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Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 9043
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We have a tour at 8:30 in the morning or at 1:30 in the afternoon.

We have...

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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Excellent day riding to La Fortuna Falls

This was out first big day in the La Fortuna area. Alberto's horses did not disappoint. Alberto and the guides are very friendly. One of our guides, Frazier, even email me several... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2014
Lori M
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Glen Head, New York
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Glen Head, New York
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

This was out first big day in the La Fortuna area. Alberto's horses did not disappoint. Alberto and the guides are very friendly. One of our guides, Frazier, even email me several photos he took of me and my family! Thank you Frazer! The ride was fun, but we were ready to jump off the horses into the water fall...not... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

My husband and I read a lot of great things about Alberto's Horse Tours--and they were all correct! There were six of us traveling together in Costa Rica and we were all able to do this wonderful trip together. Alberto was very responsive with email on TripAdvisor. The place was very easy to find too. The horses were great, well... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

The tour we took was good, but not what i expected. Theproprietor was very nice and friendly. With a horseback ride to waterfalls, i was expecting to spend most of my time in the rainforest. Instead, we crossed through mostly farm fields and took the roads. You could have gotten the same experience without a sore butt by just driving... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

A favorite of our family. Kids ages 14,12 and 8 all loved it. Horses fantastic, well trained and docile. The hike to the waterfall was well worth it for an amazing swim at the base of the waterfall. Great memory. Thanks to Alberto and his son Edson.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

The horses are a family and know the trail and their job impeccably. They are clearly loved and well-tended. Alberto even asked us for our astrological signs in matching us with the horses! It's an hour's ride to the waterfall across all kinds of terrain: grass field, stony brook, pavement, up and downhill. It wasn't the first time I went,... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

I was a bit hesitant about horseback riding in general, but Alberto and his sons made it such a pleasant trip! It took about an hour to get to the waterfall then we spent another hour at La Fortuna waterfall (freezing cold, but refreshing) and then we headed back. Loved the fact that all of the horses were in great... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

My husband and I also did the Horseback Ride to the falls and everything StaceyAS said is exactly how we experienced it. Our guide, Alberto's son was informative, polite, well experienced. The ride enjoyable and the falls magnificent including the walk down and back up to the top. The most fun we have had in a long time.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Is a must! Best way to see the countryside, nice ride to the waterfall and back. The horses are very well trained, and everybody is very friendly there. The waterfall is beautiful, you can have time to swim and relax before riding back to the ranch.

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Portola Valley, California
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

So much fun, and such warm and welcoming hosts! Like some of the others, I emailed Alberto in advance and made a reservation. He made it easy and asked for our riding experience and held the date and time for us. You can email him through their Facebook page. When we arrived, Alberto took a few minutes to get to... More 

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Alloway, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

My husband and I were in Arenal for our honeymoon after getting married in Tamarindo and decided to do the La Fortuna waterfall tour and thought going by horseback would be a great way to see some of the countryside too, and we are certainly glad we did! We had a small group (only 4 of us and ironically the... More 

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