Our Puerto Vallarta trip was as fun as the come, from the seaside to the adventure we wrapped a bit of everything into our trip. We climbed the Sierra Madres ( In San Sebastian del Oeste) to the elevation of 4683 Feet above sea level one day and the next we were climbing the Sierra Madres, via the Cuale River in Puerto Vallarta.
Our Puerto Vallarta RZR 4×4 Cuale River adventure is surely not for those without an adventurous spirit as you will either get really dirty from dusty trails or you will get really wet and muddy if it has rained. Let me share a few details about this epic adventure and then you can lavishly live travel out loud and decide if the Puerto Vallarta RZR 4×4 Cuale River Adventure is for you.
Puerto Vallarta RZR 4×4 Cuale River Adventure
No one was pushing us to do anything on this trip, but my kids love adventures, and I feel that when we are traveling we have to experience as much as we can. We have mini bucket lists that we work on and this was about to get crossed off. The Sierra Madres have been very kind to us on this particular trip as they have provided us lot of different adventures.
Arrival at Wild Treks Adventures
There are a few tour companies in Puerto Vallarta and this time we chose Wild Treks Adventures.
We arrived at Wild Treks Adventures which was about 15 minutes from the Buenaventura Grand via cab. You get there, check in, get a bandana, helmet and eye gear (you will need it all). There is a bathroom (albeit a little rough) and I highly advise using it due to the bumps on the cobblestone roads and the rough terrain you are about to embark upon.
The guides will go over how to drive your Polaris RZR 4×4’s and a little bit about hand signaling and then off you go.
Do I think you can use a camera if you are not driving? Yes. If you are driving I suggest a Go Pro helmet or a stand for putting on the RZR.
TOURING Puerto Vallarta
You get in and you start right away, stay tight to your guide and watch the road, it’s insane and a lot at once, but once you start moving Oh My Goodness is it fun!
We met up with the group of ATV’rs before traversing the mountain and the Guides will take your photo and jump in! They are a hoot.
We headed up the Sierra Madres in all the glorious dust, get ready to be bathed and coated in the dirt if it’s hot, dry and sunny.
There’s traffic coming down the hill at you as well as you going up the mountain, people really use these trails as roads, FYI! The conditions can get tight and I was screaming that I did not want to fall off the earth.
In some parts of the trail, you have the edge of the mountain, no guide rails, and if your tire takes the divots that are just landsliding out, you could be gone, so really focus. (look left no guard rail)
Capture that photo at the top of the trail. Bottom left photo, we are filthy and coated.
Now it’s time to head back down the trail, and go over to the Rancho Los Pilas owned by Wild Trek Adventures as well.
Here I thought we were heading to some hidden treasure in the town, and in reality, when you get here, this is owned by them adventure group and it is nice, just not what I had envisioned.
There is this mini cliff the guys were jumping off of and then into the pool. Be warned, if it’s dusty and you do this the water will attract more dust and more bug bites. I think that needs to be discussed. We should have worn pants, and long sleeve shirt or at least strong DEET. We got bit a lot and the heat would have been worse in pants, but the bites less, so pick your battle.
My waffle was awesome probably the best of the trip so kudos!
After you eat (the food is good) they move you to their Tequila tasting, and this would have been fun had we not had the responsibility of driving 3 kids and $28,000 Polaris RZR or if we had not already done tequila tasting on the whole trip. (can’t always drink and have fun) My personal opinion is more time on the roads and trails, less time at the restaurant would have been more my ideal adventure. This is fun, it gives you a taste of what you may not see and if you have not tequila bought, this is your chance.
Here’s a note, if you did not bring cash with you then you can just charge what you buy (food and alcohol) to your name and when you get back to the office you can settle up there and that was the best thing we learned on this trip, so no worries!