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

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

"If you care about the horses you ride on vacation, whether for a day tour or a horse riding vacation in Costa Rica, 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.

Our award winning Horse riding vacation Costa Rica is second to none."

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 an advanced horse owner, you will love your time with us and our incredible horses.

Our horses are all shapes and sizes, from Andalusians and Ibero's, Criollo and Quarter horses, from small ones for the kids to big and tall weigh bearers; they are all strong, fit and incredibly healthy; however to ensure they are happy and comfortable in their work we operate a very strict 200lb weight limit.

At Discovery Horse Tours, Horse riding vacation Costa Rica 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 13 years ago with just their rucksacks on their backs, they epitomise 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 14 and 8 retirees, their dreams became a reality; they are now the 6 times winner of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence and winner of the "Most Unique Experience" in the Luxury Travel Guides 2016 awards. They are today one of the world's 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

Winner of "Most Unique Experience 2016" in the Luxury Travel Guide awards. 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, 2015 and 2016 awards.

Chosen to appear in the world wide advertising campaign 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 so highly commended by travel guides The Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Luxury Travel Guide, Fodders and Frommers, Moon guide and many others.

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Discovery are proud to be a fully licensed and insured operation 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!

As featured in Your Horse Magazine,Natural Horse Magazine,The Trail Rider Australia,Luxury Travel Guide, Intelligent Horsemanship magazine,Trail Rider USA ,Parelli Savvy Times,The Weekly Telegraph, The Western Morning News, Lonely Planet, Frommers Guide etc.

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