The Horseback Riding at Rancho Tipico Don Juan tour is an amazing way to discover local Costa Rican traditions and ride horses at the same time! Set on a 300-acre family farm, this tour will lead you on horseback through farmland, forest, and eventually to a beautiful waterfall.
The day starts off when you are picked up from your Manuel Antonio area hotel. The drive will take approximately 30-60 minutes depending on how many other travelers are going and the location of your hotel. After picking everybody up, we’ll drive to the Rancho Tipico Don Juan Farm.
When you arrive at the farm, you will be greeted by your guides and fitted with a helmet. Then you will be matched up with one of their well-trained horses. Your guide will then lead you on a trail through the family farm passing by cows and beautiful scenery. You will also pass through the forest and eventually, you’ll visit a beautiful waterfall, where you will have time to relax and enjoy the peaceful scenery. While this is not exactly a nature tour, guests often see monkeys, dart frogs, iguanas, butterflies, and beautiful birds.
After some time at the waterfall, you will ride back to the rancho where you will be provided with water, ice tea, and a refreshing towel. Shortly after, a typical Costa Rican lunch will be provided.
After you eat, a transfer will be provided back to your hotel. The transportation time will be approximately 30-60 minutes depending on where your hotel is located and how many people there are. In total, including transportation, this tour usually lasts approximately 5 hours but this can vary based on the group size. This tour includes transportation from Manuel Antonio, fruit, two bottles of waters, one ice tea, refreshing towels, and a traditional Costa Rican lunch. The minimum age is 4 years old.