We had a great two day stay at El Galope in Sept 13. We expected it to be busier but as it was out of season there was just us staying, which turned out well as we had the whole place to ourselves. The farm is quite easily accessible by bus, between Colonia and Montevideo and is set in beautiful countryside. The owners Monica and Miguel are great and attentive without being imposing.
We rode bikes into the town, played with the very friendly dogs, read books, visited Victoria's goat farm in the village, which was lovely. Went for a long walk and had a riding lesson with Miguel which was amazing. The horses are great and well trained and Miguel is a great teacher and running a very professional school.
We took our own lunches and then Monica made our dinner both nights, which were very tasty. We also had two bottles of local Uruguayan red wine, which was good.
On our last night we had a sauna and sat outside looking at the millions of stars and the Milky Way.
All in all, if you are looking for a countryside adventure and total relaxation then El Galope is a great choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy Hostel Horse Farm with green fields and relaxation Get away from it all. A RESTFUL STOPOVER. Small Hostel Farm Located in Colonia. Green fields, peace, tranquility,horses, bikes, books, and good wine. Ecological sun water heaters. In winter fondue, fireplace and sauna. We speak German, French, English and Spanish. Traveling is in our souls! We know how important it is to have a rest in your trip. Monica and Miguel ... more less
- Also Known As:
- El Galope Horse Farm & Hostel Uruguay/Colonia Del Sacramento