COSTA RICA HORSEBACK RIDING TOURS

Truly Unique trail riding experiences with great horseback riding tours in Costa Rica


Whether you are an experienced equestrian, intermediate horseback rider, or even a fearful beginner, let us match you up with one of our beautiful, healthy horses for a leisurely trail ride through absolutely stunning scenery. When visiting Costa Rica and looking for a fabulous way to spend your day, let Finca Caballo Loco take you on an unforgettable trail riding adventure through the lush and exuberant jungle and consider combining this with a healthy Tropical Breakfast or Gourmet Lunch.

Whichever of our horseback tours you choose, you will come away feeling invigorated and inspired by the beauty and nature that surrounds you. The wonderful photo opportunities are endless and the sights and sounds awe inspiring! Youíll explore a very special part of Costa Rica known as the el Rodeo Biological Corridor while you enjoy either a relaxed horseback ride or one of our longer tours for more experienced riders.

You make the choice!



Scenic 1 ½ hour Horseback Ride for Beginners to Advanced Riders



Saddle up for a scenic Costa Rica horseback tour at Finca Caballo Loco, located in the Central Valley, and just a short drive from San Jose and within the diverse Biological Corridor of el Rodeo, near Ciudad Colon and the famous University for Peace. Experience breathtaking canyon vistas, rural countryside and secluded forest trails with safe and easy river crossings. A perfect choice for beginners and families looking for a relaxed riding adventure. Your sure-footed horses will take you on a journey that you will never forget

  • Departs daily at 8:30am, 11:00am, and 2:30pm (weather permitting)
  • Duration 2 hours round trip (1½ hours riding time)
  • Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced riders
  • $70.00 per person (8 years & up)
  • 8-12 years old and must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum weight 230lbs (105 kilos)
  • Includes riding helmets
  • Beverage included before and after the ride
  • Prices are quoted in American funds
  • Tips for the guides are at your discretion


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Invigorating 3hr Adventure Ride for Intermediate to Advanced Riders



This half-day ride is the ultimate Costa Rica horseback adventure for those with some previous riding experience. The mountains, rivers and waterfalls, will enchant you and cantering across spectacular and stunning terrain, through the jungle and across vast fields of horses and cattle is a truly unique Costa Rican experience. You will wind your way through private farms and small rural villages and along the edge of a spectacular canyon with incredible views of the El Rodeo Biological Corridor. Challenging, but not to be missed!

  • Departs at 8:30am and 1:30pm (weather permitting)
  • Duration 3 ½ hours round trip (3 hours riding time)
  • Intermediate / Advanced riders
  • $100.00 per person (12 years & up)
  • Min age 12 years old
  • 16 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum weight 230lbs ( 105 kilos)
  • Includes, bottled water & riding helmets
  • Beverage included before and after the ride
  • Prices are quoted in American funds
  • Tips for the guides are at your discretion


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Beginners Fear Buster Ride, guaranteed to help even the most apprehensive riders!



This one and a half hour package is especially designed for nervous riders or those that have had a bad experience that has made them apprehensive about getting back on a horse. First, you will get to know your horse at the stables and be shown how to mount properly and be guided through the basics of holding the reins and positioning yourself in the saddle for maximum comfort. Next step is some time spent in the round arena at the top of the farm where the 360° views will take your mind off the fact that you feel nervous and insecure. Each rider will be given enough time with basic instruction to prepare them for the gentle Trail Ride that follows. You will walk and trot along the exuberant forest paths that are safe, easy and comfortable, and your guide will always be in front of you to set the relaxed pace of this ride.

Donít Worry, be Happy!

  • Available by request (weather permitting)
  • Duration 2 hours round trip (1 ½ hours riding time)
  • Beginner riders
  • $80.00 per person (8 years & up)
  • Maximum weight 230 lbs (105 kilos)
  • Includes riding helmets
  • Beverage included before and after the ride
  • Prices are quoted in American funds
  • Tips for the guides are at your discretion


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Experience the Full Moon on Horseback in beautiful Costa Rica



This late afternoon, early evening Horseback Ride will have you spell-bound at every turn as you casually wander through the jungle and up to the charming village of el Rodeo, passing the University for Peace and neighboring farms, the tour continues on to a local coffee plantation where the vistas of the whole Central Valley lie before you bathed in the golden lights of the spectacular sunset. From this special vantage point you will watch the full moon rise and then begin your journey back to Finca Caballo Loco under the brilliant moonlight. Nature lovers will truly appreciate the different sights and sounds that come alive in the forest at night making this a very mystical and unique opportunity for riders of every level.

  • Departs monthly at 5pm, see calendar, (weather permitting)
  • Duration 2½ hours round trip (2 hours riding time)
  • Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced riders
  • $85.00 per person (8 years & up)
  • 8-12 years old and must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum weight 230lbs (105 kilos)
  • Includes riding helmets
  • Beverage included before and after the ride
  • Prices are quoted in American funds
  • Tips for the guides are at your discretion


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GOURMET RIDING PACKAGES

Combine a Trail Riding Adventure with outstanding Gourmet Food and Fine Wine


Tropical Breakfast Ride for Beginners to Advanced Riders



Our Tropical Breakfast ride is a great way to start your day while here on vacation. You will be greeted at the farm with freshly squeezed orange juice and aromatic Costa Rican coffee. A healthy and delicious breakfast of fresh seasonal fruits and an assortment of tempting food will be served on the Tree Top Terrace. From there you will be able to Bird Watch at the canopy level of the forest, high above the river below while you enjoy your gourmet breakfast.

Buen Provecho!

