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Horseback Riding
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Horseback Riding Costa Rica


Horseback Riding Costa Rica......What could be more perfect that enjoying the beautiful back country areas of Monteverde by horseback. Well away from the tourists areas, this is your chance to quietly visit the Monteverde countryside.   

There are a variety of horse riding options in Monteverde, for beginners and more experienced riders. We can also organise horse rides in Arenal Volcano and other beautiful parts of Costa Rica. Want to learn about the various horse parades (topes) and horse games? Click here.


Horse Trek Monteverde (owners Marvin Anchia and Janet Ellis) have a great reputation in Monteverde for their love and care of their well trained horses. You can also go to their site on www.horsetrekmonteverde.com

Horseback riding tours vary from 2.5 to 6 hours. Horse Trek Monteverde Costa Rica also offers an 8 Day horse riding vacation! A unique way of seeing the countryside, whilst enjoying the area's famous attractions.




Price from:
$ 49

and Farm View Horseback Ride

Where: Monteverde

When: 8:00am,9:00am,10:00am,11:00am,12.00pm,1:00pm,2.00,2.45pm

Duration: approx 2.5 hours plus transport time

Wonderful horseback rides with Horse Trek Monteverde. Enjoy a 2.5 hour Mountain and Farm View- Riding in Monteverde Costa Rica is fun!

Price from:
$ 62

3 Hour Campesino Trails and Gulf Views
Horseback Ride Costa Rica

Where: Monteverde

When: 8.30am,9.30am,10.30am,11.30am,12.30pm

Duration: approx 3 hours plus transport time

3 hour horseback ride in the mountains of Monteverde, away from the main tourist areas and from the cars. Costa Rica horseback riding is a lot of fun,

Price from:
$ 65

Horseback Ride Costa Rica
In the Clouds

Where: Monteverde

When: 7:00am,7.30am,8:00am,8.30am,9:00am,9.30am,10:00am,10.30am,11:00am,11.30am,12.30pm,1:00pm

Duration: approx 4 hours plus transport time

Horseback Ride Costa Rica. Beautiful 4 hour ride in Monteverde Costa Rica. Cross the Continental Divide -see stunning views with Horse Trek Monteverde

Price from:
$ 85

Costa Rica Horse Tours.
All Day Cowboy Ride Costa Rica

Where: Monteverde

When: 7:30am,8.00am

Duration: approx 6 hours plus transport time

Costa Rica Horse Tours. All Day Cowboy Ride with Horse Trek Monteverde. Great adventure on horse back, great views, well-loved horses!

Price from:
$ 120

Costa Rica Horseback Riding
Waterfall and Hiking Tour

Where: Monteverde

When: 8.00am

Duration: approx 7 hours plus transport time

Costa Rica horseback riding & hiking combo tour to Eden Falls a secret waterfall, in a magical primary & secondary cloud forest in Monteverde

Price from:
$ 399

3 Day Horse Ride
Monteverde Costa Rica

Where: Monteverde and Arenal

When: 1.00pm

3 Day Horse Ride. Horseback Riding with Horse Trek Monteverde in Costa Rica. Well-loved horses, beautiful routes and a lot of fun!

8 Day Horseback Riding Vacation Costa Rica

Horseback Vacation in Costa Rica. 8 days exploring Monteverde & Guanacaste. Cloud forests, waterfalls, local farms, wildlife, volcanoes & hot springs

Price from:
$ 268

2 Day Horseback Ride
Costa Rica

Where: Monteverde

When: 2.30pm

2 Day Horseback Ride in Costa Rica. Have fun discovering Monteverde by horseback. Ride through beautiful countryside on excellent horses.

Price from:
$ 85

Horseback Riding Monteverde to Arenal
(by Land, Horse and Boat)

When: 7.45am

Duration: approx 5.5 hours

Horseback Ride from Monteverde to Arenal Volcano. Turn a transport day into an adventure! Safe trails and good horses. Horseback riding in Costa Rica

Horse Photo Gallery

Photos of Horses in Costa Rica. Monteverde and Places. Horses of Horse Trek Monteverde and other stables

The Horses of Horse Trek Monteverde

Horse Trek Monteverde offers a number of horseback tours in the zone. The horse rides are suitable for any level of experience from short to long rides. A short ride of 2.5 hours is available as well as one day tours such as the All Day Cowboy Ride. Plus a 2 day Horseback Riding Package which includes a local ride in Monteverde, an overnight stay followed by a ride to Arenal Volcano (using another company).

