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“Wonderful trip! Only use Alberto's Horses.” 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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Wonderful trip! Only use Alberto's Horses.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Don't waste your time with any other company but Alberto! He speaks excellent English and his horses are perfect. The scenery is breathtaking and even in the rain, the trip was fabulous. There was another horse tour company that arrived the same time we did and they were told they only had 45 minutes to view the waterfall. Alberto told us it was our day and to take as much time as we needed. He was wonderful. The waterfall was beautiful, water was very cold, but wasn't too bad once you got in. Prepare yourself for the trip back up the stairs leaving the waterfall, it's a workout for sure! Don't miss this in La Fortuna. Use Alberto's Horses for your tour!

Visited December 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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“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.

Visited December 2012
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“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!

Visited December 2012
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LA, Calif
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“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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“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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