Costa Rica Horseback Riding

Horseback tours allow travelers to experience several spectacular places within the course of a few hours or a few days. Imagine riding through a misty rainforest before gearing up for a river rafting adventure, or perhaps crossing creeks and streams before soaking away the afternoon in geothermal hot springs. Horseback rides can take you to one place or ten, all the while making the journey one of the most memorable parts of the adventure. Inexperienced riders are welcomed, and tours can be arranged for both private individuals and larger groups. Although horseback riding is possible throughout most of the country, some of the better-known locations include Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, Arenal and Rincón de La Vieja.

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Beach & Jungle Horseback Riding , Costa Rica
Beach & Jungle Horseback Riding Playa Cocles

See the beauty of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast on this horseback tour that explores both the jungle and the beach. You’ll see an abundance of wildlife, with a guide who can help you spot animals peeping out from among the jungle leaves. Best of all, the horses that you’ll meet on this trip are easygoing rescues who get to graze freely whenever they aren’t giving tours.

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Buena Vista Mega Combo Adventure, Costa Rica
Buena Vista Mega Combo AdventureRincon de La Vieja

This expedition at the Buena Vista Lodge allows tour members to enjoy canopy tours and horseback rides, and hot springs all in one day. Oh right and then there is that 400-meter waterslide through the forest.

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Suspension Bridges
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Zip Lines
Club Rio Multi Adventure, Costa Rica
Club Rio Multi AdventureArenal

On this tour you’ll visit an activity center that faces the Arenal River. Several parts of the property are included in your visit to Club Rio, including hiking trails, swimming, and lunch at the club. In addition you’ll get to pick two adventure activities.

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Hot Springs
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Jungle Spa Adventure Horseback , Costa Rica
Jungle Spa Adventure Horseback Jaco

This horseback tour will lead you into some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful natural settings.

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Borinquen One Day Adventure, Costa Rica
Borinquen One Day AdventureRincon de La Vieja

The Borinquen Adventure is an exciting combination of horseback riding, zip lining and soaking in hot springs.

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Hot Springs
Zip Lines
Hacienda Arío Cowboy Experience, Costa Rica
Hacienda Arío Cowboy ExperiencePlaya Manzanillo

Always wanted to be a cowboy or cowgirl? This vacation, fulfill a dream with Hacienda Arío's 'Cowboy Experience,' where you and at least three other adventurers will roam the Guanacaste Province's hamlet of Playa Manzanillo and participate in a real cattle round up.

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Rancho Tropical Horseback Riding , Costa Rica
Rancho Tropical Horseback Riding Golfito

Take a horseback ride through the wild terrain of the Osa Peninsula — the rainforest, grassy meadows, hills, and rocky Pacific beaches. Your guide will introduce you to the local cowboy culture, and help you keep an eye out for wildlife.

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Hacienda El Cenizaro Horseback Ride, Costa Rica
Hacienda El Cenizaro Horseback RideBahia Salinas

This tour begins with an introduction to your horse. One you’ve gotten acquainted, you’ll set of on a 2-jour tour through the tropical dry forest. Tropical dry forests are quite rare, even compared to rainforests.

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Diamante Horseback Riding , Costa Rica
Diamante Horseback Riding Matapalo Guanacaste

Go for a horseback ride to see the Matapalo countryside. Riding horseback is the ideal pace for drinking in the intense scenery.

Horseback Riding
Cinco Ceibas Full Day Tour, Costa Rica
Cinco Ceibas Full Day TourPangola

The Cinco Ceibas’ full day tour includes a walk along the elevated rainforest boardwalk and your choice of horseback riding, river kayaking or an educational oxen wagon tour. Transportation to and from hotels in San José area is also included.

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Kayaking
One Day Adventure Combo Hacienda Guachipelin, Costa Rica
One Day Adventure Combo Hacienda GuachipelinRincon de La Vieja

This tour offers travelers the ability to enjoy several exciting activities within the span of one day. It takes place at Hacienda Guachipelin, a hotel set just outside the Rincón de La Vieja National Park. The hotel is a working ranch and located on a beautiful piece of property. This is a good tour for active and adventurous travelers.

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Hot Springs
Nature Walk
Zip Lines
Borinquen Adventure Day, Costa Rica
Borinquen Adventure DayRincon de La Vieja

The Borinquen Adventure is an exciting combination of horseback riding, zip lining and soaking in hot springs.

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Hot Springs
Zip Lines
Miravalles Volcano Combo Tour, Costa Rica
Miravalles Volcano Combo TourTenorio Volcano Area

This tour begins with a one-hour drive through the Guanacaste mountain range. During this portion, you’ll be privileged with excellent views of the dormant Miravalles Volcano. Although the volcano hasn’t experienced significant eruptions in some time, it continues to expel gas and geysers near its base— expulsions that are used by the government to produce geothermal energy.

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Mulguri Horseback Adventure, Costa Rica
Mulguri Horseback AdventureManuel Antonio

Mulguri provides visitors with a pristine piece of the jungle, where visitors can swim and experience the beauty of the natural environment. This property has four waterfalls which all have stunning cascades all year round.

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Vandará Full Day Pass, Costa Rica
Vandará Full Day PassRincon de La Vieja

Indulge in a day of relaxation and adventure at the Vandara Hot Springs & Spa. The Vandara Hot Springs are situated near the Rincón de la Vieja National Park on a nicely forested piece of property. This combination tour allows guests to enjoy many different activities, including a soak in the hot springs, horseback riding, a canopy your, waterslide adventure, and an organic farm tour.

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Hot Springs
Waterslides
Zip Lines
Horseback Riding Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Horseback Riding Manuel AntonioManuel Antonio

Horseback riding tours alongside a trained bilingual guide are an amazing way to familiarize yourself with the surrounding area.

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Madre Tierra Farm Visit and Horseback Ride, Costa Rica
Madre Tierra Farm Visit and Horseback RideMonteverde

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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La Fortuna Waterfall Horseback Ride, Costa Rica
La Fortuna Waterfall Horseback RideArenal

This tour gives you a comprehensive introduction to the territory that surrounds La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano. You'll go horseback riding, hiking, and swimming.

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Don Tobias Horseback Tour, Costa Rica
Don Tobias Horseback TourArenal

The Don Tobias horse tour is an adventurous horseback ride through forests and fields with stunning views of the Arenal Volcano.

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Hacienda Arío Horseback Tour, Costa Rica
Hacienda Arío Horseback TourPlaya Manzanillo

Saddle up! You and your trusty steed are about to explore the rugged terrain of Hacienda Arío — a family-owned ranch that is preserving the Guanacaste Province’s authentic ‘sabanero’ or ‘cowboy’ culture. The best part about this tour is that you can choose your preferred experience: group, private, or solo tour.

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