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Address: La Fortuna - El Castillo, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 7522
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Description: This adventure begins at the foot of the volcano on our private estate...
This adventure begins at the foot of the volcano on our private estate, surrounded by natural beauty and farm animals. Then you will meet our beautiful, healthy and safe horses, which for years have been trained to perform this activity safely. You will receive the basic training to manage your horse from our guide.The horses are trained so you can enjoy your tour without worries. You can admire the impressive craters caused by ancient volcanic eruptions. As you travel through our pastures you will search for beautiful birds like orioles, toucans and other surprises. You will see beautiful organic gardens where you will be impressed by the size of our vegetables and defferrent varieties as well. During the tour you will enjoy beautiful scenery of the volcano and the lake as you immerse yourself in the beautiful forest and hopefully will be surprised by some of the animals that inhabit this amazing place. All from the top of your partner on this two and one half hour tour.At the end we will take you to our beautiful veranda where you will learn the history that lies behind the impressive Arenal Volcano and its beautiful lake.
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I booked a riding session for me and my 8 year old daughter. We had never ridden before and did not really know what to expect, but were keen to have a go and see some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I booked a riding session for me and my 8 year old daughter. We had never ridden before and did not really know what to expect, but were keen to have a go and see some of the Costa Rican countryside by horseback. We weren't disappointed. As it is low season we were the only two riders on the tour.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This ride was local, reasonable, hotel pick-up, and through a beautiful part of rain forest. Rain being the operative word here. Our guide was one of the better naturalists I met on my trip. He pointed out many aspects of the rain forest that I hadn't learned after a week of being surrounded by it. We had a fascinating wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our horses were well behaved but would canter if you wanted them to. Our guide was knowledgeable about the wild life (mainly birds) and the scenery we rode through was spectacular - especially the volcano. This would probably be fine for novices as well as more experienced riders. Two hours was not long enough !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We did a 2 hour ride in the hills around the Arenal volcano. the horses were well behaved and the scenery beautiful. We were a small group of 3 along with the guide. It was a lot of fun even though it poured towards the end and we got soaking wet. the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Although the guide was very nice, the horse spooked and ran into the trees. Being an inexperienced rider, I was unable to control him. He ran into a branch and even though I ducked I got a big scratch on my back which left a scar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We took the 1.5 hr trip around Arenal area. The horses were very well behaved and the employees were wonderful. Very easy to drive up and get a guided tour without having to take a hotel tour. We drove up and they got the horses ready while we were there. Great ride with Issac as a guide. He pointed out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I can't thank enough Augustine for his prompt response when my horse and I were stung by wasps. He jumped out of that horse to my rescue. Very professional and pleasant. Extremely happy with his guidance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful morning with Diego and Banana. Sunshine and juicy guavas. Very soft saddle and the horses were healthy and well fed.

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chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We took a 2 hour ride at Wilberth stables in late October. Our group was 4 including my wife and two daughters 24 and 28. The easiest way to contact wilberth is at their web site. I looked for their office in Fortuna and had some difficulty. It is actually in the Arenal Hostel resort behind a gate. Everyone is... More 

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Dania Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wilberth Stables staff delivered a great experience from hotel pick up to a fun time riding horses and learning about plants and animals in the area. Our guide Hector went out of his way to make the ride fun and entertaining. Thank you!

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