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Aventuras El Lago

Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2645 7638
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Great horseback riding

This was a EXCELLENT trip via boat,horse, and bus from Arenal to Monteverde. The Arenal lake is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kia108
,
Orlando, Florida
via mobile
NIXON IS THE BEST - Horseback Riding & Water Taxi

10/10 would do this ride again, given the opportunity. Our guide, Nixon, was incredible. Two... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
armondillo3
,
Cincinnati, Ohio
via mobile
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“boat trip” (4 reviews)
“arenal lake” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 7638
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a EXCELLENT trip via boat,horse, and bus from Arenal to Monteverde. The Arenal lake is beautiful. The horses and guides were excellent. Even beginner riders had fun trotting with an occasional gallop. We stopped at a local farm and ate pineapple. I want...More

Thank kia108
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

10/10 would do this ride again, given the opportunity. Our guide, Nixon, was incredible. Two members of our group had never been on horses before and they were relaxed the entire time due to Nixon’s excellent guidance and strong bond with his horses — I’ve...More

Thank armondillo3
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Nixon took us out on his horses for about two hours of fun. His horses are well trained and he is one of the happiest guys we met in Costa Rica. Can’t say enough good things about Nixon. He was very patient with us new...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Anywhere.com arranged this transport of taxi-boat-taxi from Arenal to Monteverde and it is DEFINITELY the way to go. By using the boat trip which is about 40 minutes, eliminates that time on the rough, unpaved, curvy roads in a van. We were picked up promptly...More

Thank fcslady
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

It was a bit disorganized, too many people and nobody would tell us what to do, which bus to take, etc. I think they need to build steps/ ramp to go down the place where you take the boat since it seems a bit dangerous...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I got on at the Monteverde Inn. The hotel made the reservation for me. I confirmed where I was going and how much it would cost. I paid the driver $50 as he requested. When I got to the lake, they told me the price...More

Thank Neil L
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Traveling with a 1.5 year old so its always difficult. This service was great, door to door - made sure they found the apartment i booked, and the gentleman on the boat was just outsanding - funny and professional and we got some nice views....More

Thank Mi S
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Nixon was a wonderful tour guide!! The English/Spanish language barrier was a little hard but we all understood each other enough to have a fabulous time! The only thing we didn't care for was after our boat ride across Arenal lake, our luggage was sitting...More

Thank Amy G
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Chose to use this company to have a quicker way to getting to Monteverde. For only $25 they picked us up at our hotel drove us to the boat, took us across the lake, picked us up in another car then drove us to each...More

Thank deJarnett
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This was a convenient and fast transportation from La Fortuna to Monteverde. The nice thing is that you don‘t have to organize yourself. First part is about 30min in the bus, then approx 15min to embarque the boats, ride on the lake with not that...More

Thank rapha_y_nici
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9 August 2017|
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I could not find any public transportation that crosses the lake. There are tours without horseback riding that only pass the lake and than take a car. They are cheaper. By public transport it found a bus that takes 19 hours... More
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