Painted Pony Guest Ranch - your perfect Horseback Riding Vacation in Costa Rica, near Portegople!

Painted Pony Guest Ranch in Portegolpe, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste / All Regions
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The Painted Pony Guest Ranch at Casagua Horses is located just minutes from some of Costa Rica's famous Pacific Gold Coast beaches, such as Tamarindo,

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Guanacaste is in the northwestern part of Costa Rica, famouns for its dry tropical forests, beaches and cattle country. There are three distinct seasons - dry, green and rainy. Guanacaste is the most popular part of the country for tourism, close to beaches, mountains and volcanoes. It is also famous for its fiestas and colorful horse Topes.
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: Excursions are available to beaches, mountains, and volcanoes with a variety of optional tours and activities such as canopy tours, fishing, surfing, rafting, national parks and tours to local fiestas.
Traveling by car:
We are located between Belen and Haucas near the little town of Portegople, just off the Pacific Beaches. Highway 155.
Traveling by plane:
Libera Airport (LIR), Tamarindo Regional Airport pickup.
San Jose (SJO) 5 hours by bus, car or tourist bus
Pickup service is possible

nearby /
on the property

Restaurants, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Shopping, Lake/river for swimming, Beach, Fishing, Golf course, Surfing, Canoeing / Kayaking

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

National Historic Sites, Fitness Center , Tennis court, White-Water Rafting, Mountain biking

Other types of leisure activities:

We are located close to Tamarindo/Playa Grande/Flamingo beaches.
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Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Holiday Company, B & B for Horses, Breeding Company, Dude/Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Riding Stable, B & B for Horsemen
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
no limitation

General description:

The Painted Pony Guest Ranch at Casagua Horses is located just minutes from some of Costa Rica's famous Pacific Gold Coast beaches, such as Tamarindo,

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Shower facilities for Horses
  • Riding area / bridle-path

Details of the Riding area

We have two shaded outside picaderos (rings) with covered viewing area, a round pen for training and and extensive trails and ranch roads to ride on.

More details of the property

The Painted Pony is located at Finca Casagua and Casagua Horses Natural Horsemanship Training Center just minutes from Guanacastes beautiful beaches and a short trip to mountains and volcanos.
What we have to offer
  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Weekly
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Reduction for Non-Riders
  • Horseshoe pitching
  • Barbecues

Additional Animals on the property

On the ranch there are 25-30 horses, cattle, dogs, cats, wild monkeys, tropical birds and more.

Other offers and explanations

We can help plan your complete riding vacation land package.
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >10 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Horses height 148 cm & up, Gaited horses
Riding (trained for / saddle):
English / Classic, Western, For guided Trail Rides, also Ride on your Own
More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
We have Costa Rican Criollos and Spanish mixes, bred for comfort and character. Horse are trained with Horsemanship Techniques, many born and trained on site.
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • also with your own horse
  • Ride on your own
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Riding on the beach / by the sea
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
age 10 & up
Riding experience:
Little experience required
Demand on rider:
average demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 100 kg - 220 lbs
Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
In addition we have 3-10 day riding packages designed individually to meet the riders and non riders needs.
Accommodations for guest horses
Number of Guest Horses:
in all 6 Guest Horses are welcome
Distance to the Accommodation:
The Riding stables are on the property directly.
Kind of accommodation:
Open stable, Paddock box, Paddock - Pasture

Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes

Horsemanship and Natural Horsemanship Training

General information of the Training:
with the own Horse, Trained Horses available, Private Lessons
Riding Lessons for:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, especially for Children, especially for older Riders
Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
age 6 & up
Training qualifications:
Our Centered Riding instructor has over 20 years experience teaching horsemanship and our Natural Horsemanship Trainer 20 years.
Riding Classes / Lessons
Western Riding, Training to sit the horse well, Recreational riding, Ground Training Courses, Training for Young Horses
Guest lodgings

Spacious casita and one bedroom house adjacent ro ranch house and pastures.

1 Vacation home :
Casa Roble is a spacious one bedroom house with air in bedroom, full kitchen, cable TV, sleeps 5.

Larger beach houses and ranch houses available. Please request an offer!
Weekly rates available.
1 Single / double room(s) :
Casita Mandarina is a large suite with air, kitchenette, star shower, cable TV, surrounded by a tropical garden. Queen bed and queen fouton.
2 Multi-bedded room(s):
Beds can be added to the casa or casita
1 Cabin (with bathroom) :
no details
Kind of Catering:
  • Self-Catering
  • Breakfast on request possible by arrangement
  • Half-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Full-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
  • Wholesome food
More information of the Catering:
Full ranch breakfast included daily, other meals by arrangement or included in packages.
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
Dogs permitted, Handicap accessible, Pool available, Phone, Internet access, Internet-/ E-mail service, Safe
More information of the accommodation:
Washing by arrangement with maid.

Rates and contact

Rates of the Horses for rent

Rates for renting a Horse:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
Notes to the rental costs:
Rates depend on the tour selected starting at 2 hour tours to complete riding packages starting at $680.

Rates Guest Horses

Boarding fee:
10,00 Dollar per day/horse
Feeding fee:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
Notes about the cost:
Normally only residents bring horses for special events

Rates Riding Classes

Rates for riding lessons:
NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP - Riding and Training Package-3-7 nights. Prices from 695 $.
Painted Pony Guest Ranch
First name:
Last name:
Costa Rica
+ 506 2 653 8041
Phone 2:
+ 506 8 871 9266

You can contact us with the following languages:

E-Mail address: Inquiry

Company: Painted Pony Guest Ranch
Zip/Postal Code: 20000
Street: Portegolpe
Country: Costa Rica -- All Regions -- Portegolpe, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
Phone: + 506 2 653 8041
Phone 2: + 506 8 871 9266