The Best Guanacaste Horseback Riding Tours

If hiking is not your favorite way of spending the day, then going on horseback may be just the thing for you. For a bit of adventure, you may even want to meander off onto the trails that are not as easily accessible on the hiking trails. Maybe you’ve never had the pleasure of riding horseback. Just the much more reason to go horseback riding in Guanacaste. Buena Vista offers horseback riding adventures in Guanacaste for the enjoyment of you and your family.

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Buena Vista's Horseback Riding Tours Overview


Leave the cars behind and enjoy one of the most trusted and long used modes of transport. Horseback riding offers you a connection to nature you do not get with cars. You will experience a connection with your horse as you see some of the most beautiful sights in the world.

We offer a wide range of horseback riding tours. They are all of varying lengths and all take you to the most stunning places. One of our most popular horseback riding adventure is to the hot springs, which takes you through a tropical forest to different hot springs. If hot springs are not your cup of tea then maybe you will enjoy a trip to see the waterfalls. You can even see both with the same package. Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed as you build the symbiotic relationship with your horse partner.


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Horseback Riding Tours Options


One exciting way to enjoy the tropical forest in the foothills of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park is by choosing any of our Guanacaste horseback riding tours. Check them out!

Horseback Riding Tour to The Hot Springs

A short journey of only 3 km will take you to the hot springs. You will see beautiful scenery stretched out in front of you, all that the forest has to offer. This adventure will have you meandering through the forest as you make your way to 5 rustic thermal pools where you can relax. The pools have different temperatures, all you must do is find the one that best suits you. These pools are the result of the geological activity in Costa Rica and are heated by the volcanic activity deep underground, to give you one of the most relaxing experiences you will ever have. To top things off the area also has saunas and volcanic mud.

On your trip to the hot springs, you will see beautiful surrounding areas including the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Costa Rican Pacific coast and the Guanacaste prairies. The geothermic awesomeness of the hot springs is the crowning jewel on this adventure.

Horseback Riding to Three Waterfalls Combo

If the warmth of the volcanic natural hot springs is not what you are looking for then you can enjoy the splendor of the three waterfalls. This combo will have you on horseback for 2 and half hours, after which you will be able to see the three waterfalls. The first waterfall is sulphuric while the second one is good to swim in and has a natural water slide. The last one is the biggest of the three.

All three of these waterfalls will have you awestruck by the splendor of nature. They are a must-see attraction during your stay at Guanacaste. You may even be able to see some of the exotic wildlife that fills the forest. If you are a photography enthusiast, then this adventure will give you ample views to fill your camera roll with.

Horseback Riding to Three Waterfalls and Hot Springs

The two packages above are amazing enough, so that you may not want to choose one or the other. Don't worry though, there is a horseback riding tour package for you. You can try the combo that involves both the trip to the hot springs and the adventure of discovering the three waterfalls. This is a 3 ½ hour trip. It will first have you see the beauty of all three waterfalls. You will then have the chance to swim in the second waterfall and still be able to take a picture at the biggest of the three waterfalls.

Later, your guide will take you to the hot springs where you can rest and have the geothermically heated pools relax your muscles. There are 5 pools, and each has its own composition of volcanic mud as well as a different temperature. These thermal pools originate from a spring heated by the Rincon de la Vieja volcano. Relax and enjoy.

Multi-Activity All-Day Experience (The Combo)

If you want to take full advantage of the hospitality that Buena Vista has to offer, you may decide on taking the multi-activity all-day experience. This tour will have your adrenaline pumping from start to finish. With this combo, you will partake in everything that Buena Vista has to offer. This package includes the canopy tour, a visit to the hanging bridge, the waterslide, horseback riding and the thermal pools, a visit to the three waterfalls, and ending with a scrumptious Costa Rican lunch.

The canopy tour is a zip line activity that will let you see the beautiful animals and plants that are residents of the forest, whizzing through the treetops as your heart pumps pure adrenaline through your body. This is not to be missed by any adventurer. Afterwards it will be time for the Hanging bridge. If you are a nature lover do not miss out on this bridge as it will take you through the trees of Costa Rica’s rainforest. These are excellent selfie moments.

The Hanging bridge leads to the water slide where you can slither and slide through the forest for 420 meters. There is no better way to spend time in a humid rainforest. The horseback ride to the thermal pools follows, where you can just rest and relax. Onwards, and it will be time to enjoy the three waterfalls. Remember the first one is sulfuric, while the second one is safe to swim in, and the third one is the ultimate photographic background. Last but definitely not the least, you get to sample some traditional Costa Rican delicacies as lunch is served. You will need it after all of that excitement.