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.

El Rancho Barrio Dorcas

West End, Honduras
011 (504) 9687-1067
Improve this listing
Ranked #92 of 155 activities in Roatan
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Description: Horseback riding tours
Write a Review

39 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We found El Rancho on tripadvisor and decided this is how we wanted to spend our time on Roatan during our cruise stop. We started e-mailing with the owner and got everything setup with her ahead of time including the taxi/guide for the day. Everything was well explained to us and went exactly as planned. Shirkie got us all setup... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gulfport, MS
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My daughter and I went on a tour with Victor Bodden while in Roatan and selected this ranch as one of the things we would do while we were in port for the day. We had so much fun!! Our guide took us along the streets of the city and along the beach. We even walked in the beautiful clear... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Valencia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We booked with Roos-Marie online - great communication and fast replies from her. We took a taxi (Victor Bodden's) from our cruise ship to the ranch and were extremely pleased with what we found. The horses were obviously well-cared for and at-ease with everyone from young children to adults. (In response to a previous post - Yes, the stable is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham Traveller
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I did the horse riding and West Bay trip advertised on their website and it was the best day of our holiday. From start to finish the organisation was excellent and the people really friendly. We booked this ourselves as we were in Roatan for the day off a cruise ship. They gave us precise information on where to meet... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This was a fantastic and unique excursion my boyfriend and I participated in while visiting Roatan on our cruise (Caribbean Princess) last week. We booked directly with the facility which was very easy to do by email. Roosmarie arranged our transportation from the port to the facility ( and to the beach after our ride) which went smoothly. Let me... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My friend and I went on a sunset beach ride. I am a very unexperienced rider and made this very clear to our guide, Shirkie. Long story short, we ended up in a really bad area of Roatan, behind Anthony's Key, where Shirkie met up with friends and had a beer while my friend and I (two 20 year old... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We arrived at the ranch and met our guide, Chuckie. He was very friendly to our family. He was a little hard to understand at first but we quickly became accustomed to the accent. He had our horses out and waiting to be saddled. All the animals appeared healthy and well taken care of. After getting all four horses ready,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We enjoyed our horseback riding experience so much 3 years ago, that we signed up to do it again this past week when we were on another cruise ship that docked in Roatan. Roatan is so lush and feels much safer than nearby ports in Mexico and Belize. We love it there. We rode on the beach and up into... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is one of the best days I can remember. Not knowing how to ride horses wasn't an obstacle for us thanks to the excellent guidance of our tour guide at El Ranch Barrio Dorcas. The horses were lovely and easy to ride, the sites were magnificent and I can't recommend this experience highly enough. The beautiful sites of Roatan... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Let me say first my wife and I own and ride horses at our home we have been on many rides from tour operators in many places. This is the best tour on horse back we ever had! The horses are great they are very very safe first time riders you will be fine the horse will take care of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed El Rancho Barrio Dorcas also viewed

Roatan, Bay Islands

Been to El Rancho Barrio Dorcas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Rancho Barrio Dorcas, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing