Just a 10-minute drive from the most popular surf town in Costa Rica is a massive 2,000-acre eco-ranch with indigenous wildlife, creeks, mountains, and huge trees. The scenery is practically out of a Jurassic Park movie set.
Black Stallion Surf Cafe & Saloon is the casual, rustic masterpiece of once-professional surfer Alex Urbaniak. Black Stallion offers zip lining, horseback riding, hiking, and the popular BBQ Fiesta. Select one activity or a combination thereof, but make sure to stay for the fiesta.
After a two-hour horseback ride along a trail where you can see howler monkeys lounging high in the trees, we had a fantastic meal just after sunset. To call this a typical barbecue would be an insult as it was one of the most impressive and delicious spreads we’ve ever had. There were plenty of fresh salads, rice, and other sides, as well as sauces to accompany your choice of protein. Some of the menu items included grilled chicken, steak, homemade chorizo, fish, and grilled pineapple. It was like being invited to a friend’s house for dinner.