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Rancho Baaxal

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Great place, rescuing horses for all ages

I always research before I use any animal activities while on holiday, I chose Rancho Baaxal... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Allison L
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Wonderful place

Coming from someone who has had horses for 14 years, the horses are wonderfully looked after, the... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

I always research before I use any animal activities while on holiday, I chose Rancho Baaxal because they seemed to really care for their horses and made them a priority and this was evident when we arrived there. All the animals, dogs and horses are...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Allison L
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The staff are wonderful. The horses ok. however the riding is rubbish. You ride through tracks, in the so called jungle. We only trotted 1 min and cantered for 4 mins on a lane where the cars go and it's rock hard, not good for...More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank Ramrap10
rancho_baaxal, Owner at Rancho Baaxal, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear Ramrap10, Thank you for your recent visit to our ranch. We are tremendously grateful for every single visitor, who, by riding with us, contributes to our rescue work. However, I am not sure why you decided to ride with us at all, since you...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017

Coming from someone who has had horses for 14 years, the horses are wonderfully looked after, the staff are very friendly, and I would highly recommend this place to anyone asking. The horses are all rescues and are now living the life they deserve. They...More

Date of experience: January 2017
5  Thank stephcolvin
Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you want to experience some true trail riding in Playa, this is the place to go. Lisa's horses are all rescues and you can tell right away that she is quite passionate about what she does. She takes the time to place riders with...More

Date of experience: December 2016
5  Thank Windsor_Beachbums
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I actually wanted to take my time to review this place as I think they are wonderful people. First off the drive to the ranch is not far but the drive into the jungle to reach them is a little scary .. don't worry you'll...More

Date of experience: December 2016
8  Thank Marie-knows-best
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at Rancho Baaxal. We had riders of varying degrees of experience and the staff catered to us all individually allowing the experienced riders to let loose a little bit while the others rode at a comfortable pace. The horses are...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

All with all great!! The horses are in good condition, the men working there are very friendly. Even the dogs went with us in the jungle. We had a great time! One with the nature, we really relaxed!

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 12 October 2016

My mom and I rode with Rancho Baxxal back in Aug 2016 (I can't believe I forgot to review them!) I took my mom who is an accomplished rider for her birthday. We had the greatest time. I am an advanced rider and they were...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank kelleygirlA
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great little place. All of their horses are rescues, and the people that work there are knowledgeable and caring for you and the horses. Recent law changes mean you can't ride on the beach any more, and they recently relocated, so make...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Bigmyk2k
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Today we took to the saddle on some wonderful well kept and extremely loved rescued horses. The staff are lovely and very passionate with what they do! Was an amazing trek threw the jungle saw some lovely butterfly's and lots of tranchulla's... Also was welcomed...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank jessxox1
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3 November 2018|
Response from rancho_baaxal | Property representative |
Hi guardmom18, First of all my apologies for the late reply - for some reason I did not see your question until now. We are currently working on updating our website as we are no longer operating on our old beach location... More
29 August 2018|
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Response from rancho_baaxal | Property representative |
Hi tasharaylene, Thank you for your message. Our rides are suitable for all levels of experience. I am not sure what you mean by "real trail riding", but maybe you can explain that further? I hope we get to see you at our... More
14 July 2018|
Response from rancho_baaxal | Property representative |
Hi Susanna, I am sorry about the late reply. Rental car, taxi, or the local "colectivo" service (a very inexpensive shared taxi van service) are all options to get to our location. Best regards, Lisa Dahlander Rancho... More