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Horse Riding Holiday in Costa Rica

Join this horse riding holiday with Hacienda Sassenberg in Miramar, Costa Rica. It is a holiday away from the usual tourist centers. Be enchanted by the golden beaches on the coast and the tropical rainforests of this natural paradise. The lively seaside towns offer many opportunities to get to know the culture and people of Costa Rica.

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 85 kilograms / 187 pounds
  • Tack type: Western
  • Horse Breed: Quarter horse and quarter horse mix


  • 6 horse riding days
  • Ride on the path of orchids
  • Get a chance to visit a gold mine
  • Approximate daily riding time: 3 to 6 hours
  • Roundtrip airport transfers are included
  • 2 meals a day will be provided
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German
Group size: Minimum of 2 participants
Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaría International Airport
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Kitchen

You will be accommodated in a comfortable guest house with a small kitchen, bathroom, shower, TV, and direct access to the pool. The Hacienda is nestled in the wild and romantic landscape of Costa Rica with views of the Gulf of Nicoya and offers its visitors many activities, but also peace and relaxation in harmony with nature.


As part of the star rides, you will discover, on horseback, the diverse landscapes that Costa Rica has to offer, from exotic jungles over an extensive or mountainous landscape, which is reminiscent of Montana or Switzerland. As you can see, the diversity of Costa Rica not only extends to the landscape, but also to the many activities and adventures that make your stay a memorable one.

Day 1

Arrival, relax by the swimming pool and join a shared barbecue and campfire.

Day 2

There will be an instruction on the horse and assessment of the riding skills (paddock) and then a panoramic ride with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and the mountains. The Hacienda is located at about 750 meters above sea level, the Pacific lies in front of you and the cloud forest behind you.

Day 3

You will ride to the ranch belonging waterfall.

Day 4

What is nicer, apart from getting up early as a ride at 05:00 (or earlier) to experience the sunrise and the awakening of nature from horseback? Just such an early morning ride is on the program today!

Day 5

The path of orchids takes you to the cloud forest with its unique flora and fauna. With a bit of luck, you can observe a quetzal (gods bird).

Day 6

You take another ride into the cloud forest, where pumas, jaguars, and ocelots live in the wild, but do not worry, they are very shy and rarely show up. Orchids grow here on the wayside like buttercups in Germany.

You ride on to one of the most beautiful fincas in the area, where cattle are bred and at the same time the cloud forest is protected, you'll see how to do that on the spot. With some gallops over lush meadows, you then reach the jungle.

Day 7

Visit a gold mine. You learn many interesting things about how ore is processed into gold. The mountains here are called Monte de Oro ("Golden Hills") and there are even real gold miners here. They are not many anymore, but they like to talk about the old days.

Gold digging is very exhausting and there is no security on profit! You let the activity explain and with a little luck, you will hold a real lump of gold after a short time!

Day 8

Have breakfast and, depending on the time of your departure, have lunch and depart.

Included excursions

You will have a chance to visit a gold mine.


This horse riding holiday will take place in Miramar, Costa Rica.



  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Kitchen


Daily breakfast and dinner are included in the package.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

Things to do (optional)

  • Hiking and trekking
  • Quad biking
  • Visit a wildlife care
  • Ziplining

What's included

  • 6 days with 3 to 6 hours of horse riding session per day
  • Airport transfers
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 2 meals a day
  • Beer and wine

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • All lunches
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaría International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
8 days / 7 nights
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Pricing information

The single room supplement is 180 USD. To book, please send an inquiry.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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