Rancho Caracol

Our History

In English, Rancho Caracol translates to “Snail Ranch,” so named because of the slow, winding road that leads down from the lodge to our picturesque, cliff-lined lake. The lodge itself is perched atop the breathtaking Mesa Las Alazanas, the original staging site for the construction of the Las Alazanas Dam.

Having hunted the Tamaulipas region for more than 50 years, our family has long known how special this area really is, and when the opportunity presented itself in 1998, we purchased an 11,000-acre expanse. Since then, we have spent countless hours clearing, planting, and enhancing the natural habitat for our native population of whitewing dove, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, turkey, deer, and javelina. In 2008, we established Whitewing Unlimited™ to encourage a regional effort to responsibly preserve and protect the future of this thriving area.

Our traditionally styled hacienda today stands as a luxurious oasis in the middle of this vast, wild territory. We work constantly to maintain and improve the ranch including construction of: private villas overlooking the lake; our pool with swim-up bar; a new game room with domed ceilings; a tranquil massage complex; an impressive gun gallery; and modern kennels for our 100 hunting dogs. No detail is overlooked in making Rancho Caracol the friendliest, most enjoyable hunting lodge in Mexico.

"Far and away the best whitewing shoot I've ever had!"
Fred Pauling, MD, Houston, Texas
Toll free: 888-246-3164 : Outside U.S.: 956-542-3482 : Fax: 956-542-5765
Rancho Caracol : 2424 Village Drive : Brownsville, TX 78521