Cuadra San Francisco
Cuadra San Francisco
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Equestrian Trails • Ranches • Horseback Riding Tours
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cuadra San Francisco, Los Cabos' Only Professional Equestrian Center, is located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo and has horses for all levels of experience. Private Rides, Professional Guides, well trained, well fed horses will make your equestrian experience exhilarating! Riding lessons are also offered. This is a family owned and run business with over 25 years of experience.
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  • Ashley O
    1 contribution
    Horse-lovers must go
    This was one of the best riding experiences of my life. I am an experienced rider. I rode solo with a guide (Adelfo) on the 2 hr ride, desert and ocean. My guide Adelfo was so experienced, incredibly friendly, and so clearly compassionate and passionate about what he does and the horses he cares for. This ranch takes exceptional care of their horses. In comparison, several resorts nearby have horses walking along the beaches (without much shade or water) and the convenience factor is not worth the premium often paid. I literally walked about 8 min from my resort to this ranch and was so happy that I had gone to see their operation in person. They have a beautiful sitting area when you've finished riding. This center appears to be one of the most experienced, longest-running family owned businesses specializing with horses. The horses were gorgeous, healthy and apparently many of them perform for shows (prancing, etc.) around the entire Los Cabos area. The owner answered every call I made to make and confirm my reservation and as soon as my experience was complete, I called her back to share the joy in the service and memory. Thank you for such a beautiful ride!
    Thank you so very much for taking your time to write such a wonderful review!! We are so very happy that your experience was so positive, that is what we strive to do! We hope that you will come again and visit us in Cuadra San Francisco!
    Written July 20, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2022
    Written July 16, 2022
  • Tonja H
    16 contributions
    Totally Recommend!
    Loved our ride! I am picky about horse tours - I've ridden in many countries on many horses and was really happy to use this tour - the horses were in great shape, well groomed and independent thinkers (not pegged to the horse in front). The farm was easy to find and it wasn't too difficult to make the U turn to get to the right side of the freeway. Alejandrina was very easy to communicate with via email and Whatsapp and we were able to book our ride easily for the following day. Originally we booked the two hour canyon but decided to switch to a mixed experience which I am very grateful for - the beach was beautiful!! We started with the canyon which didn't seem to have canyon walls but we were walking next to cacti and shrubs and got to a viewpoint of the beach. Then we turned around, went through the farm and along a path including an underpass for golf carts to get to the beach. It felt super safe and the beach was so clean and blue. As an experienced rider I was given the opportunity to canter on both parts of the ride and our guide helped take photos for us at multiple spots. I would absolutely recommend this option for folks wishing for good horses and super pretty beaches.
    Thank you for taking time to write a review! The canyon back goes further back until you do see the canyon walls. The part of the ride that you took is what we call the hills so you do get that beautiful view! You were able to see the best of both! We are glad that you could see how we train our horses for your enjoyment! We would love to see you again in Cuadra San Francisco!
    Written January 3, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2021
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 21, 2021
  • Heather L
    1 contribution
    Highly recommended for any horse lover!
    I'd highly recommend Cuadra San Francisco for anyone looking to ride horses in Los Cabos! I've been riding for years and wanted to go out on a ride with my husband, who has never been on a horse before. We went on the one hour trail ride to the hills and had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect, being not too hot and having a refreshing breeze throughout the ride. The horses were very well cared for and my husband's mount took good care of him in turn. I was paired up with a very impressive young gelding - he was excited to be out and wanted to munch on all of the plants, but was very attentive and responsive. It was also the most comfortable saddle I have ever sat in! Our guide, Jorge, was excellent - very friendly and easy to talk to, and was very attentive to my husband's comfort. The few guided trail rides I've done in the US have been with a random group of people to fill out the ride, so being able to go on a more private trail riding "date" was a magical experience.
    We are so happy that you both enjoyed your private trail ride! Thank you for taking your time to write a review! We really appreciate it and hope to see you soon in cuadra San Francisco!
    Written March 29, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2022
    Written March 22, 2022
  • Elizabeth K
    Denver, Colorado5 contributions
    Great Family Owned Horseback Riding and Equestrian Center
    An excellent family owned business for both trail rides into the hills and on the beach as well as strong equestrian expertise for those who ride at home (English too) and would like the chance to ride or have a lesson with the gracious, knowledgeable owner. Our family with riders at multiple levels as well as my daughter who rides 3-4 times a week all had a great experience. If you are real horse people, this is your place! We will certainly be back to see them on our next trip to Cabo.
    Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review. We are so happy that your family enjoyed your time on horseback. We hope to see you again soon
    Written July 1, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2021
    Traveled with family
    Written April 8, 2021
  • Sam U
    1 contribution
    Great Experience Overall
    Upon arriving I was a little nervous because the entrance was lacking in signage. However, once I made contact with one of the employees I was instantly put at ease. The guy was cheerful and friendly as he guided us to a waiting area next to the riding arena. We waited briefly for 5-7 minutes before he came back to take us to the office to discuss our ride options. I originally booked the 1hr Beach Ride. However, the guy in the office suggested the Canyon Ride. I bit and decided to try it. I'm SO HAPPY I took his suggestion because the Canyon Ride was truly peaceful and serene. While out I had the opportunity to experience the local natural terrain and wildlife. I spotted some lizards, pheasants, and finches. The trail is well shaded and there are plenty of photo opportunities along the trail. The best one is at the top of the trail overlooking the ocean and city below. Once we returned to the stables, we had the opportunity to chat with our guide and the guy from the office. The office guy's 12 year old daughter helps tend the horses after rides and is a delight. She is very knowledgable and personable. She walked us around to meet our horses parents and shared their age, lineage and breeds. Super neat. It was very obvious to me that the owner and staff care deeply about their horses and treat them with respect. Every horse I saw looked well fed and groomed. I am so happy I was recommended Cuadra San Francisco by the butler at Palmilla. Our ride was a real highlight of our trip.
    Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your trail ride and I agree that the countryside is super interesting! We would love to see you again in Cuadra San Francisco!
    Written November 19, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2021
    Written September 14, 2021
  • Pamela S
    San Jose del Cabo, Mexico14 contributions
    A great day
    This barn is a gem - the animals are all well-fed, healthy and happy. It's a totally different way to see the area and a great, multi-generational family business to support. Don't miss the opportunity to see these beautiful and super horses and thier people!
    Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review. We are certainly happy that you enjoyed your experience in Cuadra San Francisco and hope to see you again soon.
    Written July 1, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2021
    Written March 8, 2021
  • Greg Betsinger
    Longmont, Colorado7 contributions
    Professional stables with a Gracious Vibe
    Over two months in San Jose we rode with the gracious equestrians of Cuadra a couple times a week. We took private lessons, we rode in the hills, we rode on the beach, we road in the arroyos! We have ridden all over the world on some of the most beautifully gated and trained horses; Peru, Iceland, Hawaii, Bali, etc. These horses are truly the most exquisitely trained and treated of any we have ever ridden. The guides were experienced and careful but allowed us to ride to our ability. Valente is a champion rider and an exceptional coach. I learned so much in my handful of lessons that I am a much better rider now for the experience. We cannot wait to return next Jan/Feb and slip back into the Cuadra vibe!
    Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review. We are looking forward to your return and hope that you will spend time with us.
    Written July 1, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2021
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 15, 2021
  • ariana rosario
    1 contribution
    Amazing Unique Horseback Riding @ Cuadra San Francisco
    Wow! Words can not describe the amazing experience we had in Cuadra San Francisco. After searching for days for a legit horseback riding experience in which one could tell the horses were well taken care off and energized, we found it! Just a small ride from our hotel, we arrived at the Cuadra and were instantly greeted and welcomed to this beautiful place that looks out of a magazine. Our tour guide, Adelfo, was amazing at explaining everything we were seeing and experiencing on our 1 hour tour. We even had the chance to gallop with our horses several times which for anyone who loves horses, is a most. Throughout the entire ride we felt like our safety was first which is important. To make things better, we had two coronas waiting for us when we got back. If you are looking for genuine, beautiful, adventurous experience with everything Mexico has to offer.... Cuadra San Francisco is your place!
    Thank you for taking your time to write a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your equestrian experience and hope that you return. This is one of those feel good moments because what you described is exactly the experience that we want all of our guests to have. Thank you again.
    Written February 7, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 6, 2020
  • Uzma Veale
    2 contributions
    Great horse riding lessons!
    My fiancé and I temporarily relocated to Cabo a little over a month ago and in search of a hobby, I started taking lessons here. It has been an overall great experience. The family and staff are kind and welcoming. The instructor and his daughters are extremely talented riders. I have learned far more than I expected to in the time that I have spent here and could not have asked for a better experience.
    We are so happy that you enjoyed your time in Cuadra San Francisco and yes, Valente Barrena is a super instructor with wonderful school horses. We hope that you continue to enjoy your time in Cuadra San Francisco.
    Written August 13, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2020
    Traveled solo
    Written July 21, 2020
  • Cabo321
    13 contributions
    Great experience
    We’ve been fortunate to try multiple horseback riding experiences, both in the States and internationally and this place is special for sure. First of all, this is the cleanest riding experience we’ve ever seen. No smell, no flies, no mess on the ground. They also had a nice, shaded waiting area for before or after the ride or for guests that choose not to ride. Secondly, the horses we VERY well cared for. Too many times, the care and condition of the horses is poor, but not here. Every horse looked amazing and they paired them very well for each type of rider. Lastly, the team at Cuadra was first class. Both the owners and staff were extremely helpful before during and after our ride. We had a large group, so the communication with booking and directions was very helpful. The team that took us out for our ride was LOTS of fun. Even after we were finished, some of the kids left clothes behind and the their team worked with us to pick it up later. I highly recommend Cuadra San Francisco the next time you’re in Cabo.
    Thank you so much for coming to enjoy your equestrian experience and taking your time to write a review! We were delighted to have you and hope that you will come again to Cuadra San Francisco!
    Written April 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 9, 2023
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Elizabeth K
Denver, CO5 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
An excellent family owned business for both trail rides into the hills and on the beach as well as strong equestrian expertise for those who ride at home (English too) and would like the chance to ride or have a lesson with the gracious, knowledgeable owner. Our family with riders at multiple levels as well as my daughter who rides 3-4 times a week all had a great experience. If you are real horse people, this is your place! We will certainly be back to see them on our next trip to Cabo.
Written April 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review. We are so happy that your family enjoyed your time on horseback. We hope to see you again soon
Written July 1, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sam U
1 contribution
Sep 2021
Upon arriving I was a little nervous because the entrance was lacking in signage. However, once I made contact with one of the employees I was instantly put at ease. The guy was cheerful and friendly as he guided us to a waiting area next to the riding arena. We waited briefly for 5-7 minutes before he came back to take us to the office to discuss our ride options. I originally booked the 1hr Beach Ride. However, the guy in the office suggested the Canyon Ride. I bit and decided to try it. I'm SO HAPPY I took his suggestion because the Canyon Ride was truly peaceful and serene. While out I had the opportunity to experience the local natural terrain and wildlife. I spotted some lizards, pheasants, and finches. The trail is well shaded and there are plenty of photo opportunities along the trail. The best one is at the top of the trail overlooking the ocean and city below. Once we returned to the stables, we had the opportunity to chat with our guide and the guy from the office. The office guy's 12 year old daughter helps tend the horses after rides and is a delight. She is very knowledgable and personable. She walked us around to meet our horses parents and shared their age, lineage and breeds. Super neat. It was very obvious to me that the owner and staff care deeply about their horses and treat them with respect. Every horse I saw looked well fed and groomed. I am so happy I was recommended Cuadra San Francisco by the butler at Palmilla. Our ride was a real highlight of our trip.
Written September 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your trail ride and I agree that the countryside is super interesting! We would love to see you again in Cuadra San Francisco!
Written November 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pamela S
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico14 contributions
Mar 2021
This barn is a gem - the animals are all well-fed, healthy and happy. It's a totally different way to see the area and a great, multi-generational family business to support. Don't miss the opportunity to see these beautiful and super horses and thier people!
Written March 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review. We are certainly happy that you enjoyed your experience in Cuadra San Francisco and hope to see you again soon.
Written July 1, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Greg Betsinger
Longmont, CO7 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Over two months in San Jose we rode with the gracious equestrians of Cuadra a couple times a week. We took private lessons, we rode in the hills, we rode on the beach, we road in the arroyos!

