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Centaura- Day Horseback Riding Tours

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Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 800-728-9930
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kieran C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were charmed from the moment we got picked up at the airport. Danny is so knowledgeable about everything Costa Rica. Villa Mangos has gorgeous views and Maritsa is delightful every morning with her breakfasts. We appreciated that activities were tailored so that our 7 year old would enjoy them, he especially liked the cave, ATVs and spotting wildlife.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Wow! We stayed in Villa Frutales at La Finca (Centaura) and it was perfect for two adult couples. Very quiet and lovely views of the mountains in the distance with Toucans perched in the trees by our porch. Spotlessly clean and a top rate facility. Facility had everything one might need to have a great stay. Esteban was very helpful... More 

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Carrollton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

From the moment I was picked up, every part of Centaura was rewarding, pleasant, and safe. It is very clear that the owners take care of and nurture the space, their employees, and their horses. I am a novice rider, and they took the time to explain the essentials of riding, to make sure that I picked a horse with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This was by far the highlight of our 7 day trip to Costa Rica. Beautiful scenery, terrific horses and an easy going and great guide.

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