With amazingly diverse tropical flora and fauna to discover, playing cowboy for two hours or two days can be a lot of fun - and educational, too! Perfect for first timers, brief rides along pristine beaches at sunset or into the tropical rainforest on healthy, sturdy horses that originally belonged to the Mexican Calvary - a thoroughbred quarter-horse mix. Saddle-hardened veterans might prefer more extensive journeys, arriving in intriguing colonial towns the way the Conquistadores did.
The really great thing about riding here is that the ranches are at the edge of the jungle. So, shortly after mounting you're surrounded by tropical birds, flowers, plants and trees, rivers with waterfalls adding to the enchantment. And before you know it, you're coming up to a village where you'll be served a traditional Mexican meal and icy cold drink.