Horseback River Tour In Jaco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    8am to 5pm Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Ocean Ranch Park, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Your hotel or AirBnB in Jaco
    Dates: Daily
    Return point: Returns to original departure poin.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


You will be picked up at your hotel for a short ride to Ocean Ranch Park. You are greeted by professional guides who saddle you up on a Costa Rican stepping horse for the 1.5 hour ride through the jungle and river to the 180 foot waterfall called "El Encanto". Along the way you will see white faced monkeys, toucan and macaw in their natural habitat while enjoying the cool shade of the jungle. Giant trees and beautiful flowers adorne the landscape all the way to the Rancho where you can kick off your shoes and have a slice of pineapple and a cool drink while enjoying the Jurassic Park like setting.


  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free snacks included
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment

Know More about this tour

This eco adventure tour is one of the best ways to view the tropical rainforest in Costa Rica. You will be picked up at your hotel for a short ride to Ocean Ranch Park. You are greeted by professional guides who saddle you up on our well loved and cared for Costa Rican stepping horses. On this roughly 2 hour tour, our horses have been trained to carry our visitors gently through our private river valley, across river beds and along the mountainside to spectacular views of Ocean Ranch Park. The tour arrives at our private 180 ft. waterfall, "El Encanto" (The Enchanted Waterfall). This is one of many stops that will be provided where our guests and horses can both relax and breathe in the sheer beauty of nature. Giant trees, white faced monkeys, toucans, macaws, and beautiful flowers adorn the landscape all the way to the Rancho where you can kick off your shoes and have a slice of pineapple and a cool drink while enjoying the Jurassic Park like setting.


Horseback tour Safety instructions Professional bi-lingual guide Hotel pickup and drop-off within Los Suenos, Jaco, Herradura and Playa Hermosa areas for a minimum of 2 people. Pickups and drop-offs for only one person and/or for groups outside of this area please contact us for a transportation quote. Villa Caletas has a $65 additional charge for pick up. Transportation to and from the area of Tarcoles/Punta Leona must be quoted and can be up to a $90 additional cost. Transportation to and from Esterillos Este or Oeste can be quoted and can be up to an additional $60. Please note that tour times and transportation times will be scheduled by Ocean Ranch Park in accordance with availability for your tour date.



Transportation is complimentary for parties of 2 or more people from the center of Jaco, Herradura or Hermosa Beach areas. Parties of only 1 person or those parties that are outside of the courtesy pick up areas will receive transportation quote upon request.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

You are required to enter a departure time (between 8am to 5pm), please note this is only required as an indication; Use "Special Requirements" field upon checkout to advise information

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Jan-2022

    Wonderful guided horse trip in the nature. Good to see that the horses was treated well. Also we went to se a waterfall!😊😊

  • 13-Jan-2022

    A pleasant horse ride along the creek and in the jungle to a beautiful water fall. Daniel kept us informed on plants and other aspects of the ride. Thunder and Rosie were easy to ride and it was a fun couple hours.

  • 09-Jan-2022

    Advertised as pick up from hotel, no transportation was provided and I needed a taxi both ways. Better get a contact at a taxi because none available near this site! Also need to bring water as no food or snacks provided. Scheduled at 1pm but did not start until after 2:15pm. Nobody at location to meet and greet or explain what was occurring.

  • 31-Dec-2021

    Les thermes ont changés à la dernière minute , on paie avec une prise en charge à l hôtel et on reçoit un message comme quoi on doit se débrouiller pour s y rendre ce qui est tout de même 10 kilomètres plus loin et vu les prix des taxis ……

  • 27-Dec-2021

    Our guides did not speak English. They just showed us to the horses and just left. No safety instruction, no explanation of the surroundings. No animal sightings. Our tour was less than 1.5 hours. There were no refreshments at the end. We’d like our money back.

  • 29-Nov-2021

    This was a great ride with a great instructor. Daniel was awesome. He took the time to point out interesting things on the tour, let us stop and take pictures and even offered to take the pictures. And the park was amazing. Will definitely go back for the other adventures.

  • 05-Nov-2021

    Experiencing the jungle and all its wildlife was amazing. Daniel and Luis were both very informative, caring and courteous hosts.

  • 20-Sep-2021

    First the tour guides were awesome. They def made me feel safe and secure while riding Rosa (Horse). Being as though this was my first experience riding horses I think it went pretty good. Although it was very cool, I doubt I’ll ever do it again lol just not my thing. I recommend everyone giving it a try to discover if it’s your thing or not.

  • 09-Sep-2021

    Having no experience at all with horse-back riding, my daughter of 17 years old and me felt completely safe with Nicholas at Ocean't Park ranch. The horses were very gentle and just followed the horse in front of it. We simply enjoyed the overwhelming beauty of the country-side and jungle during the ride. Crossing a few rivers made the experience even better! We had the best lunch afterwards, we definitely recommend adding that to the tour. Thanks, Nicholas, for this great experience!

  • 25-Aug-2021

    We had an amazing time horseback riding in Jaco. The scenery was beyond beautiful! Our guides were sooo very patient and the horses were too. We did several excursions during our trip to CR and this was by far the best

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