Water activity

Horseback Riding Tour to the Oropéndola Waterfall

Water activity

Horseback Riding Tour to the Oropéndola Waterfall

From US$ 39 per person

Take in the lush natural beauty of Costa Rica on this 2.5 hour guided horseback ride to the mesmerizing Oropéndola Waterfall. In addition to taking in the 25 meter waterfall, revel in the variety of flora and fauna in the surrounding forest.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Take in the lush natural beauty of Costa Rica and its stunning Oropéndola Waterfall
  • En route, enjoy a relaxed horseback riding experience
  • Prepare to be astonished by the magnificence of the 25 metre (82 foot) high waterfall
  • Explore the canyon in which the waterfall is located, as well as the lush vegetation it contains
  • Horse, equipment and guide are all included
Full description
A guided tour to a beautiful waterfall is a memorable experience. Doing this on horseback makes the experience unforgettable. Your 2.5 hour guided tour will begin at the Hotel Hacienda, where you will mount your gentle and people-friendly horses. You will set out to visit the stunning Oropéndola Waterfall first, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. Filled with flora and fauna unique to the area it will be a unique experience. During the final part of the trip you will enter the forest in which the waterfall is located. Here you will need to dismount. Though the walk is easy to do by foot, it cannot be accomplished by the horse. In the forest you will find the mesmerizing Oropéndola Waterfall. Standing 25 metres (82 feet) in height, it is just begging onlookers to take a refreshing dip into its depths. Here you may wish to explore the peaceful canyon in which the waterfall is located. After exploring the area with your guide, you will take your time returning to your horse before mounting up again and returning to the lovely Hacienda Hotel. For those looking to fully appreciate the natural beauty of Costa Rica in a relaxed fashion, you cannot miss out on this laid back, yet enlightening tour.
  • Horse
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Tour fee
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

You will meet at the tour operation centre located inside the property of the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín, in the National Park Rincón de la Vieja area, Curubande, Liberia Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Long pants

Know before you go

  • Guide is not bilingual, so if you require one please make a request
  • A charge of $50 (approximately 35€) will be added for booking a bilingual guide from one to four hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

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There were only the two of us and the guide which was pretty nice. The horses were well trained but also sometimes tried to find their own way through the woods - which made us laugh a lot! We knew from the beginning that our guide only spoke Spanish. I tried to communicate a bit with my broken Spanish and he always tried so answer my questions in an understandable way. We spent about half an hour at the waterfall (if you don't want to take a bath it will probably be shorter) and all in all we were riding for about 2 hours. So the whole tour was longer than it says. Keep that in mind if you don't have a car! We took the bus from Liberia (6.30am-ish) to the final destination about 3km before the Hacienda and walked the rest (took us about 40min). There is only one bus a day, each to the Hacienda and back (1.15pm).Because of the early bus we arrived 2 hours too early at the Hacienda but they let us do the tour 1,5 hours earlier than we have booked. All in all a great expeirence!

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April 13, 2023

Nice horseback riding. Friendly guide even if not bilingual. It made the ride less interesting. I would have liked to give water to the horses halfway while we refreshed ourselves in the fall. On the way back, we realized that there were many, but far too many horses piled up in the same paddock... 😞 So adequate activity with 4 ⭐️ but 2⭐️ for horse care.

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April 7, 2023

Walk at the top with the guide who leads us to the waterfall for 40min, magnificent waterfall, takes the time without rushing the horses

March 20, 2023

Product ID: 11192