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Rancho Baaxal

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Address: Maroma beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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+52 1 984 145 8962

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Fantastic experience with brilliant guides

We researched this online and booked before our holiday (paid 50% by Paypal and balance due on the day). The whole experience was amazing. Easy to find with their emailed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We researched this online and booked before our holiday (paid 50% by Paypal and balance due on the day). The whole experience was amazing. Easy to find with their emailed directions. Everything was ready at the allotted time. Lisa and Star? (apologies I’ve forgot) were brilliant. The ride was a gentle one (our choice) and lasted approx. 2 hours, it... More 

Thank TeamIdle
Lewes, Delaware
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my daughter desperately wanted to go horseback riding so I paid the 75 dollar deposit for the two of us and made a reservation for the next day. She made a little friend that afternoon and we sent an email to RB requesting that the girls be able to ride together. RB responded saying that they couldn't accommodate us the... More 

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rancho_baaxal, Owner at Rancho Baaxal, responded to this review

Dear Gretchen, Thank you for your comments that you had given us a heads-up about, in an attempt to get your deposit back for a reservation you never showed up for. Getting our first ever 1 star review is not a pleasant experience, but that does not upset me as much as the true story behind it. I have worked... More 

Sacramento, California
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We did a horseback riding tour with our two kids, ages 11 and 13. The staff was *amazing* - super responsive via email and even better in person. They were ready for us as soon as we arrived, and gave us a full history of each of the horses we would be riding -their personalities, where they came from, how... More 

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Britt, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We are riders with very little horse riding experience, but they offer several levels of experience to suit your ability. Their horses were very well taken care of and well fed. The ride was through the jungle (you are not allowed to ride horses on the beach in Quinta Roo) on a small path that has lots of tree cover... More 

1 Thank SlushBird
Playa del Carmen
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We recently booked a horseback riding adventure at Maroma and had an incredible time. Our guide Joel was superb and he really made the experience worth while. I definitely recommend booking this and without a doubt you should ask for Joel

1 Thank Matt W
Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My husband and I try to be conscious travelers, and, to be honest, were a bit skeptical of what I thought was a gimmick - a place advertising as a rescue to get more people in. We booked it anyway, as I love horses and I love riding and wanted to see what they were all about. I am so... More 

2 Thank jemcannu
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My sister and I booked a trail ride here in November for my stagette. Before I booked I knew I didn't want to ride tiny scrawny horses , nor support that kind of tourism and I didn't want a ride with a crap tone of people. Lisa and her ranch did not disappoint. The horses are all rescues and well... More 

1 Thank Nicole N
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

very fun wife and son never rode before they made sure they were always fine im in my 60s no problem as it was a nice slow pace through beautiful jungle they helped my wife get on and on it was a nice day i go to mexico often and this was a great place to go

Thank Bob M
Ft Worth, Texas
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

There were four of us (all adults) and two guides. I am a horse lover and really did not know what to expect. We did the deluxe ride, where we stopped at an area and had a huge cheese, crackers, fruit and jelly tray & wine, it was all wonderful, displayed very nice and a nice stop. The ride was... More 

Thank casey k
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This was most definitely one of my most memorable romantic experiences I've had. I had this cheese/cold cut plate with fresh fruit and SANGRIA!!! They did EVERYTHING exactly as I requested plus some. I was a bit worried of the outcome as I wasn't expecting this level of attention to detail. I surprised my lady with a candle lit picnic... More 

1 Thank Doc J

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