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Ever since I went horseback riding during my friend’s birthday getaway to Lake Tahoe, I’ve been hooked. I rode horses a few times as a kid, back when I was too dumb to be scared of anything (ha!), but never as an adult. I almost went on my own birthday getaway to Turks & Caicos, but it didn’t work out. When we went on our horse ride in Tahoe, I discovered not only how nice and relaxing it is, but it’s also a great way to get some amazing views. So I knew I had to go horseback riding in Puerto Rico!
That was certainly the case at Carabalí Rainforest Park! First of all, I have to mention our awesome guide Pablo. He was so cool and laidback. I just felt like I was hanging out with a local Puerto Rican. Not only was he full of information about the rainforest and the island in general, but he had so many awesome stories to share. I really felt like I learned a lot about the culture on the island, which I absolutely loved.
The whole tour lasted about two hours, with a little pit stop for around 30 minutes at this adorable little oasis in the middle of the rainforest where they serve drinks, chicken kabobs, and of course, coconuts! Sadly there was no rum to add. Hehe. It was really nice to take a break in the shade. It’s really hot in Puerto Rico, so definitely bring a hat! After the tour, there is the option to dine at the restaurant they have on site. Unfortunately we had another appointment to get to so we couldn’t make it, but it definitely looked good! They also have a little store which is super convenient, especially if you forget sunscreen!
I absolutely loved the horseback riding in Puerto Rico tour at Carabalí Rainforest Park and I’m so glad I went! The little town nearby is super adorable as well. I totally wish I had more time to spend in Puerto Rico. All the more reason to go back!
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Photos by Ryan Carpenter.