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.
A horseback riding tour is a wonderful way to experience Monteverde's green, mountainous countryside. Until recently, horseback riding was the most common form of transport in the region, and considering the state of the roads, some would argue that it is still the easiest way to get around.
For intermediate and advanced horseback riders, this adventure tour and transportation combination is the ideal way to travel from Monteverde to La Fortuna (or from La Fortuna to Monteverde). Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
The Arenal to Monteverde horseback riding tour is both adventure tour and transportation. This unique journey offers a timeless way to travel from La Fortuna to Monteverde (or from Monteverde to La Fortuna). Rated 6.9/10 by visitors
Feel the thrill of a Horseback Riding Tour in a spectacular natural beach and jungle environment, and observe incredible tropical rainforest animals in the wild. Rated 6.3/10 by visitors
Horseback riding tours alongside a trained bilingual guide are an amazing way to familiarize yourself with the surrounding area. Rated 6.2/10 by visitors
This tour will take you on an easygoing horseback ride through a lush forest. It culminates with your arrival at the breathtaking Nauyaca Waterfalls, where you can pause to admire the enormous falls and then go for a refreshing swim.
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.
Costa Ricans sometime refer to horses as the ultimate all-terrain vehicle. In many ways, this is true—you can forge across streams, trot through forests, and summit mountains on horseback. During this tour, you’ll get a taste of the Costa Rican countryside on these all-natural all-terrain vehicles.
The Don Tobias horse tour is an adventurous horseback ride through forests and fields with stunning views of the Arenal Volcano. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
Go for a horseback ride to see the Matapalo countryside. Riding horseback is the ideal pace for drinking in the intense scenery.
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.
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.
This adventure combo at Rincon de La Vieja is an action packed full day expedition that features a guided visit to Hacienda Guachipelin Lodge, next to Rincon De La Vieja National Park. There are 4 main activities during this day of adventure canopy (zip line) tour and rapelling through the Rio Blanco Canyon and horseback riding expedition to nearby waterfalls, relax at a rustic spa featuring volcano heated thermal waters, steam and mud bath. Rated 6.8/10 by visitors
Traverse mountains, meadows, rivers and beaches on this three-hour horseback tour. Horseback riding is a fantastic way to see a sampling of terrain and experience the landscape in a new way.
This horseback tour will lead you into some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful natural settings.
This beautiful horseback riding tour starts just 2 km south of La Fortuna de San Carlos, where one of our guides or Don Adrian, the owner, will welcome you and escort you to the stable. once there, the guide will provide safety equipment and instructions of the tour in general. Rated 6.7/10 by visitors
The Borinquen Adventure is an exciting combination of horseback riding, zip lining and soaking in hot springs.
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. Rated 5.0/10 by visitors
The Borinquen Adventure is an exciting combination of horseback riding, zip lining and soaking in hot springs. Rated 6.5/10 by visitors
This expedition at the Buena Vista Lodge allows tour members to enjoy canopy tours and horseback rides, hanging bridges and hot springs all in one day. Oh right and then there is that 400-meter waterslide through the forest. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors