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Santa Marilha Horse Excursions

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Horse riding excursions with english speaking guides along the wonderful beaches, the salt mines and the natural reserve of Sal Island (Cape Verde). Tailored horseback riding excursions for beginners, intermediate and expert riders. Transfer service...more
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 18:30
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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+238 596 40 12
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Honestly loved this, I went to Cape Verde with my boyfriend (a complete beginner), we went early morning so it wasn’t too hot for the horses. When we got to the beach the small group split for those who wanted to have a gallop /...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Santa Marilha H, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Hannah, Thanks for your great review and nice photos! ;) Wish to see you soon again in Cape Verde. Keep on riding, Teo

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice and well looked after horses, that are mostly rescues. Theo, the owner, was really nice and made sure he knew our riding skills before deciding which horse we should get. If you have experience you will be able to have a proper gallop...More

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Santa Marilha H, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for your trust in having chosen Santa Marilha riding centre during your holidays in Cape Verde and for sharing your feedback with us and with fellow travelers via Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you have fully enjoyed your ride and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My horse riding excursion at Santa Marilha was so good that I went twice during our holiday! The owner, Teo, is such a lovely guy, who cares deeply for his horses & he's so helpful when booking direct with the company (rather than via an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Santa Marilha H, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Anna, It's really nice to read your review! It has been a pleasure to have you at our stables and wish to see you soon again. Keep on riding ;) Teo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did this ride a few months ago in the summer at 8am so it was not too hot. The horses were well cared for and it's a professional operation. I used to ride quite a lot in my younger years so I was able...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Santa Marilha H, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Claire, We are very happy that you enjoyed your ride! Looking forward to welcoming you again at our stables for another exciting adventure! Best regards, Teo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sent an email and got immediately an answer back. Owner, Teo, is very friendly as well as the other members of the staff. The horses are really nice and taken well care of. We paid a bit extra to get a private tour and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Santa Marilha H, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Minna, Thanks a lot for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your ride and really wish to see you soon again at our stables! Keep on riding with your daughters! ;) Teo

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

The 2h tour was a great experience! Riding through the desert, the salina and along the beach gives you a different view on Sal. The horses were friendly and the guides adjusted the trip to everyone's experience and wishes. Also, they took great pictures of...More

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Santa Marilha H, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi Katja, Thanks for your comment, we are glad that you have enjoyed your ride and really appreciate that you highlighted the welfare of the horses. Wish to see you soon again in Cape Verde. Teo

Reviewed 3 November 2018

This is far from the poor horses you see carrying tourists on the beach. Teos horses are well kept. It is all very professional. The ride was a wonderful experience. The horses were very calm. Our guides were really informative and told us lots of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Santa Marilha H, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Hi Viktoria, We are very pleased to read your comment and happy that you enjoyed your ride with us. As you pointed out the horses welfare is one of our 3 priorities at our stables together with your safety and your fun. We wish to...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Hi Teo & the whole team, Thank you for the AMAZING ride today with Luna & Marilha!!! If my preparatory Reading of the beautiful island of Sal & little knowledge of the language is correct... Morabeza means no stress & enjoy the day... and that...More

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Santa Marilha H, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi Veronique, Thanks for your great review! We are happy that you have enjoyed your ride and wish that the feeling of morabeza will stay with you for long time! :) Keep on riding and smile! Teo

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Would recommend this experience well natured horses with excellent friendly staff for novices and experienced riders felt so at ease with lots of photos taken with our own camera too a must if you like this activity we just wished we picked the time of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Santa Marilha H, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Debbie, Thanks for your comment. Hope to see you soon for a sunset ride :) Best regards, Teo

Reviewed 10 September 2018

It was lovely to visit a stable where the welfare of the horses was a top priority, the horses here are extremely well cared for by Teo and his lovely grooms, the horses are kept in lovely surroundings and are not worked all day unlike...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Santa Marilha H, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi Selina, Thanks a lot for taking time to write your review. It is really nice that you appreciated our daily effort to keep our horses in good shape, healthy and well looked after. Our groomers work really hard for that and together with our...More

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Flossiechops
16 June 2018|
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Response from Santa Marilha H | Property representative |
Hi Samantha, You can send your enquiry and book your ride prior your arrival using the form on our webpage or Facebook page. Otherwise you can book via your tour operator or call the phone number 5898121 from the reception... More
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kirstyf24
18 May 2018|
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Response from Santa Marilha H | Property representative |
Hi, In the respect of the horses welfare we set the weight limit to 90kg. Best regards, Teo
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montysmum
17 May 2018|
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Response from teo_ago | Property representative |
Hi, all emails are processed within 24h unless general lack of internet connection on the whole island. For any further question please do not hesitate to ask. Kind regards, Teo
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