We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rancho la Ponderosa Day Horseback Riding Tours

Papaya 30, Aruba
297-5871142
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #58 of 123 activities in Aruba
Type: Tours, Horseback Riding Stables
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
119 visitor photos
Write a Review

161 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    146
    10
    4
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kitchener, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had such a fantastic time at Rancho la Ponderosa! We had never gone horseback riding before, but the guides made the entire experience comfortable and easy. BEAUTIFUL sights, fantastic guides, so much fun to be had. Definitely recommend!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nice personel and a very good guide ( ask for Susan!!! ). Horsesare wel looked after and are not worked to hard. Max 2 rides a day. Go for the private tour!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were in Aruba the last week of June, 2014. We knew that we wanted to go horseback riding at Rancho La Ponderosa because we had ridden there two years ago and it was fantastic. We were curious to see if we could match that experience. Through our resort (Divi Golf) we booked our ride and we chose the add-on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a great time on their two hour tour. It was much longer than expected and a great experience for all four of us. The horse are well trained and well cared for. It is easily the cleanest ranch I have ever been to. They picked us up in a clean, air conditioned 11 passenger van at 3 or... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rome, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great experience ! They have horses for all level of riders. Horses were well cared for. The ride starts off with a desert setting & then brings you to the beautiful ocean !! All of the trail guides were very friendly and experienced. They didn't make you feel as if you didn't know what you were doing. Wear sunscreen &... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We arrived into our hotel in Aruba on Saturday. We wanted to plan an excursion for the next day and went to our concierge desk. We planed on doing the horseback riding the next day, Sunday. She called Rancho La Ponderosa to see if they had availability, which the representative said they did. I spoke it over with my wife... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newport News, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My girlfriends and I were visiting Aruba on a girls trip. One of our excursions included Rancho la Ponderosa Horseback day tour. Needless to say, several of the ladies were really nervous as this was the first time riding a horse since childhood. Flavio, our guide, was very nice and coached us along the way. The tempo of the ride... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Severn, Maryland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My friend really wanted to go horseback riding during our vacation to Aruba and Rancho la Ponderosa was a great experience. It was actually my first time riding and I think it went rather well. We had a group of about maybe 10-12 people so it was very easy going. The ride took us through a scenic desert journey on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My wife and I went horseback riding as one of our excursions and we both surprised at how much fun it was. We took the half day trip with took us north to the natural bridge and then by the gold mine. It was VERY hot going through the inner part of the island so sunscreen, a hat, and water... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was our tenth visit to Aruba and we had previously done trail rides with two other ranches. Our experience at Rancho La Ponderosa was by far the best. My wife is an experienced rider and I have been riding for a couple of years (age 66). We did the private tour and had an excellent guide named Flavio. Knowledgeable,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Rancho la Ponderosa Day Horseback Riding Tours also viewed

 
Aruba, Caribbean
Santa Cruz, Aruba
 

Been to Rancho la Ponderosa Day Horseback Riding Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rancho la Ponderosa Day Horseback Riding Tours, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing