Nestled in the heart of the luscious tropical jungles of Cancun, Hacienda Andalucía Equestrian & Polo Club sustains traditions of gallantry, romanticism and culture by providing tourists unique tours and attractions and the opportunity to immerse themselves into real Mexican traditions and history.
Hacienda Andalucía conserves the original splendor of Mexico’s traditional haciendas with arched portals, rich architectural elements and large open areas. This hidden jewel offers its visitors the unique opportunity to learn about a variety of purebred horses as well as different traditional Mexican folklore.
One of the featured tours at Hacienda Andalucía is a horseback ride through the ancient Mayan forests of the Mexico Caribbean. Both experienced riders and beginners can enjoy a 40 minute stroll with their horse through the exuberant vegetation, distinctive of the Yucatan Peninsula. In addition, riders may enjoy the thrill of an exhilarating gallop or trot in an enclosed field.
As visitors ride purebred horses led by experienced guides, they will discover the extraordinary sounds and colors of the regional nature. The pleasant tour guides are qualified horsemen with ample experience and fluent in four languages.
The horseback riding tour consists of visiting three authentic Mexican haciendas in Cancun —Quinta “Las Marias”, La Esperanza, and Hacienda Andalucía—as visitors bask in the glory of tradition.
The stop at Hacienda la Esperanza includes a cultural explanation of the purebred horses featured in original Mexican dressage shows and exclusive polo competitions, and free time to explore the property and interact with other animals in the Hacienda. Guests then return to Quinta “Las Marias” to enjoy an exquisite traditional Mexican lunch and refreshments.
In addition, Hacienda Andalucía offers polo and horseback jumping lessons, Mexican escaramuza-style riding instruction, horseback trips, towed carriage rides, and pony riding for kids.
The highlight of Hacienda Andalucía is a spectacular evening show featuring a dazzling array of traditional Mexican folklore dances, impressive equestrian performances with acrobat riders, live music from Mexican Mariachi and a delicious Mexican-style buffet dinner and open bar.
Although it’s been almost four centuries since the first vaqueros, or cowboys, roamed the open plains of Texas, California and New Mexico, these traditions are well-preserved in Hacienda Andalucía, where history and tradition blend together to offer its visitors a unique vacation experience.