The Best Horseback Riding Ranch in the Lake Chapala Area

HACIENDA DE TAOS is an authentic working Guest Ranch located south of Lake Chapala in the state of Jalisco in Central Mexico. We are dedicated to the natural and organic ways of sustainable living and provide our guests an opportunity to commune with nature and enjoy year round activities with our horses, cattle, goats and a multitude of farm animals.




I had such a great time being with you again.  You've made a beautiful place and I'm sure it'll continue to grow and be a huge success!


I want to thank you for your hospitality on Sunday. It was something I have not done in years and years, walking through the fields with the cows and feeling the texture of the hog hairs and watching the dogs jump through the air into the stream. I loved it and it was very nostalgic for me.

Charlotte Faubion

Last fall we had the opportunity to take our God-Daughter from England for a day out riding. It turned out to be so much more. Not only is the ranch/ride wonderful, but Celina is also. We were smiling and laughing all day long. We will be going back again soon.

Cheziray M

It truly is the perfect ranch experience featuring: horseback-riding and riding lessons, as well as, camping trips and full moon rides. Celina is nothing short of amazing! It is obvious that her horses are well-trained and well-loved.

Maggie W

Hacienda de Taos is a great place to ride and learn about horses. Celina is a gracious host and terrific horseperson and makes every ride special.

Don M

Lovely to arrive to a working ranch with people who really care about it. We stayed overnight with our 2 kids, 6 and 4, and they really enjoyed feeding the animals, milking a cow, a great horseride, and even fishing in the reservoir. BBQ for dinner and a few beers hit the spot under the clear starry sky, really cool.


When I'm at Hacienda de Taos, I leave all cares and worries behind. I enjoy the landscape, the animals, and the overall camaraderie of the facility, especially the extra special attention given to me which makes me feel like more than just a guest.

Bettyanne V

We had a fantastic time at the Ranch. The cabanas are really lovely and if you like quiet, you won't be disappointed. There's a new mountain bike trail, too, so bring your bikes. My kids, 11 and 13, loved the rides, and all the animals. Finding eggs in the barn was a high point for them.


Celina may just be the best horse trainer in Mexico and her confidence with her horses erases all of your own doubts about your ability to ride simple and challenging trails. The dinner by camp fire forces you to slow down and actually enjoy a simple but delicious meal. You can't miss the Pajaretes in the morning and if you're lucky, you may catch a fish at the lake.


Thanks again for an adventure. It was a blast! I’ll be back.


We were all beginner riders but Celina gave us an introductory lesson which made all the difference once we got riding. She did an excellent job of matching the horses to each of our personalities and skill levels. The scenery was gorgeous, the horses were beautiful, healthy, and well trained. Celina was so nice and friendly, we all left with big smiles on our faces. This ranch gets an A++++ in my opinion.

Jessica F – Toronto

A family of five rider on four horses pose on a trail ride.