Playa Flamingo

Horseback Riding to Conchal Beach

Badge of ExcellenceBrasilito, Costa Rica

From USD 60.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Horseback riding through the jungle might sound too good to be true, but this tour certainly isn’t. Saddle up for a relaxed ride through a private jungle ranch outside of Tamarindo—well-trained horses make this tour suitable for beginner and advanced riders alike. As follow your guide through forests and pastures en route to waterfalls, vista points, and natural springs, look out for wildlife like iguanas and monkeys in their natural habitat.
  • Horseback riding tour from Tamarindo
  • Get away from the crowds and explore a private jungle ranch
  • Suitable for novice to advanced riders alike
  • All transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of helmet
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Patagonia del Mar
    100 mts norte puente, Provincia de Guanacaste, Brasilito, 50303, Costa Rica

    For Self Drive option, please meet at on the beach in front of Patagonia del Mar

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We pick up from all Hotels, Condos, and Private Residences in Tamarindo, Langosta, Conchal, Flamingo, Potrero.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.

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47 reviews
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Riding on the beach = muy bueno! 🏇🏽
Lisa_O, Feb 2023
Our guide Christian made sure that we had an amazing experience. Riding on a beautiful white sand beach was definitely the highlight of my Costa Rica trip!
Loved the ride on the on...
debra_d, Dec 2022
Loved the ride on the on the beach with Christian. The horses were a little slow, but easy to ride. They seemed well taken care of. Even saw monkeys in the trees!
Exciting Beach Ride!
Shannon_C, Aug 2022
Loved the beach ride! We were riding for a good amount of time. Two of the horses were pretty spunky, the other two were very steady horses. A great time was had by all. The beach was a great break from all the riding! Highly recommend!
Fun experience
Kathleen_S, Aug 2022
Fun once in a lifetime experience to do with kids. I’m not exactly sure how well treated the horses actually are though…the guides and were nice kept us safe and we tipped them, so maybe that money might go towards the horses…?
Horse Riding
Tom_Y, Aug 2022
Amazing horse riding on Conchal Beach with Christian and Christian. Completely recommended. Helmets weren't offered but were available if requested.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hola Tom! Thank you very much for choosing Native's Way Costa Rica! We are glad to heard that your experience was amazing we love what we do :), as well thank you very much for your Feedback is the only way to improve our services, continue working hard and motivate our staff. Hope to see you in other opportunity that you visit Costa Rica Gracias y Pura Vida
Horses, Beaches
Judi_S, June 2022
I absolutely love horseback riding so that was my favorite part. The most memorable and funny is when my daughter's horse did a stop drop and roll 😂😂😂 she could've been hurt but she wasn't, her horse Blacky just decided to sit down and roll in the sand like a dog. The best part was sitting on the beach sipping a fabulous pina Colada in a pineapple shell with fresh fruit
Average Experience
Natalie_B, Mar 2022
This experience was very average. The beach is beautiful and the drinks at the end were delicious. However, the guides do not speak English very well, and really just lead the group and take pictures for you. If you wanted to know anything about the animals, plants, nature, etc. they will not be able to provide that. The horses are very good, but the guides do not ask for anyone’s riding experience or give much direction at all. They asked the group if anyone wanted to do galloping, and did not ask or make sure the people who wanted to were experienced horseback riders. If an inexperienced rider participated without knowing what they were getting into, they definitely would get injured. Fine experience but don’t expect much more.
A great time on the beach riding a horse!
Sandeep_S, Mar 2022
Our guide was very nice and took his time with the kids. At the end of the tour he had them racing each other on the beach. A memorable moment!
My husband and I had an...
Tennille_B, Jan 2022
My husband and I had an awesome time. The horses were gentle and beautiful. The guide was friendly and spoke good English and gave us lots of information about the area.
Had a great time, loved...
Alex_S, Dec 2021
Had a great time, loved the horses and Christian was a great teacher, guide and photographer. Communication was easy and quick to set up pick ip and confirm the activities and all components.
Nice but price doesn’t match the actual experience, too much $
Mary_P, Sept 2021
