Our 4 Day, 3 Night Riding Adventure
Three full days of trail riding and a half day of ring riding.
Visit a culturally intact indigenous reserve, a traditional “trapiche” (sugar cane mill) and Central America’s highest waterfall, all while riding well cared for horses, carefully trained using the gentle techniques of natural horsemanship. Check out the itinerary below for details.
Don’t have 5 days to dedicate just to a riding vacation?
The 5 day riding trip described below can be reserved in parts as an over night trip, 2 night trip, 3 night trip or as individual day rides.
Let us build you an itinerary that fits your schedule.
We will pick you up at the Liberia International Airport, (or at your hotel) and take you to La Grama Ranch located in the cowboy country of the peninsula of Nicoya. When you arrive you will enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh tropicals fruits and local delecacies prepared by our fabulous cook Saidee. After lunch you will meet the horses. We will take the time this afternoon to fit you to the saddle that works both for you and the horse. You will have the chance to ride in the ring to make sure that we match you to a horse that is perfect for your riding ability. We have horses for all riding abilities so whether you are a beginner or an expert rider we can assure you a ride that you will enjoy. You can then spend the rest of the afternoon resting and enjoying the ranch. Recover from the jet lag by enjoying the warm tropical breezes as you rest in a hammock spotting tucans in the nearby trees and hearing the screams of howler monkeys in the distance.
Day Two: Explore Rancho la Grama
Ride on trails all around the expansive ranch, join in with the ranch hands as they herd cattle and horses, gallop through open fields, explore wild creeks and rivers and ride through deep forests. Before heading back for a hearty meal at the ranch house, ride to a high look out for an amazing sunset.
Day 3: Ride from Rancho la Grama to Hojancha
We will depart from the ranch in the morning and head into the hills towards the indigenous reserve of Matambu. This sleepy little mountain village is home to the Chorotega indigenous tribe. Matambu is the only reserve in Costa Rica where the Chorotega language, culture and community are still alive today. Continuing on we will ride right through the town of Hojancha, called the “greenest town in Costa Rica” for it’s cutting edge programs in reforestation and water protection. Tonight we will sleep at a very comfortable eco lodge with a great pool and pool side restaurant!
Day 4: Ride from Hojancha to Salto del Calvo
Explore Guanacaste’s unique dry forest and fauna while we climb even higher into the hills. We will visit a “trapiche”, a traditional sugar mill where fresh sugar cane is pressed to produce a delicious drink to energize us for the ride ahead. Onward to Salto del Calvo we will ride down a steep switchback to the tallest waterfall in Central America. Take a swim in the cool pools flowing from this beautiful waterfall then follow the river as we ride through the forest along it’s banks. At the end of this day we will transport our horses and ourselves back to Rancho la Grama where you can rest and prepare for continuing your costa rican vacation the following day. Or you may choose to continue directly onward following your own agenda.
Please contact us for rates which will vary according to the number of days you would like to ride.