This is the perfect mix of adventure, nature & luxury! Your journey begins with your Trek leader, Jorge Sauma, a local farmer and horse enthusiast 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, 5 Star Resort and beatiful beach houses. Your luggage will be waiting to meet you at each destination. We will ride through jungles, swim in estuaries, see howler monkeys, dive into lagoons & waterfalls and soak up the sun & surf as we go all the way from the ranch to the beach. This multiday trek takes you on a spectacular journey through exclusive parts of Costa Rica not seen by many 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 Original Sabanero Horse Trek, you will stay in a beautifully restored hacienda. We will dedicate the first day to introduce you to your horse and ride around our ranch, as a preparation for riding out on trails and handling your horse in the variety of situations you’ll encounter over the next 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.