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Rancho Chilamate Adventures on Horseback

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Address: South Of San Juan Del Sur 10 km, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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+505 8849 3470
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Rancho Chilamate offers guided horseback rides for adventurous travelers...

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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Best Thing I did in Nicaragua!

I was in Nicaragua for 2 weeks to surf. Surfing was fun, but riding with Rancho Chilamate was honestly the BEST thing I did during my 2 weeks. Blue and Jamie make you feel like... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2012
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Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

I was in Nicaragua for 2 weeks to surf. Surfing was fun, but riding with Rancho Chilamate was honestly the BEST thing I did during my 2 weeks. Blue and Jamie make you feel like you're part of the family. They welcome you into their house with open arms and after you get dressed up like a real cowboy you're... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

Blue and Jamie (the owners) are some of the most genuine loving people I have ever met! They both have a beautiful souls which is shown in the way they take care of their horses to the way the take care of their community. We found this adventure on trip advisor and I am an avid rider so I couldn't... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

This was by far the best horseback riding day I've ever done! The horses were healthy, well trained and beautiful. The scenery was unbeatable. The ride time was perfect (about 3 hours with a break). Blue and Jamie were fantastic hosts. Notice that I use the word "hosts" - that's because they make you feel like longtime friends, not just... More 

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Midland, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

Where do I begin?! We booked a mid-day ride at the suggestion of Blue and Jamie due to the low tide. Blue picked us up in SJDS at noon. Jamie brought us back around 5:30. This ride was well worth the money!!! There were 6 of us in our group (besides Blue and Jamie) with different experience levels and they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

All the really good adjectives are taken and every one of them is true. We have riden all over and this ride was by far the BEST. It wasn't just a ride, it was a complete experience. Read all the great reviews and multiple them. From the minute Blue picked us up at the cruise ship to the minute Jamie... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Wonderful way to spend the day. The horses are beautiful, so well taken care of, and aren't zombie walkers - you really ride these ponies. Blue & Jamie make you feel like family. Racing up and down the beach is amazing. And Blue makes everyone feel like a rockstar with her fabulous photos. giddy up!

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Everything was so fun and photos were best I have ever seen of myself..... Highly recommend this to all the human beings

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Victoria, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

This review is long overdue, but I went to San Juan del Sur back in May with my family. Rancho Chilamate was number one on my list of things to do, and I had the most amazing time of my life here. I still think about my experience there almost daily. I don't think I've done anything to top this... More 

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Capitola, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

We went for our honeymoon, and what a great experience! All the reviews are spot on here. A must if going to San Juan Del Sur! Totally exceeded our expectations. We felt like we were meeting two old friends at their hacienda for a fantastic ride to the beach then catching up with some Flor de Cana rum shots later.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

I've read every review on RC, and it's all true! You must do this- if youre lucky enough to be in San Juan del Sur! I went zip lining twice and sailing twice, the only regret I had was not riding twice with Blue and Jamie! It truly was "The Best Day Ever!" Thanks, I will be back someday xo

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