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Horseback Riding

"Karen is multi-lingual and has beautiful horses that can be hired for one of the best and most magical horse excursions I have ever been on. If going through the mango trees and coffee fields and deserted beaches is your dream, Karin can provide it. She also is an encyclopedia of knowledge on all of the wonderful treasures that are hidden throughout Las Galeras."


A horse trip with Karin is one of the best ways to experience Las Galeras. Many say it is the highlight of their visit to the Dominician Republic.

Safety for both you and the horses is foremost in Karin's mind, making most trips suitable for beginners or experienced riders. Karin has horses suitable for all levels and employs local boys who stay next to children and anyone needing extra care.

Learn about Las Galeras and the Dominician Republic and the people, plants and animals who inhabit the countryside.

Karin specialises in personalised horse trips that she has designed and no one else does. She will go with one person and there are rarely more than six people on a trip.

  Half Day Trips

Playa Madama

Cost USD 55.00

9 am to 1 pm


Playa Madama is a small, almost private, beach. You can have a swim, snorkel and beach comb. You will visit a big cave and see beautiful stalactites and stalagmites and discover Taino ceramics. The Taino are the orginial people of the Dominican Republic. You will walk to a viewpoint over the beach and get to taste coconut, picked from the wild, at its various stages of maturity.






Cost USD 45.00

9 am to 12


From Punto there are 360° views over the countryside and the bays of Las Galeras and Samana. It is a perfect place to get your bearings and a taste for all the great hikes that are possible in the area. Along the way you will pass by small productive farm lands where you will see planting techniques used by the Taino and now being advocated by organic growers worldwide.

You often see whales from Punto during January to March.


Traditional village in Dominican Republic

Mountain Village
Cost USD 60.00
9 am to 1 pm

This trip takes you to an authentic village where you get to see how the people of Las Galeras really live. You will visit a family and tour the house and gardens and enjoy a fresh fruit drink. You will see what they plant in their kitchen gardens for cooking, teas, and medicinal purposes.

This village, away from the "tourist trail", did not have electricity until recently. You will see the traditional Dominican stoves proudly displayed and perhaps keeping the water hot for a spot of tea.

Keep an eye out for the typical rain water collection systems, and use the seeds of a plant to become a Red Indian. If you express an interest, you may find out how to make coconut oil and milk.


Full Day Trips

Playa Rincon

Cost USD 75.00

9.30 am - 4 pm


This trip starts along typical country roads through Playa Colorada, Playa Breman till the long white sandy beach of Playa Rincon. It is an advantage to have some riding experience, although people with no experience regularly take part at this excursion. (Picnic lunch included)

Farm visit in the Dominican Republic

Playa Madama& Farm

Cost USD 75.00

9.30 am - 4 pm

A full day trip includes all the activities of the half day trip to Playa Madama plus a picnic lunch and a visit to a mountain farm. At the mountain farm you will have afternoon tea or coffee produced at the farm, and a tour of the farm to see the crops and animals.


Punto & Mountain Village

Cost USD 75.00

9 am to 4.30 pm

A full day trip includes all the activities of a half day trip to the mountain village plus a trip to Punto and a picnic lunch.


view fronton

Playa Fronton

Cost USD 90.00

9 am to 5 pm

This trip includes a horseback ride to the cliff above the beach and a hike to a beautiful viewpoint through a diverse eco system where you could see an iguana or the whales in season. Here you can see the vanilla orchid and learn how its secret caused the death of many Tanio's. On the steep climb down to the beach you will visit a cave. You will enjoy a hot lunch on the beach. Playa Fronton is a good beach for snorkelling.

View of Playa Fronton from El Faro.


  Overnight Trips
For adventure seekers Karin offers an overnight trip to Playa Fronton. In addition to the day trip activities, you will sleep on a deserted beach in a tent or hammock. The next day you will hike, for about an hour, from the beach to Boca Del Diablo (the mouth of the devil). All meals and tents are provided. This "all inclusive" trip costs USD 200 and approximates what it would cost to do all these activities on your own but takes away all the hassle.

Experienced riders may be able to arrange to hire a horse for the duration of their stay. Please enquire in advance.

"Their respect for, knowledge, and care of their animals and the neighborhood have impressed me deeply."

Trips can be given in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch

Phone 1.829 9398285, Email: info@lahaciendahostel.com

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