Cuadra San Francisco

Cuadra San Francisco, Los Cabos: Hours, Address, Cuadra San Francisco Reviews: 5/5

Cuadra San Francisco
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Equestrian Trails • Ranches • Horseback Riding Tours
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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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sandi b
New York City, NY23 contributions
Wonderful journey
Nov 2021 • Family
What a fabulous experience! Our family took a one hour tour through the trails with Jorge, our guide. We were offered a beach tour or trails. We chose the trails for a different experience. Jorge was very conscientious of our safety and comfort. The trails were beautiful and full of beautiful butterflies and tiny lizards. The horses are in great shape and the bathrooms are very tidy. It is an operational equestrian center. We would absolutely come back again
Written November 23, 2021
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rdooley16
New York City, NY6 contributions
Calm/Tranquil horse trail ride
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
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Debbie Y
1 contribution
Wonderful experience
Oct 2021
I have ridden with Cuadra San Francisco several times. I highly recommend riding with this company. Their horses are beautiful and well taken care of. Our guide was wonderful and let us enjoy our ride to the fullest extent.
Written October 28, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review. We are glad that you are a repeat guest and hope to see you again soon!
Written November 19, 2021
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liane
Spokane, WA1 contribution
Beautiful ride into the canyon for some amateur riders
Oct 2021 • Couples
A group of 4 adults. Not big horse people. We were guided onto the horses and throughout our ride with great care. It was a beautiful ride as it had recently rained and everything was flowering and lush green. Lots of butterflies! We opted for the two hour ride into the canyon and were glad we picked that. One hour would have been too short but we were ready to get off our saddles at two hours :) Our guide took several photos of us along the way using our cell phones. Not your typical purchase the photos we took of you at the end. We were given a bottle of water at the end and were glad we had taken our own for the ride. We had to wait a bit for our Uber pick up after the ride and were then offered a cold beer while we waited. A welcome treat as it was getting hot!
Written October 25, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your trail ride! If you have any photos that you would like to share with us, it would be a treat! We hope to see you again in Cuadra San Francisco!
Written November 19, 2021
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Sam U
1 contribution
Great Experience Overall
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
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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
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Nissim N
1 contribution
Beautiful
Aug 2021 • Couples
Had an amazing time. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Thank you again!! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who visits
Written August 28, 2021
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We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review! We would love to see you again in Cuadra San Francisco!
Written September 3, 2021
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Passport229697
1 contribution
Falling from great heights
Aug 2021
2 visits in a week and 2 totally different experiences for $340 total: I am an absolute novice, quite impressed by horses in general, wanted to please my wife on vacation who is an experienced rider.

The first ride was on a Tuesday morning ride, through a desert canyon, and was delightful Although I thought about quitting as soon as the horse started walking, our guide quickly took control of the situation. He stayed by my side, helped me to adjust my position and my hands, giving me advice in English in order to go up and down hills properly. He was really a good teacher, all about safety. We had a wonderful time, eating wild fruits on the ride, watching birds, plants, laughing, and taking plenty of pictures. It was so good that I could not say no to my wife for another ride a few days later.

