The undulating terrain and scenic landscapes of Costa Rica makes riding by horseback the perfect mode of transport for exploration. Channel your inner cowboy on your next Costa Rica yacht vacation and soak up the lush forests, diverse wildlife and myriad tropical flora for a truly immersive experience.
Horseback riding taps into a long history in Costa Rica of cowboys, or Sabaneros as they’re known locally, whose many traditions and cultures working cattle in the countryside are indelibly linked to this way of life.
Eschewing the noisier alternatives on offer, such as quad biking or jeep safaris, horseback riding offers a more authentic and natural way to explore your surroundings, leaving you free to witness the astonishing array of indigenous flora and fauna; from screeching macaws and parakeets to stately toucans, playful monkeys, redolent sloths and long-nosed coatis, and much more besides.
The adventure begins in the area surrounding Carara National Park, renowned for its wealth of habitat and biodiversity. Following the route through to Finca Galan in the Turrubares Mountains, you’ll experience a variety of landscapes, from tropical forests and farmland to high coastal ranges. From here, you’ll follow a path back towards the Pacific Coastline.
If you're interested in trying your hand at horsback riding and would like to incorporate a trip into your Costa Rica yacht charter itinerary, please speak with your preferred charter broker.
To find out more about chartering in the region, check out our in-depth Costa Rica yacht charter guide for more information.
Wilderness ride on horseback
Carara National Park,