Monteverde Horseback Riding

About this tour

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.

Horseback riding is not permitted in the reserves, but there are a range of horseback tours on private land and trails, where you can appreciate the beauty and tranquility of rural Costa Rican life, a world away from the tourist crowds and traffic.

Visitors are given the rare privilege of exploring this beautiful private reserve on horseback, from where they will see amazing views of the Gulf of Nicoya and its pacific islands, as well as enjoy coffee and sugarcane plantations, primary and secondary tropical forest, open fields and an array of local wildlife that includes toucans, green parrots, bellbirds, emerald toucanets, blue-crowned motmots and white-faced monkeys.

Visitors can choose from three two hour tour options, all offering distinct views and attractions. The 8:30 am tour is great for bird watching, the mid-morning tour from 10:00 am captures the best of the weather and the clearest views and the afternoon tour offers spectacular sunset skies.

All tours are suitable for inexperienced riders. Private tours can be arranged as well as group tours with prior notice.

All their horses, with health certification and insurance, are easy to handle and are very well cared for.

All saddles are equipped with a rain poncho, and helmets are available on request. Some basic English is spoken, otherwise smiling and rudimentary sign-language is usually sufficient!.

Tour info

3 hrs
Local expert guides, all necessary gear.
US $70 per person.
8:00 am
Long pants, closed toed shoes, raincoat, camera, insect repellent.
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