El Galope Horse Farm Reviews
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El Galope was exactly what I was looking for. It was peaceful, with choruses of wild things...and there were other guests from a range of countries to meet and speak with. The food was excellent and healthy and there were multiple options for spending time including good horses, (with spirits intact) a sauna and canoeing. Monica and Miguel were available and very helpful as well as interested in their visitors.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Had a great time at El Galope! Very relaxing atmosphere at the estancia which is located right in the Uruguayan countryside, but still easy to get to.
This is an excellent place to get away from it all. Beautiful countryside. The room and bathroom was lovely, very clean and nicely decorated. We spent our time relaxing, reading, we walked through the hiking trails and rode the horses. The horses are beautiful and it was a great experience. Breakfast is good, pretty simple. We mainly cooked for ourselves as we were saving money but all the food we saw being served looked delicious. A nice way to see more of a 'gaucho' type of lifestyle.
I don't understand the reviews.You pay 20$ return for a taxi ride and then 25$/d to stay in the middle of nowhere.We asked for bikes,but there are none,so I'm supposed to walk 6km to the nearest town?No ride was offered as stated here.The two boxers running around were disturbing me all the time so I just stayed inside and read a book.The dinner we payed for was not enough and expensive.I understand there are insects on the coutryside,but many cockroaches in our rooms?Don't recommend this,sorry.
Lovely farm in a beautiful setting. Fantastic food, horse riding was unforgettable. Great for a few relaxed days.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 31-40
- (1 review)
Extremely relaxing experience! Monica and Miguel made me feel at home during my stay. The dinners cooked by Monica and Asado by Miguel were exceptional. I had no experience with horses coming in but I am leaving with a little knowledge thanks to Miguel and His teaching. I would recommend a few days here to unwind and appreciate what the Uruguay countryside has to offer. El galope is a must!
This is a great hostel, particularly to rest in the beautiful country. The beds are nice and comfortable, it's warm and easy to get a really good night's sleep. The breakfast is also really great, as are all of Monica's meals. The horse ride was also fantastic, Miguel is a really good teacher and he takes a lot of pictures on your camera as well. I'd highly recommend this hostel to anyone, Monica and Miguel are nice, friendly and helpful.