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Experience Costa Rica the Way it Used to Be

Hacienda Ario is a family owned, working ranch in the heart of the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The property encompasses approximately 1925 ha (or 4700 acres) within the regions most important watershed and coastal riparian habitat. Mountains in primary forest, fertile river valleys, rolling hills and mangrove forests, along 3.5 kms of beautiful and desolate beaches are characterized by a diverse set of ecosystems and land uses.

Come join us and experience first hand, the magic and beauty of  the "old Costa Rica" through a working coastal ranch, accompanied by an authentic sabanero (traditional cowboy), a bilingual guide and your trustworthy and happy horse. See and learn about the culture, flora and fauna and the regions rural and farming way of life .

We help tailor and adapt your tour based on your experience and abilities to safely get you to ride through different settings along pristine beaches, grasslands, and hilltops with dramatic views. It is not uncommon to see monkeys, crocodiles, birds, reptiles and much much more.

Hacienda Ario is founded on a commitment to sustainable land stewardship and conservation for future generations where rural, healthy, outdoor living, close to nature and horses are an integral part of life . 

Hacienda Ario is located near the the fishing town of Manzanillo, just north of the beach town of Santa Teresa. 






Daily Tours

Private Horse Tour - This is the best way to go!  An opportunity to personally experience Costa Rica and interact in a more personal way with your guides and surroundings.

Basic information:

  • Includes bilingual guide & cowboy
  • Minimum of 2 people,
  • Times: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Length of tour: 2.5 hrs

Rate : $80.00 per person

Group Horse Tour - Arío Tours will group together different guests into one single group with a maximum number of riders 8-10 people. 

Basic information:

  • Includes bilingual guide & cowboy
  • Minimum of 2 people,
  • Times: 8:00 AM -  2:30 PM
  • Length of tour: 2.5 hrs

Rate : $65.00 per person

Solo Rider- If you are an experienced rider and have no wish to be in a group tour, we can cater a private tour just for you. You will have the opportunity to connect with your cowboy and horse and ride along incredible trails in the farm.

Basic information:

  • 1 person only
  • Includes bilingual guide & cowboy
  • Times: 8:00 AM -  2:30 PM
  • Length of tour: 2.5 hrs

Rate : $90.00 per person

What to bring:

Long pants, covered shoes, sunscreen, hat and extra cash for a beverage along the way.

Special Tours

Cowboy Experience

Join us and experience first hand what it is to be a cowboy or “sabanero" on a working cattle ranch. You will participate in a cattle round up in one of the Nicoya Peninsula’s most spectacular landscapes on a vast working ranch on the pacific coast. Undoubtedly, will be memorable life experience.

Coffee and snacks offered upon arrival.

Basic information:

  • Includes bilingual guide & Cowboy
  • Warm up and explanation for the cattle round up
  • Typical Costarican country lunch
  • Starts: 9:00 am to 1:30pm(please arrive 15 minutes early)
  • Ages : 10 & up
  • Minimum: 4 riders

Rate: $130 per person


- Due to the length of this ride it is not recommended for children under 10 years or riders who do not feel comfortable 

- 48 hr notice required


The Picnic Ride -

Magical picnic spots under the trees with spectacular views of the Pacific Coast, perfect setting to indulge. Contact us for details and custom designed rides.





An unforgettable riding experience for all levels

Hacienda Ario has a horse breeding program where all our horses are raised and cared for on the ranch. We have approximately 95 horses of which 16 are carefully selected and dedicated to the horse tours. We aim to match our guests with the most appropriate horse to provide a positive and safe riding experience. Hacienda Ario sabaneros are true working cowboys who have been raised and have worked with horses most of their lives and will be attentive to your and the groups needs.

We run tours in the morning and the afternoon, please contact us with at least 24 hr notice.

Our tours are not your typical trail riding horse tour. We offer interesting and varied routes through different trails and landscapes depending on the time of year (green vs dry season). Our horses are athletic, sure-footed and confident making the riding experience that much more special. We are happy to share our love and passion for our horses with people of all ages and levels of experience.


We would love to hear from you!

Tell us a little bit about your trip, your experience and how many people will be with you and we can customize a horseback riding adventure catered just for you.

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