Casagua Horses Tours

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The Best Horseback Riding! Casagua Horses Tours at the Painted Pony Guest Ranch, a complete Equestrian Center providing high quality horseback riding tours lessons,and training, is just minutes from Tamarindo and Flamingo beaches on Route 155. Ride comfortable, well trained horses with professional bi-lingual guides. Favorite tours include the Old Spanish Trail,Forest to Sea, Natural History Tour, the popular Cantina Tour & local fiestas and Topes. Experience a real taste of Guanacaste's famous horse culture. GPS N10.35186 W85.72683
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sorayagirl61455
Macomb, IL24 contributions
See Guanacaste from the Saddle
Mar. 2021
If you are looking for a Costa Rica memory to take home, there is no better place to find it than Casagua Horses. This was not our first trip to Kay and Esteban's little corner of paradise; it was our sixth. As I read through past reviews and those of other visitors, I'm so impressed with the consistency. Whether you are an occasional, beginning or experienced rider, Casagua Horses has something for you. Kay and Esteban are the definition of kindness and hospitality. This kindness extends throughout the ranch from the beautifully cared for horses to their concern that everyone enjoy their stay. Whether it's a short ride or a visit of a few days, this place does not disappoint. The only downside is leaving. And yes, we are planning trip #7!
Written March 22, 2021
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sorayagirl61455
Macomb, IL24 contributions
Better Every Time!
Jan. 2020
A visit to Painted Pony Guest Ranch is to experience Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This was not our first visit; actually it was our fifth. On our visits to Costa Rica we have stayed in a variety of hotels and had wonderful experiences. However, a trip would never be complete without a stay to Painted Pony Guest Ranch. Kay and Esteban treat each visitor like family. It's the perfect place to relax and enjoy pura vida with howler monkeys in the trees and the horses grazing in the pastures. We have had a chance to take lessons with Esteban who is one of the best teachers we've ever had. The trails through the towns and countryside are always a treat, and Esteban enjoys sharing his home territory. Kay is equally knowledgeable about the horses and answers our endless questions. Plus, her breakfasts are not to be missed! Even if you don't ride, Painted Pony Guest Ranch is a great choice. If you do ride, this is the way to experience part of Costa Rica's horse culture. I cannot think of another place which only gets better each time we visit. No matter how long we stay it is never enough and we start looking forward to the next trip as we leave for home.
Written February 15, 2020
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casaguahorses
BIG Thanks! Let's plan no.6
Written February 16, 2020
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Julie N
Taunton, UK7 contributions
Best holiday ever - as always
Had an amazing time staying with Kay and Estoban. The horses are amazing and so incredibly well schooled it was an honour to be able to ride them. Kay’s hospitality is 2nd to none and the food outstanding - might all sound gushing but believe me it’s true!
Written November 17, 2019
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Monique C
Los Angeles, United States2 contributions
Learning about Horses
Feb. 2019 • Family
I took my 7 year old daughter to visit the Casagua Horse ranch. I was impressed that the training was not just about riding the horse, but included all of the important things a beginner should know about the history of horses, their health, how to approach them and how to walk around them.

