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La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Soak up the beauty and biodiversity of Arenal by horseback on a ride through the family-owned nature reserve at Mistico Park. Known for its hanging bridges, the thoughtfully developed park also features a new riding trail that winds up to hilltop pastures boasting fantastic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake. The slow and natural pace of a horse allows you to appreciate the surrounding flora and look for native wildlife on this relaxed and memorable tour.
  • 2.5-hour horseback riding tour at Mistico Hanging Bridges Park in Arenal
  • Ride through the Costa Rican rain forest on a private nature reserve
  • Soak up stellar views of Arenal Volcano and Lake from hilltop pastures
  • Spot native birds, animals, and plant life along the way
  • Great way to slow down and observe the amazing biodiversity of Arenal
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
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Horseback ride
Security equipment
Bottled water
Professional guide
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Místico Arenal Hanging Bridges , 2km este de la represa del Lago Arenal, La Fortuna de, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica

Sett road entrance next to the Lake Arenal dam, La Fortuna, San Carlos.

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This activity will end right where it started.Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes before the starting time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation. Pick Up does not include Airbnb or rental houses, in this case, the meeting point will be in downtown. If your hotel is not listed, please message us.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum height is 47 inches (120 cm)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Ages from 5 years old
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Excellent horse trek up...
, Apr. 2022
Excellent horse trek up steep hillside to see great views of the volcano Very professionally run Horses were fantastic
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thank you for visiting us and making the horse ride tour with the majestic view of the Arenal Volcano, we are waiting for you soon!
Breathtaking views!
, Mar. 2022
We would definitely recommend this excursion! We took our 9 year old on this and she loved it! Our tour guide was Alonso and he was great! We had a small group (4) and it felt very personable! The ride was about 1.5 hours and the views at the end were breathtaking! It was a clear day when we went so you could see everything including the Arenal Volcano at the end! The trail the horses go on is on grass/dirt…little more bumpy but was still worth every minute. You go the back road to get the views. The tour is definitely worth doing!
Enjoyed the ride!
, Mar. 2022
It was a great way to see the Volcano on a horse back ride. Horses were very gentle and the guides were very careful with every member of the group. They made sure that we all stayed together and had good time. Half way thru the ride that offered all of us fresh coconut water which was very refreshing. Great experience!
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thanks for joining us!. This Private Reserve is a perfect option for connecting with nature and enjoys an outdoor activity; one of the top tours in Arenal. We look forward to seeing you again soon
, Feb. 2022
One of my favorite parts of our trip! The scenery was breathtaking. The horses were so gentle and sweet. The guides were amazing, and the whole ride was very fun!
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Mistico Park is a perfect place to connect with nature, been submerged in lush rainforest, and discover the dense wildlife that habits in this magical reserve. Thank you all for your advice. We hope to see you again soon!.
Rip off price
, Nov. 2021
The ride was nice, great views, super nice guides, safety first, But price was a rip off, Twice the price of any other rides we had in Sarapiquí, was on the border of hanging bridges, so no real jungle experience, was listed as 2.5 hours but we were back in 1.5 hours, I thought the the exorbitant price was due to an entrance fee to hanging bridge park, but when I went to do a guided tour there was no discount, after a discussion with a lovely gentleman, the receptionist gave us a 20% discount, at least they acknowledged I took the horse ride
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2021
We appreciate your comment and we would like to take the opportunity to explain why Mistico Park is one of the most visited places in La Fortuna. Our hanging bridges, regular trail, and accessible trail were created under high-quality standards. Resources are invested daily for their proper maintenance. Guaranteeing safety conditions and comfort for all our visitors. We appreciate your visit because part of our income goes to some nonprofit organizations and also allows us to offer sources of employment for the inhabitants of La Fortuna. Best Regards.
Great time!
, Nov. 2021
Amazing trek, even raining, the guides were funny, made sure we had a good time, and kept us safe! Definitely do it!
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2021
Hello Sarah! Thank you so much for your visit!. We work hard day by day to provide not only a local tour, contact to nature, and the opportunity to walk above the trees; we also work hard to ensure that you´ll have a fantastic experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
, Oct. 2021
Such a great experience!!! The tour guide was the best! He took photos and videos of everyone on the tour without us having to ask. I got soooo many great pics and vids. Great conversation. This experience was amazing from start to finish. My horse, abuela was great. She’s the boss of the other horses. 😂 I had such a great time! Thank you so much!!
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2021
Hello Toriann Thank you so much for your visit and comment!. We work hard day by day to provide not only a local tour, contact to nature, and the opportunity to ride a horse; we also work hard to ensure that you´ll have a fantastic experience, with excellent customer service, from the beginning to the end.
Beautiful time with a hiccup
, Jul. 2021
The guides and horseback riding were fantastic! We had an awesome time. I felt the wording was not clear in the description as we believed the tickets also included park entrance to the hanging bridges which it did not. The wording said “front entrance admission”. There is not a fee to anyone for that part so…another $27pp for the bridges. Please know though, the horseback riding part was wonderful…gorgeous views.
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MUST DO in La Fortuna!
, May 2021
Incredible guides and such a wonderful way to see the volcano! Includes entrance to the hanging bridges park, so you can take that walk on your own, making the entire day a complete steal! Best thing we did in La Fortuna.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you so much for your visit, Lyssa!. The Hanging Bridges Tour is a perfect opportunity to experience the adventure of walking above the trees and discover the behaviour of a lush rainforest. The main trail is 3.2 km and passes through 6 Hanging Bridges. We also have two short cuts available for people looking not to walk so much, including an accessible trail. We hope to see you back again soon. Thanks again for your recommendation!.
Relaxing tour
, Jan. 2020
The horseback riding was amazing, beautiful scenery! The guides were nice. We did have to ask for what was advertised as included in the tour (e.g. seeing one of the hanging bridges and water). Would have been better not to have to ask!
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