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Itinerary for Rustico del Caribe Ride




Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Note: Be sure to bring some cash (US$ or Costa Rican Colon) for some of these extra activities which are paid locally. Our partner would be more than happy to help you schedule your activities -- please coordinate ahead of time to confirm what you would like to do.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive to the Caribbean Coast. Check in and settle into your private cabin just 150 ft from the beach. Enjoy the beach for a relaxing afternoon - maybe try some surfing or snorkeling.

Day 2-3: Riding
During your stay there are a number of different rides and activities to chose from - all depending on your length of stay:

Beach & Jungle Ride
First we ride over the very scenic Playa Negra (Black Beach) then partway over the village road, towards Playa Grande (Long Beach). This is a really wild, quiet and deserted Caribbean beach, excellent for horseback riding and a nice brisk canter. We then enter into a beautiful tropical forest, where you can see the magnificent toucans and other colorful birds, sloth, howler monkeys and more. Your guide is very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, so you can learn a lot during the ride. After 1.5 hours of riding we stop for a break. While the horses rest a while in the shade of a tree, Raúl may chop open some coconuts with his impressing machete and everyone gets one with delicious, refreshing coconut water inside to drink. On the way back there are again several nice opportunities for stretched out canters. Then, it is time to go back to the riding center, where you can refresh with a cold drink. On the way back to the lodge you may stop to see some nice boutiques and souvenirs shops there, and have an excellent Caribbean lunch in one of the local restaurants (not included).
Duration: approximately 3 hours

Mountain & Indian Village Ride
On this tour you will enjoy a diversity of landscapes. You will ride up in the mountains to discover a hidden Indian village into beautiful nature. On the way, we will have a little break by a river where a guide is waiting for you to take you for a little hike. The view over the Caribbean sea and the rainforest will make you forget about the workout you had to climb this hill. Then, you will enjoy a nice meal before we head back home.
Duration: about 4-5 hours

Day 4: Departure
Possible short beach ride before taking the shuttle transfer back to San Jose - drop off in San Jose city.



Non-Riding activities in the area - extra cost (paid locally)
Snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, rafting, etc. are all possible for an additional fee. There is also a beach near the cabins with nice white sand by the national park nearby and is very nice to spend time on.
Other activities could be visit to lagoons and river tours to see crocodiles, zip lining, hiking to waterfalls and chocolate tours.
Scuba diving and a lot of other nice beaches are only about a short 30 minutes bus trip to Puerto Viejo.

Surfing Lessons - $50US per person
You don't need to be a professional surfer to experience the thrill of riding a wave. Our instructor is experienced and the Caribbean Sea is gentle with first-time surfers. Don't miss the opportunity! We will provide you with a surf board for the time of your life.
Duration: 1-2 hours  

River Kayaking on Tuba Creek - $55US per person
After a 10 minute drive, you will reach the outlet at Tuba Creek. You start your guided kayaking adventure through the lagoons and forest. You will get the opportunity to spot some wildlife on this tour, including birds, iguanas, lizards and many more.
Duration: 2-3 hours 

Snorkeling in Cahuita National Park & Optional Hike - $25US per person / $35US per person with the optional hike
After a 5 minute boat ride from Cahuita into the National Park, you will jump into the crystal clear water of the reef. The guide will be nearby to show you the diversity of the corals and find the colorful fishes.
After snorkeling, you will enjoy a little break with some drinks and fruits on the white sandy beach. Before going back to town, you can choose between a guided or unguided hike back to Cahuita throw the park or take the boat.
Duration: about 3 - 4 hours

Night Jungle Tour - $35US per person
This tour is always a surprise. We cannot be sure of what we will meet and see in the dark, however, we can promise that you will see many interesting things. The rest is a surprise!
Duration: approximately 2 hours (starting around 6pm)

Chocolate Tour - $35US per person
The Chocolate tour take place at Finca Indio Desnudo. To start the tour, we enjoy a walk trough the medicinal garden. There, you can learn a lot about different plants that are in the jungle and about the cacao tree. Then we are going to make our own chocolate. Everybody needs to help, you’ll be able to taste the fruit during the whole process, starting from fresh cacao and at the end the hot chocolate.
Duration: approximately 1.5 hours

Cooking Class - $35US per person
In the outdoor kitchen of our Finca, you will learn and help to cook a tasty specialty of the Caribbean. You will open a coconut and help in the kitchen, peeling roots and making coconut milk. We can enjoy the meal together on the Finca or you can take it home.
Duration: approximately 2 hours

Yoga Class - $10US per person
We organize yoga classes on request. You can choose the date, time and the location.
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Rustico del Caribe Ride
Tour Code: IT-CRSR06
5 days / 4 nights ~$630.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 01/01 - 12/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip AP (3 riding days... 1 /6 Reserve
B 2021 01/01 - 12/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip AP (2 riding days... 1 /6 Reserve
C 2021 01/01 - 12/31 3d / 2n 3 day trip AP (1 riding day) 1 /6 Reserve
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Tack: Costa Rican tack
Horses: Criollos
Pace: Moderate with trot and canters, some b...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: San Jose
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