Our Philosophy

Our horses are our family, our friends and our life. We have more than 40 years of professional experience. We keep our horses in semi liberty, which means they are grazing freely anytime they aren’t on a tour or giving a lesson. We have 8 sweet and healthy horses, enough to ensure that we rotate horses and allow them to rest and stay healthy, without over exercising. Our main focus is providing our horses with the best possible care. We feed them after every ride and as often as needed to keep our horses fit and happy. We ensure our horses stay healthy by grooming and bathing them several times a day. We also worm them and check for parasites on a very regular basis. We believe in interacting with our horses always with the love way.

Our Horses

We have 7 RESCUED HORSES and we do all the possible efforts to offer them a better life. Most of horses are between 4 and 12 years old with only one sweet guy that we save from a really terrible destiny that is 15 years old. Our horses are Costa Rican, Quarter Horse, Quarab, Appaloosa breed. They are all very nice, sweet horses suitable for beginners, kids and also professionals riders. Because we care about horses well being, we have to set up the weight limit that is different for every horse. The general limit weight is 230lbs/104Kg for our 2 biggest friends.

All our saddles are imported from Europe and US, all in synthetic material that is lighter for the horses, respect the animals and also have a better durability in this difficult rain forrest weather.

We like to share our work with the local people and involve them in our activity, we hope to be able to transfer the love and respect for the horses to everyone.

We work hand in hand with the majority of the local hotels and tour operator, and we were able to build a great reputation from the quality of the service we offer and the visible love and care we have for the horses.

Our Team

Oriana, co owner

Originally from Italy and Poland, she grew up with the horses that were always her passion and her life. She always has owned horses and has a very intensive knowledge with 40  years of professional experience who will be happy to share with our guests. She is psico-pedagoogist specialized in training and psycologucal assistance, who has always believed in the effectiveness of hippo therapy in education and psychology,  and has chosen to bring her experience in Caribe Horse to unit the love for the horses and the nature to the social dimension.

She came for the first time in Costa Rica in the 2006 pushed by her immensive love for the animals and the nature. She fell in love with the Country and with her husband Jimmy, who now share with her this incredible passion for the horses.

Jimmy, co owner
Originally from Costa Rica, he has always been a nature lover and a great sportsman.
He feel in love with her wife Oriana and discovered with her a big passion for the horses. 
He has an incredible natural predisposition with horses and impressive knowledge about the nature and the culture of Costa Rica, and he will be happy to share with you many secrets about the wild life in the caribbean coast, the nature, the history and the culture of the local people.
He is an excellent guide with a lot of experience and his good eyes will guide you in an incredible tour where you'll discover in every corner sloths, monkeys, toucans and much more.... 

Join Our Team! 
We offer you to join our team through VOLUNTEERING and offer you to stay as a working student or a intern, check out our programs!

Puerto Viejo is the largest tourist destination on the caribbean side on Costa Rica. It is known for its laid-back vibes, its beautiful beaches, and rasta influence. It attracts tourists from all over the world, looking to experience the village's many sides: a mix of Afro-Caribbean, Bribri Indian, tico cultures, and more recently the home of international hippies, this small port town is an anthropological experience!

Besides its multi cultural identity Puerto Viejo features 20 kilometers of stunning white-sand beaches and protected tropical vegetation due to its proximity to 2 national parks.  Nearby Cahuita National Park and Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge offers visitors a chance to observe wildlife in its habitat, both terrestrial and maritime.

Caribe Horse is located about 2kms after town, on Cocles beach, on Ole Caribe road. To find us, take the turn right at Ole Caribe, and go up the road for about 800 meters.

The ranch has a private jungle path that will lead you to the beach, so you can enjoy the best of both world: the beach and the jungle! 

Puerto Viejo   -    Costa Rica

Caribe Horse has been running since 2007 and have been growing and evolving ever since. Our name is well known among travelers and tour operators for the hight quality of the services we offer. We are dedicated to providing you with the best experience possible, with the best horses, the best equipment, and the best guides. Our horses are our family and our life, we have more than 30 years professional experience with the horses. Our guides are multi-lingual, speaking English, Spanish, Italian and Polish.

In addition to offering horseback riding tours, we also love working with the local community. We offer discounted riding lessons to the local population so that everyone has a chance to experience, learn, and fall in love with horseback riding.