Costa Rica Vacation - Horseback Riding Adventure

- in the Cloud Forest or at Lake Arenal -

every month special  full moon tour  to the Arenal Volcano lookout

For horseback trekking there is this option: 3 day horseback star ride.

Statement Sabine's Smiling Horses

Any of the following horseback riding tours are possible in both directions. From Monteverde to La Fortuna or from Arenal Volcano to Monteverde. In the dry season (December to July) you can go via El Castillo or via Rio Chiquito, the old trade trail from the Pacific to the Caribbean side. You will have lake and volcano view along the way as well as you ride in the jungle. Coming down before we follow the path in the farmland we have to cross the river 3 times. No river crossing on the Rio Chiquito route. We recommend a better alternative to this ride.

horseback to arenal volcano via el castillo

In the wet season (August to January way up in the mountain) we do not go. The path is even in dry season only reasonable dry. We had too many complains. People and Horses are unnecessarily getting in danger on muddy slippery trails. There is also no other way out of the mountain than by horse or on foot. Serious operators, that have been riding on this trails themselves do not consider this trail as an option.

In any season, weather and children save - may be wet - is the horseback ride Monteverde - Arenal Volcano along Lake Arenal (photo below). You will have lake and volcano view along the way at all times as well as you ride along the jungle. A quick boat transfer brings you to the other side of the lake.

Sabine on Nacional Race Costa Rica in 2000
photo to the right shows Sabine's first time on trail Arenal to Monteverde 
Sabine's Smiling Horses do not ride on these trails for a reason
make your choice carefully !!!

Depending on interest and experience we offer the 2 hour campesino tour at $ 45 US or day ride for $ 105 US per person.  

for more information contact us at

Sabines smiling horses in Monteverde Costa Rica home page

or in Monteverde Costa Rica at: 

 or    Cell: 506-8385-2424

monteverde costa rica horseback riding vacation tour

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