Uruguayan country ranch La Rabida
Uruguayan Country Ranch La Rabida
Uruguayan Country Ranch La Rabida

Other Activities

Several secondary chores are carried out at La Rábida:

  • There are 70 Arab horses descending from the first horses imported from Arabia in 1890. The other horses are "criollos", descending from the horses brought from Spain during the conquest of America. The horses are used either for work or for pleasure riding.
  • There is a small breeding area for "ñandues" or rheas, a native bird of Uruguay.
  • Carpentry and machinery workshops are in charge of maintenance.
  • A modern irrigation system covers up to 250 acres of summer crops, especially potatoes.
  • Beekeeping of 250 hives yields excellent quality honey.