Horseback Riding in Costa Rica is a lot of fun especially on the 3 hour Campesino Trails and Gulf Views Ride. The route takes you away from roads as much as possible. You have to be driven a little further to start the ride than our other rides, but not my much (perhaps about 20 minutes longer). This is to avoid any cars and other vehicles. The start point has bathrooms, and snacks to buy if you like. The ride is a little more adventurous than the 2.5 hour ride as you go up and down some dirt trails that can get muddy if it rains, but this all adds to the fun! It is not for complete beginners, so best to have ridden at least a few times. The tour is aptly named as the views of the Gulf of Nicoya are amazing and you will have beautiful views of the surrounding cloud forests and the countryside. The tour is mainly along tracks, not suitable for cars and rarely used farm roads (at the very beginning and end). You will cross streams and have plenty of time to take some fantastic photos. Along the route the guide will keep his eyes out for sloths and toucans which are sometimes seen along the way and you will not fail to enjoy all the surrounding plant life. Horseback Riding in Costa Rica is a must-do!
Suitable For: Riders of 12 and up. With 3 hours of riding time, the ride is not for the true novice, but those with some riding experience will find it manageable.
Tour Time: 3 hours either morning or afternoon.
Includes: Safety gear, round trip transportation from your hotel and rain ponchos if necessary.