Costa Rica horseback riding vacation Arenal Volcano Monteverde Cloud Forest

Costa Rica Tour - Horseback Riding Vacation day

- Monteverde to Arenal Volcano via El Castillo -

Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica happy after horseback to arenal volcano

horseback riding rest on the river bench


costa rica tour - unique view to arenal volcano

a nice rest along the way for photo stops, relaxing, bird watching and lunch gives you an unforgettable unique adventure trip. 

horseback riding crossing the river Cano Negro 1

horseback riding crossing the river Cano Negro 2


This Trip starts in Santa Elena, Monteverde early morning 7.30 am, as morning tends to be clearer in the mountains. You get picked up at your hotel. After a 1/2 hour by jeep to Mirador ( view point ) you get on your horse that you will ride down to El Castillo in about 4 hours. You will go with our local horseman through forest and farmland that offers you great views of the lake Arenal and the Volcano. As you come down about 1000 m you leave the cloud forest and the climate change to the altitude of 500 m is incredible. As you get on the boat in El Castillo you enjoy a wonderful boat ride of 20 min. with stunning view of the close by Volcano Arenal. On the other side of the lake at the dam you get  picked up by taxi. After 1/2 h ride the driver drops you of at the Hotel you wish to stay in La Fortuna.  More information on hotel email us

This stunning adventure, all included, costs $ 65 US.

For a bilingual guide that gives you horseback teaching along the way it is additional $ 15 US.

We go in small groups of 2 to 6 people. The horses are very healthy and easy to handle. 

We also drive your rental car around the lake for $ 35 US.

arenal volcano from the lake

arenal lake at the dam - boat arrival

Note:  Sabine does not use her horses for these day trail rides, because the starting point for this tour is 10 km from where her horses are located. We only book this tour, if riding guests are insisting. We offer much better alternatives than this tour, that is always questioned. People that book this tour have most likely never been on these trails.

Sabines smiling horses in Monteverde Costa Rica home page

contact us in Monteverde Costa Rica: 

at  Tel: 506-2-645-6894 or 506-8-385-2424 Fax: 506-2-645-7894

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