Horseback Riding in Costa Rica

This is an excellent destination for adventure travel and the best way to see the most fascinating parts of the country is through horseback riding in Costa Rica. This small country stands out in Latin America as a haven of political stability, safety, freedom and ecological responsibility. It is blessed with a tremendous variety of ecosystems from the Caribbean to the Pacific and an unprecedentedly high percentage of it is given over to national parks. The bio diversity is tremendous and goes from coastline to highlands to volcanic peaks. In a short time you can change from a gallop on the beach to walking along a trail through the tropical forest with its lush jungle life. This is the home of monkeys, tree frogs, lizards, butterflies, orchids and countless other fascinating flora and fauna.

Costa Rica is comparatively easy to reach with many short flights from the US and no jet lag. Ticos, as the local people call themselves, are friendly and welcoming. They are proud of their rich culture and the beauty of their landscape which they have made such efforts to protect. It is easy to see why this attractive country has become such a popular tourist destination.  The horses used for the ride are primarily Criollo and Paso Costariccense – the gaited horse of Costa Rica; a cross between an Andalusian and a Peruvian Paso.  These beautiful, smooth-gaited horses help make horseback riding in Costa Rica a memorable pleasure.

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Costa Rica Odyssey- A Costa Rica riding vacation to the Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica Odyssey

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The ambitious Costa Rican Odyssey will take you through dramatic river canyons towards the arid Pacific Coast with its beautiful beaches, then on to toward the template mountain slopes, passing through the mystical cloud... Read more

Rainforest Adventure- enjoy nature riding in Costa Rica

Rainforest Adventure

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This stationary itinerary lets you enjoy miles of riding on nature, rural and coastal trails. Learn about the local fauna and flora with your knowledgeable equestrian guide but also enjoy the non-riding activities built... Read more

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"We rode through rivers and up steep rocky slopes, down slippery hills and across grassland cleared for cattle. We galloped on the black sand beaches, pausing to watch scarlet macaws play along the shore. Our guide was also fantastic. He pointed out all the... Read More"

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