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Hugh K
Calgary, Canada131 contributions
Friends
If you are a small group of 2 or 3 in the Mismaloya or PVR area, I highly recommend taking this 3 hour equestrian excursion. Pedro is a great guide and takes great pride in providing a quality experience. His horses and mules are smaller but very sturdy and comfortable for those that haven't ridden a lot. The trip is about one hour through the jungle and across some streams on the way up to the Predator film set. There he allows for up to an hour to swim in the pond with a rope swing, slide down a small waterfall, have a bite to eat and a drink. You also have time for a 45 minute ziplining adventure which we would have done had we known it was there. Then he takes you back down. The price was $30 US which was ridiculously low. Pedro will ride with your camera and take pictures of you along the way. He will let you cantor and gallop as you feel comfortable.
Next time we will bring a knapsack with a bathing suit and towel and book the ziplining as well. You can find Rancho Lopez on the right in Mismaloya just before the zoo. it would be a great daylong excursion to Mismaloya by public bus which would include the horse ride, the ziplining and the zoo. I suggest lunch or dinner at El Jacalita after.
Written April 1, 2012
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Travellers_8
Vancouver35 contributions
Family
Pedro Lopez took us on a horseback tour through the jungle to the Predator set. It took about two hours. Pedro is really a friendly local rancher with deep roots in the community. A couple of our party had never been on a horse, so he offered just to walk with us and train the neophytes on basic handling skills. The ride through the jungle was memorable; the horses were well trained & calm and responded well to direction. For Mexican standards, the horses and mule were well kept, but they were tethered (I’m not sure if they are stabled at night) and rope harnesses were used (I prefer leather as they are softer on the horse’s snout).
Written March 24, 2016
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Bjorn N
San Diego, CA1 contribution
Couples
Today January 22nd 2016 my family and I went out horseback riding in Mismaloya at Rancho Lopez. Pedro Lopez the owner/guide picked us up at our hotel at 9:45am and drove us to his ranch. He had the horses ready to go and we took a little trip through his town and up in the jungle. Pedro is very experienced and his English is very good. He took us the the set of Predator in the jungle where we had some lunch and drinks. After about an hour of eating and drinking he went back to his Ranch. His horses are in great shape and very well taken care off. For some of my family members it was the first time horseback riding and they had a great time. If you think about doing some horseback riding in the Puerto Vallarta area, I can highly recommend Pedro Lopez. You can book this tour at Playa Los Muertos in front of hotel Playa Los Arcos. Ask for Jaime or Don Pedro and they will take care of you. The price is about $35 each person.
Written January 22, 2016
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JohngWirral
Wirral34 contributions
Couples
Mismaloya is located along the coastline of the Bay of Banderas
just south of Puerto Vallarta. It is most famous for the filming of ‘The Night Of the Iguana’ but however there are very little remains of the film set now. However well worth a trip is with Rancho lopez where you will be taken to the film set of ‘Predator’.

The beach at Playa Mismaloya is in a lovely cove, where you will get a fabulous view of Los Arcos sea rocks. This is a wonderful place to stay and a taxi ride will get you to the more crowded area of Puerto Vallarta downtown and the famous Malecon.
Written June 17, 2012
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MABSTL531
St Louis Missouri30 contributions
Friends
If you visit Mismaloya at the bus stop ask for Pefro Lopez. He operates Rancho Lopez a small boutique borseback riding experience into the mountainous jungle of Mismaloya. He has a very good grasp of English and is extremely accomodating. We have known Pedro for over twenty years and have always found him courteous, honest and kind. He loves his city of Mismaloya. And he will coordinate your experience to exactly what you want.
Written January 31, 2014
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Mari F
US1 contribution
Pedro Lopez is amazing! Highly Recommend this tour! Stunning jungles and beautiful and he takes you up to the real set where Predator was filmed.
Written September 13, 2020
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Gloria C
Hood River, OR166 contributions
Friends
In the El Eden area, this restaurant features an ample tray of shrimp, fish, steak or combos in an open air location overlooking a river with smooth boulders that invite the customer to take a dip after lunch. I wrote a review about El Eden and did not realize that Rancho Lopez was the actual restaurant we ate at. There are people zip lining in the trees that you can watch as you dine. I love this place! Would go back in a heartbeat.
Written June 18, 2017
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LovePuertoVallarta
Seattle182 contributions
Couples
Pedro Lopez is an amazing man. He's been here for many years, and is very dependable and interesting. If you like horses, be sure to visit Pedro. He is often at the main road by the bus stop, and speaks English. Trustworthy and honest !!!
Written September 7, 2016
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Ami L
Washington DC8 contributions
Family
Pedro and Gustavo were wonderful guides on a ride up a winding road through the jungle. We stopped at the Predator set at the top and could have lunch, swim, zip line if we wanted to, before we came back down. Pedro works very hard and exists strictly on referrals. He doesn't overwork his horses. He cares about Mismaloya very much. If you want a bare bones horseback riding trip that is "real Mexico" this is the way to do it!!
Written December 24, 2015
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