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Review of Rancho Leonero Resort

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Rancho Leonero Resort
Ranked #78 of 115 Hotels in Los Cabos
Certificate of Excellence
new york
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“what a special place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

We ( 7 of us ) just returned from " the ranch) and loved every minute of it. This is an unspoiled spot with all the comforts one needs. The rooms were spacious ,clean and comfortable .Every room has a beautiful view of the water and the miles of white pristine beach and your fishing boats. The weather was divine with no humidity and warm afternoons and cool evenings. I looked at some of the reviews and we did NOT pay to have our fish cleaned and prepared in 3 different ways each evening along with delicious ceviche. The manager Gerry paid attention to every guest to make sure everything was perfect for them .There were a few days that were windy so we rented atv's ( hotel arranged) and rode along the beach - a blast .The meals were very good and the setting out on the patio was beautiful .If you love to fish and love a quiet spot -just go. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: rooms near the bar have less wind -if it is windy
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We spent a week at Rancho Leonero in early March - the first week after the windy season which they close for 3 months. The cost is average and the beach was great - lots of walking opportunities. The cost to fish (boats were expensive and nothing was biting from shore), add the cost of cleaning the fish and cooking the fish and it made it an expensive past time. However, there was literally nothing else to do - bungalows were quaint and the decks nice. Ours however came with a number of mice which we couldn't get rid of. Our friends in the next two bungalows had large geckos. An added bonus was the wake up call each morning as the old Caterpillar they used to push the boats out to the water at 6:30 a.m. started up right next to our bungalows. On a positive note the bar prices were reasonable. The staff were attentive, but management were not especially helpful.

Stayed March 2014
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

My first trip was with my wife and we enjoyed food, casita, super-friendly staff. Next two years on my own, just for the fishing. Either way, Rancho Leonero is a special hideaway in remote Baja. We relied on staff for airport transportation and a trip into town for delicious lunch and fun shopping.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tori H
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Islamorada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

This resort is great. I have been here over 10 times in the past 5 years at different months. April Stripped Marlin July Sailfish October Blue and Black Marlin May Tuna and Dorado and have had great success every time.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank UpperKeysSportfishin
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

We had one of the best trips ever here! The place is off the beaten path which is hard to find close to San Jose Del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. The people are the best who work there. The food is excellent and all inclusive. We went fishing with Jorge and Ramon on the MOHO. The charter is one of the boats the resort recommends. We put the steel to those fish off La Ribera bank by the lighthouse. Marlin, Sailfish and Dorado all before noon, and we were headed back. We had some of the fish smoked by a smokehouse in Los Barilles, and we are still eating it. WE are going back for sure. We love Rancho Leonero!

Room Tip: Select Ocean Front on the north side
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank hate2party
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San Diego, CA
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

Sight unseen, I bought a week at Rancho Leonero at a Navy SEALS fundraiser, wanting to go to a Cabo resort for our 25th anniversary. Never did that before, and when I jumped on the website that night and saw it's remote location, it was instant buyer's remorse. How I was going to explain this to my wife, who was already nervous about the safety in MX?!

ALL CONCERNS ARE GONE - WHAT A WONDERFUL GETAWAY! Just got back from the most peaceful, safe, clean, fun, beautiful week, and we don't even fish! We worked out, kayaked, and snorkeled in the mornings, read and relaxed in the afternoons, and enjoyed the company of the nicest fellow guests during all the meals, which always hit the spot. Our Casita #14 patio on the beach was the best spot in the ranch for privacy while lounging to the changing scenes of the ocean.

We had a car and ventured to nearby towns, but nothing compared to the simple beauty and hospitable staff that made the Ranch feel like our home away from home.

Yes, it's old Mexico and not our usual traveling style, but so glad we did it. What a perfect week to celebrate our 25th. Thank you Rancho Leonero staff... you all care about your guests, and it made all the difference.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Last week was my first trip to the ranch and it was FANTASTIC!! This is the real deal, old school, chill Baja where you eat, sleep, relax, FISH, drink and make friends. If you live in flip flops, love the real Mexico and can hang this is the place for you! The hospitality is amazing and it is a perfect place for anyone who wants to completely escape to an awesome and remote place in Baja and just be. The compound is great with a gorgeous pool, amazing beaches and killer views. It's all inclusive by nature because nothing is at all close by and the food and bar are great. Get the chips and guacamole after a day of activity and catch some fish that the kitchen will turn into delicious ceviche. Rooms are large, clean, comfy and have great views, but are not fancy. They have fishing charters right there for you, kayaks, horseback riding, snorkeling, miles of beach to walk, spa treatments, etc. or take a day to chill in a hammock by the pool. Many thanks to Gary, Fernando, Joel, Nico, Eddie, Maria and the rest of the wonderful Ranch team who bent over backwards making us all feel completely at home. You guys are awesome and I will be back again and again. Thanks for giving me a new happy place!!!

NOTE - if you are a "I have to blow out my hair", seek out the local Ruth Chris on every vacation and always bring 2 suitcases of crap for a 4 day trip then this is NOT the place for you. See above about old school Mexico...

Room Tip: Room 2 had great views and so do the ocean front bungalows - rooms 20-26.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Blythe L
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Additional Information about Rancho Leonero Resort

Property: Rancho Leonero Resort
Address: Baja California Sur, Mexico | Baja Sur, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos
Amenities:
Spa
Hotel Style:
#37 Top resorts Hotel in Los Cabos
#52 Spa Hotel in Los Cabos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Rancho Leonero Hotel Los Cabos
Rancho Leonero Los Cabos
Rancho Leonero Resort Mexico/Los Cabos

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