At the very end of a meandering dirt road, sits the hilltop town of Monteverde, a cloud forest enclave with an alpine feel. Founded by Quakers in the 1950s, what was once mountaintop pastureland is today a paradise of nature reserves, coffee and cheese production, wildlife (and lots of it!), and … [Read more...]
What better way to traverse the wilds of Costa Rica, than on horseback? Careen down dusty back roads, delve into dense rainforest, crest mountains and volcanoes, and trot through foamy surf, on Costa Rica’s original method of back-road transport: horseback!
Professional outfitters offer horseback riding tours in almost every area of the country. (Although, do be sure to seek out a reputable company with healthy animals.) The offer: Spend a few hours exploring the Costa Rica of yesteryear – a country where you’ll follow beaten footpaths and meandering trails, and where silence is filled with the hoots of howler monkeys, the caw of toucans, and the croak of frogs.
Experience the majesty on anything from a two-hour tour, to a half-day excursion, to a full-day horseback adventure, over a variety of landscapes and terrains. Horseback riding tours are available almost everywhere throughout Costa Rica.
This-Not-That: If you want to explore the backwoods in speedy style, swap a horse for Costa Rica’s other off-road transportation, on a thrilling ATV tour.
Destinations that offer Horseback Riding tours:
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Our La Fortuna & Arenal Volcano travel guide takes you to the slopes of Costa Rica's most famous volcano. Discover Arenal's steamiest hot springs, greatest adventures, and most beautiful resorts and hotels. Area: North Central Average Temperature: 70 to 86º F (21 to 30º C) Closest … [Read more...]
It’s not just palm trees that line the sun-bleached coastline of Samara beach; this town-on-the-sea is home to beachfront restaurants, a little nightlife, and many other amenities for a quiet beach town. Our Samara travel guide takes you to the family-friendly white sands of this one-stop-shop for … [Read more...]