Rancho Loco was established in 2012 upon the ruins of Rancho Del Campo (a previous tourist ranch that had been neglected) and is located just outside of Parke Arikok, Aruba's national park. Some animal lovers happened to enter the property and saw the opportunity to create an entirely new concept of what a horse ranch could be in Aruba.
They had a vision of not having the horses confined to small stables but instead roaming the ranch freely and living like a herd would in the wild, making them well socialized. In addition to being "horse friendly" the ranch is also environmentally friendly.
Many different fruits and vegetables are grown including soursop, squash, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, cashews, papayas and passion fruit, as well as hay to supplement our horses' diet. Rancho Loco’s focus is to minimize our environmental footprint by maximizing our use of renewable natural resources: rainwater is collected and reused, and lights are powered by solar collectors. After much drilling, on March 4, 2017 we found our own underground fresh water supply - a great accomplishment since the ranch sits 292 feet above sea level! All of this makes Rancho Loco the "greenest" horse ranch in Aruba.
On June 30, 2014 we welcomed Phoenix, the first colt born on the ranch. He is now grown up and going out on tours. On September 27, 2016 we were blessed again with Honey, our first filly born at the ranch. Rancho Loco is open for the public to stop by and visit her and her mother, Pamela. We provide a relaxed atmosphere for all to enjoy. The ranch also has a bar where refreshments can be purchased and consumed while enjoying the surroundings.