Guided tour

Puntarenas: Horseback Riding & Safari Boat Shore Excursion

Puntarenas: Horseback Riding & Safari Boat Shore Excursion

From US$ 125 per person

Ride a friendly horse and explore the Costa Rican countryside and beaches and go on a boat tour of Tarcoles River to discover the diverse fauna and flora of Puntarenas.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Enjoy a horseback riding tour along mangroves, rainforests, and beaches
  • Learn about the unique biodiversity of the Costa Rican countryside
  • Travel on the Tarcoles River on a boat and discover its wildlife species
Full description
Experience a unique way to see the incredible natural beauty of Costa Rica with a tour that combines a 2-hour horseback riding trek and a 1-hour boat ride on the Tarcoles River. After being picked up from the cruise pier, enjoy a relaxing in the journey through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside and see from the vehicle many sights of interest including mango, coffee, sugar and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands, and rural farming communities.  Meet your guide for the day, who help to pair you with the perfect horse based on your skill level. After receiving horse-riding instructions, embark on your riding adventure using a western saddle. Ride through lush mangroves, green rainforests, the beach, and across the river, where many wildlife species are easy to see. Continue to Tarcoles River, and go on a boat tour to see the abundant wildlife of the area, including huge crocodiles, multiple aquatic birds, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, and other unique tropical species. After the boat tour, return to the cruise pier where you will be dropped off.
  • Pickup and drop-off from Puntarenas and Calderas Piers
  • All entry fees
  • Lunch and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Hiking shoes
  • Waterproof camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • This tour is ONLY available for passengers ARRIVING BY CRUISE SHIP do not book this tour if you are not arriving by cruise ship
  • For safety reasons, this tour is only allowed for children over 12 years old
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