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“Fantastic riding”

Cuadra San Francisco
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Owner description: Cuadra San Francisco, Los Cabos' Only Professional Equestrian Center, is located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo and has horses for all levels of experience. Well trained, well fed horses will make your equestrian experience exhilarating! Owned by Master Horseman Francisco J Barrena with more than 50 years experience training horses.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 29 May 2012

My husband and I visited Baja earlier this month and initially booked a 1 hour trail ride with Cuadra San Francisco. We had already found the stables online prior to our trip but booked through our hotel when we arrived in the resort. We arrived at the stables and after a pleasant chat with some of the staff, we changed our ride to 2 hours. The only disappointment on this initial ride was that it was generally at walk, our guide didn't ask as if we wanted to change pace and we just went with the flow. More fool us really as we discovered later, if we had asked we could have tailor made our ride, subject to our capabilities. This didn't put us off though and we continued to book a Western riding lesson for the following day, where we were really put through our paces!! We loved the lesson and the quality of the horses so much that we booked another for the following day. We are both intermediate riders in the UK but have never actually leant how to ride Western style properly and really enjoyed the change. The staff/owners were very friendly and even drove us back to our hotel one day. We would have loved to have done more riding with them but our stay in Mexico was short and we were moving on. We would thoroughly recommend this amazing stables, beautiful horses and super friendly staff. Cannot wait to come back!!

2  Thank Tamsin M
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karenosh, Public Relations Manager at Cuadra San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2012

Thank you for your time in writing a review. We are pleased that you had a positive experience in Cuadra San Francisco and endeavor to make each guest´s experience one of the highlights of their vacations. We hope to see you again and remember as Sr. Barrena says, the world looks better from the back of a horse from Cuadra San Francisco.

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"beach ride"
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"hour ride"
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"well trained horses"
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"beautiful trail"
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

Whether you are a beginner or advanced rider, Cuadra San Francisco and it's horses are experience not to be missed. Depending on your comfort level and careful evaluation by the owner (just to ensure your safety) you will get a wonderful horse to enjoy great trails, and might even hear a story or two about the stables. Beautiful scenery and experienced guides, who always have a smile on their face. Great first time experience especially for your children. Horses are very well taken care of and loved there. It is definitely going to be on your "do it again" list.

2  Thank Izabela S
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Management response:Responded 21 June 2012

Thank you so very much for posting a review on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you had a great experience and hope that you will return to visit us in Cuadra San Francisco in the near future.

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

First, let me say there are several companies offering rides. Most of them ABUSE their horses...riding them all day long on the beach with no real break, water, shade, etc. My wife and I were shocked and dismayed when we saw this.

Cuadra San Franciso's, however, is how it should be. The owners and tour guides were very friendly, and the horses are well cared for. The cost was very reasonable, and the place was very convenient to our place (the Hilton Los Cabos resort).

My wife and I rode into the hills, and it was a superb experience overall with very well-mannered, healthy horses. It was a first class experience from start to finish.

This place is the real deal and when I go back, this is where I will be going again hands down.

1  Thank Chris C
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karenosh, Public Relations Manager at Cuadra San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. As our objective is to give our customers a great riding experience and put smiles on their faces, reading your review put a smile on ours! This means that we met our own expectations. We hope to see you and your family again in Cuadra San Francisco, Karen

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Reviewed 2 May 2012

The trails and guides are excellent. The horses are in wonderful condition you feel like part of the family the moment you arrive for your ride. This is a great family activity even for very young children if you go to Cabo and want to ride horses this truly is the best in the Baja.

Thank Wendy F
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karenosh, Public Relations Manager at Cuadra San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2012

Wendy, thank you so much for your review and yes we welcome you as part of the family of Cuadra San Francisco. We do make the families our priority and am happy to be able to serve you and your family.

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

My family and I just enjoyed 7 days in sunny San Jose. One of the best experiences of our vacation was riding at Cuadra San Francisco. The horses were some of the most beautiful, well kept and well trained I have ever ridden.
Our guide was wonderful with my two children, 7 & 8. We rode up a lovely canyon, returning at dusk as the walls turned a glowing rose color. Upon returning, my son shot arrows while my daughter fed carrots to two young colts.
Francisco, my thanks to you and your family; our experience was wonderful, we will return to this stable next time to try the beach ride!

Thank kateRpc
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karenosh, Public Relations Manager at Cuadra San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2012

We enjoyed your visit and getting to know you and your family. Your son was a great shot and my grandson enjoyed his company! Our guide was happy to help and had a good time with your kids. Thank you for your time in writing this review and we hope to see you again in Cuadra San Francisco. Sincerely, Karen OShaughnessy

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