Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

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From USD 65

Enjoy a peaceful horseback ride through the Costa Rican countryside to Arenal’s famous La Fortuna Waterfall. We’ll ride for approximately an hour, crossing two creeks and witnessing gorgeous views of the majestic Arenal volcano. Upon arrival at the trailhead, we’ll dismount our horses and hike over 300 steps down until we reach the swimming hole at the foot of this impressive waterfall. This where you will get to relax and cool off in the pool!

Horseback riding in Costa Rica is a favorite activity among travelers. On this horseback ride to the La Fortuna Waterfall and Replica Indigenous Village, you will see the spectacular Arenal Volcano and dormant Cerro Chato Volcano off in the distance with gorgeous green countryside all around. The horses are sturdy and friendly bred for tourism and are well adapted to the wet, jungle environment of Costa Rica.

This is a slow and easy ride up to the waterfall, so it is perfect for first-time riders, families, or people who really want to soak in the surrounding natural beauty. Throughout your 1-hour La Fortuna horseback ride through rainforest trails, your guide will point out wildlife, and you will get to see beautiful views of the green countryside and the breathtaking Arenal volcano.

When you reach the entrance to the waterfall, you will "park" your horse at a rustic ranch and head with your guide down to the La Fortuna Waterfall.

There are over 300 steps to get to the base of the La Fortuna Waterfall along a private trail. The last part of the hike down you will have to go over a few slippery rocks, but the trek is worth it! When you reach the bottom, you'll have an opportunity to take lots of pictures and swim in the cool waters of one of the largest waterfalls in Arenal.


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Starts: 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM


Duration: 4 hours


Includes: Guide, Transportation to/from La Fortuna Hotel, entrance fees

What to Bring: Clothes to get wet in, secure shoes, change of clothes, bathing suit, towel, bug repellent, long pants


  1. Tamarindo
  2. Arenal Volcano