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Rancho El Charro

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Address: Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 (322) 224-0114

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Horseback riding geared to your skill and experience level

The owner, Pam, is a sweetheart. My guide, Ramon, does not speak English, but we had no trouble communicating on the trail. I was picked up at the designated location (if you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Oak Park, Illinois
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Oak Park, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The owner, Pam, is a sweetheart. My guide, Ramon, does not speak English, but we had no trouble communicating on the trail. I was picked up at the designated location (if you are not coming from a local hotel, I recommend printing directions, Apparently "Library" often means "bookstore" to the uninformed. It is actually Los Mangos Biblioteca, but it is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I decided to do this ride. I am very experienced with horses he has never ridden. The guide did not check to see how he was doung which was not very well at all. I had to stay back and help him and therefore did not get to enjoy any of the ride. We did not have... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This adventure was top notch from beginning to end. We did the ATV/zipline/horseback riding adventure. The day started out with a 1 hour horseback ride to the waterfalls - the scenic journey took us meandering through the woods and along and across the river. The horses were in very good shape - and weren't tiny scrawny horses like we've experienced... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was a last minute booking for us. We took the 3 hr tour, lol As previous reviewers have stated its ok for the money. The horses look well cared for and very tame. The trip up the mountain was fairly steep with several switchbacks, but I trusted my horse to not throw me off the side of the trail.The... More 

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Vassalboro, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We have horses at home and had tried a riding experience in Talkeenta Alaska that was a HUGE disappointment. So when I decided to give this a chance there was some trepidation on the part of my partner as well as myself. We opted for a 3 hour private ride (it was only dollars more) and Tomas our guide led... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I did the Wild Ride for advanced riders and this ride was intense! The terrain was steep and rocky and you really had to trust the horses, although they were very fit and handled the trail well. It was a hard ride though so take some aspirin and prepared to be sore at the end of the day. The ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Had a wonderful time at the rancho El charro. Scenery was beautiful and lunch place was amazing. Would strongly recommend but not for small children.

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Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This was my 3rd visit to Rancho El Charro and once again, it was a great time! Pamela was prompt at our pickup location and a delight! Our group of 4 women chose the 3-hr trail ride along the low-lands to the waterfall & restaurant. We were happy to have Tomas again as our guide for only us four! He... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Took the 3 hour ride and had a great time. Our guide was attentive and friendly. Pam was very helpful and even took us into Costco on the return trip!! Definitely worth checking out!!

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Calm waves, decent sand, no long walk for deep water. Tons to see, fishermen, people, peddlers, pelicans diving, pier activity, ... always safe, coast guard boat usually around, policemen on Segway's..... Not quiet, mostly locals....... a great taste of the real Puerto Vallarta.

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