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Rancho Chilamate Adventures on Horseback

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South Of San Juan Del Sur 10 km, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 8849 3470
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Will make you smile long afterwards!

Everything about the experience was delightful. I stayed at the Ranch with my mother, for 3 nights... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ucluelet, Canada

Rancho chilamate is an awesome place, you can enjoy horseback riding and a very peaceful environment

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jessica C
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Rancho Chilamate offers guided horseback rides for adventurous travelers looking to get up close and personal with Nicaragua. The ride leaves from the ranch through the local community, into open fields and over hilltops for spectacular views, crossing the river several times for excellent wildlife viewing (almost guaranteed to see monkeys) and then to the secluded beach for a refreshment break and more riding adrenalin.This solar-powered private ranch caters to smaller, more intimate groups to ensure only the best of service. Let's Ride!
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“trail ride” (13 reviews)
South Of San Juan Del Sur 10 km, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 8849 3470
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything about the experience was delightful. I stayed at the Ranch with my mother, for 3 nights and we had a fabulous time. Gorgeous surroundings, happy smiles on everyone's faces - guests and staff, delicious healthy meals prepared with obvious love and care, and some...More

Thank aliya13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rancho chilamate is an awesome place, you can enjoy horseback riding and a very peaceful environment

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing experience! We somehow got a private ride with the amazing staff. The horses were so good and everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. We had the best time before, during, and after the ride. I would highly highly recommend this company to everyone...More

Thank 310kittykat310
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I couldn't more highly recommend Rancho Chilamate for their ambience, staff, location and epic horseback rides! This was my favorite activity, and day, I spent in SJDS. From pickup in town, to greeting at the ranch, to horseback staff, to scenic ride, and so on......More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Day was mean as! Got picked up in San Juan, went to the ranch, got decked out, and went riding! For about 3 hours. Workers was so accommodating a lovely people. We absolutely loved it, and would highly recommend to all!

Thank Alex V
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Galloping on horseback on a beach - checked off the bucket list. What a great stay at Rancho Chilamate and an epic ride. Most of my riding over the years has been pretty casual, mostly trail riding. And unlike most riders, I like to get...More

Thank Joel H
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Really no need to write a review on this place as they have so many positive already which should help anyone considering staying here. But I'll just add to that support of this amazing place and say that it absolutely lives up to its great...More

Thank isurf75
Reviewed 7 July 2017

If you ever had a dream you wished never to wake up from this is it! The one thing you have to experience in life, the number one thing to do on your bucket list. I don't think there is a place similar in the...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

To experience the real Nicaragua you must meet Blue and her cowgirls! Ranch style living at its finest. Understated rustic elegance. Amazing surroundings and authentic architecture. Killer meals. Ranch rides with professional photos to keep the memories alive forever. Best looking horses and dogs you'll...More

Thank Karinda L
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Blue and the crew at Rancho Chilamate are fabulous! Whether your there to enjoy the beautiful horses and some riding, the fantastic beaches, some surfing, the Nicaraguan culture in San Juan del Sur and the surrounding area, or just there to relax, this place can't...More

Thank Patrick D
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Carleton H
19 May 2017|
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Response from ChilamateChica | Property representative |
Hello. With a group of that size, we can do a private family ride. The 12 and 14 year olds much wear a helmet. What date were you considering? It is easier if you email us at via our web site for ride reservations. thank... More
Allyn A
2 May 2017|
Response from ChilamateChica | Property representative |
Hi Allyn. We time our rides to arrive to the beach at low tide. So for May 26 - 28 we pick up in town at 7am, 7:30 and 8:30 respectively. We would love to have you join us. The best way to make a reservation is via our... More