Got off cruise ship and met Juan from Juan & Only Transportation. He assured me he'd take my family of 4 on a day of adventure touring Puerto Vallarta as we hadn't seen area before. Our tour ended up being a drive to Canopy only for ziplining - which we were charged $100 for. Juan was very talkative and friendly on way there, but when we didn't stay for the meal there at Canopy, he barely spoke to us on return to ship, didn't offer to take us anywhere else in area, and when we saw him the next morning in town he didn't acknowledge us at all. Don't know what kind of deal he had with the people at Canopy, but he told me I could get a deal of $70 instead of the regular price of 80. Since then I've seen prices of 45-50 dollars - some even including the transportation.
We did have a great time on the 10 lines, did some fun moves, and Ricky was cute and carried the heavy pullies for myself and younger daughter. Some areas were a bit of steep walking and once I sat out on a line. All (ages 14-55) had fun, but did feel uncomfortable when he were pressured to give a minimum of $50 tip at the end. Love Mexico, but a few days of this constant high pressure and constantly saying no thank you, was beginning to put a damper on the experience. We gave the tip and even spent $45 on pictures that were emailed to us - nothing printed, and still got a cold shoulder from Juan.
Later at dinner we heard stories of all the tequila tasting, authentic food and great little areas of music and food we didn't experience at all.
Like I said, we had fun, but do feel I should of bartered more the price of the transportation and the cost of the ziplining while being totally clear what our transportation would include. Just having Juan assure me he'd show us a good time wasn't specific enough.
I read some trip advisor reviews, but wish I knew to barter on the ziplining - and not take Juan's advice and accept 70 as a good price. Also could get transportation included from shops on Boardwalk - saw prices of 45 with. Live and learn. Hope this helps - doubt I'll be returning again, but if you go on a cruise - the experience is fun - just don't overpay as I did.
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