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Centaura- Day Horseback Riding Tours

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Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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+506 4001 7292
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Private-Customized Horseback Riding Adventures with Centaura...

Private-Customized Horseback Riding Adventures with Centaura

Bilingual-Naturalist Guides.

Our Horse adventures are for all people and all riding levels. We have many horses, with different breeds, sizes, gaits and temperaments and we assure you that we can tailor our routes and horses to please from the most experienced rider to those who have never been on a horse before.

Centaura has the most diverse type of riding with more than 1800 acres nestled under Platanar Volcano.

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Best Horseback Riding Experience We Have Ever Had

Our horseback riding experience was amazing! Our guide, Danny, was very knowledgeable and helpful along the way. We learnt a lot about Costa Rica culture. The scenery during our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Rick C

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our horseback riding experience was amazing! Our guide, Danny, was very knowledgeable and helpful along the way. We learnt a lot about Costa Rica culture. The scenery during our rides was astonishing. We got to ride our horses across rivers, farmland, rain forest, and hills and saw lots of birds, cows, and more horses! The food at the restaurant was... More 

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Eliot, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying at Esteban's ranch, La Finca, my husband and I jumped at the chance to go horseback riding. The ranch is very clean, all the people we met were extremely friendly, and the horses were clean and well cared for. We were asked about our riding experience and were very well matched with our horses and had a great... More 

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Dorset UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful base for exploring. Fabulous breakfasts! With guide (Danny) and horses my 82 year mother and I experienced some of the incredible abundance of Costa Rica's bird life and also found 7 sloths (3 with babies) during our stay! Highly recommend a stay here.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Esteban's for a week and went horseback riding with Centaura. We had Danny as our guide. The whole experience was amazing! Danny was the perfect guide. While my husband and I had ridden before, we were no experts. My 14 and 12 year old had never ridden before. My daughter was scared so they gave her the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

What an amazing tour! It started out with an introduction from our guide Danny. Danny speaks very good English and paired us up with great horses. The ride was a fantastic 4 hour long trip through sugar cane fields, across rivers, and up to high peaks for beautiful views of the valley below and the Arenal Volcano. We ended the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

What an incredible day. We arranged a hire car though Esteban (the owner) and we got an incredible deal, it cheap, the car was delivered to our accommodation and was extremely useful for the rest of our stay. The car allowed us to get to the ranch as it was a 40 minute drive from where we were staying and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We chose this company based on excellent reviews! The horses are beautifully tended to, the stables clean and maintained, the horses seemed very happy. We had a great conversation with our tour guide, Esteban, who was an intelligent and wholesome family man. Great company, highly recommended. Pro-tip: wear a hat, sunscreen and/or breathable clothing that shades you from the sun... More 

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It's difficult to summarize how good of an experience we had horseback riding at Centaura... but I'll give it a shot. We had not booked any activities when we initially flew down to Costa Rica - our plan was to wing it. Luckily, during one of our random hikes we ran into some local ex-pats who knew the area. Esteban,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

It was such an incredible experience. Beautiful, friendly horse with an amazing variety of trails. Danny was the greatest tour guide! I was worried about the rain but it didn't even matter, the rain made the experience even better. These horses are very well treated and loved. We were able to run freely with the horses too

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Thank Anna Carolina N
Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I spent months researching activities/ companies for our trip. Dozens of emails and phones. Esteban at Centaura was hands down the most knowledgeable, helpful and ever so patient with all my questions. He personally meet with us on our arrival. Introduced us to his staff and our guide, Hansel. The ATV'S are big, beautiful new machines. I was nervous at... More 

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