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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 May 2012

Stopped here during our ride from Palenque to Tulum and did not regret it. Staaf very friendly, cabanas very nice and plenty of swimming etc.Restaurant also has very nice food at reasonable prices. Do not forget your repellent as the Mosquitos are plenty. Can recommend this hotel.

1Thank jjalok
Reviewed 25 April 2012

This please was inexpensive and outstanding, We arrived right before 9 from a long drive from Cancun and were pleasantly greeted and able to eat at the restaurant that closes at 9. Food was top shelf and presentation was 4 star. The staff were all amazing and the grounds pristine. This was unfortunately only a stopover to Belize. The cabanas...

Thank bubblyone813
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 April 2012

This place is beautiful, the surroundings are gorgeous and the view of the lagoon is priceless. This is a great place to unplug from the world and its worries. There are trees everywhere and birds singing very early in the morning (which will wake you up by 6:00 A.M.), chaise lounges by the side of the lagoon under tall trees...

1Thank corazonladron
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Positive things about this place: staff is really friendly specially at the restaurant and reception. This place has a very nice lagoon view and access - A nice central palapa with hammocks welcome you to just sit and enjoy the lagoon- which gives this place some certain "magic".  The restaurant serves really good food for reasonable prices. The owner seems like...

Thank claudialpl
Reviewed 28 March 2012

We had a great 3 days at Rancho Encantado, the staff did everything they could to make our stay perfect. Breakfast was included in our price, and was delicious! home made bread an jams really made it special! We did the lagoon tour, and even if we already love the lake, we fell even deeper in love. The only drawback...

2Thank vanessa j
Bloomington, Illinois
Reviewed 23 February 2012

We had a room on the lagoon that was Huge! King bed foru husband and I and two single beds. Spacious bathroom as well. The food in the restaurant was very good. I happened to be sick and couldn't make it to the restaurant. Even though they don't offer room service they kindly brought me chicken soup, steamed veggies, and...

Thank Heatherbug78
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 18 February 2012

My husband and I were very disappointed that we only stayed at this property for one night having used it as a stopover on our way to the jungles of the interior from Cancun airport. We arrived late at night in our rental car and would have driven past the turn in if we hadn't noted a little sign with...

Thank GJF6322
Preston, Lancashire
Reviewed 16 February 2012

We called in hoping to find accommodation here after a busy 3 weeks around Yucatan and Chiapas and were in luck. They had just finished a new suite named 'Flamango' (we were the second occupants) which cost around £100 including breakfast. The room was huge with the bedroom opening up through double doors into a large private patio area complete...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 February 2012

We stayed only one night at this hotel but was enough to amaze us.. we arrived to the hotel in the evening, staff was helpful and friendly. First we settled in our spacy, 4-people room. Even though we were only 2, this room was the same rate as a double room and we loved the space for our big luggages....

Thank sedacc
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Definitely a bucket list place hotel the place is amazing the Lagoon is amazing this service amazing wow, this is one of the places that is hard to reach but once you are there it's incredibly good, it is so relaxing calm And beautiful that you would not believe it, this is big hotel to be in bacalar

1Thank gferraez

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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: $166 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rancho Encantado 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Rancho Encantado Hotel Bacalar
Rancho Encantado Laguna Bacalar
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“Most rooms exist in 2-story fourplexes. None too far away. The rooms with lake view are worth it.”
  • Laguna Suite room pier.
GneissDay, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Suits are awesome and private”
401davidz, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a lagoon-side room.”
MADPhilOxon, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms close to the street are a bit louder”
  • Twin room
Feride0706, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra and book a lakeside casita.”
MARJORIEA746, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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