Now itís time to get in the saddle for a scenic 1½ hour horseback ride through the el Rodeo Biological Corridor. You will experience breathtaking canyon vistas, rural countryside and secluded forest trails with safe and easy river crossings. A perfect choice for beginners and families looking for a relaxed riding adventure. Your sure-footed horses will take you on a journey that you will never forget!

  • Breakfast at 7:30am, Ride departs at 8:30am (weather permitting)
  • Duration 2½ hours (1½ hours on horseback)
  • Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced riders
  • $85.00 per person (8 years & up)
  • $20.00 breakfast only for non-riders
  • 8-12 years old and must be accompanied by an adult on the ride
  • Children under 12 who are not riding must have adult supervision
  • Maximum weight 230lbs (105 kilos)
  • Includes riding helmets
  • Beverage included before and after the ride
  • Prices are quoted in American funds
  • Tips for the guides are at your discretion


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Gourmet Lunch and Trail Ride for Beginners to Advanced Riders



This is a very civilized ride that let's you enjoy a Scenic 1½ hour horseback ride through the el Rodeo Biological Corridor. You will experience breathtaking canyon vistas, rural countryside and secluded forest trails with safe and easy river crossings. A perfect choice for beginners and families looking for a relaxed riding adventure accompanied by some fine gourmet food. Your sure-footed horses will take you on a journey that you will never forget!

Once you return back to the stables after your invigorating ride youíll have a chance to relax with a glass of wine or beverage of you choice on the Tree Top Terrace and from there you will be able to Bird Watch at the canopy level of the forest, high above the river below while your Gourmet Lunch is being prepared for you. One of our most popular choices is the marinated Beef Tenderloin, served with Rosemary roasted Baby Potatoes, seasonal fresh Grilled Vegetables, crisp Caesar Salad and Desert with aromatic Costa Rican coffee. A choice of fine red or white wine accompanies your gourmet lunch. Other meal options are also available and Vegetarian dishes are a specialty at Finca Caballo Loco.

  • Ride departs at 10:30am and lunch is served at 12:30pm (weather permitting)
  • Duration 3 hours (1½ hours on horseback)
  • Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced riders
  • $100.00 per person (16 years & up)
  • $90.00 per child (8 to 15 years old)
  • $40.00 lunch only for non-riders $25.00 (15 years and under)
  • 8-12 years old and must be accompanied by an adult on the ride
  • Children under 12 who are not riding must have adult supervision
  • Maximum weight 230lbs (105 kilos)
  • Includes riding helmets
  • Beverage included before and after the ride
  • Prices are quoted in American funds
  • Tips for the guides are at your discretion


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Full Moon on Horseback - Wine and Cheese Tour



Wine and horses what a perfect combination to make your Costa Rican riding experience something to remember. This late afternoon, early evening Horseback Ride will have you spell-bound at every turn as you casually wander through the jungle and up to the charming village of el Rodeo, passing the University for Peace and neighboring farms, the tour continues on to a local coffee plantation where the vistas of the whole Central Valley lie before you bathed in the golden lights of the spectacular sunset. From this special vantage point you will watch the full moon rise and enjoy a glass of fine wine before beginning your journey back to Finca Caballo Loco under the brilliant moonlight. Nature lovers will truly appreciate the different sights and sounds that come alive in the forest at night making this a very mystical and unique opportunity for riders of every level. Once back at the farm you will enjoy a delicious platter of gourmet cheeses and another glass or two of wine while you relax and listen to music on the Tree Top Terrace. Salud!

  • Departs monthly at 5pm, see calendar, (weather permitting)
  • Duration 3 hours round trip
  • Intermediate / Advanced riders
  • $100.00 per person (18 years & up)
  • $90.00 (under 18)
  • 8-12 years old and must be accompanied by an adult
  • A glass of wine at the Full Moon Mirador
  • Cheese and Wine on the Tree Top Terrace after the ride
  • Maximum weight 230lbs (105 kilos)
  • Includes riding helmets
  • Beverage included during and after the ride
  • Prices are quoted in American funds
  • Tips for the guides are at your discretion


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Requirements and Limits




The following rules and regulations which will apply during your visit here at Finca Caballo Loco are important to us so that we can insure a safe and pleasant experience for you and your family or friends while at the farm or on the trails. We will do our utmost to match you with a horse that is appropriate to your riding skills and also to your height and physical build. All our horses are calm and well educated but if you are at all nervous about the thought of horseback riding we would strongly recommend that you start of with our "Fear Buster Ride" which will prepare you for a horse tour that can be a little more challenging. Our Guides are all very experienced horse people and will assist you whenever necessary, so please make them aware of any problem that you might encounter while on the trail ride.

Relax and Enjoy!

Proper riding attire is highly recommended for the horseback tours i.e. long pants, closed shoes such as tennis shoes or boots (no sandals or high heels please!). If you are at all sun sensitive then a long sleeved shirt, hat and sunscreen are a must. Although there are few biting insects here you might want to apply a bug repellant.

  • Maximum Riders Weight limit is 230lbs.(105kilos)
  • Children 8-12 years old and must be accompanied by an adult on the 1½ hour ride
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the 3 hour and Full Moon ride
  • All children not riding and must be accompanied by an adult while on the farm property
  • Use of Riding Helmets is mandatory
  • Riders are responsible for their cameras, cell phones and other personal effects
  • No doubling up on horses allowed
  • All riders must follow the Guides directions and regulations with respect
  • No mistreatment of horses will be tolerated under any circumstance
  • A waiver must be signed by all riders or parents of minors


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