A return visit to Rancho Encantado where we have stayed several time before over the years.
It was nice being back and being greeted as old friends by several of the staff. One of the nicest things about staying there is the personal service, especially in these days where there is a certain “sameness” in the larger hotels. Although there certainly have been some changes over the years, the whole region still has the same feeling as when we first found it. The laguna is just as magical as ever and coming back to our casita after a day of exploring (once again) the Mayan sites is a beautiful contrast to the jungle.
We did notice a few changes at the Rancho. One was the increase in the number of catfish that swim out as soon as you walk down the dock. I guess it’s all the home-baked bread that the guests have been feeding them over the years! The other is what seems to be an expanded vegetarian menu, really nicely prepared with enough variation to keep it interesting, and for those of us who aren’t vegetarians, the regular menu of fish and chicken is always a winner. And the massages with Mallina are always a special experience.
Whenever we think about “getting away from it all,” Rancho Encantado comes to mind (and heart).
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