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Santa Marilha Horse Excursions

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Santa Maria, Cape Verde
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About Santa Marilha Horse Excursions
Horse riding excursions with english speaking guides along the wonderful beaches, the salt mines and the natural reserve of Sal Island (Cape Verde). Tailored horseback riding excursions for beginners, intermediate and expert riders. Transfer service from the hotels (pick up & drop off), comprehensive safety briefing, insurance and riding helmets included in the price
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Experienced riders and beginners alike will find their match on this Sal Island horseback riding tour. Choose between a 1-, 1.5-, or 2-hour ride and set off in a small group with a maximum of six participants. You’ll ride along white-sand beaches and through the salt flats of Sal, with the opportunity to continue to Kite Beach and beyond. Helmets, round-trip hotel transport, and safety briefing all included.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic 2 hour horse ride with Teo's Santa Marilha Horse Excursions. We were two adults, two children 13 and 10, and with just one other mother and daughter. We booked directly through the company's website / email from England and Teo replied...More

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Santa_Marilha, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Annette & Anuj, Thanks for your feedback ;) It has been a pleasure for me and all the guides to welcome you and all your family at our stables! We wish to see you soon again in Cape Verde, Best regards. Teo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well cared for horses, great guide who took us over the desert and salt flats and the over to Kite Beach for a canter. An amazing few hours. Picked us up from hotel and dropped us back again.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank GaryVan1
Santa_Marilha, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Gary, Thanks a lot for taking your time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. Wish to welcome you soon again at our stables :) Best regards, Teo

Reviewed August 14, 2019

I completely enjoyed the horse riding experience with Santa Marilha Horse Riding Centre. The staff were very friendly and professional and were happy to take photos of me on the horse. It was my first time riding a horse and the staff made sure I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Santa_Marilha, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Hi Sophie, Thanks for your comment :) We are happy that you have fully enjoyed our horses and the trail we offer on your first ride ever! Hope you will keep on riding on get to know more and more about this beautiful majestic animals...More

Reviewed August 13, 2019

My boyfriend and I booked this excursion not through tui, whom we booked our whole holiday through including our other excursions, but these guys are separate from tui, don’t let this put you off though, teo came and picked us up from outside our hotel...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Santa_Marilha, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Hi Jake and Emily, Really appreciate your feedback! ;) Just let me take the chance to say that we do work with Tui, Thomson and all majors tour operators and it is possible to book one of our ride through them. Anyway we tend to...More

Reviewed August 10, 2019

Absolutely fantastic! Loved the galloping on the beach 🐎 The staff totally wonderful and the horses gorgeous!! Thanks for an amazing time 👌🙏

Date of experience: August 2019
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Santa_Marilha, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Hi Paula, Was really nice to meet you and really appreciate your comment here :) Wish to see you soon again at our stables! Kind regards, Teo

Reviewed August 9, 2019

Our family of 6 had massive pleasure to get a horse ride from this centre. From the very beginning to the very end everything was all proffesional. I was bit afraid about my 4 years old how she is going to cope 1 and half...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Santa_Marilha, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Hi Marlena, Thanks a lot for taking part with all your family on one of our trails! We are happy that you all enjoyed your ride and spending time with our passionate guides. Wish to welcome you soon again at our stables! Best regards, Teo

Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

Booked the 90 minute beach and dunes ride for my wife before we left the UK. Teo arrived promptly at the agreed time and was very pleasant and friendly. Wifey was whisked away to the stables, where the staff paired her with her horse Estrella...More

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Santa_Marilha, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

Hi, Thanks for your feedback :) We are happy to know that your wife has enjoyed her present so much! Hope you enjoyed also your holiday in Cape Verde and wish you come back soon to the island of Sal. Best regards, Teo

Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

I can’t actually put into words just how perfect this all was. We were in contact with Teo from the beginning of the booking, he understood that I had done a fair bit of riding and that my partner had only ever sat on a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Santa_Marilha, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Hi Lucy and Alex, Thanks a lot for taking your time to write such a nice comment :) We are really happy that you have enjoyed your ride with our horses and team and wish to see you soon again at our stables! Warm regards,...More

Reviewed May 29, 2019

Had a fantastic horse ride on the longer 2 hour tour. The horses were all very calm which was perfect for us as we were beginners in horse riding. If you are a little nervous, the guide will lead your horse which offers reassurance. My...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Santa Marilha H, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Hi Sylvia & Mark, Thanks for your comment. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your ride :) Hope to see you soon again at our stables! Kind regards, Teo

Reviewed May 10, 2019

Wife did 1.5hrs tour and was extremely pleased with the experience. Horse are well looked after and easy to ride. Pleasurable experience and fully recommend.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Santa Marilha H, Owner at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

Hi Philip, Thanks for your comment, glad to read that your wife has fully enjoyed riding at our stables. Wish to see you soon again in Cape Verde :) Best regards, Teo

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821traceyt
May 13, 2019|
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Response from Santa_Marilha | Property representative |
Hi, Children and young riders are welcome at our stables. We do have also small and calm horses suitable for them and our professional guides will look after them, help them and lead their horses of needed in order to make... More
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Flossiechops
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Santa_Marilha | Property representative |
Hi Samantha, You can send your enquiry and book your ride prior your arrival using the form on our webpage or Facebook page. Otherwise you can book via your tour operator or call the phone number 5898121 from the reception... More
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kirstyf24
May 18, 2018|
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Hi, In the respect of the horses welfare we set the weight limit to 90kg. Best regards, Teo
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