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The Painted Pony Guest Ranch

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Visitors to The Painted Pony Guest Ranch can spend their days riding horses on the beach


The Painted Pony Guest Ranch

A 50-acre, family-owned retreat, The Painted Pony Guest Ranch enjoys a tranquil location near Costa Rica's Pacific Gold Coast. This is a laidback destination where you can spend your days riding the Old Tempate Trail. As you meander through neighboring ranches and villages, you might stop at a cantina for a cool drink and conversation with the locals. In season, you can even participate in a traditional fiesta including a lively horse parade. Each of the trail rides features its own unique experience, from the Monteverde Cloud Forest to the Arenal Volcano. Snorkeling, sailing, diving and zip-lining are also popular ways to spend your time. Accommodations are limited to a private suite and a one-bedroom ranch house, ensuring exclusivity.

The Casita Mandrina is the private suite at The Painted Pony Guest Ranch in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Learn more about these exlusive stays at The Painted Pony Guest Ranch official website

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