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Fantastic horseback riding

We booked through Gecko Trails, by the way. Everything was organized. Our horseback guide was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Knurly_Blog
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Great!

Driver and owner were super funny and nice. Boat ride was scenic and very enjoyable. For the price... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
RamirezZia
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Miacatlan, Mexico
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 7638
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around La Fortuna de San Carlos
from USD 150.00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked through Gecko Trails, by the way. Everything was organized. Our horseback guide was fantastic. He pointed out monkeys and birds and butterflies along the way! He also stopped to take picture for us crossing the river and next to the lake with volcano...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Driver and owner were super funny and nice. Boat ride was scenic and very enjoyable. For the price, well worth the money!

Thank RamirezZia
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

This was a EXCELLENT trip via boat,horse, and bus from Arenal to Monteverde. The Arenal lake is beautiful. The horses and guides were excellent. Even beginner riders had fun trotting with an occasional gallop. We stopped at a local farm and ate pineapple. I want...More

Thank kia108
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

10/10 would do this ride again, given the opportunity. Our guide, Nixon, was incredible. Two members of our group had never been on horses before and they were relaxed the entire time due to Nixon’s excellent guidance and strong bond with his horses — I’ve...More

Thank armondillo3
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Nixon took us out on his horses for about two hours of fun. His horses are well trained and he is one of the happiest guys we met in Costa Rica. Can’t say enough good things about Nixon. He was very patient with us new...More

Thank judymon2018
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Anywhere.com arranged this transport of taxi-boat-taxi from Arenal to Monteverde and it is DEFINITELY the way to go. By using the boat trip which is about 40 minutes, eliminates that time on the rough, unpaved, curvy roads in a van. We were picked up promptly...More

Thank fcslady
Reviewed 17 March 2018

It was a bit disorganized, too many people and nobody would tell us what to do, which bus to take, etc. I think they need to build steps/ ramp to go down the place where you take the boat since it seems a bit dangerous...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I got on at the Monteverde Inn. The hotel made the reservation for me. I confirmed where I was going and how much it would cost. I paid the driver $50 as he requested. When I got to the lake, they told me the price...More

Thank Neil L
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Traveling with a 1.5 year old so its always difficult. This service was great, door to door - made sure they found the apartment i booked, and the gentleman on the boat was just outsanding - funny and professional and we got some nice views....More

Thank Mi S
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Nixon was a wonderful tour guide!! The English/Spanish language barrier was a little hard but we all understood each other enough to have a fabulous time! The only thing we didn't care for was after our boat ride across Arenal lake, our luggage was sitting...More

Thank Amy G
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I could not find any public transportation that crosses the lake. There are tours without horseback riding that only pass the lake and than take a car. They are cheaper. By public transport it found a bus that takes 19 hours... More
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