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Horseback riding to La Fortuna Waterfalls


Horseback riding is one of the favorite activities for travelers in Arenal. On this horseback ride to the La Fortuna Waterfall and Indigenous Village, you will see the spectacular Arenal Volcano and dormant Cerro Chato Volcano off in the distance with gorgeous, lush, green countryside all around.
After horseback riding for about 1 hour through jungle trails, you will “park” your horse and head with your guide through the forest and down about 300 steps to get to the famous La Fortuna Waterfall.

The hike down to the La Fortuna Waterfall takes about 20 minutes and requires walking over rocks and crossing a river.  Continue back through the woods and make a stop at a replica of a Maleku Indigenous tribe “palenque” or thatched-roof cabin to learn a little about one of Costa Rica’s few, remaining indigenous tribes that originates from the Arenal Volcano area.

This is a great way to spend a half-day in the Arenal Volcano area….The Horseback Ride can also be combined with our Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoneering tour COMBO.

Duration: approximately 4 hours (2-hours riding.


  • $75 perperson
  • Children: 0 to 4 years is free
  • 5 to 12 years have a 20% discount of the regular fare
  • Aged 12 and above pay adult fare

You are booking for: Horseback riding to La Fortuna Waterfalls

What Includes

  • Round Trip Transportation in an A/C bus.
  • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish).
  • Maleku Village entrance.
  • Waterfall entrance.
  • Coffee and fruit snack

Departure time:

  • 08:00am and 1:00pm. Pick up time may vary depending on the hotel where you are staying.
  • NOTE: The pick-up service is included for hotels in the area of La Fortuna. There is an additional charge for transportation to hotels outside of Zone 1
  • ZONE 2: Lost Iguana, Observatory Lodge, Arenal Lodge & The Springs Resort: $ 20 per trip or $ 40 roundtrip.
  • ZONE 3: Rancho Margot, Linda Vista, Arenal Vista: $ 25; $ 50 round trip
  • ZONE 4: Leaves & Lizards, V. Hermosa, Tilajari: $ 35 / trip; $ 70 round trip

What to bring:

  • Bug repellent
  • Camera
  • Change of clothes
  • Extra spending money for Maleku souvenirs
  • Secure shoes
  • Clothes to get wet in
  • Binoculars
  • Long pants