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Reviewed 23 March 2015

First and foremost, "thank you". Each and every person at this one of a kind retreat we can not say enough about. During a month long stay beginning in Cozumel, to the interior of the Zona Maya in Chunhuhub, throughout Quintana Roo from Cancun to Chetumal, and to the beautiful state of Chiapas we found ourselves returning to Num Kaan Ranch. Three stays in all, first two in the perfect little "Cabana Bella" just right for two for the amazing price of $450 pesos (appx. $30.00 US). Our last stay in "Casita Cowboy", a beautiful home with all the amenities, fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker, etc. Just us two on this trip but the house is set up for four - six. For two persons, a mere $1200 pesos! (appx. $80.00 US)
The detail Jeffrey and Brenda have put in to the ranch is impeccable. Hand made ranch style furniture from trees on the property. Victor, one of the most knowledgeable guys around when it comes to just about everything from harvesting a dead tree safely and turning it into some of the most beautiful, functional furniture was an absolute pleasure to be around and so willing to share his knowledge. Oh, and I can't help but mention one of the most beautiful welcoming smiles on the planet!!! He also made us omelets in the morning that were scrumptious.
We were very fortunate to visit with Jeffrey on several occasions, what a life saver. I developed a tooth ache while there and he not only recommended a great dentist but called him for us and made me an appointment for the very next day. Drew us a map and was there to make sure we found it and all was OK. Thanks again!! And Brenda, what can I say, I could have spent the day talking with you. A great sense of humor and endearing personality, had time permitted I would have loved to spend some time in the kitchen chopping and chatting, maybe next time!
Everything about the ranch goes beyond the boundaries, the private dock and swimming area are pristine. It only takes one look at the crystal waters of Laguna Bacalar to know why it is called the lake of seven blues. With a limestone bottom you would think you were looking at the Caribbean but with a huge difference. Sweet clear water with beautiful little fish all around. Nothing to worry about if your like me and think once in the water I am only bait! No current, absolutely amazing warm fresh water. We couldn't get enough of it. Kayaking was fantastic and we paddled around for hours just soaking up the sun and the natural beauty of the laguna.
Waking in the morning to see Angel bringing in the horses was truly a sight to behold. The animals are all so beautiful and completely cared for in every way. My favorite photo of Angel walking the stallion past the pool at sunrise is just one of many beautiful sites you will take in while staying at this great place. Of course I have included it in the photos below.
We were lucky to meet a few interesting people in the "Jungle Horse Cantina". One particular fellow who went by the nickname of "Panchito" He was from the nearby Mennonite community of Salamanca and had drilled at least some of the wells at the ranch, A very good friend of Jeffreys . We struck up a conversation and to our surprise were invited to join him for a real life tour of this astounding community in the traditional manner, horse and buggy! It was fabulous and we're still dreaming of the home made cheese his sister made. If you care to visit, we were told everyone is welcome. A true "trip in to the past". Punch in Salamanca for our review with photos and hopefully if you visit Num Kaan Ranch you will also have the opportunity to see a real working Mennonite community.
We learned that Num Kaan meant infinite sky or endless sky and after spending time with the wonderful owners and staff we think it may also have another. "Endless Memories"
Hasta la próxima vez!

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2014

This is the real deal. A working, authentic, and top shelf ranch retreat with beautiful horses and highly experienced ranch hands to make our vacation unique. Our 9 year old has been asking to learn to ride and we wanted a family vacation away from the city that would offer us an opportunity to experience the Bacalar area in a special way . This place offers it all - a peaceful setting on a gorgeous property, trail rides through the jungle, a private beach on Bacalar Lagoon, kayak rides through the mangroves. After a relaxing day we enjoyed the pool (excellent for kids and adults) and coconut drinks by the corral. Our kids have run around and enjoyed the fresh air while we have enjoyed a unique family retreat in a gorgeous setting.

We highly recommend this place to Canadians, Americans and Mexicans alike. This place will not disappoint!

  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

Thank you for a great time. The service, attention the superb activities and very well priced facilities and meals was well worth the escape from the daily stress of life. Am looking forward to my next visit. Actually its already being planned. Cheers, Dileep

  • Stayed: September 2014
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Reviewed 19 December 2015
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Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2015
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Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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