Rainforest Magic Horseback Riding Waterfall Tour Private Park Setting

Garabito, Costa Rica
Horseback River Tour in Jaco

From USD 70.00

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Ride a horse into the jungle on a 1.5-hour tour from Jaco to a towering waterfall, ancient groves of trees and a remote valley ranch. Watch for white-faced monkeys, toucans and macaws as you guide your Costa Rican stepping horse along the trail and enjoy the cool spray from the 180-foot (55-meter) El Encanto waterfall. Take in stunning views of the thickly forested landscape, then finish your tour with fresh fruit and juice at the scenic ranch.
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free snacks included
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment

What's Included

  • Horseback tour Safety instructions Professional bi-lingual guide Hotel pickup and drop-off within Los Suenos, Jaco, Herradura and Playa Hermosa areas for a minimum of 2 people. Pickups and drop-offs for only one person and/or for groups outside of this area please contact us for a transportation quote. Villa Caletas has a $65 additional charge for pick up. Transportation to and from the area of Tarcoles/Punta Leona must be quoted and can be up to a $90 additional cost. Transportation to and from Esterillos Este or Oeste can be quoted and can be up to an additional $60. Please note that tour times and transportation times will be scheduled by Ocean Ranch Park in accordance with availability for your tour date.
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation is complimentary for parties of 2 or more people from the center of Jaco, Herradura or Hermosa Beach areas. Parties of only 1 person or those parties that are outside of the courtesy pick up areas will receive transportation quote upon request.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Ocean Ranch Park
    Ocean Ranch Park, Provincia de Puntarenas, Garabito, Costa Rica

    Best way to connect for pick ups and locations is on Whatsapp +506.8707.6318. Just let us know your reservation number and last name, we will organize transportation with you!

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Departure Point: Your hotel or AirBnB in Jaco Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • You are required to enter a departure time (between 8am to 5pm), please note this is only required as an indication; Use "Special Requirements" field upon checkout to advise information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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My boyfriend and I had a great experience! Our guide, Jesus, was extremely kind and knowledgeable. The horses were well trained and cared for. We enjoyed our relaxing ride to the waterfall. We were able to spot different tree types, poison dart frogs, tucán and butterflies


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Relaxing and awe inspiring.
Kyle_F, Aug 2023
The tour guide was very informative and accommodating to our riding abilities. The area is primitive and worth the trip.
Great First Time Horseback Riding Experience
Shaun_B, Aug 2023
Good staff, well-mannered horses. Easy ride through some parts of the rainforest. They seemed to take care of the horses well and even rescued another horse from a different tour company because it wasn't treated properly.
Now awful but not amazing.
Kimberly_D, Aug 2023
This wasn’t awful, but wasn’t great. Domi (not sure how to spell) the translator that rode with us was amazing. The horses seemed very thin and saw a few with no saddles and their backs seemed permanently bowed from overuse. The ride was ok. We saw nothing to note except an ant hill that was pointed out to us. The waterfall was not what I was expecting. Small and the pool beneath was a little gross. Not going to go in for a cool off. Overall, it was a slow horse ride through the woods. Pretty, but not overly exciting.
Fun Family Experience
Crystal_C, Apr 2023
We had such a great experience! This was the first time my kids have ridden a horse and they were made to feel at ease by the guides/staff. They can’t stop talking about how much they enjoyed the horses! Thank you for a wonderful family memory!
Relaxing ride with knowledge guide
Sydney_M, Mar 2023
My boyfriend and I had a great experience! Our guide, Jesus, was extremely kind and knowledgeable. The horses were well trained and cared for. We enjoyed our relaxing ride to the waterfall. We were able to spot different tree types, poison dart frogs, tucán and butterflies
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a favorable review. We thank you for sharing some of your valuable vacation time with us!
Awesome Ride
Crystal_H, Mar 2023
Great ride and great guide. Long horseback ride to a beautiful waterfall. I rode Brownie and my daughter rode Charlie.
Jaco Horseback Riding
Ron_D, Jan 2022
Advertised as pick up from hotel, no transportation was provided and I needed a taxi both ways. Better get a contact at a taxi because none available near this site! Also need to bring water as no food or snacks provided. Scheduled at 1pm but did not start until after 2:15pm. Nobody at location to meet and greet or explain what was occurring.
Great tour guides.
Diamond_A, Sept 2021
First the tour guides were awesome. They def made me feel safe and secure while riding Rosa (Horse). Being as though this was my first experience riding horses I think it went pretty good. Although it was very cool, I doubt I’ll ever do it again lol just not my thing. I recommend everyone giving it a try to discover if it’s your thing or not.
Janelle_W, Aug 2021
This tour was so awesome. We had such an amazing time learning about the wildlife, plants and trees in Costa Rica. The guide was informative and helpful. Totally worth every penny. The horses were sweet and helped with my first time anxiety. I would for sure do this again.
Rainforest adventure!
David_C, June 2021
The best experience and excellent staff! My 8 and 9 year old loved it too! The horses were well cared for and it couldn’t have been more beautiful.
Would definitely recommend
saraaahdee24, Feb 2020
Went on this tour with three of my friends when on vacation in costa rica and had an amazing time. Two of us were beginners, and our guide was patient, informative, and really fun. The stop at the waterfall was lovely. And after the tour they give you fresh pineapple and refreshments which was much needed after such an eventful couple hours!
Birthday Horseback Riding!
Sabrina_B, July 2018
The tour was awesome! It was 7 females from Washington, D.C. We were on vacation and celebrating my daughter's 29th birthday. Our tour leaders were the best!!! The best part of our tour was the ranch dog we named
The ranch was beautifully kept...
Jay R, Jan 2017
The ranch was beautifully kept. Staff was excellent. Our only complaint would be the horses' condition. We own horses and know what healthy horses looks like. These horses were underfed. The horses were very well mannered, but they offered no rest interval for the horses in between group trails .
Excellent Tour, on time pick up...
Eduardo R, Aug 2016
Excellent Tour, on time pick up, great ride to the water fall, fast ride if everyone agrees to run the horses. Nice lunch afterwards with round trip to Hotel. Definitely something you want to do in CR.
This tour was amazing! We actually...
Nikita C, July 2016
This tour was amazing! We actually did the waterfall repel as well. The guide Jose was knowledgeable and all the staff was friendly and helpful . We got a chance to meet the owner of the Ranch, Greg and he was very personable and down to earth. Amazing experience and I would love to do it again.
jeandominique_a, Dec 2021
Les thermes ont changés à la dernière minute , on paie avec une prise en charge à l hôtel et on reçoit un message comme quoi on doit se débrouiller pour s y rendre ce qui est tout de même 10 kilomètres plus loin et vu les prix des taxis ……

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