ride we make sure every rider leaves with an experience they will remember for a lifetime.

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Lovely Horses

Enjoyed a very pleasant and scenic ride with Playa Ponies. My wife and daughter are very experienced riders while I am certainly not. But I have ridden a few times on holiday and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
travellinman2009
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England
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93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a very pleasant and scenic ride with Playa Ponies. My wife and daughter are very experienced riders while I am certainly not. But I have ridden a few times on holiday and this was definitely the best horse I've ever been on. The horses are obviously very well cared for and behave extremely well. The ride goes through a... More 

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Bellevue
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Yesterday, I had one of the best rides of my life I've been riding horses my entire life and I always try to go for a ride on vacation. The horses are beautiful and well taken care of. Our guide, Nanno, was fantastic! He took care of my friend (a novice) and me perfectly. Our ride began at their gorgeous... More 

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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I didn't know what to expect going in, since this was my very first time riding a horse and I booked a private tour at the Nosara.com shop in Cafe Paris. The ride & experience was definitely a positive, as I got to ride with Alexandro (a teenager who was very open to helping me practice my Spanish). We went... More 

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Thank Ray G
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My family made a last minute reservation for a morning ride...Our guide was Alejandro who took through the forest and beach...our horses were well taken care of and provided us with an 1.5 hour of great scenery...highly recommend!!

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Thank Candice F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I was in Nosara on an amazing retreat. One of the activities was horseback riding. I was nervous and a little intimidated- I've only ridden a couple of times and both experiences left me with an awful impression. The amazing crew at Playa Ponies love their horses so much, and are so kind and compassionate they take incredible care of... More 

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csaiticachica, Owner at Playa Ponies, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review! It is so nice to see that our love and passion for what we do is appreciated and understood. Many of our horses and all of our dogs are rescues. Many people are impressed by this fact but the truth that you stated is that we may have rescued them but they are the... More 

Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2016

My family enjoyed riding a path through the nature reserve where we saw local wildlife and our guide pointed out the national tree of Costa Rica and other interesting plants. I wasn't sure how my 4 year old son was going to do on horseback, but the pace was comfortable and he did great! We traveled along playa pelada where... More 

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

I run a vacation camp program for poor kids in Esperanza. Playa Ponies hosted our kids FREE for three hours one January morning - riding horses, patting goats, etc. January is the busiest time of year here, and for this business to lose a morning to paying customers is beyond generous. Good people own Playa Ponies. Not to mention that... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

The owner was very kind & thoughtful with our group, which included 4 kids ages 5-10 plus 3 adults. He matched each child to the right horse & watched carefully to be sure they were comfortable & secure. He even provided transportation to and from Guiones. Beautiful ride through jungle & on the beach, and he answered all our questions... More 

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Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Thank you to Nano for giving my girls and I a really fun morning ride. I loved everything about playa ponies, Nano and his wife take such good care of their horses. My kids are young and Nano was very attentive, once they were comfortable we got to do some trotting which was the highlight. Now that I have kids... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2015

My boyfriend, friend and I went on a 2hr trail ride in the jungle and on playa guinoes and palada. We were all massively varied in our riding ability and I believe we couldn't of been suited better. Most places just chuck you on a faster or bigger horse when you say your experienced but Cassie (the owner) popped me... More 

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