Pura Aventura Horseback Riding
Located in the Guanacaste region, the 150 year-old horse and cattle ranch Hacienda La Norma offers a horseback riding tour to explore its 1,300 acres (526 ha) of natural terrain.
- Duration: 3 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Pura Aventura provides calm horses that are trained to be friendly and accommodating throughout the two-hour trip. The well-kept horses indulge the beginning rider desiring a laid-back stroll through old growth forest or the experienced rider who wants to gallop across the pastures.
The horseback riding tour is an excellent opportunity to discover the ranch’s natural wonders. Hacienda La Norma boasts hundreds of acres of forests, pastures, hills, six rivers, waterfalls, and natural springs. During a ride you can cross pastures and gallup up forested hills all the way to a mountain with a lovely view. During the rainy season, you'll have additional opportunities to ford rivers, and see lagoons and waterfalls. Many different types of animals may be seen during this tour, including monkeys, colorful birds, and deer.
The tour’s minimum age is 5 years old. There are horses for every riding level.
What to Bring
Comfortable clothing, close-toed shoes, camera, long pants, sunglasses, towel and sunscreen.
Local expert guide, safety equipment, water, round trip transportation from Tamarindo or JW Marriot, guided tour, and fruit and water after the tour.
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.
This one was good. It was around the ranch and had very nice horses. Staff was very friendly!
Friendly staff. Nice relaxed pace. Great for kids.
We LOVED the horseback riding!!!! From guide to the choices of horses provided, to talking with our driver to the owner of the business, one of the best aspects of this trip.
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