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Address: La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 2479-0606
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Be picked up from any of the tourist hotels in Fortuna. We take them to the...

Be picked up from any of the tourist hotels in Fortuna. We take them to the stable where the journey begins. This tour is approximately 1 hour, where you see a great variety of flora and fauna, plus spent three natural rivers, our guides will explain what is going to see during the trip. About 300 meters before reaching the waterfall stop the horses and undertake a short hike to the waterfall where they have about 1 hour to swim in the refreshing waters, take pictures or simply enjoy the peace and quiet to live there. After that we return that lasts about 1 hour.

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Great horseback riding place

The staff at this place was friendly and knowledgeable. The ride was fantastic and the horses we rode well behaved!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CeciDeeb
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Davie, Florida
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Davie, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff at this place was friendly and knowledgeable. The ride was fantastic and the horses we rode well behaved!

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Thank CeciDeeb
Riverside, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We set up this horseback ride through a friend of our AirBnb host, and read the trip advisor reviews on our drive to the horse stables. We were a bit weary after reading some not so favorable reviews, but as you'll see we were very glad we stuck with it and used Chaves Tours. Our drive took a bit longer... More 

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Eatontown, NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

It's taken me a while to do this review. I was so angry I needed to distance myself for a while. Here are the facts THE GENERAL SET UP - Our horseback riding tour was booked through our hotel (Hotel Royal Corin) - This tour claims it is the only gov't sanctioned stable so we thought the horses would be... More 

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Thank LynnKF51
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The horses on my visit were in reasonably good condition but the bosal bitless bridles were fitted way to low and tight which would be very uncomfortable especially if ridden by beginners. The actual trek is pleasant and the waterfall wonderful. The horses were sound and knew their job. We all mounted from the ground which is not comfortable for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

very nice ride to the waterfall , the cattle farm was beautiful. they could use more horses so they can rotate them

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The ride was very beautiful and the waterfall swim was great (worth the climb back up). The guides were also great, new how to cater to both experience and novice riders. Only downside was that the horses seemed a bit underfed and tired, but maybe they were just old.

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Thank EmonteirToronto
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97 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at the barn and were greater warmly. The horses were very well trained and easy to ride as someone like myself who has little to no experience on a horse. The horse ride takes you through a couple of rivers, some pastures and even a bit of the forest. The guides do not explain much on the ride... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My family of 5 (12, 13 & 17) booked this trip through our hotel and decided to drive ourselves since we had a car. It took us an hour to find the correct spot since there's no sign! Once we found it though, it was a fun afternoon. My husband was annoyed by the time we pulled in because it... More 

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Thank Patricia S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

What a way to celebrate my 30th birthday. I am a complete beginner and literally had the time of my life. Some area were a bit of a white knuckle ride but I giggled and laughed my way through the amazing scenery and ever changing terrain. The horses were very comfortable and confident which put us at ease. The guide... More 

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Thank Katherine C
Barcelona, Spain
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156 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I am an animal lover, and I have doubts about if horseback riding is ethical, but seeing the conditions of the horses at Chaves Tours, I wanted to turn around and leave. Many horses were bleeding, had lots of ticks, limps. The price we paid $70+ for a horseback riding experience was very deceiving, as the description of what we... More 

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