We visited Rancho Tierra Bonito on June 27, 2011 as part of an excursion on a Carnival Ecstasy cruise to Progreso and Cozumel from Galveston, TX. We arrived after a 2 1/2 hour tour of the nearby Dzibilchaltun Ruins so we had worked up quite an appetite. We were seated for a Mexican buffet with chicken, beef, beans, rice, tortillas, etc. They had a mild habanero sauce on the table and the best pico de gallo I've ever tasted.
After lunch we made out way to the small arena for the horse show. It had been cloudy and raining off and on the entire day. The announcer said they were in the middle of the worst drought in 70 years so they were thankful but it was unfortunate it came on our day in port. As we sat for the show the rain slowly became heavier until it was a complete downpour. The staff were the ultimate professionals and continued with the show as much as they could. The charros performed some tricks with the horses and a roping demonstration. They had dancers perform and a singer who was in the middle of her song when the rains really started coming down. Despite our cheers and pleads for her to stop, she continued through the rain to finish her number. They eventually decided it was not safe and cut the show short.
I would highly recommend this excursion especially to families. We were traveling with our boys ages 8 & 3 and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Many thanks and apprecation to the staff at Rancho Tierra Bonito.
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