Costa Rica Horseback Riding

Costa Rica horseback riding adventures as part of your trip

Horseback is still primary transportation in Costa Rica, so everyone rides, not just the elite. One favorite activity is the cabalgata, where whole villages ride through the countryside from farm to farm. We like to join the locals on these Sunday rides.

Horseback is still primary transportation in Costa Rica, so everyone rides, not just the elite. One favorite activity is the cabalgata, where whole villages ride through the countryside from farm to farm. We like to join the locals on these Sunday rides.

The Best of Horses

People have called us crazy on horseback. But with our horses, you feel the unity of man and horse that legends are born from. Have you ever felt a horse quiver with excitement, just because he feels you on his back, and now he can perform for you? Wait until you meet Caramelo, or Zorro.

Serendipity’s horses are some of the best trained, healthiest horses you’ll ever meet.

Horseback in Serendipity’s extraordinary places

Serendipity’s horses can take you places as mysterious as the first explorers of Costa Rica were privileged to discover.

Running horses brings broad smiles even to novice horsemen.

Running horses brings broad smiles even to novice horsemen.

Ride full gallop through pastures and sugar cane fields. Race on farm lanes. Swim across Jungle Rivers. Sit atop your steady mount and quietly penetrate primary forest. Climb mountain trails where only two- or four-legged creatures can go. Options for Costa Rica horseback riding are really endless

Getting on a Serendipity Horse

Our horses are well trained, yet spirited. The scenery is lush. The thrill of running on the back of a fine animal can easily become addictive. Welcome to our world!

Our horses are well trained, yet spirited. The scenery is lush. The thrill of running on the back of a fine animal can easily become addictive. Welcome to our world!

Since the style of horseback with Serendipity is radically different from trail riding, we really need to speak directly with you about your expectations and your skills. We offer horseback experiences as part of a greater adventure vacation, combined with rafting, or climbing, or hiking, etc. We do not cater to people who are looking for just the ride.

Riding near our stable, about 30 minutes east of Fortuna (Arenal volcano area), we have beautiful trails, going through small villages, to a waterfall, through steep pastureland, to swimming holes — it’ s easy to spend the day meandering the countryside, away from tour buses and crowds, enjoying choice nuggets of nature and country life. And while we’re out riding, your kids can ride along, too, or hang around the stables, watch the horses being trained, help with feeding and exercising the mares and foals.

A wonderful way for people who can't mount a horse to take part in the horseback adventure

A wonderful way for people who can’t mount a horse to take part in the horseback adventure

In the whitewater area of Turrialba, we like to do riding on rural rads and through plantations, and to stop at a waterfall for a swim.

 

Serendipity designs superb trips for self-formed groups.

And Venado, mom's horse, likes the shower, too.

And Venado, mom’s horse, likes the shower, too.

For examples of how horseback riding can be incorporated into an active Costa Rican vacation, have a look at our sample itineraries of private Costa Rica vacations.

The first step to enjoying horseback riding with Serendipity is to contact us.