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Rancho Baaxal

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Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities
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Address: Maroma beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: +52-(1)-984-145-8962
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Experience of a lifetime

I looked extensively for a ranch to visit, but wanted to make the right choice in regards to animal welfare. I could not have made a better choice in Rancho Baxaal. This is not a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I looked extensively for a ranch to visit, but wanted to make the right choice in regards to animal welfare. I could not have made a better choice in Rancho Baxaal. This is not a typical 'tourist' ranch, which to me made it extra special. From the initial enquiry to the day of our trek, Steffi made us feel like... More 

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Johnstown, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Let me start from the end: IF YOU ARE IN THE PLAYA AREA, GO TO RANCHO BAAXAL! We were visiting the Playa area in May of 2014 for our anniversary and had the thought that a beach horseback ride would be fun. I have a decent amount of riding experience in my background, and my wife has very little. While... More 

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Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Amazing way to spend a few hours on horseback, with people who put their animals first and it shows. Really relaxed and friendly, the perfect way to spend a couple of hours. Sad that we were unable to do the moonlit ride as the full moon was after we left. These ladies only have their horses interests at heart, hence... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We visited rancho Baaxal in November 2014. We booked a lunchtime ride and we were lucky enough to have a trip just for the three of us. I have never even been on a horse but have always wanted to try and wow.. what an amazing first experience. The ranch is pretty well hidden but the instructions we had been... More 

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Sherman oaks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was the best horseback riding I have done! The scenery is amazing. I loved going through the jungle and ending up next to a white sandy beach! You are not allowed to ride on the beach for good reason so please don't complain about that. The horses were very sweet. I was given the opportunity to ride on Poncho.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My twin 27 year old daughters and myself rode with Steffi and Emilie on December 26 on the noon excursion. While I was looking for things for us to do on our 12 day vacation to the area, I came across Rancho Baaxal. I emailed them to reserve a spot. They answered back quickly. I knew I chose the right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Steffi, Lisa, and Emily greeted my girlfriend and me with handshakes as soon as our taxi left. The three are personable, kind, and very helpful in getting you comfortable with the adventure at hand. With safety in mind, they allowed my more experienced girlfriend to ride at a faster pace, while coaching me to better riding form (do also bear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited Rancho Baaxal during our stay in early December and we loved every minute of it. We booked the activity by email directly with them, which is fine, no middle man to pay. We had little to no experience riding horses but they made sure to team us with the right horses. The employees are patient and very professional.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I enjoyed every second of the experience. Upon our arrival ( almost half an hour early) we were greeted professionally and despite being busy, the owners engaged into conversations and made us feel welcome. Their love for the horses (and dogs) is easily seen, especially when they recount how and why they adopted a maltreated horse and dog. The route... More 

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Marietta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My wife, my father (age 79) and I had a very nice ride at Rancho Baaxal. Our guides were Cecile and Emily. We were lucky enough to be the only ones during our time period, so it was a nice small group. We're all novice riders, and Cecile and Emily made sure we were comfortable. Nice little ride through the... More 

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