We have ridden all over the world on some of the most beautifully gated and trained horses; Peru, Iceland, Hawaii, Bali, etc. These horses are truly the most exquisitely trained and treated of any we have ever ridden.

The guides were experienced and careful but allowed us to ride to our ability. Valente is a champion rider and an exceptional coach. I learned so much in my handful of lessons that I am a much better rider now for the experience.

We cannot wait to return next Jan/Feb and slip back into the Cuadra vibe!

Written March 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review. We are looking forward to your return and hope that you will spend time with us.
Written July 1, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ariana rosario
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
Wow! Words can not describe the amazing experience we had in Cuadra San Francisco. After searching for days for a legit horseback riding experience in which one could tell the horses were well taken care off and energized, we found it! Just a small ride from our hotel, we arrived at the Cuadra and were instantly greeted and welcomed to this beautiful place that looks out of a magazine. Our tour guide, Adelfo, was amazing at explaining everything we were seeing and experiencing on our 1 hour tour. We even had the chance to gallop with our horses several times which for anyone who loves horses, is a most. Throughout the entire ride we felt like our safety was first which is important. To make things better, we had two coronas waiting for us when we got back. If you are looking for genuine, beautiful, adventurous experience with everything Mexico has to offer.... Cuadra San Francisco is your place!
Written February 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for taking your time to write a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your equestrian experience and hope that you return. This is one of those feel good moments because what you described is exactly the experience that we want all of our guests to have. Thank you again.
Written February 7, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Uzma Veale
2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
My fiancé and I temporarily relocated to Cabo a little over a month ago and in search of a hobby, I started taking lessons here. It has been an overall great experience. The family and staff are kind and welcoming. The instructor and his daughters are extremely talented riders. I have learned far more than I expected to in the time that I have spent here and could not have asked for a better experience.
Written July 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your time in Cuadra San Francisco and yes, Valente Barrena is a super instructor with wonderful school horses. We hope that you continue to enjoy your time in Cuadra San Francisco.
Written August 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cabo321
Atlanta13 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
We’ve been fortunate to try multiple horseback riding experiences, both in the States and internationally and this place is special for sure.

First of all, this is the cleanest riding experience we’ve ever seen. No smell, no flies, no mess on the ground. They also had a nice, shaded waiting area for before or after the ride or for guests that choose not to ride.

Secondly, the horses we VERY well cared for. Too many times, the care and condition of the horses is poor, but not here. Every horse looked amazing and they paired them very well for each type of rider.

Lastly, the team at Cuadra was first class. Both the owners and staff were extremely helpful before during and after our ride. We had a large group, so the communication with booking and directions was very helpful. The team that took us out for our ride was LOTS of fun. Even after we were finished, some of the kids left clothes behind and the their team worked with us to pick it up later.

I highly recommend Cuadra San Francisco the next time you’re in Cabo.
Written April 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for coming to enjoy your equestrian experience and taking your time to write a review! We were delighted to have you and hope that you will come again to Cuadra San Francisco!
Written April 19, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Peter G
Texas1 contribution
Jan 2023
Well-cared for horses and a very nice facility! We rode the canyon and were able to let the horses canter and trot in several places. This is not a trail ride with nags plodding head to tail. The canyon ride was nicely isolated and afterwards we watched a dressage horse being put through his paces in the arena. Very nice change of pace.
Written January 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We are very glad that you enjoyed your equestrian experience! It is our aim to have well trained horses so that our guests will have a wonderful time. Thank you for taking your time to write this review! This is how we get the word out that we have first class horses and not nags going head to tail! Thanks and hope to see you again!
Written January 31, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Avalon F
4 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
This is a first class stable with great horses. I recently moved to the area and was looking for a 'horse fix' and Valente delivered with a ride on a fantastically classically trained dressage horse! Lessons are available in several disciplines as well as trail rides. Professionaly run. Highly recommended.
Written December 8, 2022
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Thank you for taking your time to write a review! It is always a pleasure to ensure that our guests have a fantastic equestrian experience in our stable! We hope to see more of you in Cuadra San Francisco!
Written December 10, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rdooley16
New York City, NY6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Went with our large group of couples. We took the desert trail ride for 1 hour. Family owned ranch with rich history. Everyone was fitted and matched with the right size horse. We went right before sunset so we got some great pictures and the lighting was perfect. The guides took pictures and made it feel very safe. It was an overall very nice and calm walking tour that went up and down the hills of the desert. We ended our ride on a plateau that over looked the shore.
Written November 3, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review! We are very happy that you enjoyed the desert ride, the countryside is beautiful now! We hope to see you all again in Cuadra San Francisco!
Written November 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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