Why choose us?
-100% Costa Rican owned and operated – support local!
- Be ensured of a personal and authentic experience.
- 5 STAR reviews by ecstatic visitors.
-Best local tips and secrets.
- Safe, fun and of the highest quality.
- Business is environmentally conscious.
- Horses are exceptionally well looked after.
- Guides/coaches have over 10 years' experience.
The essence of Santa Teresa is embodied in Adrian Nunez, owner of Ollie’s adventures. His great grandfather settled in the area, falling in love with the rich, natural beauty of this magnificent piece of the planet. Adrian was born in Mal Pais (Santa Teresa) and shares this love for his beautiful homeland. He grew up in a big but very humble family. They lived simply, raised their own animals, fished and grew their own food, all without electricity or running water.
Adrian has an absolute love and appreciation for animals, especially horses. His horses enjoy an abundance of love, respect and freedom. Ollie’s Adventures is environmentally conscious and does a great deal to keep Santa Teresa the pristine and beautiful paradise it is. Adrian has extensive knowledge of the area and is able to answer just about any question you may have for him. He has been working within the tourism industry since the age of 14 and with all the knowledge gained, he started up his own business: Ollie's Adventures, named after his son.
Adrian is extremely honest and reliable and does his absolute best to ensure that his guests get the most out of their stay in his hometown and receive the maximum enjoyment from his services. He has created a business that is authentic and deeply rooted in the Costa Rican culture, while at the same time, keeping to the highest European/First World standards. Adrian puts customer service/satisfaction as his priority.
In this 100% Costa Rican owned and operated business every interaction is personal and authentic. Adrian and his staff are flexible and willing to adjust their services to best suit the needs of their customers. If you want the best local tips and secrets, or any information on the area at all, just pop in to Ollie’s Adventures when you are in Santa Teresa and any of the staff will be sure to meet you with a smile and help you in any way they can.
"Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul."
What people have to say about us
Happy horses, happy me!
“This is by far the best horseback ride I have ever been on! Adrian’s horses are in impeccable condition and definitely the happiest horses out there. I have an incredible gallop along the beach and then watched the deep red sunset over the ocean. It was nothing short of perfect.”
Maya Sellers - England, United Kingdom
It doesn't get better than this!
“My experience with Ollie's couldn't have been more positive. I rented an ATV and it was in perfect condition, looked brand new. Adrian, the owner, gave me the best local advice of the most beautiful secret spots to visit, that I would never have found alone. Ollie's is by far the best priced rental and tour company in Santa Teresa and their service is unbeatable. I booked everything I needed through them for the rest of my stay and it was all of the highest quality. Thank you for looking after me so amazingly Ollies.”
Peter Davies - California, USA
BEST way to spend NYE!
“My friend and I went on a horse back tour with Ollie's. It was great! We had such a laugh with Adrian, he's a great host, it was super relaxing too... I would do the later tour as you get to watch the sunset, it's pretty spectacular!”
Wanderlust - Magnetic Island, Australia
"Everything of the best, in one place"
"We really enjoyed using Ollie's Adventures during our stay in St Teresa. I think most guides/ companies will give you a good experience since the place is so stunning but Adrian really has that little extra. The horseback riding on the beach and in the jungle was breath taking! We also took surf lessons and went to Montezuma - we enjoyed every single minute! The staff are very nice and speak perfect English. We will always remember and recommend Ollie's Adventures -THE BEST!"
Jennynas - Stockholm, Sweden
"Exceeded our expectations. Amazing"
"Personal touch, accurate and super affordable. I can really recommend their service, learnt horse back riding and surfing in a single class. They have passion for what they do and they are by far the best in the area, at what they do!"
Nargesi - Amsterdam
"Best experience I had in Costa Rica"
"My friend and I had the most incredible sunset horseback ride along the beach. It's our favorite thing we have done in Costa Rica. SO SPECIAL! Adrian was an amazing guide & photographer!"
Rachel - Austria
'Best value of the whole trip"
"Everywhere I go, I try to get a motorcycle to rent to see a bit of the country side. If you've been to Santa Teresa (or are going) you'll quickly realize the roads are probably about as bad as they get. So I was looking for an offroad bike, and acutally stopped in an a different ATV place about 100 M north of Oliie's. The proprietor walked me over and introduced me to Ollie. He had just picked up a brand new Honda CRF250F, and it was literally brand new. We negotiated a very fair price, and away I went. Return was seamless too. Very much enjoyed dealing with him, and he was the only guy in the area who had what I was after."
Chris S - Toronto
"Bikes, ATV, Surfing, Horses and more..."
"I really recommend this place, good service, funny owner and tour guide. I always go back to get my bicycle rented from here, keep in mind that in some places here you need to leave deposit money that can be over $200 for one bicycle, but not from here. Boys always fix and clean everything ready for you and give a great advice and help remember to ask for a lock. There is small entry on the road after the soda in the corner, so don't miss it :)"
Laura P - United Kngdom
"Best surf lesson ever!!!"
"On my first day in Santa Teresa I priced out board rentals all over town and Ollie's won hands down, better than 3 other shops. Plus you're allowed to exchange the board if the surf conditions change. When I went in for the first time, Adrian, the owner and manager helped pick out the best board for me based on what I told him about my surfing experience, wave preferences, and the current surf conditions. He is also an outstanding surf instructor - he built waves in the sand to show me what to look for; showed me two different pop-up techniques; explained everything in terms of energy efficiency - as a science teacher, I totally appreciate this perspective. The surf was relatively big that day, and as determined as I was, he was very perceptive and could tell when I was getting tired. During breaks he would give me tips and advice based on what he was seeing in the water. I learned so much!
The board rental options are great, the surf lessons are the best ever, the bikes are well-maintained and affordable (I rented a bike for one day), and Adrian can answer almost any question you have about Santa Teresa or Malpais. Adrian and his crew have an incredible wealth of knowledge about all aspects of the Nicoya Peninsula, and they are all super cool people! You will be so pleased!!"
Sandy - San Juan Capistrano, California
A Fantastic time with Ollie's Adevntures
“Today my brother and I enjoyed the most extraordinary horseback riding tour that was full of wonderfull surprises. Adrian, the owner guided us into the mountains of Mais Pais (a wonderful town next to Santa Teresa) and then down to the untouched rocks and beaches. Surprises:the comfort I had as a a novice on a horse, the breathtaking views and the bits of history I learned. My quad rental from Ollie's has been smooth due to the time they took to train me about safety, as Santa Teresa has some crazy roads!!!
I'm not a great surfer, however I'm 57 and up on a board, due to my surf coach booked at Ollie's.”
Lorilyn - New York, USA