Romance, Action and Adventure: Horseback Riding on Costa Rica’s Caribbean

Things to Do — By Sophia LaMonica on January 10, 2012 at 12:53 am

For those looking to add an unforgettable element to a visit to Costa Rica’s Caribbean, look no further than Playa Chiquita Riding Adventures just south of Puerto Viejo de Limon, where the jungle meets the sea and handsome steeds await, ready to steer you and yours through an adventure as off-the beaten-track as it is au-natural, old fashioned and romantic.

To embark on a tour of the Caribbean coast with Playa Chiquita Riding Adventures is to experience nature up close and personal, as cowboys and cowgirls astride horses at home and familiar with the rugged terrain and who traverse it with a special rhythm that stays in your heart and really can’t be beat. Tours are led by a knowledgeable, charismatic, bi-lingual American-turned-Costa Rican cowboy whose positivity, insider knowledge and infectious love of the region epitomize la pura vida.

Over the course of a couple of hours or up to a half-day, you may encounter howler monkeys, two and three-toed sloths, butterflies, exotic flowers and a side of the enchanting jungle you’d never dreamed existed, perhaps pause for a Caribbean casado lunch at a local soda cafe or enjoy refreshing by a rushing waterfall, but wherever your tour takes you, it is guaranteed to be a magical journey through the raw, indescribably beautiful landscape that defines the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

Photo courtesy of:  flickr siv9

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