Rancho Encantado

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Rancho Encantado

A half an hour away from the nearest town, this eco-lodge is worth the trip away from "civilization" in order to immerse yourself in local flora and fauna. Sink into the peaceful sounds of nature, gaze out over the lagoon known for showing seven different hues of blue, and simply enjoy the tranquility that abounds.

Situated in the vicinity of Chetumal, 2.6 miles north-northeast of Bacalar, Rancho Encantado offers a warm welcome to tourists interested in staying in this area of Quintana Roo. It is 14.5 miles north-northwest of the center of Chetumal.


Rancho Encantado

Guest spend their time in casitas with air conditioning, private bathrooms, and a terrace with a hammock overlooking the room. Several different room options are available, easy sleeping between two and four people.

Rancho Encantado has a grand total of 13 rooms, which explains why we classify it as a moderately small property. Visitors who prefer personalized service over an abundance of space will like the intimate atmosphere at this location.

Taking into account overall style, amenities, and ambience, Caribya! has awarded this eco resort a 4 star rating. You can learn more about our Caribya! star ratings, and why they are usually lower than the ratings awarded by Trip Advisor and other sites, by clicking here.

A check list of the in-room features and amenities available for visitors at Rancho Encantado include:

  • Coffee Maker
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioned
  • Private Bath
  • Double Bed
  • King Bed
  • Mini Bar
  • Queen Bed
  • Terrace

If you want to make sure your room will have all the necessities, contact the front desk to verify availability.

Activities and Amenities

Activities and Recreation at Rancho Encantado

Guests are privy to a boat tour of Bacalar Laguna, which takes you through the mangroves, to the cenotes, and over to Pirate's Channel.

Using products derived from Bacalar Laguna, the Laguna Bacalar spa employs expert massage therapists who are said to provide a transformative experience.

Also offered at the eco resort:

  • Snorkeling

It's a good idea to double check in advance if you don't want any surprises upon arrival. To see our in-depth article about the activities and recreation opportunities available at Rancho Encantado, click here.


Set under a palapa, Los Hechizos is the Ranch's own private restaurant. The menu is inspired by Mayan cuisine, and everything is home made with fresh, local ingredients. The kitchen opens at 7:30 a.m. and continues serving throughout the day until 10:00 p.m.

Outside of the on-site dining options, vacationers hoping for extra culinary variety should also look into some of the other nearby restaurants. Hungry guests will encounter at least one restaurant within traveling distance. It can be helpful to get familiar with the nearby food, though Rancho Encantado provides some tempting choices of their own. To find out more about dining in this area, click here.


What's Near Rancho Encantado

Guests will find a fair number of attractions located near Rancho Encantado. One nearby example is Fuerte de San Felipe, an interesting historical site. If you want to relax and have fun at the same time, like many tourists who visit this area, your vacation just wouldn't be the same without a few peaceful hours at the beach. Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access, one of the nearest, is to be one of of the easiest beaches to access from the eco resort.

The eco resort is in the vicinity of Chetumal, a particularly enjoyable destination for tourists to experience the diversity of the Yucatan Peninsula.

For additional information about other destinations and attractions near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Carretera Federal 307 at Km 24, the vicinity of Chetumal, Mexico

Phone: (998) 884-1181

Secondary Phone: (983) 839-7900

Website: http://www.encantado.com/


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