Roberto was our guide, very nice. For the price it really wasn’t much. The ads and pics make you believe you’re going through tropical forests and that was not the case. It was just some overgrowth, still pretty but not at all what was expected. No exotic animals as advertised, I saw 1 iguana on a tree and that was it. Was not prepared for the beach, expected sand but it was all Shells. Saw some cool fish while snorkeling but getting back on the beach up to our little table was painful for the feet. Was also offered a drink as soon as we got there, was not explained that it was not included in what we purchased, so ended up paying $8 for 2 cokes. If it weren’t for Roberto being so nice and the horses being so good, I would probably would leave only 1-2 stars.
Kristen, Aug 2021
A great experience. I own my own horse at home, so the owner took me to the side and we did a lot of galloping along the beach and straightaways. My husband on the other side was completely content with walking/trotting with the group. It was great for all levels of experience!
Peaceful pretty ride !
Jacqueline_S, Aug 2021
Very enjoyable, peaceful afternoon ride along beautiful nearly deserted beach and pretty backroads and trails. Roberto and Jose had the horses ready when we arrived and were friendly, patient guides who clearly cared for their horses and their clients. Horses were well-behaved. Helmets were provided. Good to bring some insect repellent if riding in shorts as there were a few mosquitoes. My two teens and I had a great time !
Beautiful Sunset Ride
Tina_P, May 2021
It was a beautiful sunset ride. We had fun. The local people we met were very friendly and helpful. The tour guide was very friendly and helpful with the language barrier.
Book at your own risk. Especially not recommended for families with kids.
Joyce_L, Apr 2021
We had a good time as a family and thankfully had no accidents, but I would caution anyone to think that this tour is being led by a trained and seasoned guide--it is not. Our guide had limited English skills and gave very perfunctory instructions at the start of the tour. I don't think he was a licensed guide, since he lacked the professionalism, knowledge and safety briefings that we experienced on other tours with licensed guides. Apparently in Costa Rica, customers can ask to see the licensure of guides, as this is a regulated industry. I wish we had known that before we booked this tour. For example, when we asked what sorts of fish we would see while snorkeling, he said, "I don't know. Fish?" He also had very limited knowledge of the flora and fauna around us. For example, we saw several iguanas on our ride and he had no information to share about them. He also told us that he had tested negative for COVID but I don't believe that given the high price of testing in Costa Rica and no actual proof that he tested negative. Here are some of the things that were NOT communicated to us: 1) That there were 2 opportunities to stop and snorkel, so if we needed towels, slippers, sunblock, etc. we should bring it with us. That information was never communicated to us in any emails prior to the experience nor prior to taking off on the horses. 2) Instructions on how to control the horses and how to properly ride them. He didn't cover the basics of safety. My son's horse went into a full gallop and he didn't know how to ride a galloping horse. Fortunately, no accident happened but the guide never told us how to manage the galloping horse (or even told not to gallop at all and how to stop the horse if it did start). 3) No life vests or helmets were provided at all. If we had known that, we would have prepared ourselves for that lack of safety equipment (possibly even cancelled), but instead had to go with the lack of those when we arrived. Incidentally, the snorkeling equipment they provided was faulty and in poor condition. I wish I had known those issues before I booked this trip and I caution anyone with children to consider safety carefully before you book with this company. If you don't mind taking your safety into your own hands and feel this is worth the money spent, that's your call.
Best horseback riding in Guanacaste
Alexandra_S, Jan 2021
We absolutely loved our tour with Ivan! He was helpful, informative and made the whole riding experience incredible. His stories and recommendations for the area made the tour even better. We were especially impressed with how well the horses are taken care of. If you’re looking for the best horseback riding, this is it :)
Great experience
Micah_W, Jan 2021
Beautiful tour of 3 beaches, the jungle, nice resorts, monkey trees, etc. Great experience. & the horses were very kind. My favorite part was when the horses ran in the sand along the beach. Absolutely amazing experience.
Great experience
BoardingPass742825, Dec 2019
Good service . Great views . Gentle horse . Attentive guides . I recommend this tour. I’ll defin do it again.
Cool ride in the forest snd beautiful view above Tamarindo Bay!
Ruby M, July 2019
Our experience was amazing! I wish I had brought apples for the horses, they work so hard taking us to see the beauty!
2 hr horseback ride
Frank_H, May 2019
My wife and I enjoyed the ride with a pair of well mannered horses. We went to playa brasilito. Orlando was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would go again.