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Playa Ponies

#14 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Nosara Features Animals
Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 5096
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awesome experience

we went out yesterday with Playa ponies and had a really fun time. It was a last minute thing and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mathieu f
Lovely Horses

Enjoyed a very pleasant and scenic ride with Playa Ponies. My wife and daughter are very... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went out yesterday with Playa ponies and had a really fun time. It was a last minute thing and Carrie was very flexible when we booked and gave us a couple options. Neno (owner) was a great guide and nice to get to know....More

Thank mathieu f
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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...More

Thank travellinman2009
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...More

Thank Mary Gin B
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Ray G
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!!

Thank Candice F
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Roxie_0102
csaiticachica, Owner at Playa Ponies, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2016

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...More

Reviewed 6 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,...More

1  Thank doyleh777
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...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank VBCL
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...More

1  Thank TeeeeBone
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Where is Playa Ponies located in Nosara?
17 January 2015|
Response from cherie m | Reviewed this property |
Head north from Playa Guiones towards Playa Pelada, and just at the gas station ( La Bamba) turn left. It's about 1/2 mile down that road on the right hand side.