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Review of Rancho Baaxal

Rancho Baaxal
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

We found Rancho Baaxal on Trip Advisor, I contacted Lisa and everything was set up quick and easy. She organized the transportation and everything was great! To get to the ranch you drive on a little one lane street with mangroves on both sides. It was cool to see. The horses were waiting for us. They took the time to pick out the right horse for each rider. They taught you how to sit properly and hold the reins. Then we were off through the "jungle". We got to the beach and rode for some time. It was a beautiful day and we had fun. The guides were good and you could tell they loved the horses. This is definitely the best place to ride horses in Playa Del Carmen.

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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Good ride through the jungle and along the beach. The guide was awesome.

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Reviewed 25 February 2012

My husband and I are novice riders and had a great time on this tour. The staff were all great. The ride was lovely. There is no bathroom facility so be prepared to pee in the jungle.

1  Thank Ariel T
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

So first off Lisa is great. She organized everything, she arranged our transportation, and she was generally super accommodating. Furthermore, she clearly absolutely loves horses and runs the ranch with rescued horses for that reason.

We had a very nice ride through the jungle then up the beach. Stopped for a juice and a granola bar on the way back. Got chance to do a short canter on the beach. All in all a fine experience for novice riders like us.

The only thing missing was something a bit extra. There was no "guide" aspect to the tour. We didn't learn anything about the jungle or the area or anything. Just sat on the horse and went for a walk. With all the amazing reviews on here I assume there was something particularly special about the experience but instead it was just what it sounds like: a nice walk through the jungle and up the beach on a horse.

1  Thank Brian T
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

What a wonderful experience. From the first time I emailed Lisa to book everything was all just so easy. Lisa even organised a taxi transfer for us! The horses are all rescue horses and are soo well behaved, really was a pleasure to ride. Our guides took such great care of us all (only three on the tour) and particularly looked after my husband who had never ridden before. This is not your typical riding tour which go on mass rides and push their horses to complete rides all day. The horses come first at Rancho Baaxal and you can really see that in their health and personalities. Must do for horse lovers.

Thank Shan_and_Jase
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