equestrian vacation in Costa Rica

The first European to reach Costa Rica, was Christopher Columbus in 1502, and although it became a Spanish colony, it long remained to develop on its own. Most Costa Rican settlers had to work their own land, thus creating a more egalitarian society than other colonies, without oppressed “subclasses”. Costa Rica finally became independent in 1838.Coffee and bananas used to be the main exports, but today one of Costa Rica's main sources of income, is tourism. It is a democratic and peaceful country, it has not had an army since 1949. Its exuberant nature, its wild beaches, its active volcanoes, its contrasting landscapes, its biological diversity, make Costa Rica a perfect destination for an equestrian vacation or a horse riding trip.

à cheval au Costa RicaCosta Rica stretches majestically from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. Between crops and cattle pastures, mountain areas, tropical forests, paradisiacal beaches, horseback riding is never monotonous, and is an excellent way to observe birds and get closer to nature. Owning and riding a beautiful horse, is sacred to Costa Ricans of all economic levels. The quality of Costa Rican horses is recognized. The Costa Rican Criollo is small and safe. The Criollo is a cross between several Spanish breeds Arab, and Peruvian horses. They have a heart and a mind that defy their size, and they have the very special pace, the paso, which makes the hours spent in the saddle, particularly comfortable.

SEE BELOW OUR HORSE RIDING VACATIONS IN COSTA RICA :

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    Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
    Stationary and progressive trail rides
    Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 2350€
    Equestrian Trail Ride in COSTA RICA : CONQUISTADORES WILDERNESS RIDE
    9 days - 8 nights - 6 days riding in Costa Rica

    Our new Conquistadores Wilderness Eco-Safari adventure is a progressive trek that will immerse you in the Tropical Forest whilst experiencing an authentic rural Costa Rican way of life and witnessing an outstanding natural diversity and wildlife.  This riding adventure unfolds in the backwaters and surrounding areas of Carara National Park - a true gem harbouring  a wide range of natural habitats and high levels of biodiversity, like no other in Central America.  This ride has been designed for those Equestrians and nature enthusiasts seeking opportunities to encounter tropical wildlife and specially birds.  Amongst the most commonly seen…

    Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
    Stationary and progressive trail rides
    Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 2400€
    Equestrian Trail Ride in COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST
    10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica

    Explore the Pacific and the Caribbean coastlines and take in the vistas of Volcano Arenal – on horseback in Costa Rica !
    The Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride includes a coast explorations of both the Pacific and Caribbean Coast and in between a visit to Arenal Volcano – both a landmark and iconic feature which has become a highlight and a must in any Costa Rican itinerary. A mounted adventure that features 7 days of intensive riding and discovery of Costa Rica’s most scenic regions, including hugely contrasting landscapes, rural communities and awesome habitats with abundant wildlife. During this adventure you will be riding down…

    Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
    Stationary and progressive trail rides
    Our new Conquistadores Wilderness Eco-Safari adventure is a progressive trek that will immerse you in the Tropical Forest whilst experiencing an authentic rural Costa Rican way of…
    9 days - 8 nights - 6 days riding in Costa Rica
    From:
    2350€
    Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
    Stationary and progressive trail rides
    Explore the Pacific and the Caribbean coastlines and take in the vistas of Volcano Arenal – on horseback in Costa Rica !
    10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica
    From:
    2400€
    Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement

    WHEN TO GO ON HORSEBACK TO COSTA RICA:

    Costa Rica has its "dry season", from December to April. June to the end of October are the wettest months, with the heaviest rains usually occurring in October. May and November are transition months, where it can rain, but the rain is not as heavy.

    Visit: www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/climate 

    ACCESS TO COSTA RICA:
    Passport valid for at least 1 day beyond the date scheduled for departure from Costa Rica.
    Pay attention to the validity period of the passport in the country where you could stopover:
    - In the event of a stopover in the United States: passport valid for at least 6 months, and electronic travel authorization (ESTA).
    In the context of Covid-19: negative PCR test of less than 48 hours, epidemiological form, and specific travel insurance.
    Compulsory yellow fever vaccine for visitors from infected countries (international vaccination certificate compulsory).
    Check the information: official website.

    HEALTH:
    Recommended vaccines: universal vaccines (tetanus especially for equestrian activities), hepatitis A.
    In the event of a prolonged stay and precarious food hygiene conditions: typhoid;
    In the event of a prolonged stay or away from any medical resource: rabies.
    Mosquitoes: The authorities consider that malaria is eradicated from the country (therefore no need for drug prevention). Dengue fever, also transmitted by mosquitoes, is endemic in Costa Rica. The phenomenon increases during the rainy season (from May to November) in the provinces of Limón (Caribbean coast), Guanacaste and Puntarenas (both on the Pacific coast). Transmission of chikungunya is possible. The most affected region being Guanacaste. Finally, the zika is also present in the country, it is therefore advised to pregnant women or having a pregnancy project to postpone their trip. To avoid bites, it is essential to have an effective mosquito repellent and it is advisable to wear long-sleeved clothing and long (but light) pants.
    The water is drinkable in most parts of the country. However, in the most remote areas it is better to drink bottled water and not to consume tap water in small hotels. In general, do not swallow fruit that is already peeled, unpasteurized milk and ice cubes taken out from somewhere else, in order to avoid diarrhea.
    The sun: It is strong in the tropics. Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses essential, even when there is a light cloud cover !

    Départ Destination Titre From Infos Durée
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST 2400€ 10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST 2400€ 10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : CONQUISTADORES WILDERNESS RIDE 2350€ 9 days - 8 nights - 6 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST 2400€ 10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : CONQUISTADORES WILDERNESS RIDE 2350€ 9 days - 8 nights - 6 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST 2400€ 10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : CONQUISTADORES WILDERNESS RIDE 2350€ 9 days - 8 nights - 6 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : CONQUISTADORES WILDERNESS RIDE 2350€ 9 days - 8 nights - 6 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST 2400€ 10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : CONQUISTADORES WILDERNESS RIDE 2350€ 9 days - 8 nights - 6 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST 2400€ 10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : CONQUISTADORES WILDERNESS RIDE 2350€ 9 days - 8 nights - 6 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST 2400€ 10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST 2400€ 10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : CONQUISTADORES WILDERNESS RIDE 2350€ 9 days - 8 nights - 6 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST 2400€ 10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST 2400€ 10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST 2400€ 10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST 2400€ 10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica
    - Costa Rica COSTA RICA : FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST 2400€ 10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding in Costa Rica