If you love traveling on horseback and enjoying the changing scenery, take note of a few interesting options around the country.

We live in a land full of adventure and incredible landscapes, meaning that finding a new place to take part in this activity shouldn’t be too hard.

Indeed, there are plenty of accommodations and tourist spots where horseback tours are offered, including areas along the coast, in the mountains and even along rivers.

Remember that not all areas are suitable for horseback riding, which is why it’s important to ensure that the company that provides the tour meets quality standards such as using certified guides and safety equipment.

Northern Pacific:

Enjoy panoramic views of the sea while guiding your horse along beaches like Conchal, Avellanas, Playa Negra, Junquillal and San Juanillo.
If you want to experience a dry tropical forest, you can opt for a horseback tour around Rincón de la Vieja National Park.

Central Pacific:

Puntarenas offers adventures in the cloud forest of Monteverde as well as along the beaches of Herradura, Jacó, Quepos and near Nauyaca Waterfall in Dominical.

Central Valley:

The mountains of San Gerardo de Dota are another excellent option for experiencing this activity to the maximum, as well as other options such as hiking and birdwatching.

Northern Region:

The slopes of Volcán Arenal in La Fortuna de San Carlos and the canton of Sarapiquí in Heredia Province are two of the area’s prime destinations. Here, your rides are sure to take you through forests and along rivers, bringing you closer to the biodiversity that surrounds them.


If your travels take you to the Caribbean, you can also enjoy a ride on horseback near the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. Take the opportunity to bring the whole family and discover everything this place has in store.

    For your safety:

  • Bring long pants, strong shoes and sunblock. Make sure you’re given a helmet.
  • Do not yell or make sudden movements near a horse as it can become afraid.
  • When you ride a horse, pay attention to the path so that you can avoid being hit by tree branches or other obstacles.
  • Always check the length of the stirrups, ensuring that they’re adjusted to your legs.
  • Riding horses along roads is not recommended. If you must, always stick to the right and be careful when crossing.
  • Always confirm that the company has experienced guides and the necessary insurance.