Ride, Cook and Eat

Learn to make easy and delicious dishes

No riding nor cooking experience needed for this multi-disciplined adventure!

Spend the morning exploring on horseback  the fantastic countryside of the western slopes of the Valle de Tlacolula. Ride back to Rancho Pitaya will great memories and a healthy appetite.

With a cool drink in hand, join a hands-on cooking class in the ranch’s beautiful kitchen. We’ve created a truly do-able cooking class where excellent local cooks share authentic and easy-to-prepare Oaxacan recipes. You’ll take home recipes such as Rajas con Queso made with the local fresh cheese from the village, Rustic Guacamole , Roasted Tomatillo Salsa,  Black bean soup with avocado and tortillas, seasonal fruit coolers and Rancho Pitaya’s Famous Fresh Lime Margarita.

Feast on the freshly prepared dishes

And best of all? You get to savor these fantastic flavors over a relaxed lunch on our spacious outdoor dining terrace.


  • up to 2 hours of guided riding
  • informal hands-on cooking class
  • delicious lunch cooked in the class
  • English speaking guide
  • round trip transport from Oaxaca

SPECIAL 2020 Rate: 3,750 pesos per person ( approx. $180.U.S. ) / min. of 2 max. of 6 riders, 1,500 pesos single rider supplement applies.

FALL LODGING SPECIAL: 50% Discount to Upgrade to Overnight Stay Rancho Pitaya.  Includes: cocktail, dinner and breakfast: ADD 1,000 pesos per person in double occupancy or 1,500 pesos for single occupancy. October 28 – November 3 excluded.

Ride in the morning and cook in the afternoon

December 15 2020 through 2021:  4,200 pesos per person ( apex. $200 U.S. )

Learn to make our famous Mezcal Margarita

Depart at 8:30 / Return by 4 p.m.

To inquire about rides or lodging at Rancho Pitaya please email: horsebackmexico@me.com

On Rancho Pitaya’s terrace enjoy a delicious meal surrounded by stunning vistas