La Fortuna

Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

From USD 62.64

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • 1.5-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

What's Included

  • Horseback ride
  • Security equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Meals

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • 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.

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

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.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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

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.
  • 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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Featured review
Great tour. The views were beautiful. The Guides were very nice and funny. They explained the rules and instructions very clearly. The horses were very well trained. The restaurant on the site had decent food and a gift shop for souvenirs. The volcano view was breathtaking. Thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. Would definitely recommend.


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Great guides and comfortable, well-trained horses!
Michele_W, May 2023
I had a great experience horseback riding and looking at the gorgeous views surrounding us!! I highly recommend this experience!! We even drank coconut water from the fruit!! I loved my horse “Princessa” because she truly was a princess. She avoided the rocks when she could. Lol!
Worth every penny.
Melissa_M, May 2023
Truly magical. Well loved horses, friendly guides and spectacular views. There was even a little coconut water treat straight from the source when we reached the summit. Terrain was a little challenging at times but kind of made me love the experience more. 100% recommend!
Fun and beautiful way to explore the area around Arenal
Leo_R, Apr 2023
The horses were very easy to manage, and the tour guides took us at a steady and breezy pace. We saw a couple of different types of wildlife, and the tour guides took plenty of pictures of us. It was a beautiful view, and well worth it! Make sure to bring plenty of sun screen and water :)
Great views
Kristina_L, Mar 2023
We had a good time on this ride. The guides saved the review with their knowledge and kindness towards my son who got scared because his horse kept cantering to catch up. The views at the top of the trail were absolutely stunning and was made even better by the delicious fresh coconut drinks they provided. The issue we had was the transportation. It was safe and everything, but they got us to the hanging bridges park 40 minutes earlier than we needed to be. They did manage to get us going a little sooner than originally planned which made the wait 20 minutes instead of 40, which was appreciated. The 40 minutes early wouldn’t have mattered had we just been told that is what they had planned. Instead we rushed to feed the kids and get on the shuttle only to arrive to see there was a cafe and plenty of time to eat there before the ride.
Amazing experience
Steven_F, Mar 2023
Mario was great guide. He told us all the names of the horse we were riding. This trip was great for beginners and even advanced riders. They also took some great pictures for us. We had a blast!
Great guides, sweet horses
Molly_A, Feb 2023
Great tour! Guides were very helpful and patient, explaining everything to ensure understanding and made sure everyone was comfortable. The horses were very sweet. I was expecting a bit more forest, but that is my own misunderstanding of the description. The hour and a half length was just right for us as we haven't ridden in a long time.
Highly Recommend This Unique View of the Volcano
Kiley_W, Jan 2023
Knowledgeable guides, safety equipment included, and gorgeous views. The horses seem to be well taken care of. This was a very enjoyable tour.
Great family experience
Hilary_C, Dec 2022
Had a wonderful time riding the very well trained horses up to a look out point that had and incredible view of Arenal. The tour guides were friendly, informative and fun!
Best horseback riding tour!!
Jodi_L, Dec 2022
We absolutely loved our horseback riding tour. We felt so safe and secure on these amazing horses. It was so much fun riding in the mountains and even when it rained we still had such a good time. Our tour guide Luis was the best! we highly recommend this horseback riding tour!
An experience forsure….
diana_c, Dec 2022
The guides were hilarious and welcoming; super enthusiastic and willing to help when needed. The climb to the viewpoint was steep and a bit challenging but worth it! The guides were always there to make sure you were comfortable and there was always a guide ahead and behind the trail way and group. Once we reached the top viewpoint we were given snack, I. This case fresh coconuts. Guides took photos of us with our phones and were also taking pictures along the way Would do this again and I believe it is worth it for an experience Riding horses in Costa Rica.
Great Tour. Definitely Recommend!!
Travis_D, Dec 2022
Great tour. The views were beautiful. The Guides were very nice and funny. They explained the rules and instructions very clearly. The horses were very well trained. The restaurant on the site had decent food and a gift shop for souvenirs. The volcano view was breathtaking. Thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. Would definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi, Travis! Every day we strive to make your experience the best it can be! We are glad to see that we made it. If you're interested in animal sightseeing, we would also like to recommend you the Night Tour or the Twilight to have the chance to see different species that otherwise we wouldn't on the daytime since a lot of them are nocturnal. We're so happy to see we accomplished your expectations. Regards!
Awesome experience, our...
Ethan_C, Dec 2022
Awesome experience, our guide was knowledgeable and very funny. We rode thru various terrain types and enjoyed fresh coconut water at an overlook of Arenal Volcano
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you so much for your visit and recommendation!. 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, with excellent customer service, from the beginning to the end
Best part of our Costa Rica Vacation
Tara_W, Nov 2022
The views of Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake Dam are absolutely breathtaking! But it’s the horses and the guides that makes this tour stand out from the rest. A must do for all nature lovers.
Everything was wonderful!...
Katlyn_K, Nov 2022
Everything was wonderful! Friendly staff and great atmosphere! My favorite part was drinking the fresh coconut water from the coconut at the top of the trail while looking at the volcano!
Best day
Zugey_v, Nov 2022
We had an amazing guide name Alfonso (hope I got the name right). And he was fantastic! He took pictures of us and guided us through a wonderful ride. I went with my boyfriend and a friend and it was our best day in la fortuna. The horses are amazing, we got to gallop a little at the end. We all felt safe and I love how this can be designed for all levels of riders. Definitely a must do in la fortuna!
Brilliant tour with the best views
Danielle_D, Nov 2022
Alonso our guide was super kind and knowledgeable. The horses were really happy and healthy and well looked after as well. Incredible views and we even had a coconut at the top!
Great horse riding experience
Daniel_B, Nov 2022
Great guides. Awesome English skills. Helpful and friendly at all. Treat the horse in a pleasant way. Horses looking healthy and naturally.
Beautiful Ride
Gillian_A, Oct 2022
This was truly a great experience! The horses were very well trained and their trainer Henry was a great mediator to make sure we were safe! Our guide Donald was so funny and very knowledgeable! We were even able to see spider monkeys which were not a normal part of the tour, which was amazing in itself! We had the best view of the volcano Arenal and lake Arenal! Definitely would recommend for anyone looking for a calm and fun experience.
Beautiful ride....
Paul_P, Sept 2022
Beautiful ride. Outstanding views. Coconut water was great. Rode a Mule for the first time. Lockers available to store valuables.
Awesome tour!
Esmeralda_G, Sept 2022
Such an awesome experience! The view was beautiful! Alonso and the horses were awesome! Definitely would do it again!
Response from Host, Sept 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!

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