The island of Puerto Rico features scenic beaches and a mild climate, making it an ideal vacation destination to relax. Because it is often a tourist destination, the island offers activities that appeal to visitors. One of these activities is horseback riding. Visitors can find horseback riding adventures throughout the island ranging from large groups to private excursions.
Many of the horseback riding packages available on the island of Puerto Rico offer beach rides where the horses walk along the beach, right to the water's edge. The trails also travel through other aspects of the island topography, including wooded areas and hilly regions. Riders can experience lakes and rivers, forests and caves that are scattered throughout the island. Each trail offers visitors a variety of scenic views at various points throughout the ride.
Choosing a horseback riding excursion in Puerto Rico also offers visitors the option to participate in other activities during the ride. For instance, some of the trail rides, such as Tropical Trail Rides (tropicaltrailrides.com) and Puerto Rico Day Trips (puertoricodaytrips.com) allow you to dismount and take a swim or a short boat ride in the ocean. Riders can also explore some of the caves found along the Puerto Rican coastline. Don't forget to bring your camera so you can capture the scenes you will witness and the activities in which you will participate.
Riders of many different experience levels can find a horseback riding trail that best suits their abilities. Some of the horseback riding excursions in Puerto Rico offer several different trails that fit each experience level. Others specialize in specific skill levels, ranging from someone who has never been on a horse before up to the experienced horse rider. Let the operator or tour guide know what your skill level is so he can match you up to a horse and trail that best suits you.
The lengths of the rides that each horseback riding stable offers varies depending on the lengths of the trails. Some of the stables offer just a few horses, while others have up to 30 horses for larger groups. Rides range from as little as an hour ride up to three or more hours. The Puerto Rico Day Trips ride in Manati, for instance, takes you 45 minutes to the beach and 45 minutes back. You also get an hour on the beach. Most of the trail rides average at about two hours.
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