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“Fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alberto's Horses Tours

Alberto's Horses Tours
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2479-9043
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Alberto is a great guide he is very knowledgable about the area and his horses are well trained. We rode the horses to the La, Fortuna waterfall which was nice.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Alberto is a wonderful guide and provides a great tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We decided to take this tour with our six year old in the afternoon since it rained most of the day and was cold in the morning. I had only been on a horse once before abut 10 years ago, but Alberto was very good about teaching commands for the horses. He was also very helpful for my husband who has very bad arthritis in his hips, and he adjusted his stir-ups and helped him during the tour. Even if raining the scenery is incredible, and the swim in the waterfall is super fun. Alberto is most helpful and very personable. If I had more time I would take the tour again!

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LA, Calif
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299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
“Favorite activity in Fortuna/Arenal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Alberto's tour was fantastic and offered an opportunity for me to overcome a fear of riding after a childhood incident. Alberto breeds the horses and they are raised and cared for with gentleness. The ride to the waterfall offered an opportunity to see life off the main road through fields with cows, through streams and past private homes. Alberto is a lovely man who loves what he does. Don't hesitate for a minute.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Fantastic way to explore the area around the Volcano, even for novice riders!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We took a riding tour with Alberto on a whim one afternoon, and we were very impressed with the experience. Neither of us had any meaningful horse riding experience, and this was not a problem because the horses were well trained. The tour offers pickup and drop off at your hotel.

Alberto's tour takes you to the the foot of the Volcano across a private property, where you can walk down to the base of the La Fortuna waterfall, and even swim in the river if you want. It's personalised, and depending on when you go, it could be a small group, or if you are lucky like we were, just ourselves. Alberto makes great conversation, and shares his experiences of growing up and working on the land in the area with an honesty that needs to be seen to be appreciated. It's a very personal tour, which is great when we compared it to some of the big box activities we had done. There are some steep mud banks and a brief river crossing, but the horses handle it fine - even if you don't!

A highly recommended way to see the area.

Visited September 2012
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Weston, Connecticut
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“So Much Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is a great way to travel to the waterfall. The guides were encouraging and the horses were very mellow. We had a lot of laughs. Beware - it is very muddy!!

Visited November 2012
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