Even the transportation is sustainable on this tour! Enjoy horseback riding across beautiful Monteverde, Costa Rica on a fun and educational sustainability tour. Discover up-close how the Hotel Belmar sources some of its most delicious offerings, and try your hand at farming. Let nature and your trusty steed show you a great time on this unique getaway.
- 5 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:00 AM, 2:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
You're in for a sustainable treat! This tour gives you a behind the scenes peek at Hotel Belmar's farm — Finca Madre Tierra (FMT). FMT was Costa Rica's first carbon-neutral farm, and is owned and operated by the Belmar family! Learn about the challenges and rewards of sustainable farming hands-on.
FMT supplies Hotel Belmar with cheese, eggs, and coffee, so you'll have the opportunity to meet cows and chickens, as well as goats and pigs. The farm also produces coffee and sugar cane. Depending on the day of your visit, you may learn how cheese is made, strain sugar cane juice, pick coffee berries, or make a new friend when you milk a cow.
This isn't a petting zoo experience — it's a a bonafide look at how Hotel Belmar and Finca Madre Tierra's commitment to sustainability is a business model making a positive impact on the environment and community. Your adventure doesn't end at the farm though!
Ready to ride? Great!...
Whether it's your first time horseback riding or you're a pro, this tour will make sure you're well taken care of. A well-trained guide will pair you with a horse befitting your skill level. You will receive a safety lesson, and a proper riding lesson; you will only exit the stable when you feel comfortable and prepared.
Let your trusty steed show you the luscious Costa Rican landscape of Monteverde. This beautifully emerald region with its dense cloud forests makes it obvious why agriculture is so successful here.
Try out a new, greener way of life with this sustainable farming tour which boasts a four-legged mode of transportation. Farming is hard work, so snacks will be provided!
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
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