Welcome on Granja Tara!
You are looking for a calm place to enjoy a peaceful holiday on Fuerteventura? You have just found a safe haven for humans and animals alike. We are located on the west coast of Fuerteventura, between ocean and desert and close to the beautiful beach of El Cotillo. Surrounded by nature, you will experience the adventurous lifestyle of the Canary Islands. True to the motto „a home without animals is like the sky without stars“, you will spend a fantastic time on Tara Ranch. We offer horse riding expirience, half day courses ,comfortable accommodations with or without an active program.
We offer various holiday programs for our guests. You can combine horse riding with mindfulness and meditation, or with a ride and surf beginner course. Granja Tara focuses on a conscious coexistence of humans, animals and nature. Every animal on our farm has its own story and we´ll be happy to tell you all about it over a cup of coffee.Become a part of the Tara family and share a sustainable living experience on our beautiful island!
Being conscious about the environment does not mean „less comfort“. Have a look at our tiny houses and accommodations to find a cozy place to stay!
Excursions on horseback
Once a day, we go for excursions on horseback. We follow the spectacular cliffs of El Cotillo or ride into the romantic sunsets in the evening. The rides last about 2 hours and are suitable for individuals as well as couples and families. In the mixed groups we make sure that beginners and more experienced riders both have fun. And of course our horses do too! For advanced riders, we are also happy to arrange personalised VIP rides with individual routes, depending on experience.
Special: Romantic Sunsets
Mindfulness with horses
Their ability to be in the moment without judgment allows them to pick up on our subtle body language signals and emotions. Horses often mirror our feelings and when we show stress, nervousness or strong emotions, they tend to show the same. This unbiased feedback from the horse gives us the opportunity to see ourselves better and challenges us to look inwards, explore ourselves, and ask ourselves: what is alive in me now, in this moment?
Mindful Trust Training
This course is aimed at owners and animal lovers who want to get to know a magical human-horse interaction.
It is based on presence and non-violent communication, according to the founder Marshall Rosenberg.
What does it mean to be "PRESENT"? Why does "being present" change our friendship? What else is possible to have a happy and easy relationship with the horse?
This course will show you how much more connection and trust with your horse is possible, change your thinking about partnership forever, and help you build a deep friendship with your animals !!!
Surf & Horses
This offer is recommended for guests who want to be active on holiday, get to know something new or intensify already existing experiences.
This "action" day takes you first to the horse.
The riding training starts with theory, general horse knowledge, mindfullness in dealing with the animals, as well as the riding theory. Then it's on to the practical side, on a ride to the beautiful cliffs of el Cotillo. Afterwards we plan a long lunch break to let you digest your new impressions and have lunch in your hotel.
Surf technique training (theory, dry surf and balance board)
Learning the right technique on land means having more fun in the water. Surfing is an incredible fun, but also an extremely demanding sport. If you are new to surfing, it is highly recommended that you first learn the correct technique. With the "Dry Surf Board" you can internalise the "take off" procedures, learn the correct paddling and the position in relation to the waves. On the balance board we train your body feeling and the adaptation of the muscles to changed body positions ( proprioseptive training ). This way you will be well prepared for your first surf lesson. The better you are physically prepared and the more technical knowledge you have, the better you can move in the water, enjoy it and feel safe.
Surf lessons are arranged by us on request.
Your holiday home at the ranch
Our Tiny Houses are located at the horse shelter "Tara", 15 minutes walk from the beach and the village El Cotillo. It is bright and comfortably furnished, the large terrace invites you to relax and marvel at the sunset in the evening. It is wonderfully suitable for surfers, riders, hikers, sun-seekers, cyclists, and of course for all animal-loving people, big and small.
Help animals with a sponsorship
Tara Animal Rescue Farm is mainly financed by our programme "Mindfulness with horses" and by the support of our sponsors - donations are invested in feeding the animals, the farrier and the vet!
Become a sponsor - we will be happy to inform you!
Our four-legged friends, and also the three-legged goat Flakes, say thank you very much.
Together we are never alone!
We are easy to find:
On the road to El Cotillo, leave El Roque on the right and Granja Tara is on the left, next to the old mill, which is easy to see. At the small crossroads, just before the end of the village, follow the natural path towards the mill. You can´t miss our sign.