Monteverde to Arenal Horseback - Lake Route
For intermediate and advanced horseback riders, this adventure tour and transportation combination is the ideal way to travel from Monteverde to La Fortuna.
up to 3 days in advance
- Duration: 5 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 3 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Your journey will begin with a one and a half hour mini-van ride from your hotel in Monteverde to El Guayabo. Upon arrival, you will be met by your horses and begin the two and a half hour horseback portion of your trip. You will journey through lush rainforest, tropical jungle and farmlands, leading you to the Arenal Lake for surreal views of the towering Arenal Volcano. Along the way you may spot some wildlife, so stay alert! This portion of the trip will take you to the lakeside town of El Guayabo.
This trip is suitable for inexperienced riders and can usually be navigated safely, even in rainy season. Your horseback ride includes a 15 to 20 minute break for fruit and water.
In El Guayabo, you will be reunited with your luggage and greeted by a comfortable boat, ready to get you started on the final leg of your trip. The short lake cruise offers great views of the volcano and the forested mountain range spanning the horizon. There is also a chance to see a variety of wetland birds. Once you reach the opposite lake shore, you will be taken by van directly to your hotel in La Fortuna.
All boats and mini-vans are comfortable, safe and fully insured. The drivers, boat captains and tour guides carry cell phones and can contact the main office at any point.
For safety reasons, these tours may not be offered in bad weather conditions. Taxi-Boat-Taxi shortcut, however, run daily, all year round.
What to Bring
Long pants, a sweater or jacket, hiking boots or sneakers, sun-screen, camera and insect repellent.
Experienced and professional guides, riding equipment, rain poncho, fruit snack, water, transport to and from hotels, luggage transfers. The tour takes 5 hours approximately.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
Loved this tour. Best way to get from Monteverde to Arenal. I have riding experience but my husband does not. I thought the horses did a great job. Nixon (a cowboy of 40 years) was great and personable. Super fun experience.
Loved this part. Much thanks to tour operator Daley and assistans Diamante, Tiho and Canario
The beauty of the countryside and the horse ride were our favorite time in Costa Rica.
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.
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