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Rancho El Charro

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Address: Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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+52 322 224 0114

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Maybe the only place I will ride horses

This review is written by someone that has almost never ridden horses, but we love nature and adventure. Horseback riding in the USA is something I will never do again- riding... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tustin, California
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Tustin, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is written by someone that has almost never ridden horses, but we love nature and adventure. Horseback riding in the USA is something I will never do again- riding single file on a wide dirt rode while walking is not my idea of a good time. This ride is anything but that. Pamela has an amazing group of... More 

Thank AndyW132915
Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

I am a beginner rider, I have done most of my ridding in the USA, and I have hated it! I was about to give up on the horse back ridding experience, when my girlfriend forced me to try this place where she has enjoyed ridding a lot. I have to say that this place was the only place where... More 

Thank Martin R
Oak Park, Illinois
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

The view of the sprawling city of Puerta Vallarta and the Valley on the other side, riding Pamela's Rancho El Charo horses, Confetti and Pamela and led by our guide either Ramon or Tomas. This time Tomas was leading riding Blast. Crossing the river and getting information from either Tomas or Ramon, this was a great trip and an excellent... More 

Thank jmkatny
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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2 reviews
Reviewed February 25, 2017

We booked the 5 hr. Waterfall ride and were not disappointed! Rancho El Charro is a professional operation from start to finish. Our guide was very accommodating. The horses are in excellent physical condition and well-cared for. Much more so than some we’ve rented on previous trips. We travel to the Caribbean or Mexico every winter and always go horseback... More 

Thank bjacobsen54
Ridge, New York
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2 reviews
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Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

I chose Rancho El Charro for my fiancé and I because it looked much less touristy than the other ones in the area. We did the 3 hour "tropical forest ride" We wanted more of a remote experience and this one was perfect! I have no riding experience and my fiancé hadn't ridden in over 10 years. Pamela, the owner,... More 

Thank bludeker
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Great ranch, amazing horses. I recommended Rancho El Charro for folks I was arranging a trip to Puerto Vallarta with. They had a great ride, and the Ranch was able to accommodate them a day early when our dates got mixed up (on our end). My partner and I have gone ourselves on the waterfall ride, in Fall of 2015.... More 

Thank Chris F
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Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

What a great time! We had a beautiful scenic ride with great views, nice breezes, river crossings and a fabulous lunch in the jungle at an outdoor restaurant. Close in so there wasn't a long drive to get there. We had a wonderful day!

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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

Our visit to Rancho El Charro in Playa Grande was a memorable experience for all our family. We were four adults (three beginners and one experienced rider) and the guides did a good job matching us to our horses. In total there were 14 riders on this morning ride. The trip took us through jungle trails, across rivers and up... More 

Thank am2nite
United Kingdom
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81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Pam was great at answering questions via email. She sent instructions for the meeting point. Once at the ranch we met our rides, the horse were well looked after and happy at their work. The ride started at little hairy for us beginners but the horse knew what they were doing taking up and down the mountain. The view alone... More 

Thank Kirsty W
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
2 reviews
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Reviewed April 24, 2016

Lovely, healthy horses and a great guide gave us a memorable day in the mountains. Trails provided an incredible view of the city, several river crossings and an intimate view of rural life. Stopped for lunch in a lovely riverside spot where we enjoyed shrimp tacos.

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