CANOA BEACH HORSE RIDING TOUR

Who hasn’t dreamed of feeling the wind rushing past them as they gallop along a stunning tropical beach? Canoa beach is blessed with 17 kilometres of uninterrupted coastline making it the longest beach in Ecuador. Depending on the tides, it is sometimes also the widest.

​We are in the perfect position to make the dream a reality. There is no other horse riding tour operator that offers tours along the coast of Ecuador. The entirety of this tour is spent on the beach. Nowhere else in Ecuador can you experience rides and views like this! Our exhilarating famous beach ride on Canoa beach is just one of the memorable rides we offer at Cabalgatas Canoa.

 

You have three options for beach rides. There’s a 2 hour ride from Canoa to Briceño or vice versa or a 3.5 hour ride that explores the entire length of the beach from San Vicente to Canoa. Our most popular ride is the 3 hour ride, starting and ending in the countryside outside of Briceño.

You’ll experience a remarkable view of the Canoa cliffs and enjoy a different side of the beach. The southern end of the beach is different to the northern end in the village; with fewer tourists and the beach feels deserted with lots of bird life to see. We like to take the horses to splash in the waves and we can gallop if you would like to.

We try to plan to finish the ride at sunset; the day is a little cooler later in the afternoon and what better way to finish an amazing beach ride than to watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean? Our beach rides are really something to remember, book yours today! ​

Singular rider

Canoa to Briceño – $80

Canoa to San Vicente – $100

Briceño beach tour (low season) – $60

Briceño beach tour (high season) – $70

2+ riders per party

Canoa to Briceño – $60 per rider

Canoa to San Vicente – $80 per rider

Briceño beach tour (low season) – $40 per rider

Briceño beach tour (high season) – $50 per rider

We will always meet your high expectations. Let us show you our beautiful piece of paradise. It’ll take your breath away.

But dont just take our word for it. Read the reviews for yourself:

  • star rating  Horseback riding with Cabalgatas Canoa was an amazing experience. I went with my girlfriend and we chose a full day ride including a visit at the local craft brewery hidden... read more

    Eduardo A
    31 May 2019

    star rating  Four of us really enjoyed a special time. Rode the super-well-behaved horses to the beach and back. Miguel was very attentive without being intrusive. My husband, virtually first... read more

    Aileen013
    1 August 2021

    star rating  My friend and I booked this tour at the end of our 2 week holiday in Ecuador. She rode horses all throughout her childhood and I have been on a... read more

    Sonya S
    1 November 2019
  • star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ❤️ will book again next time we're in canoa.

    Gavin W
    1 January 2020

    star rating  2 couples we went for the afternoon, what a great experience. Super friendly owner she was excellent. The horses were well behaved and we had a super afternoon. Nice ride... read more

    Resort28217193053
    27 August 2021

    star rating  Amazing experience with everyone at Rancho San Antonio. The horses are beautiful and awesome to ride. I did some volunteering work for a month that I would highly recommend if... read more

    Marie D
    1 July 2019
  • star rating  I went to Ecuador for my honey moon and spent 4 days in Canoa, with Graeme & Zia who run Cabalgatas Canoa. Riding their lovely horses at the beach it's... read more

    Maria Mandita
    1 June 2019

    star rating  We spent an excellent three hours riding to the beach and back. Two of our three participants had never rode before so our guide Miguel took it very slow and... read more

    Michael B
    1 July 2021

    star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ️ will book again next time we're in canoa.

