Horseback Riding in Mexico

Rancho Puesta Del Sol


Only fifty miles north of Mexico City, this all inclusive ranch is surrounded by three waterfalls, and at an elevation of 7,500 ft, offers spectacular views and weather year-round. On this horseback riding vacation in Mexico you will discover unsurpassed scenery and riding in an area that has no fences. Experience warm hospitality in the heart of Mexico.

Enjoy a wide variety of rides in the many panoramic vistas of mountain ranges, historic haciendas and traditional villages of the area. Ride past longhorn cattle, goats, sheep grazing freely and farmers plowing with oxen. Cross flowing rivers with tumbling waterfalls, see egrets and ducks roosting on tranquil lakes as the horses splash on the water’s edge. Ride through open big-sky country where you can walk, canter or gallop to your hearts content.

The ranch offers tastefully decorated Mexican-style courtyard rooms and “casitas”, each with luxurious private baths and first class amenities. Staff prepare gourmet meals, provide personalized service, and plan activities and excursions customized to your interests.

The finest local ingredients are used to create authentic Mexican cuisine. All meals are included with your stay and national alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including coffee and tea are served with lunch and dinner.

  • Overview:
    The paddocks are filled with 34 mostly Quarter Horse/Criollo crosses who are in excellent shape, easy to ride, sure-footed at every pace, and trained to accommodate riders at every skill level from absolute beginner to expert riders. The horses are ridden at either walk or canter and gallop. Mexican Charro tack is utilized. It is similar to western tack with a wider pommel and a very large saddle horn. The saddles are covered with sheepskins to ensure a very comfortable ride.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Quarter Horse/ Criollo crosses
  • Trip Pace:
    To suit riders
  • Tack:
    Mexican Charro
  • Weight limit:
    250 lbs

For non-riders and riders alike there are numerous ways to relax at the ranch: unwind in the hot tub and the heated outdoor swimming pool, explore three waterfalls on the ranch, enjoy a margarita and refreshing breeze in the hammocks, play a game of pool, learn to make Mexican foods and drinks in the ranch kitchen or bar, or read one of the many equestrian magazines and books in the living room, lounge or patio. Pamper yourself with spa treatments or massages. Wellness activities such as yoga, meditation, stretching, Tai Chi, foam roller classes, hiking, mountain biking and aquatic activities are included for riders and non-riders alike. The ranch has a solar heated infinity pool and a hot tub.

Numerous other activities and optional excursions to historic sites and colorful markets help you to get to know the real Mexico- you can pay for those locally.

Teotihuacan - Combine your holiday with a visit to the famous pyramid site of the sun and moon.
Mexico City – Visit the famous Museum of Anthropology, the Centro Historico, the Cathedral and much more.
Atlantes of Tula – 5,000 year-old Toltec ruins give a great insight into the rich history of this region. Follow a visit to the ruins with some shopping for “Charro” items and an ice cream in the “Zocalo”.
Weekly Market in Jilotepec – This small town offers a vast market on a Friday, where you can find everything from chilis and sombreros to live sheep and great food. On the way back, stop at some local ceramic and fabric stores for a bargain.
Monastery & Craft Market in Tepotzotlan – The history of the Jesuits in Mexico is brought to life at this old monastery. On a Sunday, the arts and crafts market is vibrant and colorful and offers an opportunity to buy some souvenirs.
Tequisquiapan – Beautiful colonial Mexican place with shops and pretty town square.
San Miguel de Allende – Colonial charm and style are here in abundance. The architecture and cobbled streets invite a stroll and the shopping is outstanding.

Mexico City

Itinerary Summary

Airport pickup upon arrival and transfer to the ranch. Settle into your accommodations for the duration of your stay and get to know your fellow riders during dinner.

Depending on your length of stay you will have an opportunity to experience a variety of the rides listed below. You are always free to skip any of the rides and just relax at the ranch or participate in one of the optional excursions and activities (to be paid locally). A great deal of effort is made to ensure that whatever length your stay is, your experience leaves you with unforgettable memories. The rides are varied and provide you with an insight into the local area, giving you a flavor of the different terrain and landscapes of this beautiful part of Mexico.

Some of the many highlights are:

‘Xochitlan de Las Flores’
The village of the flowers, where the locals take pride in having the best garden. This ride goes along a canyon to the quaint village and its beautiful old church. Enjoy the many opportunities to canter or gallop in wide open space, a truly magnificent experience.

‘El Colorado’
This tiny village is closest to the ranch and you often stop there before or after lovely long gallops. As on most of the rides, it is usual to stop at a local village store. You are encouraged to buy a drink or snack, as this is a way of supporting the local communities, interacting with the locals and engaging in Mexican culture.

'San Miguel de las Piedras'
This picturesque little village set right into the hillside is about half a day's ride from the ranch. It's paths, paved with river stones, take you down into a beautiful valley.

'Los Organos'
Mexican countryside like you've seen in the movies, will be the backdrop for this ride. Cross old overgrown train rails hidden between cactus, to a place forgotten by time. The trail leads you down into a lush valley, along rivers, where wild horses roam. Visit the ‘Peregrinos Petrificados’ a big rock formation in the middle of nowhere. It is said that these are Pilgrims turned into stone because they did not want to leave this perfect paradise to finish their pilgrimage.

'Santa Maria Macua'
Cross the lake district and soak up its natural beauty. The panoramic views from Santa Maria Macua are breathtaking.

This old Hacienda built in 1685, can be seen on your journey along a cobbled stone path, which leads to an enchanted forest of old mammoth trees, heavy with Spanish moss and roots growing up between the rocks of a stream.

Itinerary Addendum

This itinerary is flexible. Changes may occur at the hosts' discretion due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Trip Dates & Pricing

Flexible, year round departures. Minimum 3 nights. Check with us on availability.

Pricing & Options

  • Base Price
  • $455 per nightPackage Colores de Mexico which includes 3-5 hours of riding per day, wellness and excursions to be paid locally as an out of pocket expense
  • Non-rider Rate
  • $340 per night

    Wellness and excursions to be paid locally

  • Pricing Variation
  • $385 per night

    Package Mexico Linda - includes 1-3 hours of riding per day, wellness and excursions to be paid extra locally

  • Transportation
  • Transportation is a available to and from Mexico City airport. Cost is $100 in USD cash each way for up to 4 people. Or $150 each way in other forms of payment - payable directly at the ranch. 
Additional Pricing Information:
Children's discounts available, please check with us. Ride price is set, guaranteed and final at the time deposit is paid.  

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Contact Biggi Hayes

I am having a lovely time, and simple adore the staff here. They are like family... We went out to lunch into town the other day and met a wonderful woman who was so funny and made us delicious food but only spoke Spanish so that was wonderful practice. I'm really enjoying myself, and trust the staff completely.

Marika Gerhart