Discover the Costa Blanca on the back of a Spanish Horse

El Refugio has the right horse for everyone.

El Refugio La Mata


The horse farm and riding stable “El Refugio” is located in the south of Valencia, about 4 km from El Bungalow 108. It lies on the banks of the blue lagoon of La Mata, only 1.5 km from the beach of the Mediterranean Sea.

No matter whether you are a beginner or advanced rider “El Refugio” has the right horse for everyone, and offers a broad range of riding programs. The ranch is open all year round, arrival and access to the various riding programs are possible at any time.

The farm “El Refugio” at the lagoon of La Mata has existed for more than 25 years. About 50 horses “ready to ride” live on the site, in the stables and paddocks: Cruzados, Hispano-Arab, Lusitanos, a Frisian mare and even a donkey.

In addition to horses, a lot of other animals have found a retreat at “El Refugio” and they almost form a small zoo: dogs, cats, sheep, goats, wild sheep, turtles, iguanas, chickens, parrots, a peacock and all sorts of different birds.

Enjoy riding on the well-trained and sure-footed Spanish horses through the nature reserve of La Mata – Torrevieja. The two salt lagoons are among the most important wetlands in Europe with an exceptional climate and unique flora and fauna. It is the realm of avocets, cormorants, and flamingos. Sandy, flat trails along the lagoons are ideal for scenic gallops. The rides take you through orange and lemon groves, past vineyards, through pine forests, dunes, and reeds. On stony paths you can climb up the hills, from the saddle, you will have superb views of the lagoon, the azure blue of the Mediterranean Sea and the sharply drawn silhouette of the mountains in the backcountry.






El Refugio Costa Blanca, Apartado 37, 03140 Guardamar del Segura, Alicante, Spain. Get direction



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