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“Tranquility in the Rainforest” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding

Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding
6km north of the Jaco Beach main intersection | Jaco Beach, Puntarenas, Herradura, Costa Rica
506 2637 6020
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Herradura
Type: Equestrian Trails
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Owner description: Horseback riding is perhaps one of the best ways to discover the wonders of the rainforest; we have some of the nicest horses and the best views in the area, come and discover nature at its best in our private exclusive 80-acre property. We have 2 great options to choose from:Option #1 This is our signature 3 hour tour. The tour starts at our beautiful Herradura base just 10 minutes from Jaco Beach and Los Suenos area, once you arrive we will get prepared to depart on your journey, to the waterfalls and swimming pools, if you are lucky along the way you will have the opportunity to spot some great wild life such as: Tucans, Scarlet Macaws, White Face Monkeys. Upon arrival to the swimming area we will set up some fresh tropical fruits and water, and you will have some time to hang out and enjoy the waterfalls and natural slide. Duration: 3 hours. Departure Times: 9:00am, 10am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm. What to bring: Water shoes and swimwear , mosquito repellent, long pants, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera. Includes: Bilingual guides, entrance to the Waterfalls, insurance, helmets, fruits and water.Option #2 This is our shorter version of our Horseback Tour, The tour starts at our beautiful Herradura base just 10 minutes from Jaco Beach and Los Suenos area, once you arrive we will get prepared to depart on your journey, this tour will take you to some great mountain trails, if you are lucky along the way you will have the opportunity to spot some great wild life such as: Tucans, Scarlet Macaws, White Face Monkeys. Duration: 1.5 hours. Departure Times: 9:00am, 11am and 1:00pm. What to bring: Long pants, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, sunglasses and camera. Includes: Bilingual guides, insurance, helmets, and water.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Tranquility in the Rainforest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This was one of the best experiences we had on our trip! The riding was great, and the trail was absolutely beautiful- great views of the mountains! To take a break from the ride, you go a bit deeper into the rainforest on foot to reach a gorgeous waterfall that you can swim in. Our tour guide, Eli, was extremely knowledgable of the animals and plants in the area, and he took time to point out some really interesting things. I would definitely recommend this experience!

Visited July 2013
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Ithaca, New York
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“Great horseback riding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I absolutely loved this horseback riding tour to the waterfall and back. They take you straight into the jungle and up a mountain to a beautiful waterfall where you can swim for an hour or so in multiple pools - you can even slide down the one waterfall like a water slide! The trail is very steep, but the horses know the way and are very good on their feet. We even saw monkeys and toucans on our ride! The guides are great at helping beginner riders and also letting more advanced riders have some fun. They let us "gallop" through several fields after we got down from the mountain, but those who weren't comfortable could continue to walk. I would recommend this to anyone who will be in the Jaco area.

Visited July 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Favorite tour in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Beautiful trail ride with incredible views the whole way to the waterfall. The waterfall was gorgeous and the water was amazing to swim in. Don't forget a bathing suit, a towel, or your camera. Our tour guide was Roy, and he was the best tour guide of all the activities we did in Costa Rica. I highly suggest doing this specific trail ride if you want to see the rainforest, want to see/swim in a waterfall, or just want to ride horses.

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Walkersville, Maryland
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“Zipline & Horseback Riding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This was a great experience for my family! Definitely worth doing a package of the two excursions! The personnel are professional and courteous.

Will definitely visit again!

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“Our favorite part of our Vacation!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Things we were happy we brought:
A towel to share
Underwater Camera
Bug Spray
Sneakers
The walking stick (provided at the top of the hike)
Bug Wipes (after you swim your bugspray is gone)
Bathing Suit
Suntan lotion (washes off as well)

Things we would have brought if we had known:
Small WATERPROOF pack (we brought a bag I converted, but a backpack would have made more sense)
Dry Clothes (since my bag was not waterproof, ours got soaked)
Amphibean shoes (for the rocky waterfall, my feet got cut up)
poncho or rain jacket



We loved the horseback riding up the mountain. I have been riding my whole life and it wasn't an especially "difficult" but for a beginner I could see it being a little scary. The horses did know where to go, but they kept bumping other riders into each other, since the less experienced riders didn't know to move slightly left or right when someone was next to them. The horses did go very close to the edge of the mountains and galloped up muddy hills, and slid down on the way down. Not for the faint of heart!

Eli was an awesome tour guide and pointed out wildlife to us. He seemed very passionate about it and I really appreciated the insight and fun he added to the tour!

After the horseback riding we hiked down to a waterfall which was pure beauty. It rained while we were there so our clothes and shoes got soaked. The hike down was slippery and having the walking stick helped navigate the steep walk down. The hike back up was very difficult and I would not recommend it for someone out of shape!

Nothing that people couldn't handle, but I know my 60 year old mother would have not liked this... Other than that we would recommend it to friends and LOVED it!

Visited July 2013
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