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El Rancho Del Desierto

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Address: Playa los Algodones Km20, San Carlos 85506, Mexico
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+52 622 855 5930

We offer wunderful guided trail rides on the beach and in the Sonoran...

We offer wunderful guided trail rides on the beach and in the Sonoran desert. Our horses are very well manered, they are perfect for all levels of riding, we accept riders of all ages, max.250 pounds (115 kg).

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great desert and beach tour...guide speak four languages and very friendly.... horses very nice and easy to go even for beguinners..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
Guaymas, Mexico
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Guaymas, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

great desert and beach tour...guide speak four languages and very friendly.... horses very nice and easy to go even for beguinners..

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had gone riding with El Rancho Del Desierto several times now. It's always a fun thing to do for our family

Thank Scott C
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful beach ride with Astrid! Can't recommend Astrid Ranch enough if you are in San Carlos. Horses were calm and did most of the work for our group of inexperienced riders. They were beautiful and extremely happy. Astrid paired us based on skill level with the right horse and gave us a mini lesson before heading to the beach, but... More 

Thank Maria B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Our family loves this activity. Astrid is wonderful, fun, and informative guide. She loves her horses which are all very well cared for, and loved. They are very well behaved. My 5 y.o. will ride on his own next time!

Thank TheLaytons3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

I took my family and it was excellent. Very nice horses and the owner was very warm and nice. My kids were 4 and 6 and they loved it. There are more challenging rides for more experienced riders. Highly recommended...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

I am a somewhat experienced horseback rider and definitely wanted to enjoy a ride in San Carlos. What an exceptional spot to ride with rock structures, desert landscaping and beaches. An all around wonderful experience. Astrid is a great host and cares about her horses. DO IT!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

A group of four of us booked a tour in the evening. Astrid matched us to the horse that suited our riding abilities. All of the horses were well behaved and responsive. We went through the desert on to the beaches it was beautiful. Astrid took time to take pictures of us and stop when we needed. It is completely... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

We spent a most enjoyable 2+ hours hours riding through the desert and along the beach with El Rancho Del Desierto last week. Astrid, the owner and our guide, took us through the wandering trails in the desert to a tiny fishing village on the coast of the Gulf of California, then back along the beautiful beaches to her base... More 

Thank William W
Skull Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

Have a ranch in Arizona, have horses, decided to check out the stables, we found a well run stable with healthy, happy horses. We're not going to ride but after chatting with the owner, decide to ride. A delightful trip through the dessert and along the beach and so glad we went. This is not touristy, but a great value... More 

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San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

If you like horseback riding, you'll love it here! Both the beach and desert are here as well as the Catch 22 movie set (in ruins) are here. We loved it!

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