The ranch is located approximately 150 miles south of Harlingen, Texas with convenient pick up at Harlingen/Valley International Airport (HRL).
Upon arrival at the airport, our uniformed guides will meet you at the Rancho Caracol counter adjacent to the luggage carousel, load your gear into our clean, roomy passenger vans with captain’s chairs and take you directly to the ranch. The safe, leisurely journey takes about 3 1/2 hours, and the roads along the way are scenic and very well-paved. If you prefer, you may also fly your own aircraft or charter a private plane from Harlingen to an airstrip located just minutes from the ranch, or Cuidad Victoria International Airport just over an hour away where we will be happy to pick you up.
Crossing into Mexico by van is fast, safe and virtually effortless. All you need is a passport, which we will take care of for you before you arrive. Typically, the border crossing process takes only a few minutes.
We do suggest that you take advantage of the free use of our fine Beretta shotgun collection at the ranch, but if you have a favorite gun you can’t hunt without, we can secure the proper permits and firearm transport for you at an additional fee.
For guests that would like to bring their own dog(s), we have a set of clean, modern guest kennels at the lodge, and all you need is a veterinary health certificate to cross the border. We’ll make sure your dogs are pampered and well-fed during your stay, and a nearby veterinarian is also available in the unlikely case of emergencies.
"Rancho Caracol is, without a doubt, the best lodge I've ever stayed in."
Larry Brunson, DDS, The Woodlands, Texas