Would you like to do horseback riding on the beach in Atlantida? Anybody who enjoys horseback riding has had the fantasy to do so on the beach. Atlantida offers unique opportunities and options for horseback riding on the beach. Probably the best areas for this activity are the beaches in the community of El Porvenir, west of La Ceiba.
El Porvenir is located about 12 km, outside of La Ceiba. It is a small beachfront community where most of its inhabitants work in the pineapple fields that belong to the Standard Fruit Company. This is where your tour will begin. After getting acquainted with your horse and introduced to your guide, it is time to mount your horse and live the fantasy of riding it on the beach. The tour will take you in the direction of Cuero y Salado Wildlife Reserve, which is West of El Porvenir.
En route, during your horseback riding on the beach in Atlantida tour, you will cross creeks and sand bars. You will have a chance to get a fresh coconut off a palm tree and drink its refreshing water. If you are in need for a snack, you can have your coconut cut in half after you drank its water and enjoy the fresh coconut “meat” no doubt a healthy and tasty snack! The tour is normally a two hour ride. However if you are in adventure mode, you can actually get as far as the “Finca El Cayo”.
This is a small eco farm located on the edge of the Caribbean Sea. It is between the Zacate River and the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge. This is a great spot to have a typical Honduran lunch. You will enjoy a tour of a working farm that has some cattle as well as a variety of tropical fruits.
From here, you have several options: return on horseback to El Porvenir, which will take about 4 hours, spend the night at Finca El Cayo, or have a transport ready to take you back to El Porvenir or La Ceiba to your hotel.
Make sure you bring a hat, sunblock and insect repellent. An extra bottle of water is always a good thing to have with you in the tropics. Of course, don’t forget your camera and your swimsuit, just in case you want to jump into the ocean for a while!