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3 Day Horse Ride
Costa Rica

3 Day Horseback Ride
with Horse Trek Monteverde Costa Rica

Where: Monteverde and Arenal

When: 1.00pm

Horseback Riding in the areas of Monteverde and Arenal Volcano

Spend 3 days exploring the beautiful areas of Monteverde and Arenal. Enjoy the thrill of riding Costa Rican style on our healthy and well-trained horses. This trip is designed for anyone who likes to ride horses and is interested in seeing Monteverde and Arenal while riding.

Ride the back roads of Monteverde, visit the parts of countryside normally not seen by tourists!

Then ride from Rio Chiquito to Arenal on the 'Lake Trail'. This is a great Adventure Connection where you will travel by land, horse and boat get between places! Note the first 2 rides are with Horse Trek Monteverde and the last ride to Arenal is with a local provider.

Our trip starts in Monteverde and finishes in La Fortuna the nearest town to the volcano. This package does not include transportation to Monteverde or onward from La Fortuna. We can easily arrange such transportation for those interested or you can make you own way to Monteverde and then on to the beach or someplace after the trip stops in La Fortuna.

Included on Trip: 2 nights accommodation (both in Monteverde). The first night we use Hotel Miramontes whenever possible. Hotel Miramontes is a family run B&B located a 5 minute taxi ride to Santa Elena, where you will find various restaurants, shops and services. The second night we use Cabinas Belcruz run by a delightful Costa Rica family who have a beautiful hummingbird garden and lovely wooden cabins with great views of the mountains. Note we can change hotels for an extra charge. We are very flexible.

All transportation is included from the time the tour begins in Monteverde, until the time it stops in the town of La Fortuna, to and from all of the horse tours listed below:

Day 1

Local Horse Tour: About 3.5 hours riding. Horses of Horse Trek Monteverde.
Stay the night in Monteverde (Miramontes). 

Day 2

All Day Cowboy Ride. Horses of Horse Trek Monteverde
Stay the night in Monteverde (Belcruz). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 3

Lake Trail: Ride from Rio Chiquito to Arenal Volcano. This is a great Adventure Connection where you will travel by land, horse and boat to get between places! Breakfast included. Horses of local provider

We can help you find a hotel in Arenal.

It is also possible to add another night in Monteverde and to include a guided visit to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. We are flexible and able to meet your needs and schedule.

Day 1

Our trip starts in Monteverde. The mountain paradise settled in by Quakers some fifty years ago. When you are ready to start riding (no later than 2.30 pm) we will pick you up at Hotel Miramontes for a gentle ride of about 2.5 hours. This ride is organised with the owner of Horse Trek Monteverde or one of his guides, on well-trained and well cared for horses.

Marvin is a great character and a fantastic rider. There is little he does not know about horses in Costa Rica. He claims to have started riding before he was born as his mother used to ride pregnant! By 8 years old he was training many of the horses in the area and his love of horses is evident. The ride will be along little used back roads. passing by farms of coffee, sugar cane and bananas. You will see wonderful views of the pacific coast and forests.

Cowboys Costa Rica

Day 2


If you are a horse lover than you are going to love this tour! It is great value and a wonderful experience.

You'll start off by helping to prepare the horses (if you wish to - please let us know or we'll just have the horses ready for you) and learn how we saddle up in Costa Rica and see the type of equipment we use. After getting the horses ready you''ll set off for an all-day excursion. The route used to get to the small farm owner by Marvin and his wife, Janet Ellis, is only accessible by horseback for many months of the year.

Horseback Costa Rica 3 Day Horse Ride

Horse Trek Monteverde Costa Rica

The journey to the farm passed some amazing scenery and you'll definitely need your camera! A picnic is provided by the river side where monkeys are often hanging around cooling off in the trees and many birds. There is plenty of opportunity to swim in the river and just relax, before setting off again in a different direction to pass through some more farms in the area. As the zone is hilly the views points are simply stunning.

After the tour you will be dropped off at Cabinas Belcruz and Randal the owner, will happily talk about his hummingbird garden. In the evening you will be served a delicious homemade meal.

Day 3

Morning: Ride to La Fortuna. This is a great Adventure Connection where you will travel by land, horse and boat get between places! An alternative way to travel to see the Arenal Volcano, This day we change horses and companies and you will travel along Arenal Lake from the Rio Chiquito to the Cano Negro River (near El Castillo). We follow a beautiful lakeside route with good safe trails in ALL weather, many tropical birds and views of the volcano, scenic jungle parts. Ride is suitable for all level of riders. This wonderful journey includes a boat ride across the Arenal Lake and a fruit break and water. Approximately 5 1/2 hours (3 hours on horse).

You will arrive at around 1.30pm. In the evening there are optional Volcano Hikes and Hot Springs.
Note: We can help you reserve your accommodation in Arenal and/or onwards transport to San Jose or the beaches. Check out Arenal Volcano


Note we use Hotel Miramontes but we can update the room or change hotels for an extra charge. We are very flexible.


Minimum 2 people (Double occupancy): $359 per person

200lb weight limit

Included on Trip: 2 night's accommodation in Monteverde, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and  1 evening meal, all transport to horse tours and all horse tours in the itinerary. Riding Helmets

Not Included: Transport to Monteverde, accommodation in San Jose or Arenal, some meals, optional tours or transportation to other tours.

What to Bring: T-shirts, shorts, long pants for riding, sweater or light jacket, sandals, light hiking boots, rain jacket, sunscreen, insect repellant, any personal medication.

If you want any more information regarding Monteverde or or any place in Costa Rica please don’t hesitate to write again. My companions can also arrange forest hikes, canopy tours, night hikes and also many adventure tours in Arenal such as rafting. Just let me know if you are interested and I will forward your letter.


Janet Ellis



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(Or 8379-9827 Spanish)  

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