Costa Rica is a beautiful place to visit, with ocean views that will take your breath away and mountain ranges that will leave you mesmerized. The best way to experience all of Costa Rica is on horseback, and there are many tours that are available. These tours take place in the Guanacaste, Northern Lowlands, Central Pacific, and the Central Highland Regions. Here is a list of the favorite tours available.
La Chacara Hacienda
The La Chacara Hacienda is located in the Guanacaste area just five minutes from Liberia. This is an authentic working Ranch with livestock, fields, fruit trees, and sugercane. The Hacienda offers a trailride through colorful fields, crystal blue rivers, and deep into the forests of Costa Rica where you may see monkeys, iquanas, and beautiful parrots which are all native animals to the region. Round trip transportation to and from your hotel can be arranged for an additional fee.
Average Price: $40.00 per person
Northern Lowlands Region
Don Tobias Horseback Tour
The Don Tobias tour is a family oriented tour that roams the Northern Lowlands of Costa Rica. There are two tours available, Morning and Afternoon. This tour lasts approximately 3 hours and winds through cattle fields, secondary forests, and finally to a Lagoon near the magical Arenal Volcano. These horses are well taken care of and will give you the experience of a lifetime. Transportation is provided for an additional fee.
Average Price: $55.00 adult
$45.00 child (Morning & Afternoon Tours)
Horeback Riding Manuel Antonio
These tours are located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, and provide a wide variety of wonderful landscapes. There are two tour times available, morning and mid day, you can choose what time best fits your schedule. During these tours you will have the opportunity to ride through the Costa Rican rainforest and along the banks of beautiful waterfalls. The guide will show you the traditional medicinal plants in the region and to top off the ride you can take a swim in a natural pool that is fed by the waterfalls. Depending on what time your tour is lunch or dinner will be provided.
Average Price: $65.00 per person (Morning & Mid Day Tours)
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Central Highlands Region
Horseback Monteverdeto Arenal (Lake Route)
This tour can be navigated even by the most inexperience riders, and begins with a van ride from your hotel in Monteverde to Rio Chiquito, where the horseback portion of the tour will start. This is a 2 1/2 hour ride, so be sure that you come prepared. You will be led through amazing jungles and farmlands to the shores of the Arenal Lake to view the outstanding Arenal Volcano, as you continue on your ride you will arrive at Castillo, a lakeside town. Here you will be sent on a boat to the opposite shore and put on a van back to your new hotel in La Fortuna. This is a tour that you don’t want to miss, and includes guides, lunch, rain ponchos, luggage transfer, and transportation to and from your hotels.
Average Price: $75.00 per person
These are only some of the amazing horseback adventures that you can experience in Costa Rica. There are many others that are not listed. This is an outstanding vacation for anyone who enjoys the tropics, and you should schedule a horseback riding tour during your visit.