Costa Rica Horse Trek
This is the perfect mix of education, adventure & luxury! After the horsemanship clinic your journey begins with your Trek leader, Jorge Sauma, a local Natural Horseman whose extensive knowledge and connections will get you deep inside the real culture of Costa Rica for a truly authentic experience. Unbelievable meals, well cared for and reliable horses with exceptionally smooth gaits, incredible scenery and secluded beaches to gallop along are just a few of the highlights.
The trip will feature a variety of accommodations, including a Mountain Eco Lodge, Beach House, 5 Star Resorts and even a night staying in the rustic home of local villagers. Your luggage will be waiting to meet you at each destination. Ride through jungles, swim in estuaries, see howler monkeys, dive into lagoons & waterfalls, enjoy fresh Pina Coladas and soak up the sun & surf at the beaches. The Eco/Beach Trek takes you on a spectacular journey through exclusive parts of Costa Rica not seen by tourists, and is full of the natural beauty unique to the Nicoya Peninsula.
The journey begins at a lovely ranch in the valley of the historical La Mansión, in the district of Nicoya -a small agricultural village settled in 1891 by a group of 100 families led by Antonio Maceo. Before heading out on the Nicoya Eco/Beach Trek, you will stay in a beautifully restored hacienda, meet your horse, and take part in a 2-day horsemanship clinic. As well as developing the partnership between you and your horse, this clinic will prepare you for riding out on trails and handling your horse in the variety of situations you’ll encounter over the next six days.
On the first day of the Trek we will head through the mountains to Hojancha (broad-leaf), a village that has been the leader in the change from farming & cattle, to reforestation and land protection, as evidenced by the many tree farms that we pass along the way. From there we will head down to the coast, through the small town of San Pedro, towards the southern part of Nandayure. The following days will be spent on the pristine and lonely beaches of Corozalito, Bejuco, Jabilla & San Miguel before arriving at the intimate boutique resort, Playa Caletas. Parts of the Trek have challenging features and the Costa Rican horses will impress you with their surefooted and calm abilities.