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Centaura- Day Horseback Riding Tours

#19 of 78 Outdoor Activities in La Fortuna de San Carlos Features Animals
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 4001 7292
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Great guide and wonderful views

Our family of four (including our 19 and 23 year old sons) really enjoyed our morning of horseback... read more

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
Not your ordinary ride

Our family of 6 stayed at Centaura for a week's vacation and we loved the half day ride through the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Private-Customized Horseback Riding Adventures with Centaura Bilingual-Naturalist Guides. Our Horse adventures are for all people and all riding levels. We have many horses, with different breeds, sizes, gaits and temperaments and we assure you that we can tailor our routes and horses to please from the most experienced rider to those who have never been on a horse before. Centaura has the most diverse type of riding with more than 1800 acres nestled under Platanar Volcano.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 4001 7292

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Reviewed yesterday

Our family of four (including our 19 and 23 year old sons) really enjoyed our morning of horseback riding. Kendal was our guide and was excellent--talked to us about the horses and their histories, about the area and the farm. He was very knowledgeable and...More

Thank kshenk83
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 6 stayed at Centaura for a week's vacation and we loved the half day ride through the countryside. Very informative and enjoyable. Dani was a great guide and they picked great horses for each of us. We had various ability levels and...More

Thank wardlets765
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me, my sister & 2 (12 yr olds). Danny went above and beyond while guiding us. He fully explained the style of horses and their personalities. I loved how they matched us with the horses based on our personalities and experience. It was obvious he...More

Thank sfloridasunshine
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We booked a ride with Centaura in April 2017. From the time Estaban called me to confirm, to when we were dropped off, everything was fantastic. We made arrangements to be picked up from our hotel, and Dany was very personable and pleasant for the...More

Thank Toronto_Blueberry
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Our daughters of 9 and 7 went for a 3 hour ride with Dani and Alonso. Fantastic place, great people, amazing scenery. They also do an ATV ride to some awesome thermal pools. Thoroughly recommend riding with them. Stables are so pristine, horses healthy. Thank...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We've never been excited about horseback riding until we stayed at La Finca. The stables and horses were well kept and the staff made us feel at ease about riding for the first time. They have so many horses, that there is sure to be...More

Thank jenwitmay
Reviewed 23 April 2017

My family booked a full day horse riding with Paso horses through Centaura. I corresponded with Esteban in advance via email while he was away on vacation in Belize and the arrangement ran without a hiccup. Danny was our guide for the day. He picked...More

Thank HungryTurtle
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Our family of four took this ride with Danny while staying at La Finca. Danny is an excellent guide who has a stable full of horses to make sure you are matched correctly with the one that fits you best. My wife didn't want to...More

Thank PittZach
Reviewed 20 April 2017

You want to break from stressfull life, to discover amazing wild life in tropical environment, to ride amazing horses and learn about Costa Rica: this is THE PLACE to go! 2 hours drive from San Jose airport, you arrive in a nice farm and be...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We stayed at La Finca in the care of Esteban and Monica who are the most hospitable of hosts. You will not be disappointed if you stay here. During our stay, we went horse-back riding with Alfonso. This is a must-do if you're in the...More

Thank MoPohl
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Hi - we will be staying at Tilajari Hotel in LaFortuna around June. Most likely book a 1/2 day tour...looks like a beautiful experience just by reading the reviews. Is this your rainy season? and if so, do you ride anyway based on conditions or reimburse riders? Thanks so much.
2 May 2017|
Response from Tico100 | Property representative |
Hello, Weather is unpredictable (more so with the climate the way it is around the world) Our safety standards are as high as you can get but rain (unless is not safe) is never been a problem at all. You can wait until the... More
Hi, I will be in La Fortuna at the Hotel Bijagua on February 2 and 3. Do you have availability for a horseback tour on February 2? If so, what is the cost, and how do I register? Thank you,
9 January 2017|
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Response from | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry about our Horse Adventures. We would love to have you with us! We have 1/2 day and full day rides. All our rides are private with a bilingual - naturalist guide. 1/2 Day is $90 Full Day is... More
Carol M
I will be traveling in August and am interested in doing one of the tours. I will however bring along with me children raging in ages from 15 to 2 yrs. Are these tours kid friendly?
2 April 2015|
Response from Respilosa | Reviewed this property |
Well, I had no idea 2 year olds could ride horses, so maybe I'm the wrong one to answer this. Personally, I wouldn't dream of putting a child that young on a horse. Come to think of it -- there's no way! It wouldn't fit in... More