My wife and I were lucky enough to spend our honeymoon enjoying the splendor of Santa Teresa and Mal Pais. We were even luckier to have Star Mountain Jungle Lodge as our accommodations. On top of that my wife grew up horseback riding in Montana so she was very excited that Star Mountain offers horse tours. The ride was a lot of fun and the highlight was a group of howler monkeys we came across on our way down to the beach. The tour is the perfect way to head to the empty beaches of Mal Pais as opposed to the more populated (still pretty much to yourself) beaches of Santa Teresa. Getting to ride through some hidden jungle trails and popping out onto a beach where literally the only company was the crashing waves was a real treat. Seeing the town from horseback gives you a perspective you could only appreciate with this unique activity.
The 2 hour ride was the perfect amount for warming-up to riding, particularly when you haven't ridden in years like my wife and I. They do offer longer tours and I know Mal Pais is full of incredible scenery so next time we go we will definitely be going for one of the longer tours.
Highly recommend this tour if you find yourself in either Santa Teresa or Mal Pais!
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