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Rancho Buenavista

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Address: Carr Perimetral Km 32. 5, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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An ancient civilization, that’s the Mayan culture, an incredible journey to...

An ancient civilization, that’s the Mayan culture, an incredible journey to our past, discovering the meaning of our traditions; Horseback Riding “ the Mayan Frontier “ is the perfect adventure to all the people who wants to learn about our culture and traditions in our beautiful rainforest, come and ride with us and join us in this mystical experience and complete this magnificent activity in our Ecolounge Beach for a relax time swim and enjoy our Caribbean brezze

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Royal Caribbean Excursion - Mayan Ruins on Horseback with Ecolounge Beach Break

The horseback riding portion of the trip was very good. Carlos met us at the cruise pier and transported us by bus to the ranch. Each rider in the group (approx 20) was matched to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The horseback riding portion of the trip was very good. Carlos met us at the cruise pier and transported us by bus to the ranch. Each rider in the group (approx 20) was matched to a horse and assisted onto the saddle. Basic instructions were given and the horses were well seasoned on the trail. The Mayan Ruins were often... More 

Thank Heather N
Covington, Ga, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the excursion through RC. We were met at the pier by Clinton. I agree with others who wrote that Clinton took the time to match you with the horse and your horsemanship. I truly believe these horse could have made the trip with or without a rider. They know the trail and have done it many times. Anyway, Clinton... More 

Thank Patrick E
Broomes Island, Maryland
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Metal at the pier by Clinton. Knowledgeable and funny man. He took the time to ensure the riders understood how to control the horses and how to ride for the beginners. Made sure to match horse and rider. We had a great time.

1 Thank Mark J
Mijas, Spain
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We were met by Carlos and then driven to the ranch which is around 30 mins from the cruise port, Carlos was clearly very experienced in working with horses, he gave us a quick lesson on how to ride a "Mexican" horse.. and then selected a house based on the individual ability, help was given to get onto the horse... More 

1 Thank Julie F
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We did this as an excursion during our visit on a NCL ship. It was very well run and very nice. It was a great time and worth the 30-40min bus ride.

Thank Jason G
Golden Valley, Minnesota
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Always an easy, relaxing ride. I always enjoy the scenery and quiet trails afforded at this ranch on each visit.

Thank Shirley H
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Thanks to Matthew, our Cruise itinerary was changed & we visited Cozumel. We booked this excursion on the fly and it was wonderful. Carlos was our tour guide. He was super friendly as was everyone at the Ranch. They do require everyone wear helmets, which is great. The tour was very educational and our group enjoyed it. They did an... More 

2 Thank FifisMama
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Clinton, our tour guide for the day, was brilliant. His jokes & entertaining stories kept everyone laughing as we travelled the 30ish minutes from the cruise ship port. And his knowledge & information was excellent. As a not very experienced horse rider, the brief but thorough explanation of steering & controlling our horse was the best I have ever heard.... More 

2 Thank Barbara N
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

My wife made the reservation and we decided to go in the morning before it got hot. We were the only ones there that morning, it was very peaceful and quiet. This was my wife's first ride, and she had a great time. The horses are very well taken care of and groomed and were a joy to ride, my... More 

2 Thank rotagsr
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing!!!! I am a animal lover and so pleased with the care the people of the ranch not only give there guest but the animals. For first time riders, no worries. You will be able to ride along on the trail on your own horse with no problem. They have horses for every experience level which is amazing. Our guide... More 

1 Thank Sandra R

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