Horseback Riding Vacations and Horse Riding Holidays in Costa Rica:

3 day Horseback Riding Package 'Costa Rica Discovery Tour' (Monteverde and Arenal Volcano). Explore the beautiful areas on Monteverde; stay two nights in a local lodge and the next day ride to Arenal Volcano. Beach extensions can be arranged.

8 day Costa Rica Horseback Riding Vacation ' Trails of the Campesinos' >Visit the beautiful areas on Monteverde and Arenal Volcano and parts of Guanacaste and follow the trails of the Campesinos. See rains forests, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, rivers and volcanoes plus lots of wildlife. This tour has got it all! Beach extensions can be arranged for that long dreamt for gallop on the beach.

Excellent horses has given Horse Trek a wonderful reputation for quality horseback riding in Costa Rica. Safety and horse care is a priority!Helmets are provided for all riders.

Horse Care!

Horseback Riding Costa Rica

Many people are skeptical about riding horses in Costa Rica due in part to negative press on the subject, not all of it unfounded. The reason to be weary is that some people only see short-term profit and to them a horse is just a means to make money.This practice by some has given a bad reputation to the horse industry of Costa Rica. Now that you have been forewarned this does not mean you should not go for a tour on your vacation!

There are many responsible horseback tour operators in Monteverde, Arenal and Costa Rica. Some of the ways you can decide if a company iscaring properly for it's horses as well as its customers is to ask a lot of questions such as below!


In the last few years many companies have improved the condition of the horses and quality of their tours.

The horses used by Horse Trek Monteverde are mainlya mix of Quarter Horse /Paso Fino/Criollo- breeds we find very suitable to the trails of this area. They are a good size and solidly built.

The saddles used in Costa Rica are an adaptation of a western variety. There are lighter than normal western. There is often a good size pommel.

Horses in Costa Rica videos:

  1. Baby Horse in the House!
  2. Mare and Foal
  3. San Luis Waterfall
  4. Training Young Horse, Fantasma (part 1)
  5. Training Young Horse, Fantasma (part 2)
  6. Dancing Horse in Monteverde
  7. Laying Down a Horse in Monteverde

Horseback Riding Costa Rica Videos

Baby Horse in the House!

Proud Mom and Foal!

San Luis Waterfall Monteverde's 100mts Falls

Marvin Training a Young Horse, Fantasma, in Monteverde Part 1

Marvin Training a Young Horse, Fantasma, in Monteverde Part 2

Dancing Horse Monteverde - Marvin with Gladiator

Laying Down a Horse in Monteverde - Marvin with Gladiator

Some Feedback from Customers:

Horse Riding Costa Rica Feedback!

Thank you for a very wonderful trip with great organisation and company. Couple of pictures you might want to use. Costa Rica is a wonderful place, just a pity that it is so far from Scotland.

>>Sara Davis and Mike Simm>>>----------------------------------------------------------------------->>Hi Janet..Our family returned home on January 4th..We loved Costa Rica..but I must admit we are tired from the constant running, and all the activities. Monte Verde was one of our favorite places. The people of your area are so welcoming and friendly. I wish we would have had more time to spend there. The horse trip went well. The horses were well matched to each of us. The scenery along the ride was gorgeous, and our guide (I forgot his name) was very helpful and kind.>>Thanks again for your help..>Kathy Gazin


Janet et al,>>Mia and I had a great time in Costarica. We need to come back and spend more time in Monte verde, possibly ride to the waterfall.>>Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for everything as everything we booked through went incredibly smoothly. We have been back home now for less than a week and already we've been hit with two pretty good sized snow falls!

>Missing CR. ; ~ (

>>Thanks again. Hopefully we will be able to return sametime next year.

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