    Gavin W
    4 January 2020
  • star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ❤️ will book again next time we're in canoa.

    gavinw757
    4 January 2020

    star rating  2 couples we went for the afternoon, what a great experience. Super friendly owner she was excellent. The horses were well behaved and we had a super afternoon. Nice ride... read more

    Resort28217193053
    1 August 2021

    star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ️ will book again next time we're in canoa.

    gavinw757
    4 January 2020
  • star rating  I did the whole day trip starting on the beach then heading up into the forest to the brewery and back down to their ranch. Zia and Graeme are fantastic... read more

    Swelch89
    1 June 2019

    star rating  Four of us really enjoyed a special time. Rode the super-well-behaved horses to the beach and back. Miguel was very attentive without being intrusive. My husband, virtually first... read more

    Aileen013
    1 July 2021

    star rating  Amazing experience with everyone at Rancho San Antonio. The horses are beautiful and awesome to ride. I did some volunteering work for a month that I would highly recommend if... read more

    Marie D
    1 November 2019
  • star rating  Horseback riding with Cabalgatas Canoa was an amazing experience. I went with my girlfriend and we chose a full day ride including a visit at the local craft brewery hidden... read more

    Eduardo A
    1 May 2019

    star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ❤️ will book again next time we're in canoa.

    Gavin W
    4 January 2020

    star rating  Me and my wife visited Zia on our travels through Ecuador.
    Didn't know quite what to expect when booking this for my wife but figured the tour had something for... read more

    Jonboym999
    12 March 2019
  • star rating  We spent an excellent three hours riding to the beach and back. Two of our three participants had never rode before so our guide Miguel took it very slow and... read more

    Michael B
    10 August 2021

    star rating  Zia and Graeme are wonderful folks who care for loads of animals. My boyfriend and I did the whole day trip starting out in the forest, stopped at the... read more

    n00b3r3ll4
    19 June 2019

    star rating  I went to Ecuador for my honey moon and spent 4 days in Canoa, with Graeme & Zia who run Cabalgatas Canoa. Riding their lovely horses at the beach it's... read more

    Maria M
    7 July 2019
  • star rating  My friend and I booked this tour at the end of our 2 week holiday in Ecuador. She rode horses all throughout her childhood and I have been on a... read more

    Sonya S
    1 April 2020

    star rating  I did the whole day trip starting on the beach then heading up into the forest to the brewery and back down to their ranch. Zia and Graeme are fantastic... read more

    Swelch89
    21 June 2019

    star rating  I volunteered for Cabalgatas Canoa for 2 months. Having done numerous trail rides around the world it was lovely to see how much time and effort goes into making sure... read more

    cerim377
    12 March 2019
  • star rating  Zia and Graeme are wonderful folks who care for loads of animals. My boyfriend and I did the whole day trip starting out in the forest, stopped at the... read more

    n00b3r3ll4
    1 May 2019

    star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ❤️ will book again next time we're

    Gavin W
    1 May 2019

    star rating  Amazing experience with everyone at Rancho San Antonio. The horses are beautiful and awesome to ride. I did some volunteering work for a month that I would highly recommend if... read more

    Marie D
    6 November 2019

INCLUDED ON ALL OF OUR TOURS:

  • Fit, healthy horse, one per rider!
  • EU standard safety riding helmets available to all of our clients
  • Comfortable and safe, high quality English or American tack
  • Qualified and experienced guide. (Bilingual guide available for additional cost)
  • Photographs and video taken on the tour
  • Returning clients receive a 10% discount on their tour or lessons

 

FOR YOUR COMFORT AND SAFETY:

  • Please wear long trousers or jeans and enclosed shoes or boots
  • Bring sunscreen, sun hat and insect repellent

Booking conditions

  • To confirm booking, payment for your horse riding tour must be received in full
  • If you need to cancel or modify your booking, it must be with a minimum of 48 hours notice in order to receive a refund or to reschedule
  • You must be ready 15 minutes before the tour start time. If you arrive late, the tour may depart without you or be cut short, and you may lose your payment
  • Inclement Weather: Canoa has varied weather and we may have to cancel with full refund or to reschedule in case of storms or heavy rains
  • For the welfare of our horses a weight restriction of 100 kg / 220 lbs applies
  • Riders will need to find their way to the ranch, or we can collect you and drop you off for $15 round trip to and from Canoa. (Bahia is additional cost.)