Starting at $70 per night

Overview

The Horseback Ride to Tocori Waterfalls is a unique tour that combines natural beauty, nature, and local culture into one unique experience. In one action-packed tour, you will horseback ride on a country farm, walk through the jungle, observe and swim beneath a waterfall, and then spend time at the family farm, enjoying a traditional Costa Rican meal!

The day starts when you are picked up from your local area hotel. Those staying in Manuel Antonio will drive for about 20 minutes to the farm after picking up other adventurers. Guests staying in Jaco, Uvita, or Dominical will have a longer drive.

When you arrive at Rancho Don Gilberto, you will meet your guide. He will fit you with a helmet, provide a brief safety and instructional speech on horseback riding, and then you will be matched with your horse.

You will ride along a trail that eventually cuts through fields and forest for about an hour. Then you will walk along a trail towards the waterfalls. Along the way, your guide will tell you about the plants, animals, and history of the area.

There are four waterfalls at the Tocori Waterfalls, 1 requires almost no walking, but if you can walk about 1/4 mile, you will discover the rest. Don’t forget your camera for the stunning views! And don’t forget your bathing suit so you can swim below the falls!

After taking in the scenery and cooling off in the stream, you will ride back to the private ranch for a delicious Costa Rican style meal. Casados, BBQ, and fresh local fruits will be served. You will also have time to see and learn about indigenous herbs and plants.

Following lunch, you will be returned to your hotel. The tour is expected to last around 4 – 5 hours including transfer times from Manuel Antonio and longer for those staying in Dominical, Uvita, or Jaco. Of course, this is subject to change due to the nature of the tour. Riders should not weigh over 200 pounds. Participants should be able to ride at an easy pace for around two hours. Your adventure includes bilingual guide, lunch, drinks, and transportation.

Highlights

  • Horseback ride at a Costa Rican ranch
  • Visit and swim beneath the Tocori Waterfalls
  • Eat a Costa Rican style lunch at the rancho

What to Bring

  • Insect Repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Clothes That Can Get Wet
  • Long Pants Or Towel
  • Change Of Clothes If Planning To Swim
  • Sun Block
  • And Rain Gear

Location and Availability

The Horseback Ride to Tocori Waterfalls is available from Dominical, Herradura, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Palo Seco-Esterillos area, and Uvita

Tour Times

  • 8:00am
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm

Tour Type

  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Waterfalls

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Recommended Ages

6 and up

Location

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Reviews

  • Overall 87.4% (86 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 87.4%
  • Expectations: 85.6%
  • Guides: 87.4%
  • Logistics: 89.2%
  • Value: 88.7%

03/27/2017

This is great if you already know how to ride a horse- if you don't it gets painful. The guide said the words that would qualify as training but they just didn't transfer. I was in a lot of pain by the time we were done. it just went on too long. (the question about rating our experience was asked twice,fyi)

02/21/2017

The tour guides seemed disorganized and confused, taking forever to get us on our horses and on the trail. This was also much more strenuous than expected - one on our party had to get off her horse and walk because her horse would not walk but wanted to trot the whole way. I would not want to do this again.

12/26/2016

Horse's were great. Inexperienced at riding made the ride seem longer.

08/02/2016

This Guide Roberto was accommodating, patient and very attentive to his clients. It was an excellent experience.

08/01/2016

AMAZING- Gilberto our guide was awesome- really nice guy who loves horses. We especially liked the history of the indigenous people he told us about and all the history of the surrounding area, the waterfall was beautiful and refreshing. The lunch at the end of the ride was delicious.

07/14/2016

I would just try to schedule this in the am during rainy season.

06/27/2016

This tour needs to have limitations....we and 2 other families that were at Si Como No all had the same experience. The tour was fine, but the horseback riding was rough. We were sore for DAYS after - miserabley sore!! Maybe you should just tell people if it's been awhile since they've been on a horse, then this is not the tour for them. Thank goodnedss this tour was our last one - it ruined my last day in CR.

06/23/2016

Did not go on this tour because there is a weight limit of 230lbs and I weigh 250. So they adjusted and took us to the mangrove tour. That was okay.

05/29/2016

Our 2 guides were very nice and the older 'cowboy' guide man definitely shared his life experiences with us and made the tour interesting. Had us smelling and tasting different vegetation and telling us how he lives off the land and only uses herbs for medicine...very nice tour.

05/10/2016

Two hours on a four-wheel-drive horse is just too long. I was bruised and sore for days. The waterfall is beautiful, but not worth the hour on horseback to get there. Lunch afterward was very good.

04/29/2016

Fun tour! I just don't think I'm that great at horseback riding - I got very sore.

04/11/2016

Although Alberto is a very smart man and was good to point out plant life and inform us of the healing properties of the plants....he was a very serious man and a little difficult to talk to. Our lunch that was prepared out at the ranch was very nice and I would have like to see more of the ranch and learn more about what they have there, but it was almost like it wasn't allowed....too bad.

04/07/2016

The reason for the lower logistics rating was we were all picked up from our hotels then went to a central office and had to change vans. This van had no air condition for the long ride to the ranch. The tour and lunch were great. The main man that was a guide was excellent. Told us about what we were seeing. The woman was not very helpful.

03/29/2016

nice people, nice setting.

03/28/2016

Overall, we had a good time. The waterfall and the surrounding area were quite beautiful, but the bulk of the ride is through residential streets where it is super hot and dusty and not very scenic. Would have preferred a ride that spent more time in the forested area. Lunch was great. The main guide was great. The other guides were more horse-people than people-people, but that was fine. I would choose a different tour next time.

03/17/2016

Pleasant and enjoyable.

03/02/2016

The tour was good but the guide was not very friendly. As people who do not ride horses everyday, I wish that the guide would have been more helpful in helping us control the horses so that our rides were more smooth.

02/10/2016

The good news was that we were the only participants that morning and got a private tour. However, half of the horseback ride was along a road, and although it wasn't a very busy road, it did make me a little nervous. My horse must have picked up on my nervousness and reacted a little scared and was a little skittish. So, the entire time we were on horseback I felt tense. I did loosen up on the way back though, so that was more enjoyable. The tour guide was nice, but not very talkative. I think the experience was ok. Not sure I would do it again.

01/28/2016

Given the length of the horseback ride and the rocky path, this tour would be better for someone with good experience on horses. The waterfall was small and thus somewhat disappointing.

08/12/2015

If you enjoy horseback riding, this is the tour. You get to ride in different terrains and locations before reaching the waterfalls: Regular street, unpaved street, muddy and steep paths and even crossing and walking in the river! Overall a great experience especially for children.

06/27/2015

The trip to the falls was beautiful, but I have decided horseback riding is not my cup of tea. The guide was great and the lunch we were served was great.