We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Rancho Encantado

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Rancho Encantado
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

720 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Rancho Encantado
See the most recent reviews
Showing 206: English reviews
Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 21 August 2013

The location is amazing! The restaurant is very good and have a good variety of things to choose and prices. The boat tour is awesome and so is the Paddle experience. Its a magical place. The staff is the nicest! The hammocks just in front of the lagoon are the best place to read, relax and enjoy. The rooms were...

Thank M M
Reviewed 16 August 2013

I am tempted to give Rancho Encantado a 5 star review, just because their staff is the nicest. Everyone asks you how are you, from the front desk to the gardeners. They really know what great service means. We stayed only for 2 nights in our honeymoon (July 29 - 31). We got one of the front site cabañas, (they...

1Thank Lilianaic
Banbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2013

This is a fabulous place right on the banks of the laguna. The rooms are spacious and clean, the restaurant is excellent serving great food at a good price, all the staff were helpful and friendly. We only spent one night here but would have been happy to stay for longer. It is really peaceful and a wonderful place just...

1Thank G E H
Monterrey, México
Reviewed 16 July 2013

I read the other reviews for the hotel, I see that they review the Bacalar lagoon rather than the hotel, so I will focus my review on the hotel. In a nutshell, Rancho Encatado is your best lodging option in Bacalar. I was able to visit several other hotels, and I think Bacalar is the best. Akalki is also very...

3Thank RoSMR
Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Was here a day around middle of july. Really nice place, absolutely stunning view. And good priced also. The food from the restaraunt could have been a step higher which would have made it a 5 star. But I reccon most people would have given it a 5 for the food also.

Thank M_martin189839
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

Rancho Encantado delivers on all levels. From the start Isabella made us feel welcome and explained all the amenities including the free use of paddle boarding, kayaks and wi-fi. My review is influenced by the amazing Cabana 8 which has it's own private sun lounges, hammock, king size bed and porch which provide a great view across the lake.. Put...

Thank Geoff W
Kihei, Hawaii
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We are visiting the Yucatan for three weeks and decided to take a mini-trip down to Bacalar and Chetumal. The drive took almost four hours but the roads are good. We stopped twice to get gas and rest but mostly we drove. Be sure to take passports when you travel though Mexico...even mini trips. You can't exchange American money for...

2Thank Maryl54
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 13 May 2013

What a beautiful place! Everything about staying at Rancho Encantado was great. It started even before we got there. I made a mistake with the booking, and Nelly at the main office was such a great help in correcting it (THANK YOU!!). We stayed for two nights in a cabaña. They are clean and spacious, ours had a double bed...

Thank Elsa S
Mexico City
Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

We stay at the hotel because we wanted a relax vacation, and we did!! The staff is awesome, Vicky from the masage hut excellent!! The food is amazing!! We stay at the log that is located infront of the laggon, it has its own peer and every morning you can relax watching the sunrise!! The water is so warm!! Just...

Thank Genamotion
Southfield, Michigan
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Last year my 91 year old father and I spent 2 nights at this hotel, this year we spent our entire trip staying at this hotel. My father wanted to return because he loved the rural location, being able to sit outside to enjoy the birds and the scenery, and the wonderful cabins. He has limited mobility, but this hotel...

1Thank Susan V

802 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (794)
Pool/Beach Area (90)
Room/Suite (71)
Bathroom (15)
Family/Play Areas (17)
Dining (39)
Hotel & Grounds (115)
View from Room (37)
Other (410)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (8)
Room/Suite (3)
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Bacalar hotels
3.9 km away
Villas Bakalar
Villas Bakalar
#6 of 9 in Bacalar
62 reviews
7.1 km away
Hotel Laguna Bacalar
Hotel Laguna Bacalar
#9 of 9 in Bacalar
334 reviews
4.1 km away
Hotel Aires Bacalar
Hotel Aires Bacalar
#3 of 9 in Bacalar
41 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.1 km away
Hotel Hacienda Bacalar
Hotel Hacienda Bacalar
#7 of 9 in Bacalar
77 reviews
32.7 km away
Bacalar Lagoon Resort
Bacalar Lagoon Resort
#2 of 32 in Bacalar
238 reviews
3.5 km away
Cabanas, Hostal y Camping "Magic Bacalar"
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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: ₹ 7,782 - ₹ 12,356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rancho Encantado 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz and Travelocity so you can book your Rancho Encantado reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Rancho Encantado Hotel Bacalar
Rancho Encantado Laguna Bacalar
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Rancho Encantado staff and other travellers.
21 questions
Ask a question
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 months ago
Black Diamond, Canada
over a year ago
San Pedro, Belize
Monterrey, Mexico
6 months ago

See all questions (21)

Questions? Get answers from Rancho Encantado staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Get a lagoon-side room.”
 of 5 bubbles MADPhilOxon, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms close to the street are a bit louder”
  • Twin room
 of 5 bubbles Feride0706, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra and book a lakeside casita.”
 of 5 bubbles MARJORIEA746, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lakeside cottage away from the pool”
 of 5 bubbles azjayhawks, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would try to get a lagoon suite”
  • Suite Laguna Doble
  • Suite Laguna Doble towards bathroom
  • Suite Laguna Doble
  • Suite Laguna Doble balcony
 of 5 bubbles Jutrip, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay