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Rancho Luz del Sol

#25 of 100 Outdoor Activities in Province of Almeria Features Animals
Paraje Retamar | Partaloa, Nr. Albox, 04810, Spain
+34 678 83 85 47
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Brilliant riding

Have now been a few times for holidays and always have a great time. I can definitely recommend all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenny L
Preston, United Kingdom
via mobile
It was a disaster

We have been in Spain from May 5th until May 11th and wanted to go for several rides at the Rancho... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
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We are a horse riding centre in this unspoiled part of Andalucia. We have horses suitable for all levels of rider. We have a large house on site with 3 double rooms available for rent, on a full board basis. En suite rooms with share of the rest of the house and swimming pool. We also have 2 villas available for rent for larger groups, one is 3 double bed, and the other is 4, catering for groups of 6 to 16 in total. Both are fully fitted, with private gardens and swimming pool, with the larger having a hot tub. Both available on a self catering basis. Whichever option you require we will work out an all inclusive package for you. As well as horse riding we also now offer other activities through "Andalucia Adventure Holidays", including quad biking, 4 x 4 safari, hiking, mounatain biking and paragliding. Packages are tailor made for each individual group
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Paraje Retamar | Partaloa, Nr. Albox, 04810, Spain
+34 678 83 85 47
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have now been a few times for holidays and always have a great time. I can definitely recommend all the rides and my favourite horses are now honey, Tilly and Bella (unfortunately lulu no longer there but has found a new home). Erica and jay...More

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been in Spain from May 5th until May 11th and wanted to go for several rides at the Rancho Luz del Sol. As we arrived at the place on the eighth we immediately noticed that it looked run-down and bedraggled. Neither Jay nor...More

Thank kathi0293
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Out here at the moment and it's just as good as the previous two visits... I rise back at home but this is riding with a difference. Sunshine all day, lovely rides out with the option to stop for lunch, beautiful terraine, horses that are...More

1  Thank Judith S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 4th visit and absolutely love the place. The horses are very well looked after and the riding is fabulous. Erika and Jay both work hard and will go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. The villa was very nice...More

Thank gailfenton
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

I don't understand how anybody could write a positive review for the Rancho Luz del Sol the last few months. Anyone who goes there to ride horses is not a caring person at all. We went there after booking a few tours weeks before. At...More

1  Thank l--tami--l
Rancholuz, Owner at Rancho Luz del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are extremely sorry that you have taken such a poor view of our business. Unfortunately you did not see Rancho Luz Del Sol under normal circumstances. When Erika arrived at 8am the morning you were due to take your ride she turned up to...More

Reviewed April 23, 2017

I wrote Jay months before booking, asking if they could take a rusty rider, 2 girls aged 8 and 10 and a non-rider for a week long holiday. He said that would be fine and countless emails later with millions of questions asked on my...More

2  Thank Gonshi2013
Reviewed March 6, 2017

This week was amazing! Great villa, fabulous host, the horses were beautiful!!!! And the great thing about it, it was very laid back. We had a brilliant holiday...

2  Thank demipiste
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

My mum and I visited in October for a week long stay on a full board basis. We booked direct with Jay and Erika and it was immediately apparent they are both amazingly friendly people with hearts of gold. We flew into Almeria on a...More

Thank KatieAnderton92
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the ranch for a week and were fully submersed in the whole experience. The owners were some of the nicest people we have come across, accommodating to us fully with BBQs, homemade meals and trips to the village. The horses were suitable...More

Thank jessibear99
Reviewed August 28, 2016

I recently experienced a 2-hour hack with my two teenage daughters, arranged by Erica at Rancho Luz del Sol. My youngest is a keen rider and particularly enjoyed the opportunity to canter a bit en route. We really enjoyed the chance to see some of...More

Thank TheGillies100
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Tracey G
Hi, We would like to book one of your horseriding tours, how would we find how long they are , details etc
October 23, 2016|
Response from Rancholuz | Property representative |
Hi Tracey, you can book privately and go for 1 hour to full day with lunch on route. Call Erika to discuss on 678838547
Can we come just for a day ?
May 20, 2015|
Response from Rancholuz | Property representative |
Yes of course .. Email to book. Kind regards
Hi we are looking to book a weeks holiday for next June we are 2 mums with 3 Children one 9 year old and 2X 8year olds. Luckily we all ride and have horses and ponies ourselves. Being a typical over protective mother can you tell me you have ponies small enough for the girls . My daughter currently rides a Shetland as she is capable to control it whilst still being small enough the other girls have a Section A cross we can all walk trot and canter (the girls have only done it in an arena, Health & Safety of riding school in England)
April 28, 2015|
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Response from Rancholuz | Property representative |
If you email us all your requirements then we will work out the package to suit you guys. We will also honor this years prices if you pay a small deposit this year. Kind regards Family Rancho