The next ride was on Thursday in the late afternoon by the beach and was unfortunately a totally different experience. A true nightmare. I was glad to have the same horse as on Tuesday and I felt reassured, but still not 100% comfortable. I still needed guidance and supervision. A new guide took us to the path to reach the beach which was frankly an unpleasant 15 minutes ride, crossing parking lots, riding along the freeway, taking an underpass to reach the coast. Despite asking the guide to stay close or behind me, he preferred instead leading the way while practicing some elaborate and awkward lasso techniques (no joke). I was alone, behind my wife and the guide, unsupervised. The beach ride was pleasant enough until we stopped by the rocks for the traditional photo. My wife's horse got spooked by a crashing wave but I successfully contained my horse's reaction. The unfortunate event happened on our way back, right after the underpass, in a narrow path bordered on the left with barbed wire and on the right by hilly rocks with cactus. There, out of the blue, our guide pulled out his lasso (don't ask me why), again, his moves provoked my wife's horse to abruptly speed up and overtake the guide's horse, and mine started to do exactly the same in such a risky location. Because I am inexperienced, I absolutely freaked out due to my horse's nervousness and abrupt movements. Since I was the last in line nobody could see what was going on, I heard the guide screaming in Spanish something that I could not understand. At that point, my horse reared (pretty scary) and I was thrown off onto the rocks...not the barbed wire, lucky me. I was absolutely horrified and scared by the fall, pretty upset by the helplessness of our guide whose immediate reaction was to call the owner, not to make sure that I was ok. Luckily, I ended up with only a few scrapes and sore muscles later on. I realized at the time that by not wearing a helmet, the situation could have been much worse and traumatic. The owner sent a car to collect us, but I decided to man up and walk my horse to the ranch. Once there, the owner told me that what happened "was just impossible" while looking at the scratches on my arm, and offered me a fresh beer- a nice gesture, but I would have preferred antiseptic and bandages. The free 30 minute lessons for another day was also a strange reaction. There was no refund offered for this underwhelming experienced.

Lessons learned: bring your helmet for your safety or ask for one, and don't forget that you sign a waiver and there is clearly a reason why!
Written August 27, 2021
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Hello, I am so glad that you enjoyed your first ride, it is really beautiful there. As for your ride to the beach, I am sorry that it was not what you expected. The tunnel under the highway is the only access that there is to the beach that is safe. Since there were only two of you and the beach trail is a walking trail, the guide was there to help you in whatever you needed but also to give you the privacy of a romantic walk on the beach. If he had understood that you felt neglected or afraid, he would have been at your side in a second. All of our horses are quite comfortable with the rope tricks. At least the barb wire is not in the middle of the trail and we went and checked that on Saturday and it is not a hazard. Please remember that you were riding a horse, a living animal, not a bicycle and they sometimes will react to a big wave or even a small bird. You were very fortunate to have been riding a well trained and well fed horse. I spoke with the owner, Valente Barrena, and the guide and they understand that you were upset. We have all the first aid supplies that you would need at the Cuadra and the cold beer was offered to help you calm down. Also the free 30 minute lesson with a Master Horseman was a good gesture. I believe that you were leaving the next day and your wife said that she would love to return. I am very sorry that you were left with a bad taste in your mouth and hope one day that you would like to ride again and perhaps take Valente up on that lesson.
Written September 3, 2021
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Mstanciu
Santa Rosa, CA8 contributions
Great Ride!
Aug 2021 • Family
My daughter and I had a private ride today. It was absolutely fabulous. The stables are clean and well done. The horses are happy and healthy. Vicente is so nice and out trail guide was great. I highly recommend riding with this group.
Written August 9, 2021
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are all happy that you both had a great riding experience with us and hope that you will return soon.
Written August 11, 2021
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Courtney D
Saint Louis6 contributions
Amazing!
Jul 2021
Outstanding! If you want to ride a horse in Cabo, this is the place you should go! The horses are beautiful, well taken care of, very well mannered. The staff is knowledgeable and kind and the scenery was spectacular!! Cannot recommend highly enough.
Written July 16, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review. We are so happy that you had a great experience and hope to see you again in Cuadra San Francisco!
Written July 28, 2021
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pkisok
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico2 contributions
Cuadra San Francisco is #1
Jun 2021 • Family
If you want to ride in Cabo, this is where you want to go! My 10 year old daughter and I went for a trail ride and she had a dressage lesson. The horses are beautiful and loved, the communication is perfect and the experience is top notch. Absolutely world class!
Written June 15, 2021
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Thank you so much tor taking your time to write a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience in Cuadra San Francisco and hope to see you soon.
Written July 1, 2021
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