Vacation Rentals Listed by Owner in San Miguel de Allende
"Experience the wide open spaces of rural Mexico not like a tourist, but as a member of the Morín Family on Xotolar Ranch. You will ride through spectacular countryside with breathtaking views and stunning landscapes. Guides Thomás and Felix Morín share their vast knowledge and skills while keeping your safety in mind. After your ride, enjoy an authentic ranch "comida" (luncheon) of delicious, freshly prepared specialties of Xotlar Ranch along with a cold "cerveza" (beer).
Here is what sets us apart from the competition:
We are not a commercial tour company, but family owned and operated.
We offer a variety of beautiful scenic rides in the mountains outside of San Miguel de Allende.
We are located adjacent to ancient prehispanic Tolteca pyramids that you will be able to clearly view.
We provide an authentic ranch style comida/meal in our family's home."
"Xotolar Ranch is located 45 minutes outside of San Miguel de Allende. Tomas or Felix Moran who were born and raised on the ranch will pick you up in SMA and take you on the picturesque ride to their property. En route you will pass the Tolteca pyramid. The ranch is located in the beautiful high countryside. I was a bit aprehensive because I had not ridden a horse in 20 years but I need not have worried. The horses are very tame and easy to ride. In fact later on when Felix asked me if I wanted to trot or gallop I felt comfortable enough to say yes. The ride takes you up and down a mountain and over and through a beautiful river. Along the way you pass cattle and countless cacti. At Felix's urging a sampled some small cactus fruits which tasted like blueberries.
The ride was beautiful, relaxing and fun. Afterwards guests are invited to dine at the family ranch. The food is both well prepared, delicious and unusual. I had empanadas filled with pumpkin flowers. I highly recommend the Xolotar Ranch for not noly an enjoyable horseback ride but for the authentic, non-commercial Mexican hospitality."