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Alberto's Horses

#25 of 78 Outdoor Activities in La Fortuna de San Carlos Features Animals
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9043
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I had read the great reviews here, and told my concierge at my hotel I would be booking. He... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Irene C
Dublin, Ireland
beautiful, easy-going trip to the La Fortuna waterfall

alberto and his family are welcoming, gracious hosts. my first time riding a horse and it was a... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
Warrenton, Virginia
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We have a tour at 8:30 in the morning or at 1:30 in the afternoon. We have the tour to La Fortuna waterfall. The tour consists of a one hour ride through pastures and farmland. Then we venture into the jungle were we cross a river and proceed up the mountain to the waterfall Rio Fortuna. There you may swim for approximately one hour after we return down the mountain to our farm. The tour is around 3 or 4 hours. You are going to need long pants, good shoes, a bathing suit and towel, along with anything else you feel necessary. At the end of the tour we will be at our house waiting with a delicious organic chicken barbecue with natural juice $80 per person.
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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9043
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

I had read the great reviews here, and told my concierge at my hotel I would be booking. He strongly tried to talk me out of it, and take their tour. He said Alberto did not take care of the horses, they were over worked,...More

Thank Irene C
Reviewed 29 November 2016

alberto and his family are welcoming, gracious hosts. my first time riding a horse and it was a great experience! we passed another group of 20-30 riders following a guide, and it made me very thankful for our small intimate party of 5. would definitely...More

Thank HewesK
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great time with Alberto. We started by having lunch first at his home, poked by his wife... she made fresh chicken with chips, salsa and fresh squeezed juice. We left for La Fortuna Waterfall after lunch... you ride through some fields into...More

1  Thank Natalia A
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Alberto provided a fabulous, relaxed and exciting adventure. He is extremely likeable and quite a character - great stories, down to earth yet with a great sense of humor. He is assigning the horses according to your level of experience and your zodiac sign. He...More

1  Thank Victor_procure
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My wife and I loved the whole experience. My wife had only gone horseback riding once before and had no problem. The horses were great, but Alberto really makes the ride fun. He told us about Costa Rica and some of his own personal stories...More

1  Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This experience was amazing. We did the horseback ride to the La Fortuna Waterfall and absolutely loved it. We rode through the Costa Rican rain forest for an hour to the breath-taking waterfall, spend an hour at the waterfall, and then rode an hour back....More

1  Thank Carson F
Reviewed 5 July 2016

My kids (ages 15, 13, and 11) absolutely loved this! My wife and I thought it was pretty good too!! Alberto and Lillian really put some effort in to what they do - this is not just a job for them. The horses are well...More

1  Thank Justin4031
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Our family went to La Fortuna Falls by horseback. The ride there and back was beautiful with vistas one would miss any other way. Through fields and streams... We were free to ride more independently (not just nose to tail) and Alberto truly seems to...More

Thank NewJerseyTravelinMan
Reviewed 14 May 2016

It was a great thrilling ride . WE could not believe how the horses could traverse the rocks in the stream but they did it well after going through several pastures. Then we went up through this narrow crevice where you thought you would lose...More

Thank sparbok
Reviewed 30 March 2016

My husband and I and our two children (ages 13/16) did not have a lot of experience riding horses, and thus were somewhat trepidatious about it, but Alberto and his well trained horses immediately put us at ease. We arrived at his stables and he...More

Thank Henrietta22
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Is a ride to the waterfall the only option or is there a tour that goes to the base of the volcano?
25 January 2017|
Response from albertoshorses | Property representative |
We just the waterfall tour but you can see the volcano.
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Yi L
If we meet light rain shower, are we still be able to make the horse riding trip? Thanks!
27 December 2016|
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Response from albertoshorses | Property representative |
Hello Yi L We do the tour even if it rains, so there is no problem for that.
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Lisa M
What time are the tour's??
12 November 2016|
Response from albertoshorses | Property representative |
We have everydays at 8:30am and 1:30pm..
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