Beach Adventure Manuel Antonio

Esterillos Este, Costa Rica

From USD 65.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


A horseback ride along a remote Costa Rican beach is poised to become a highlight of any tropical vacation. Trot through forested areas en route to Esterillos Beach, stopping to enjoy an oceanfront lunch (morning tour) or a picture-perfect sunset with drinks (afternoon tour). This tour is limited to a small group for a more intimate experience.
  • Horseback riding tour from Manuel Antonio or Jaco area
  • Ride along the secluded Esterillos Beach with a guide
  • Suitable for all levels and experience
  • Morning tour with lunch or afternoon tours with drinks available
  • Small-group tour with limited participants for a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Professional local & bilingual guide
  • Photo taken
  • Helmets and riding lesson.
  • Local taxes
  • alcoholic beverages
  • No meals at sunset tours
  • Not private tour but small group

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Alma del Pacífico
    Puntarenas Province, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica

    Drive to Esterillos este, once on the old airport ( wide road) look for the Alma entrance

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All passenger weight & age MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Do not forget to bring long pants, tennis footwear, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Not recommended for children under 8 years old.
  • Not for people above 100 kilos weight
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

I recommend being picked up at the hotel pelicanos where you can begin or finish with a tasty meal and an unforgettable view.
29 reviews
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Amazing experience
Heather_W, Mar 2023
Amazing experience from the moment of booking. I messaged the tour operator who kindly booked a taxi to collect us and return us to our hotel for a fixed price. The experience itself was amazing, lovely horses on a beautiful beach and stunning sunset, complete with a gallop in the sea. Guides were friendly and took lots of pictures for us. It really was a fabulous experience.
Ride with Rancher
Clarence_L, Jan 2023
I do not remember the Rancher’s name, But he was very nice gentleman, personable, and intelligent. My wife and I had a wonderful ride on a beautiful and quiet beach. He took some great pictures with my phone for us.
Beautiful ride! Horses...
Julia_I, Jan 2023
Beautiful ride! Horses were very well trained and calm! Would recommend, all the guides were friendly and offered to take videos and pictures
Response from Host, Jan 2023
You are very welcome We are proudly taking care of our horses
Highly recommend
Ellie_Z, Apr 2022
Amazing! Highly recommend this tour. Our tour guides were the best, the horses well trained, and the beach beautiful. This activity is a must do when visiting Manuel Antonio!
must do with them.
jean_c, July 2021
Amazing, Beautiful horses, amazing beach, amazing guide, local, owns company with his brother. Superb.
Great horseback on a beautiful beach!
stephanie_b, Apr 2021
Absolutely loved this experience and the hospitality was great! This was on my bucket list and they made this a great experience and captured it on photos and videos for us!
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Thank you Ms We are glad you have enjoyed it !!
Really fun time. Quite...
William_A, Mar 2021
Really fun time. Quite beach with great sun set view. Can be hot to start but the guide was great and personable!
This is a must do
Sky_L, Dec 2019
Riding on the beach, through a stream, the forest and on trails. Awesome sites and fantastic guides. I recommend being picked up at the hotel pelicanos where you can begin or finish with a tasty meal and an unforgettable view.
I didn't pay them enough. There was...
Diana_N, July 2018
I didn't pay them enough. There was a moment on the Beach. Desolate. No houses. No boats. Far from any crowds. Just us on the horses. For as far as the eye can see. The wind is blowing. I feel the salty sea spray hitting me in the face as it blows inland. And this small flock of 6 scarlet Macaws fly directly overhead. I took a deep breath and savored the moment. It was everything, and much more, as promised in the advertising. Face it, we all want to feel like we get our monies worth, out of any experience. And I'm no different. Diego exceeded that. Right down to the cold Imperial after the ride. I cannot recommend this adventure enough. His brother and he forgiver me but I have forgotten the nice gentleman's name, and this is a family ran business even cater to transportation needs for those of us, like myself, who don't care to drive while on Vacation. They are even quite adept at managing photos or videos while riding. Now quit reading and book them! Downside: The trip across the Highway can be a bit exhilarating. I would have preferred to be mount up on the other side of that busy road. But, Diego did get us all across very safely.
Wonderful experience, Diego was very...
Stephanie B, Oct 2017
Wonderful experience, Diego was very knowledgeable. Well trained horses for those with (20yrs)or without experience (0experience). Great meal at the end of a great ride in the forest and on the beach. Exceeded all expectations for a great price! Wish there was more space to write more great things!
Being from Australia, we chose this...
Michelle L F, Sept 2017
Being from Australia, we chose this tour initially for the opportunity to ride along a Costa Rican beach and take in the unique scenery. What we got was so much more. Of course there was the beautiful surroundings (the beach is spectacular and near deserted) and the horses were well cared for. But we had three kids in tow, aged 14, 8 and 5 and what really made this tour exceptional was Diego. Despite the fact that none of us were experienced riders, Diego was patient, flexible and always made us feel at ease. He took the time to develop a rapport with my girls and help them learn how to ride, which turned the day into something truly memorable for both them and us. The lunch at the end was a typical Costa Rican lunch in gorgeous surroundings overlooking the beach and was the icing on the cake. We got a lot of fantastic photos and footage during the ride, which are made even better by the very special memories attached to them. Would highly recommend this tour to anybody.
Diego was amazing!! The horses were...
Andrea L, July 2017
Diego was amazing!! The horses were great! I'm an experienced rider and I brought along 3 inexperienced riders and we all were matched with horses that were a good fit for us and we all were very satisfied with the ride. We got a good lesson in the beginning to help the newbies feel comfortable -- and we were all offered safety lessons and helmets. And then on the ride we were allowed to trot if we desired, and even canter! The view was spectacular. The beach was clean, quiet and wide, so plenty of room for all of us to have space. Then we ended at lunch that was DELICIOUS! I've been on a lot of horseback riding tours and this was THE BEST!! Relaxed, safe, and FUN! Muchas gracias Diego!!
My wife and I did this activity...
Maria H, June 2017
My wife and I did this activity during our honeymoon. Diego was a fantastic guide and we learned so much from him. Everything about this tour was perfect and we even have great pictures and videos taken by Diego! Lunch was great and pickup was very convenient. We would do this again in a heartbeat!
We had the private tour scheduled...
Michael S, Mar 2017
We had the private tour scheduled for Thursday. Diego emailed to change the tour to Friday because of rain. We understood the change because of the weather, but we did not receive the tour my wife and I booked for our honeymoon. Instead we were in a small group of 6. The group was fun, however, that is not what we paid for. We could have saved a lot more money by just booking a group tour with the same trip. The following is what was listed on the website so hopefully they can clarify for people in the future. Inclusions Professional local and bilingual guide -Yes Lunch at beachfront restaurant for Morning rides -N/A Snacks and Drinks for Sunset rides -No Photo and Video package -Not unless you include the guide using our iPhone to film us Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points -Yes Use of helmet -No Local taxes -N/A