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Horseback riding in Guanacaste is a lot of fun – especially to a beautiful rainforest waterfall! The Oropendula Waterfall plunges an impressive 82 feet (25 meters) to a brilliant turquoise pool in the beautiful lush canyon of the Rio Blanco (White River).

From Hacienda Guachipelin, you will ride 45 minutes along a scenic forest trail to the waterfall canyon, located near the Las Pailas entrance of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. When you arrive, there is a short walk on a trail with varying terrain to get down to the river bottom and a hanging bridge crossing to an observation deck. Metal rung stairs lead down to the waterfall pool for a refreshing swim.

All horseback rides follow mostly forest trails, with very little time on transited ranch roads. All tour participants must wear riding helmets. Tours are guided by experienced ranch cowboys.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Meals included: No

Rates: Adults (age 11+): $37.00 / Kids (4-10 years): $27.00

Minimum: 2 people

What to Bring? Camera, long pants, swimsuit, change of clothes, closed toe shoes, waterproof sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.

Horseback Riding to the Oropendula Waterfall

The Oropendola waterfall is a very impressive 82 feet high natural shower. The emerald green water invites for a refreshing dive.