Horse riding vacations in Costa Rica with award winning Discovery Horse Tours.

2.5 hour horseback riding tours convenient for Jaco and Los Suenos.

"If you care about the horses you ride on vacation, this is the place for you! Most of our horses are rescues who have been retrained to offer you a safe and ethical riding experience, we vow never to put profits ahead of the horses welfare. Our customer service is truly unrivaled."

Surrounded by abundant nature in our 1500 acres private reserve, look out for the monkeys, coatis, deer, toucans and macaws that make this pristine natural haven their home. You will share the trails with no one but the wildlife!

We run a truly authentic, ethical and non touristy opportunity to see the real Costa Rica on horseback! Whether you choose an unforgettable week long vacation, or join us for our incredible 2.5 hour trail rides, rest assured you are in safe and professional hands.No matter if you are a nervous first time rider or a rodeo superstar, you will love your time with us and our horses

Our horses are all shapes and sizes from kids horses to big and tall weigh bearers; they are all strong, fit and healthy, however to ensure they are happy in their work we operate a strict 200lb weight limit. (Please remember, wherever in the world you ride, horses should never take more than 20% of their own body weight on their backs, this includes the saddle and equipment, horses in Costa Rica are rarely over 1100lbs in weight, just because an operation says they can take heavier weights it doesn't mean they should, please always consider the animals first and foremost!)

At Discovery Horse Tours we are dedicated to providing a happy and rewarding environment for our horses. We are famous for our love of our horses and unrivaled customer care.

Check out the video below for a sneak preview on the Jungle Spa Ride.

Discovery Horse Tours is owned and operated by British husband and wife team Chris and Andrea Wady.

Arriving in Costa Rica 12 years ago with just their rucksacks on their backs, they epotomise the work hard, but dream big ethos.

Passionate about showing that working horses can be treated with dignity and respect, they set about rescuing and rehabilitating horses, training them with kindness, trust and patience.

Building Discovery up, from their initial 3 horses to their current working herd of 18 and 8 retirees, their dream became a reality; they are now the 5 times winner of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence and one of the worlds leading ethical horse tours.

Chris says of their realising their dream "For us it was easy, we vowed never to put profits ahead of the welfare of our horses hearts, minds or body, we have stuck to that rule always, it has always steered us well."

Some of Discovery Horse Tours accolades

Voted No 1 tour in Jaco, and No 1 horse tour in the whole of Costa Rica by Trip Advisor, we are proud winners of the coveted Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence for five stars in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 awards.

Chosen to appear in the world wide advertising campagin by the Costa Rican Tourist board (ICT) as the 2014 face of Horseback riding in Costa Rica!

See for yourself why Discovery Horse Tours are the only horse riding operation in area that are recommended by travel guides The Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Fodders and Frommers, Moon guide and many others.

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Discovery are legal, licensed and insured with certification from INS, Senasa and Minae. Located 20 minutes from Jaco, 35 minutes from Los Suenos and 1 hour from Manuel Antonio, in the village of Mata De Platano near Playa Hermosa.

Step off the tourist trails and experience the REAL Costa Rica!

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As featured in Your Horse Magazine, The Weekly Telegraph, The Western Morning News, Lonely Planet, Frommers Guide etc.