La Fortuna Waterfall
Enjoy Abundant Tropical Wildlife while Horseback Riding to a 320-Foot Waterfall!
What better way to see Costa Rica’s beautiful countryside than by horseback riding to La Fortuna Waterfall! Meet your Costa Rican cowboys on a ranch that’s a 15-minute drive from your hotel. They will get you set with your helmet and a short riding demonstration before you head off on your horseback riding adventure!
You will pass local cattle farms and tropical forests and be able to enjoy stunning views of the Arenal Volcano, spotting some amazing local birds like oropendolas and toucans on your way. After an hour of riding, you will continue through the woods and make a stop for around 30 minutes at a replica of a Maleku Indigenous tribe ‘palenque’ or thatched-roof cabin. Here you will learn a little about one of Costa Rica’s few remaining indigenous tribes that originates from the Arenal Volcano area. They will exhibit their traditional, indigenous handicrafts and tell you a little about their culture and language.
Continue another 30 minutes on horseback where you then leave the horses on the trail and walk down about five hundred meters (20 minutes) through the forest and arrive at the rocky riverside and the 70-meter high waterfall. At the base of the waterfall there is a “natural pool” where you can swim in the fresh water of La Fortuna River for about one hour. Then another 30-minute ride takes you back to the horse barns, where you drive the 15 minutes back to your hotel!
Special notes: It is important to let the horse guide know your riding experience. We recommend this tour for people who have had some horseback riding experience or will be fine with a few aches and pains after horseback riding for two hours.
Age limitations: 8+
Weight limitation: 200 lbs maximum.
Your tour includes: transportation, guide, horse, entrance fee
What to bring: wear comfortable clothes and long pants, closed shoes, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, and towel
Features: bilingual guide, park fee, and towels. Don’t forget to bring a bathing suit, waterproof clothes, and sunscreen. The tour lasts for approximately four hours.
*This tour is also available traveling by car. Make sure to let your travel consultant know which of the options you prefer.
*Prices reflect current low season rates and are subject to change. The price you are quoted by our sales representatives will be 100% accurate based on the exact time of your inquiry. Price is per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes: all taxes, domestic transportation, tours and hotels. Price does not include international airfare, optional travel insurance, or credit card payment service fee.