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Costa Rica Horse Riding Holiday

Explore the attractions of the farm with its fascinating scenic views. Nature forest trails are leading to the ocean and the river Rio Panica. Encounter the unique flora and fauna of birds, iguanas, monkeys, tayras, armadillos, butterflies, parrots, anteater, and coatis. During this holiday, you will visit the stunning scenic viewpoint, which offers exquisite commanding sunsets and sunrises. From here, you will overlook the Pacific until Montezuma and the seven-kilometer-long sandy beach of Bahia Ballena.


  • Beautiful riding trails
  • Approximate daily riding time: 2 hours
  • Enjoy fantastic surroundings and sea viewpoint
  • Explore the biodiversity of the farmland
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Suitable for beginners

Skill level

  • Beginner


3 days with instruction
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

The Fidelito Holiday Ranch is located four kilometers from the center of Tambor. Fidelito Ranch & Lodge is a perfect location to relax. The large farm of 150 acres offers a top attraction that you should not miss during your stay in the Tambor region. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery and stunning wildlife. During this holiday, you will stay overnight in a bedroom apartment for two people and one child (until 11 years old).

Fidelito Ranch & Lodge offers several types of accommodation including two apartments and two bungalows. All guests houses are situated in a natural setting and have an outside area. All rooms also include air-conditioner, ceiling fan, television, fridge, and kitchen. Each additional person will be charged 10 USD per night with a maximum of five persons.


The guesthouse of the Fidelito Ranch is set in a separate area of a vast tropical garden. It offers two beautiful apartments surrounded by a wooden veranda, ideal for relaxing in hammocks. The bright rooms are comfortable and with the European attention to details. Two big sliding windows offer panoramic views into the garden and the verdant hills of Tambor. The living bedroom joins the fully equipped kitchenette with a big refrigerator and coffeemaker. The spacious private bathroom with hot water has a big shower, hairdryer, and toilet.

The two queen size beds have orthopedic mattresses. The apartment is also equipped with a room safe, ceiling fan, air-conditioner, television tiled floor with Spanish ceramic, and mobile phone service. An apartment can accommodate a maximum of five guests.


During the second and third day, you will enjoy the famous horseback riding tours' highlight - the natural biodiversity of the farmland. It is a great tour also for unskilled horseback riders. It is a great feeling in the saddle to enjoy vibrant tropical nature and inspiring views with the convenience of a horse. You will get the right romantic touch and environmental sensitivity of the idyllic countryside. From the vantage point of a saddle, you can encounter the sandy beaches, forests, and authentic villages with friendly native Tico people.


Playa Tambor

Playa Tambor is a small authentic fishing village, ideal for a relaxed vacation, located halfway at the south tip of the Peninsula Nicoya. The Horseshoe Bay has an eight-kilometer sandy calm beach, great for families and safe for kids. You can enjoy snorkeling, swimming, diving, kayaking, and deep sea fishing. At the south end of the bay is the fishing pier with the fish market and lots of fishing facilities.

At low tide, the beach offers horseback riding, volleyball, and soccer. The domestic airport is next from the Golf Course Los Delfines and offers daily flights to San Jose with Sansa Air. Tambor offers a good choice of restaurants and shops. In Cobano, you find the famous station for Bull riding, horses shows, and typical Latin dancing.

The Tambor area

The region is known for hiking and biking in the lush green tropical forest and is part of the biological corridor of the Peninsula Nicoya with the Curu Wildlife Park in the north and Cabo Blanco National Park in the south. At the north end of the bay is Tortuga Island, with a little white, sandy beach ideal for snorkeling, diving, and bioluminescent kayaking tours. Tambor is a great place to see scarlet macaws and howler monkeys and a paradise for birdwatchers on the Panica River. From July to November, you have a chance to see whales in the Tambor Bay or Tortuga Island. Whale watching tours are available during that period.


