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Per Person $145 USD
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When people come back from vacation you often hear them saying they "biked this" or "hiked that" so let us help you avoid being another traveling tale. Unless you own one it's not every day you get a chance to ride a horse and unless you live there it's not every day you get a chance to ride a horse in Costa Rica. Well, let's kill two birds with one stone and take advantage of this opportunity to explore on horseback the magnificent Costa Rican wilderness.

After getting picked up from the cruise pier you will get a taste of your future exploration as you drive through the countryside to our destination. After some time to unwind and use the restrooms, you will meet a local cowboy, who has devoted his life to horses and will consider your experience and needs before pairing you with the perfect horse. Your ride will take you through mangroves, dense rainforest, a beautiful beach, and a rushing river, where many huge crocodiles, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, aquatic birds, and more wildlife species are easy to see.

Once off the horse, your tour will continue with a short drive to Tárcoles River, where a 60-minute eco boat tour will allow you to relax and enjoy the abundant wildlife of the area from an up-close perspective. The Tárcoles River is home to one of the world’s largest crocodile populations in the wild and they are very easy to admire during this tour.

After these two great adventures, return to the pier.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Scenic countryside drive
  • 2 hours riding expedition
  • Tárcoles River boat ride
  • Puntarenas city overview

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (6 hrs) Please select the time that is closest to your ships arrival, even if its the same time.
  • 9:00 AM (6 hrs) Please select the time that is closest to your ships arrival, even if its the same time.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please wear long pants, tennis shoes or similar, sunblock, bug spray and bring a raincoat from May to November.
• Lunch is not included in the tour.
• You should be comfortable in the saddle and able to handle 2 hours of riding.


• Participants must be 12 years old.
• Contact ShoreTrips if you are interested in arranging this tour privately.
• Maximum weight is 230 lbs.
• Guest with back/neck injuries or pregnant women may not participate in the tour.
• Guests under the age to 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Please note that in Costa Rica there is some confusion about ship time vs. local time. Please see your purser on your ship to clarify whether your ship changes its time to local time so you do not miss your excursion. Also, check the daily itinerary which is delivered the evening before arriving into port. As each ship is ruled by its captain, it is your responsibility to confirm this while you are sailing.