Spent 2 nights/3 days at the Hato. Its about 40 mins by taxi from the Barinas Terminal. (The Hato will recommend you a driver they trust).
On arrival you are greeted about as warmly as is possible (outside of family). The staff genuinely want to make you feel at home and not leave wondering. We were greeted with a fresh fruit drink and a dessert.
The location is a green oasis, quiet and with various animals having free reign over the property.
The rooms are simple, clean and cover all needs. If your lucky you will have some local creature as your room buddy.
Included in the rate are all meals and drinks (except Whiskey). The food is both plentiful and amazing Venezuelan cuisine. You quickly learn that Los Llaneros have no concept of small portions and you will need to loosen a few buttons on your pants to accommodate for it.
For every night you stay you will be entitled to a trip around the Hato. While we were there this included milking the cows, observing chigüires, birds and caimans, piranha fishing, riding horses........
On the Hato there is a nice pool with soft drinks and all you need to make your Cuba Libres available, for relaxing after the trips.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hato. The only thing that was missing were a few hammocks to retreat to after lunch/dinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 20 min. City of Barinas is Hato El Cristero, pioneered Ecoagroturismo service and quality accommodation. Description Born to Tourism in late 1994, showing many features that are part of the culture of Llanera Region (Typical Venezuela), is known for its music, cuisine, flora, fauna, its wonderful and breathtaking landscapes and of course the warmth of its people. For more than 13 years ago "Hato Cristero" has contributed to the conservation of local wildlife at the same time with the natural ecosystem. It is for all these features concern originated hands of Concha Family converting his farm in what is today "Hato Cristero" that is why we are committed to guests, improve every day to go hand in hand with you in pursuit of EXCELLENCE is the main premise. Hato Cristero offers the finest accommodations, comfortable * Camping or Air-conditioning, private bathroom, hair dryer, hot water, TV, Queen beds, mini bar, linen and finishing first * 4x4 Excursions (day, evening or night) * Fisheries Expeditions * Convention Services Company * Area Recreation (swimming pools, green areas, common areas) Three meals, desserts and drinks (non-alcoholic) are included Only 20 min. City of Barinas, at the end of Av Codazzi, cross the road and take the Via San Silvestre 9 km from there to your right you will find "Hato El Cristero" ... more less