  • Tambor, 4 kilometers



  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace


  • Hair dryer
  • Parking lot
  • Toiletries


All meals are not included in the price. Fidelito Ranch & Lodge serves breakfasts and dinners in their cozy Rancho Restaurant and Bar. You can try their specialties like fresh fish and seafood with a good glass of wine or barbecue, pizza, and pasta. You can prepare your own breakfast in the Rancho with a cost of 8 USD per person. Children from three to 11 years old only need to pay 4 USD for their meals.

Things to do (optional)

Fidelito Ranch is a wonderful base for seeing the many fascinating attractions of the Southern Peninsula region, which include the nearby nature reserves of Curu National Park and Tortuga Islands. Tourism highlights like Montezuma, Cabo Blanco, Manzanillo, and Mal Pais are perfectly possible to visit during your stay at Fidelito Ranch and Lodge.

During the vacation, you can take part in hiking and wildlife watching in Curu National Refuge, visit Tortuga Island for the white sandy beaches and water sports (water-skiing, surfing, sea kayaking, diving, snorkeling, whale watching tours from July to November, deep sea fishing, and boat rentals), enjoy the beach, surf, food and drinks at Playa Tambor, Montezuma, Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, or visit Cabo Blanco National Reserve offering two nine-hole golf courses.

What's included

  • 2 hours horseback riding per day (on the second and third days)
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • 13 percent tax
  • Daily meals

How to get there

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Driving directions from Cobano

  • Coming from Cobano to Tambor, continue to the direction of the village Panica or Paquera.
  • After passing thru the village of Tambor, on your left side, there is the plaza or soccer field of Tambor.
  • Here, the paved road turns 90 degrees to the right and about 600 meters to the small bridge over the Rio Panica.
  • After the bridge about 25 meters, turn left to Panica village about two kilometers.
  • Pass by the school in the center of Panica until the t-junction at the end of this paved road.
  • Turn two times to the right into a small unpaved road in front of black cattle-horse coral with the Fidelito Ranch logo sign. (please note the second right turn is only 15 meters after the first right turn)
  • This secondary road 800 meters leads finally to the Fidelito Ranch.
  • After 600 meters, the second Fidelito Ranch logo sign will show up at the splitting junction.
  • Drive left.
  • After 200 meters, the ranch main gate entrance is on the right side.

Driving directions from Tambor Airport (TMU)

  • Coming from the airport-strip, drive about 10 minutes to the Fidelito Ranch passing the Hotel Casino Barcelo.
  • From the Barcelo Hotel, continue more two kilometers until the small t-junction, which is 25 meters before the small bridge over the Rio Panica.
  • Make a right turn to the Panica Village about two kilometers on a paved road.
  • Pass by the school (on the right hand ) in the center of Panica until the t-junction at the end of this paved road.
  • Turn two times to the right into a small unpaved road in front of a black cattle-horse Coral, which shows the Fidelito Ranch logo sign. (please note the second right turn is only 15 meters after the first right turn)
  • This secondary road 800 meters leads finally to the Fidelito Ranch.
  • After 600 meters, the second Fidelito Ranch logo sign will show up at the splitting junction.
  • Drive left.
  • After 200 meters, the ranch main gate entrance is on the right side.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). From San José, you can either fly to the small airport of Tambor or drive to Puntarenas and set over the Gulf of Nicoya with the ferry to Paquera.

Arrival by ferry / boat

From Puntarenas, take the ferry to Paquera. Coming from the town of Paquera, you have to continue in the direction of Tambor - Panica. After passing through Paquera, you will drive about 30 minutes to Panica, passing the village of Valle Azul, the National Park of Curu, the golf country course of Los Delfines, the airport-strip, the Hotel Barcelo Casino. From the Barcelo Casino Hotel, please follow the driving direction from Cobano or Tambor Airport (TMU) mentioned above to get to Fidelito Ranch & Lodge.


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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.


Low season


  • April 15 - December 14


Mid season


  • January 15 - April 14


High season


  • December 14 - January 14
  • Easter week

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