They were so patient in showing her how to get in the saddle and how to communicate with the horse using the reins. My daughter had a great experience, and when we return to Costa Rica, we will definitely be returning to Casagua Horses Tours for more horse back riding.
Written March 5, 2019
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Thanks, it is so important to introduce children (and adults) about how to be around horses and build a fountation for riding for a lifetime. So many people are afraid of horses because they had a bad experience. We want to build partnerships, safely and having fun at the same time. Please come back soon.
Written March 6, 2019
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LiaGlen
Melton Mowbray, UK12 contributions
Best riding holiday EVER
Feb. 2019 • Solo
I had a fantastic time. Kay, Esteban and all the staff really pushed the boat out. Everything was perfect; accommodation very clean, cosy and comfy; the horses are a treat to ride; food was incredibly tasty and plenty; all very well organised and Kay and Esteban are so knowledgeable. We had great rides through villages and on the beaches. I am already planning my next stay :-)
Written February 23, 2019
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Thank you, so happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you bring your hubby with you next time. Keep in touch, you are family now.
Written February 24, 2019
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sorayagirl61455
Macomb, IL24 contributions
The Best of Pura Vida
Jan. 2019 • Couples
This was our fourth visit to Casagua Horse Tours, and we cannot envision a trip to Costa Rica without including it in our itinerary. That's how great this place is. No matter which ride you choose, this is the way to see the Guanacaste countryside while enjoying exceptional horses. Kay and Esteban always make sure that every rider has a unique experience even for return riders like us. Esteban is a master horseman and many riding levels are accommodated. Kay takes care of the endless details so there are no worries. If you can, stay for a few days to enjoy great hospitality and pura vida! We are already planning trip #5.
Written February 4, 2019
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Gracias, it is always a pleasure to have riding friends return. There are always new things to experience in Paradise. And to give you a variety of steeds, our homegrown horses are growing up to provide new riding partners. Looking forward to planning trip 5 with you.
Written February 5, 2019
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Tom F
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Excellent Horse Vacation
Nov. 2018 • Family
I and my two teen daughters had a delightful 4 day stay at the ranch. Seeing Costa Rica from atop a fine horse was the highlight of our trip. Kay and Esteban were the best of hosts. Custom planning for each day worked out wonderfully. Next time we will stay for a week. I highly recommend this private ranch stay
Written December 21, 2018
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Thanks, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the ranch. Horses are a great way to see parts of Costa Rica that many visitors miss. We look forward to having you join us again to see more. Happy Holidays to you and the girls.
Written December 23, 2018
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Alison B
Vancouver, Canada14 contributions
Kay and her staff are Amazing!
Apr. 2018 • Family
We took our 2.5 year old daughter here to ride a horse in their pen. We called ahead the day before and Kay offered to fit her in for 30 minutes before they took regular riders out on their tour. We can’t thank her enough for being so generous with her time. Kay didn’t just put our daughter on a horse and ride her around which is what usually happens elsewhere. She took the time and taught my daughter about horses and their shoes and how to touch the horse and where to look while riding. My daughter got to touch the horses feet and even groom the horse at the end with a brush. It was such a positive experience. We will definitely be back the next time we come to CR. Kay even introduced her to their dogs and cats. My daughter couldn’t have been happier. Thank you so much!!!
Written April 28, 2018
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You are most welcome.. We really enjoy introducing children, young people and even adults to horses...the right way. We always want them to have a positive experience with horses and be safe. We sometimes are strict, but riding with children in front of parents or going out on trail rides before they can handle a horse, is not safe. By having a good experience, they will want to ride again...and for a life time. And the biggest reward is to see them smile and fall in love with their horse. Thank you.
Written May 2, 2018
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DocWard
Bellingham, WA68 contributions
WAY better than the usual horseback ride
Apr. 2018
Let me preface this by saying I am not a big horse person. My daughters ride a fair bit and really like it, so when on vacation they always want to find a place to ride, and I usually tag along somewhat reluctantly. The honest truth is that many horseback riding outfits are in it to maximize profits and don’t take great care of their animals, I end up feeling moderately guilty about the whole affair all too often.

Casagua is NOT that kind of place!! This is a family run operation, a bit away from the main tourist route. The horses are beautiful animals that are lovingly cared for. This is not just a touristy traipse down the beach: we got to ride up into the mountains through a couple little villages, with a guide who had been born and raised in the area. It’s so worth the half hour drive from Tamarindo.
Written April 13, 2018
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Thanks for your kind thoughts. We do care for our horses and proud that so many have been born and raised on the ranch. Finca Casagua is a paradise for horses as it is for humans. I appreciate it when parents make their children's dreams come true riding horses. My parents did the same, and I didn't own my own horses till I was almost 50, however I rode all my life. Come back soon.
Written April 14, 2018
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mccormackgj
Noblesville, IN1 contribution
Forest to Sea ride
Apr. 2018
My daughter and I did this ride today. It starts in a village and ends on the beach. You get to see less touristy areas and have plenty of room to ride once on the beach. This is an amazing ride and some very nice Andalusian bred horses that have a smooth trot. Loved it!
Written April 3, 2018
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So happy you and your daughter enjoyed your beach ride. It is a popular ride, but only offered at low tide and not on holidays when there are too many people on the beaches. Other rides are offered from the ranch daily. Please come back soon, Thanks for your kind comments.
Written April 10, 2018
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