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Rancho Encantado

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Reviewed 10 December 2012

We booked a large superior room that had a massive bed with a romantic ( and possibly necessary mosquito net) plus a single bed and a shower room. The roof was thatched and outside was a veranda with sun loungers and chair and table. The best thing was the view which was amazing as we had a heavenly and the...

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Just returned from a trip to Mexico and wanted to recommend Racho Encantado as the prefect place to stay. The lovely little cabins were clean and comfortable and the staff were very friendly. I would recommend taking a trip out on the hotel boat with the wonderful captain they provided. He was so friendly and gave us a guided tour...

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 10 December 2012

I loved this place. It is laid-back and warm and friendly. There are no tvs, no phones. It is right on the lake. There is a lovely pier with a palapa roof and hammocks with a paddle boat and a couple of sea kayaks you can paddle around the lake in. It is a lovely place to relax. The staff...

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Reviewed 5 December 2012 via mobile

Incredible. we decided to drive to Lago Bacalar from Riviera Maya as it was recommended to us (4 guys on vacation) to get to see this special lake. 3.5 hours drive. We stayed at Rancho Encantado because it was the best recommended hotel in TripAdvisor and we must say that the comments are true. Best thing to do and worth...

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Reviewed 1 November 2012

We went to Rancho Encantado last March for a few days. What a great retreat! We can't wait to go again next year! The hotel is small and cute and we absolutely loved the room. The peacefulness of the hotel was excellent. Listening to the gentle waves lap the shore was very relaxing. The food there was good and the...

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Thank Deborah C
Mansfield, Texas
Reviewed 22 October 2012

We arrived in Bacalar Lagoon with no reservations. We checked out Hotel Laguna Bacalar and then headed over to this place. Definitely preferred this place although it was more expensive. We had a choice of a garden bungalow with AC or a lake view room with no AC. Once you see the lake view cabins, you're going to want to...

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Thank KathDep
Fort Collins, CO
Reviewed 19 October 2012

We couldn't believe our luck when we read about this place in a travel book and were actually able to secure reservations for two nights. We could have easily stayed longer, as each day was so incredibly relaxing. The lake is gorgeous in its clarity and blue color that changes with the sunlight. We hung out on the docks, paddled...

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Reviewed 8 October 2012

This hotel is set in an idyllic place (as is everything around Laguna Bacalar). Spacious cabanas are in well arranged garden and are very clean. Food is excellent, though it takes some time to prepare. Front desk girl was very helpful and kind and was speaking very good English. Hotel offers boat tours which are on the expensive side, but...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2012

We only stayed for one night on our way down to Belize but it was like a little paradise. We had a garden room which overlooked the lake, it was lovely like a little thatched hut. Not a huge amount to do if you were there for a few days but there are free use of kayaks which were fun....

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Reviewed 18 September 2012

I stayed one month at Rancho Encantado in 2006 for a yoga certification. A long stay was enough time to get a true experience of the space, town near by, people and surrounding offerings. The palapas are adorable. The amenities are not rough but not luxurious either. Louvered wooden shutters and screens are what keep you and nature separated. The...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just a little more than half an hour away from the capital city of Chetumal and its airport, and about the same distance to the border with the country of Belize, Rancho Encantado is situated on the shores of the pristine waters of Laguna Bacalar. This area, in the southernmost part of the Yucatan Peninsula, is just at the point of developing as a tourist destination for the eco-minded traveler who seeks escape from the larger, often over-developed areas of the northern part of the Peninsula. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Encantado

Address: Carretera Federal 307 Km. 24, Bacalar 77930, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Bacalar
Price Range: RM495 - RM866 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rancho Encantado 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Rancho Encantado Hotel Bacalar
Rancho Encantado Laguna Bacalar
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“Ask for a lake front room with a private dock.”
christinabH4051MT, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“We loved the suite with the private deck hanging over the water.”
AMBChicago, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms exist in 2-story fourplexes. None too far away. The rooms with lake view are worth it.”
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GneissDay, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
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