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“Fantastic experience and such lovely staff”
Review of Rancho Bonanza

Rancho Bonanza
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$77.00*
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Horseback Riding and Cenote Swim from Cancun or Playa del Carmen
Ranked #4 of 39 Tours in Puerto Morelos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A unique and exciting way to get in touch of the true nature of the Mayan Riviera is on the back of a horse combined with a Cenote swim. We have healthy, well trained horses appropriate for first timers, novice and intermediate riders. Our tours are semi-private consisting of groups up to 12 riders, ensuring that everyone receives personal attention from our friendly, knowledgeable guides. We are located in a very convenient location between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. During the trail ride be ready to spot various species of birds, iguanas, butterflies and eventually spider monkeys and coatis; our guides will give you an interesting and entertaining commentary along the trails while you pass by a local plantation and follow the path that will lead you to visit a deep natural pit or sinkhole -characteristic of Mexico- resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. We will then remount and head back to the ranch, where at the end of the ride you will be given an opportunity to take a refreshing swim in our open air Cenote and enjoy some cool refreshments.Private tours can be offered for advanced riders upon request.Please do not forget to bring bug spray, sunscreen, closed toe shoes , bathing suit & towel and be ready to enjoy a different way to spend your day. WIFI es available on site.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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“Fantastic experience and such lovely staff”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

This was the first of many excursions we did whilst on our honeymoon in cancun. We were not disappointed, what a fabulous start to our honeymoon. Being able to ride through the jungle, see so many different species of butterflies, wild monkeys and parrots as well as all the interesting plants and trees. The horses were so well trained and tame and perfect for beginners with no experience and those who ride a lot. We were given so many interesting facts about the Mayans and their heritage and the cenote we swam in was truly stunning and a great way to end our ride. The staff were entertaining and informative and made the trip so much fun. Would highly recommend bonanza ranch to anyone visiting cancun

Visited September 2013
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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“Not great for experienced riders”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

The newer limited trails are very rough and limited compared to the riding before which was more open. Indeed the jungle is beautiful and the cenotes are an interesting to look at. The tour would be great for a low time rider who wouldn't mind the typical single file slow ride through narrow trails in a pretty area. Refreshments were nice and indeed the staff is fantastic. Thank you Raul and the rest of the gang.

We were on this ride four years ago and the changes have cut down on the freedom of the riding itself. You can't fight progress or changes in Mexican laws. It was fun to ride on the beach and in the surf before though.

Very nice setup and lockers provided for your stuff.

Visited October 2013
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Coventry, Rhode Island
2 reviews
“Fun time!”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Added this excursion to our honeymoon package and had a great time riding the horses, with our knowledgable tour guides showing us interesting stuff around us. The swim in the Cenote was refreshing after our quest through the jungle!:)

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great time!!”
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We took a guided ride on our honeymoon and found the ride to be a wonderful experience. The guides were not only knowledgesble but truly friendly!! Made the experience even more enjoyable.

Visited September 2013
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Manhattan, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We went yesterday and had an absolutely wonderful time. The horseback riding and swimming was so much fun. They even gave free refreshments! I would absolutely come back. Our guides were EXCELLENT!!!!

Visited September 2013
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