Rancho Baaxal
Rancho Baaxal
5
About
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Rancho Baaxal and nearby attractions

See what travellers are saying
  • daniclipp
    Troy, Michigan41 contributions
    Horseback Jungle Adventure
    Our family of five greatly enjoyed our afternoon at Rancho Baxaal.. Our guides made sure we were safe and well prepared for our ride. We enjoyed the scenery and the conversation during our ride. Highly recommend!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 December 2023
  • yukonfoodservice
    Vernon, Canada58 contributions
    Most amazing experience
    This is a horse rescue operation. All the horses have been rescued from severe neglect conditions and rehabbed here. They are all very gentle. The people who run the centre, Lisa and Thimmiah have done an amazing job with these animals. There are also rescue dogs on site that are characters of their own. Experienced or not this is an adventure everyone should support. Amazing trip through the jungle and stories to be told along the way. Was a great adventure for my granddaughter and I. Highly recommend.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 January 2024
  • Nancy D
    4 contributions
    Highly Recommended
    So much fun! The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the horses and sights along the trail. Also the horses are so well taken care of, and you learn the personality of each one. Also they match your skill level to the horse
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 January 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


5.0
633 reviews
Excellent
587
Very good
34
Average
8
Poor
2
Terrible
2

ekfrancis
Melrose, MA10 contributions
This was a life-changing experience. Lisa and Tim put all three of us at ease. I have had several riding experiences but have never felt as comfortable as I did today. Upon arrival you meander through the dirt path and when you step out of your vehicle (we took a taxi) several beautiful, gentle, and loving dogs await you. We sat, had coffee and water while the team prepared the horses. The dogs came for snuggles and then we were off. Tim started us off with very clear direction, perfect for us and my 8-year old. My horse, Brandy, was solid, stoic, and made me feel right at ease. Through the ride we learned about the land, folklore, and history of the ranch. The ride was the perfect length for us novices and we all felt so much more confident after. If you're in the area, we highly recommend this Ranch for your ride! We can't wait to return someday.
Written 21 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

nicola C
Akumal, Mexico8 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
What an amazing experience! This was my first time ever on horseback but Lisa and the team made my friend and I very comfortable from the minute we arrived. All the horses are rescues and have been rehabilitated here at Rancho Baaxal over years. The jungle trails were amazing and there was lots of wildlife to see. 5 Stars from me. Highly recommend.
Written 12 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

linda
Selby, UK5 contributions
What an amazing ride. We turned up as a couple and rode with another couple getting on really well. The horses are picked for you on your size and ability. All the horses are rescues but so well behaved and sure footed on the trails through the forest. Our guide Tim was lovely chatting throughout and telling us about the local habitat and Mayan culture. Refreshments were available on our ride along with photo opportunities.
Would recommend this activity to riders and non riders alike. They care so passionately about the wellbeing of their animals which is really nice.
Written 9 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Katlyn N
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
My husband and I took this tour during a week-long stay in Tulum from Canada. Both of us agreed this was the highlight of our trip! The entrance to the property was not marked but we found our way fine with Google maps. We were greeted by Tim(our guide) who was very friendly and accommodating. We are experienced riders and have ridden many types of horses before. The horses here are gentle, responsive, and sure-footed. We felt, size-wise, that they were appropriate for us. The trails involved some slight inclines and rocks and we even had a large puddle to splash through after a bit of rain(and some small ones). We walked the trail to keep from slipping, and had no issues. Our guides(Tim and Trino) were very helpful and entertaining and took good care of the horses. We could tell they really love what they do. Tim gave a very informative and thorough tour of the property which included some Mayan history. Trino spoke only Spanish and we didn’t understand enough of the language to chat much. Despite that, he was very helpful and friendly as well. We were out for over 1.5hrs, but the ride ended too quickly for us. Back at the starting point, we met the lovely owner Lisa who gave us her time sharing her story and answering questions. She is putting her heart and soul into caring for these animals and it shows. (The horses are all rescues as well as most of the dogs on the property). There is no option for on-site payment, and cell reception is spotty there, so paying online beforehand is the way to go. Or bring cash. (We tipped our guides in cash)
We wish the absolute best for these awesome folks and hope to return again!!
Written 22 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nancy D
4 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
So much fun! The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the horses and sights along the trail. Also the horses are so well taken care of, and you learn the personality of each one. Also they match your skill level to the horse
Written 16 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

yukonfoodservice
Vernon, Canada58 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
This is a horse rescue operation. All the horses have been rescued from severe neglect conditions and rehabbed here. They are all very gentle. The people who run the centre, Lisa and Thimmiah have done an amazing job with these animals. There are also rescue dogs on site that are characters of their own. Experienced or not this is an adventure everyone should support. Amazing trip through the jungle and stories to be told along the way. Was a great adventure for my granddaughter and I. Highly recommend.
Written 9 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

daniclipp
Troy, MI41 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Our family of five greatly enjoyed our afternoon at Rancho Baxaal.. Our guides made sure we were safe and well prepared for our ride. We enjoyed the scenery and the conversation during our ride. Highly recommend!
Written 24 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Eleanor W
Ottawa, Canada5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
This was one of our favourite activities when we were in Mexico. We loved being greeted by the 5 or so dogs at the ranch and the way some followed us on our ride. The tour guide was knowledgeable and shared interesting stories. Our horses were gentle and well-behaved (apart from some snacking). It was peaceful to ride through the jungle. We'd highly recommend doing a trail ride at Rancho Baaxal!
Written 17 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gwendolyn H
1 contribution
May 2023 • Family
My sister and I decided to treat ourselves to a visit with horses whilst in Mexico. We wanted to be very careful to avoid any ranches that abuse, neglect, mistreat or exhaust their horses. We wanted to find a place where the animals came first. Rancho Baaxal was just that. All of the horses were rescued from ranches & riders that overworked or even abused them. The property was littered with rescued, well-loved street pups and horses alike. The holistic approach put me and my sister at ease. The horses were happy, healthy & clearly well loved. Our guides were fantastic. Thimmiah shared his knowledge of the local lore & wildlife was so special. With the horses' consent, we even got to do a little gallop in the forest! I cannot recommend this place highly enough. I'd venture to say it may be the only ranch that is worth visiting as their animals and people are treated with love and respect. Thanks so much Rancho Baaxal.
Written 15 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

elana f
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Solo
SUCH an amazing and fun time. the ride was absolutely beautiful and tim was a pleasure to ride with. he was a great conversationalist and natural guide - i learned a ton of history and got philosophical while riding through the beautiful greenery on a well tempered, cute horse. the dogs were adorable as well. my parents hung out with them while i rode, and enjoyed doling out the scratches. the cherry on top is the obvious love and care the staff has for their horses. it’s clear that everyone’s needs are beyond met. well cared for horses are responsive and easy to ride, and that is obviously the case here. i could rave on and on. this is truly such a great choice to see some lovely wildlife, learn some lovely history, and meet some lovely folk.
Written 12 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 565
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Rancho Baaxal (Playa del Carmen) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Rancho Baaxal


Restaurants near Rancho Baaxal: View all restaurants near Rancho Baaxal on Tripadvisor