We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Absolutely wonderful experience”

Centro Ecuestre Bellavista
Ranked #1 of 4 Fun & Games in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Centro Ecuestre Bellavista is located 8 kilometers outside of Cuenca. We offer Lodging, Horseback Riding for children and adults on trails in the Ecuadorian AndesHorses and trails are selected to match your riding skills. Experience the natural beauty of the Andes; the unique wildlife and vegetation.Participate in outdoor activities, like feeding and caring for farm animals. You can even learn to milk a cow!
Reviewed June 15, 2013

The horses were wonderful, the owner, who guided our trip, was exceptional and spoke very good English as well. We rode through the countryside with the most spectacular views I have seen. Overall it was an absolutely wonderful experience.

4  Thank eamanary
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (185)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
All reviews
"hour ride"
in 28 reviews
"riding experience"
in 11 reviews
"perfect horse"
in 6 reviews
"riding horses"
in 6 reviews
"wonderful horses"
in 4 reviews
"speaks perfect english"
in 7 reviews
"two hours"
in 9 reviews
"an experienced rider"
in 3 reviews
"mountain ridge"
in 4 reviews
"bella vista"
in 3 reviews
"endurance race"
in 3 reviews
"own horse"
in 3 reviews
"fantastic host"
in 3 reviews
"taxi driver"
in 7 reviews
"carried water"
in 2 reviews
"fantastic ride"
in 2 reviews
"highly recommend this to anyone"
in 2 reviews

112 - 116 of 185 reviews

Reviewed June 15, 2013

Two of us went on the whole day ride today with Sebastian. We both are riders and had an amazing experience on wonderfully responsive and well looked after horses and good gear. Sebastian was a fantastic engaging guide sharing information on the region and making it a very rich experience and loads of fun. Not a nose to tail trail ride, up into the mountains along breath taking ridge with valleys on both sides. Could canter and trot whenever. Small group and great facilities and lodge at base camp.
Would thoroughly recommend this riding stable and the owner, Sebastian - thanks eversomuch!
Ken and Diana

4  Thank Ken W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Had a great time yesterday riding horses in the nearby mountains of Cuenca. The process to get an appointment was simple. Sebastian responded very quickly, and provided all details of the ride. Price was reasonable, and he even came to pick us up. We even got invited to meet his grandmother and tour her historic hacienda. She was a graceful woman and shared stories of her life with us. I thank Sebastian for creating such a fun memory

3  Thank Ruthie S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 3, 2013

This was a wonderful experience, not only for a horse owner and lover like myself, but also for anyone who wants an escape from the city life. The property is beautiful, open and free. There are plenty of horses and the man who runs it is absolutely lovely. He picked us up from his hotel and drove us about 25 minutes out of the city to the ranch per say. His English is phenomenal and he had endless amounts of stories to share with us. We arrived at the ranch and we were greeted with a field of horses with their young, alongside another field of cows. All that surrounds you is the mountains, the blue sky, and the sounds of the countryside. He had horses prepped for us, and in no time we were given helmets and saddled up and on our way. We went on about a 2 hour and 15 minute ride up the mountains, along the top mountain ridge and through the forest on our way down. It was breathtaking to be so high up whilest on horse back and so incredibly peaceful.

Our 2 hour-ish ride was 30 dollars. Very very reasonable for the sights you see and the endurance the horses are put through. You get a choice of western riding or english riding, and you also get to choose your skill level and are given a horse based on that. If you want the owner to pick you up and drive you back, its an extra 10 dollars which I would definitely reccomend. It is alot easier than dealing with a taxi, especially since the road down to the ranch is a bit off the beaten path. When our ride was finished, he supplied a drink and a bag of chips for us. Then drove us back to our hotel.

Highly reccomend for ANYONE who enjoys the countryside. It is such an amazing experience and they offer many other things to do as well, such as learning to milk cows!

Horses are incredibly well looked after, and the owner is willing and ready to answer any and all questions. He is such a kind, knowledgable man.

Cheers to anyone who does this in the future! It is well worth it.

4  Thank taylowe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Had a great ride! Rode for 2 hours on a great horse! Really enjoyed both the ride and the company. Sebastian speaks excellent English. He picked us up and dropped us back off at our hostal. My husband is not a rider and was able to read in the lounge comfortably while we rode. It was a great way to see the countryside. Not far from Cuenca either. Will definitely do this again when we come back to Ecuador.

4  Thank Dana L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Centro Ecuestre Bellavista also viewed

Cuenca, Azuay Province
Cuenca, Azuay Province
Cuenca, Azuay Province

Been to Centro Ecuestre Bellavista? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing