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Rancho Baaxal

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Address: Maroma beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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+52 1 984 145 8962

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Wonderful place

Coming from someone who has had horses for 14 years, the horses are wonderfully looked after, the staff are very friendly, and I would highly recommend this place to anyone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
San Diego, California
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff are wonderful. The horses ok. however the riding is rubbish. You ride through tracks, in the so called jungle. We only trotted 1 min and cantered for 4 mins on a lane where the cars go and it's rock hard, not good for the horses!!!! Rest of the time you are walking!!! The tack is plastic and the... More 

Thank Ramrap10
San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Coming from someone who has had horses for 14 years, the horses are wonderfully looked after, the staff are very friendly, and I would highly recommend this place to anyone asking. The horses are all rescues and are now living the life they deserve. They also have four friendly dogs that just want love. I felt very at home there.... More 

3 Thank stephcolvin
Windsor, Canada
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you want to experience some true trail riding in Playa, this is the place to go. Lisa's horses are all rescues and you can tell right away that she is quite passionate about what she does. She takes the time to place riders with suitable horses based on their experience level. They make sure everyone is comfortable with their... More 

5 Thank Windsor_Beachbums
Stratford, Canada
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I actually wanted to take my time to review this place as I think they are wonderful people. First off the drive to the ranch is not far but the drive into the jungle to reach them is a little scary .. don't worry you'll make it and be glad you did. The horses are extremely well taken care of... More 

8 Thank Marie-knows-best
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at Rancho Baaxal. We had riders of varying degrees of experience and the staff catered to us all individually allowing the experienced riders to let loose a little bit while the others rode at a comfortable pace. The horses are very well looked after and the staff obviously care a lot for their animals. Would... More 

1 Thank Andrew F
Oirsbeek, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

All with all great!! The horses are in good condition, the men working there are very friendly. Even the dogs went with us in the jungle. We had a great time! One with the nature, we really relaxed!

1 Thank Michelle W
Clovis, California
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My mom and I rode with Rancho Baxxal back in Aug 2016 (I can't believe I forgot to review them!) I took my mom who is an accomplished rider for her birthday. We had the greatest time. I am an advanced rider and they were able to accommodate all levels within our group (beginner to advanced). While I was initially... More 

1 Thank kelleygirlA
Urbandale, Iowa
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great little place. All of their horses are rescues, and the people that work there are knowledgeable and caring for you and the horses. Recent law changes mean you can't ride on the beach any more, and they recently relocated, so make sure that your taxi takes you to the right place. I haven't done this much,... More 

Thank Bigmyk2k
Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Today we took to the saddle on some wonderful well kept and extremely loved rescued horses. The staff are lovely and very passionate with what they do! Was an amazing trek threw the jungle saw some lovely butterfly's and lots of tranchulla's... Also was welcomed by some lovely charming doggie's fell in love with one of the big softy's (... More 

1 Thank jessxox1
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my ride at Rancho Baxaal, thank you to Pancho the gorgeous dun/buckskin horse I rode and our guide who was very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna - something I am also very interested in. I chose Rancho Baxaal based on the good and caring work they do for the horses that have experienced the worst... More 

2 Thank Lisa C

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