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Rancho Baaxal

Maroma beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52-(1)-984-145-8962
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Ranked #15 of 261 Activities in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The stables are tucked away in a beautiful area, so bring a camera. As a foursome we had a great private ride. Since 3 of us had limited experience on horses, I was worried that we would hold our experienced rider back, but fortunately our guides tailored the ride to each of our experience levels. Even the horses were matched... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

After struggling to find a stables where I could book a private ride (no help from the reps the only horse riding they could offer was walk and trot and if I wanted a private ride I had to pay for 10 people), my daughter found Rancho Baaxal. My sister and I had a great time Steffi is absolutely wonderful,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We booked a few other trips while staying in Playa del Carmen, including snorkeling and tours around the islands and this was by far our favorite experience. We were so happy to have an experience that wasn't like an amusement park and was clear that the horses were so well treated. Having booked several horseback riding trips while traveling (abroad... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I visited Rancho Baaxal while traveling with a friend during the last week of July 2014. If you care about horses and want a truly wonderful experience - this is the place to be! I would definitely go back again. It is a little off the beaten path, but easily accessible via taxi - just print the directions ahead of... More

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Veneto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Different to other ranches in Mexico, the horses of Rancho Baaxal are all healthy and good care is taken for them. Special attention is given on which horse is given to whom, based on your horse riding experience and each horse is doing only one tour per day such that it is not overstrained. Rancho Baaxal is embedded in a... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great tour and tour guides. It's a bit of a hidden ranch - very authentic and beautiful. The horses are well treated and they are the priority over tourists. All rescue horses, but gentle and well cared for. Steffi was a delight - a real animal lover and very welcoming, personable and amicable. Her English is also very good if... More

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Sevenoaks, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My 16 year old riding fanatic daughter had always wanted to ride along the coast. The location of Rancho Baaxal and the brilliant staff enabled her dream to come true. Steffi and the gang were great. The horses were well cared for and their well being and our safety was a priority. It was really easy to book the ride... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If it is, you can't go wrong by visiting Rancho Baaxal. My wife worked with her sister who is a horse vet and was always reluctant to go horse back riding in the Mexico as she felt the horses were mistreated. Nothing could be further from the truth at Rancho Baaxal. Communication was clear and precise. The arrangement of the... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our morning ride here was the highlight of our trip to Mexico. Everything was very easy to arrange from the UK and we were made to feel very welcome by Steffi. Our family of four,with different riding abilities, all enjoyed the ride and Steffi went out of her way to make it a really special experience. Highly recommended to anyone... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Steffi took great care of us during the visit and made us feel both welcome and relaxed in the saddle.

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