Horseback riding in Costa Rica offers a unique view of Central America’s most biologically diverse country
Riding off into the sunset is no longer reserved for cowboys in old Western films, you too can enjoy this spectacular experience, and in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Costa Rica provides vast amounts of scenic locations to explore on horseback: you can ride through a rainforest in Jaco, explore the cloud forests of Monteverde, gawk at the magnificent Arenal Volcano, trek through the sparsely populated province of Guanacaste, and even witness a Hollywood sunset while riding on the beach in Samara.
Horseback tours allow travelers to experience several spectacular places within the course of a few hours or a few days. Many tours have combined adventures — 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 while making the journey one of the most memorable parts of the adventure.
Many of the tours will take you through the jungle and into some of the majestic waterfalls, others offer gallops along the coastline or along the mountainside. They will bring you on trails through stunning farmland and hills where monkeys, deer and scarlet macaws will be a part of your journey. No matter what your taste, Costa Rica has something for you.
Want a romantic ride for just you and your partner? That can be arranged. There are many tours that don’t require you go with a large group, like Discovery Horseback Tours, where you and your loved one can ride beautiful horses through the stunning rain forest of La Quina with just a tour guide for company. Don’t worry the tour guide will wait with the horses to allow the two of you privacy to luxuriate the famous volcanic spa mud and spring fed pools. This is a once in a lifetime experience to be truly alone in the rain forest.
If you are an animal lover, nature lover and/or adventurer, horseback riding through Costa Rica is for you. So, climb on your horse and come drift along the lapping water and enjoy the sea breeze while on the back of a magnificent animal. Let one of the worlds most in tuned animal help you discover one of the world’s most extraordinary lands.