Horseback Riding Tour to Waterfalls in Arenal, Costa Rica

I’ll let you in on a little secret – I’m not at all a Horseback Riding Tour fan. It’s one of those tours I can take it or leave it. However, the buzz around town if you want to visit La Fortuna Waterfalls, the best way to do it is via horseback!

So, as in Rome – I hopped on a horse which Desafio tours set up for me and went exploring Arenal’s countryside and backroads!

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Fun Info about my Horseback Riding tour to La Fortuna Falls in Arenal:

The owner of the horses is Alberto and he was definitely a character! My tour mates and I kept on calling him the modern day cowboy with his cell phone and energetic ways. But, then again, it’s not like I hang around cowboys – they may all be like that.

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To get to the falls is a challenge in itself. The tour first starts off going through farms, but then we need to cross a ‘creek’ which felt a lot more like a full on river to me.

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The backcountry of Arenal is really gorgeous. You don’t realize how so until you are slowly making your way through it.

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The final stretch right before you get to the entrance of the waterfalls is along a road which gives you a vast view of the landscape all around and the beautiful volcano.

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At the entrance you actually have to dismount because it’s a 600 meter walk down to the waterfalls. And around 600 steps that takes you down.

The old saying is: It’s 600 steps down and 2000 steps up – yes, it’s that steep!

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The waterfalls though is definitely worth the walk. And the heat makes the pool at the bottom so inviting.

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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