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Address: Mile 71 Western, San Ignacio, Belize
Phone Number: +501 661-1536
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Description: Hanna Stables offers horseback riding, adventure tourism and eco-farm stay...
Hanna Stables offers horseback riding, adventure tourism and eco-farm stay for travelers of all ages and abilities in the San Ignacio, Belize area. One of the country's oldest horseback riding establishments, Hanna Stables is currently operated by Santiago Juan.Located not far from Hanna Stables is Nabitunich (The Stone Cottages), a 400 acre spread of land which has been in the Juan family for four generations. Nabitunich has 20 rooms available for accommodations for travelers in Belize and is open to eco-farm stays as well.
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The best place to stay in Belize

Mr. Santiago and his staff are the best. I will stay there every time I will go to Benque Viejo. The horse back riding, the food, the river are just magical. I highly recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Mr. Santiago and his staff are the best. I will stay there every time I will go to Benque Viejo. The horse back riding, the food, the river are just magical. I highly recommend this facility as a retreat.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My family - including 60-year-old mother, two kids, and my husband and I - thoroughly enjoyed this trip. When seeing this site from the distance we thought that it was going to be a really long ride and were a little scared. The ride ended up being perfect and only 45 minutes to the site from the stables. All of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Had a superb tour with Hanna Stables (we booked through Pacz Tours). The horseback riding trip to Xunantunich was beautiful, really a great way to see the countryside, riding by the river bank. Terry was a great guide, super friendly and really conscientious throughout ensuring everyone was enjoying themselves. Horses are beautiful and clearly very well looked after. Highly recommended!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

had a very pleasant day at hannas stables. went horse back riding with Terry. She was so wonderful, great , friendly and made the day so much fun. The grounds are very scenic and very well kept. We rode for a few hours along the massive property , the best part was riding alongside the river . Highly recommend this... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I beleive this is the same as St. Leonard's Horse riding and Carla is the woman who took us on our riding tour of Xunantunich ...it was a half day of much fun and the horses were as kind as Carla...she is so knowledgable and we learned a lot....she is absollutely great and would reccommend her without hesitation...very very honest... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We spent a half day with Hanna Stables, doing a horseback tour for 2 to Xunantunich. Our tour guide, William, was very knowledgeable and was a great person to have a conversation with while we were riding to Xunantunich. The horses provided were very predictable and comfortable with having a tourist on their back. This was the first time I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We took a ride up to the Mayan site, Xunantunich with Santiago and it was one of the highlights of our trip. He was an amazing guide. He put our one less experienced rider at ease, while still allowing the two of us who were more confident to canter ahead. His horses were beautiful, well looked after, and ready to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We had an unforgettable ride with Santiago. Very knowledgeable and funny guy, he is just the right person and we were lucky to have as our guide. Learned a lot about handling horses and about Belize's flora & fauna during our ride. Very challenging trails that he took us on but we feel safe and confident with Santiago. We thoroughly... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We arrived late, but our guide William was so great. He pointed out EVERYTHING on our horseback ride to Xunantunich (trees, birds, iguanas, etc). He knew so much about the ruins, too! He found cool plants growing in the grass that other tour guides skipped over (sensitive plant), and even got a tarantula to come out of his hole (drawing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We dediced to do the horseback ride to Xunantunich with Hannah's stables based on others' reviews. I am SO glad we did! Terry (from England) was our guide and she was funny, personable and even let me ride her horse on the way back! I'm a rider so I really was looking for a great place with nice horses to... More 

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