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Address: | 1 mile west of Granada, Granada 40000, Nicaragua
Phone Number: +505 8227 4704
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Enjoy nature at its best. There is nothing like the freedom of beng on...

Enjoy nature at its best. There is nothing like the freedom of beng on horseback and traversing the hills and valleys of west of Granada. The scenery is beautiful with views of Mombacho Volcano and farmlands.

Once there, we will assess your skill level and put you on the perfect horse. All of our horses are healthy and happy and love to go on tours. The ride will take you through the countryside, near the Laguna Apoyo, and then we will ride through farmlands and hillsides.

We currently offer morning and sunset tours any day of the week..

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Wonderful Time

My sister and I went for the sunset tour and it was absolutely spectacular. The guide was cheerful, informative, and always watching out for our safety. We made to a lookout over... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I love riding horses, so booked a Painted Pony sunset riding tour to the top of the Laguna de Apoyo volcano. Pros: 1) Transport: they will provide transportation (it costs $3 for transport) from Granada to the farm and then back to Granada after. 2) Staff at the Stable. The staff at the stable is courteous and helpful (I did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My sister and I went for the sunset tour and it was absolutely spectacular. The guide was cheerful, informative, and always watching out for our safety. We made to a lookout over the Laguna de Apoyo (that not many people get to see), and were able to sit and take in the beauty of Nicaragua. I recommend this trip to... More 

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Thank Robert W
Darrell B, Owner at Painted Pony Horse Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for riding with us and glad you both had a good time. Yes, that view of Laguna Apoyo is spectacular. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I was traveling in Nicaragua for a World Vets trip. My friends and I went on this tour and it was phenomenal. I would definitely want to go again if I visit Nicaragua in the future.

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Thank Sadie W
Darrell B, Owner at Painted Pony Horse Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. As we get the business in full gear we expect many improvements to the experience. In return, we thank all of you at World Vets for your great work with the animals of Nicaragua. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Painted Pony was suggested to me by World Vets. Me and a group of volunteers were picked up from our hotel a Sunday morning this July by Daryl, the owner of Painted Pony. Daryl was very helpful and friendly. We got a tour of his farm and chose our horses. All the horses had unique and playful personalities that came... More 

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Darrell B, Owner at Painted Pony Horse Tours, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind words and glad you enjoyed the experience. Even more so, we appreciate the great work of World Vets and wish you the best of futures. Thanks for all the work you did in Granada. More 

Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Four of us (two adults, two kids aged 12 and 9) took the morning tour which lasted about 3 hours. We were picked up at our hotel and driven to the very nice stables by the owner and introduced to our wonderful guide, Wilfredo, who put us on horses which had been preselected for our various levels of experience and... More 

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Darrell B, Owner at Painted Pony Horse Tours, responded to this review

We appreciate your visit and happy you had a great experience. Thanks for the kind review and thoughts. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Went with my mom so did the shorter, slow ride but lovely views of lake Apoya and relaxing ride through surrounding farmland. Wilfredo is a great guide and very informative about the local flora and fauna. My Spanish is not great but he was very understanding and understandable! Look forward to the longer, faster ride one day. Pat picked us... More 

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Darrell B, Owner at Painted Pony Horse Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying a ride through the Granada countryside with us. When you're ready for that faster ride let us know. Regards Darrell More 

Anderson, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Had a wonderful experience May 18th. We had the 2 hour tour, Wilfredo was excellent, and the view of Laguna Apoyo was fantastic! Unbeatable views during the ride.

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Darrell B, Owner at Painted Pony Horse Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for riding at our place. We will be making even more improvements as we ramp up. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

These horses are so beautiful, well cared for and behaved. We had a very nice ride. Loved our guide Wilfredo he was very sweet and informative. The views were amazing. Highly recommend Painted Ponies to anyone who loves horses and nature!!💕

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Darrell B, Owner at Painted Pony Horse Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review and thank you for coming. Good photos. We hope to make even more improvements in the near future. Enjoy your trip! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Went here today and had the most amazing tour. Wilfredo picked us up in the city and drove us to the stables. The stables are brand new, the owners (American people, so you can call them in English) just bought it and have just started out with their company. We told them that we were experienced riders. Got an amazing... More 

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Darrell B, Owner at Painted Pony Horse Tours, responded to this review

Always a pleasure to meet people from other countries that are experienced with horses. Hope the rest of your trip goes well. More 

Managua, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Went riding with a party of four including the guide named Wilfredo. I have to admit I was nervous as I had never been on a horse before. I guess the company tries to match the personality of the horse with the skill of the rider because my horse seemed very gentle, but occasionally had a mind of its own.... More 

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Darrell B, Owner at Painted Pony Horse Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and come back anytime. More 

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