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“The best full day excursion we had in Mexico”

Punta Venado Eco-Aventura
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Horseback Riding Tour at Punta Venado Eco Park
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Owner description: In the heart of Maya Coast, Punta Venado Caribbean Eco Park, 1990 acres of jungle and 2.5 miles of beautiful unspoiled beaches in the Mexican Caribbean. Ideal place to horseback ride in the jungle and along the beach on the most beautiful and well-cared horses, enjoy the exciting trails on ATV's. Snorkel an amazing reef a few meters away from the beach, paddling kayaks, exploring cenotes and caverns or just relaxing on our Paradise Beach Club.
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We recently spent a five day stint as a winter break in Playa del carmen. Overall, our time was, in a word, incredible. Looking for something fun to do, while not wanting to be with a million tourists we took the advice of the bell captain at our resort and caught a cab ride to the punta venado, in search of horseback riding. Not knowing what to expect, we tried to keep an open mind as we pulled into a dirt driveway. we saw signs for snake and lemur crossing and thought this might be a good day after all. As we pulled up, we noticed that there were also atvs, which begged the obvious question, "what else can we do?" After discussing all of our options, we decided on everything- snorkel, horseback riding, atv, cave spelunking, and the cenote, and the wave runners as an aside to our snorkel trip. All of this, by the included lunch at the the nearby blue venado beach club where we had the most incredible meal that was totally unexpected with drinks. All of this and we had no reservations!!!! For a little more an hour and a half we went horseback riding along the beach and actually got to gallop w the horses- (not a lame walk in the park)! After that, we took the atvs on another ride through the beachfront jungle. This ended with us being able to go the cenote to swim and to relax for a bit. during our ride, we also stopped of at a cave where we were able to explore and walk through with our guide. we were told that in the late afternoons that monkeys come to play in the trees above the cave, but we were not able to see that as we were off the have a most delicious meal in the nearby blue venado. Then we were able to change our clothes and board the wave runners to go snorkeling.... very nice indeed! I need to mention- all of our guides were very nice and informative. AND THE BEST PART..... we were all alone on all of our tours!!!! No other tourists in our group of two... I can't recommend this place highly enough.... Best to arrange to have your taxi pick you up when you are finished- there is no taxi stand. It was easy enough, our hosts called to the taxi driver for us and he took us back to the resort. For the money, one of the best days I can remember and the highlight of our trip!

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I went horseback riding here and it was fantastic. The most beautiful white sand/turquoise ocean I have ever seen. Being a horse lover and former professional rider, this was heavenly!

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

I Went To playa del carmen with several friends. We were told that the Mayan Adventura snorkeling tour in Tulum was a good tour to go to. We signed up not knowing much about it. The tour turned out to be the best decision we made in Mexico. The scenery you get from the top of the zip lines was amazing. Not to mention snorkeling in the caves. We had an unforgetable experience on the tour and made many great memories. The tour guide Juan went above and beyond our expectations to make the tour great. My wife is afraid of heights, Juan took the time to calm her down and assured her nothing would happen to her. My wife was able to get down the repel tower and have fun zip lining across the jungle. He was also very knowledgeable of the history and answered any questions we had. I would recommend this tour to any of my friends or family.

Thank Tony V
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bluevenado, Gerente at Punta Venado Eco-Aventura, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2015

Hi, how are you !! Thank you very much for your comment !!

We really love listening that people come and enjoy our activities and things that nature has made us partakers!

We appreciate your taking the time to give us your opinion!

We hope to see you soon !!

Greetings!

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Did the 1.5 hour horseback riding excursion. It was a great ride, along the beach most of the ride. They had a horse to haul me around (over 300 pounds)! The guide took several pictures of us as a family, which were much appreciated. I would do this tour again for sure.

1  Thank Craig C
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Punta_Venado, Gerente at Punta Venado Eco-Aventura, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Dear guest:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review we highly appreciate it and we thank you also for recommend us to friends and family.

We glad you enjoyed your horse back riding tour with your family.

Feel free to post your pictures on our facebook page.

Please come back soon to your casa away from home.

Kind regards

Punta Venado

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

The folks at Punta Venado are great. We booked an ATV ride for four at 9:00am Aug 7th and had Enrique as our tour guide. I first want to say that Enrique was one of the best tour guides i have ever had. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and catered the ATV ride to our experience level (he could tell we liked to go fast). We had a great time, the ATV trail is a lot of fun, you will enjoy yourself on this tour. We plan to return to do the horseback riding tour next year. I also want to put in a good word for Henry that works the main desk, he is a very friendly and helpful person as well. You can't go wrong booking a tour at Punta Venado.

Thank Ken G
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Punta_Venado, Gerente at Punta Venado Eco-Aventura, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

Dear guest:


We thank you for your awesome review, we glad you enjoyed our Atv tour we´ll make sure to share your compliments with Enrrique and Henry.

Hopefully next time you can horse back ride our beautiful sandy beach

Thank you very much for your visit and for recommend us to friends and family.

Kind regards

Punta Venado

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