This post is about a Puerto Vallarta nonstop, riveting RZR 4×4 Cuale River Adventure you’ll love!
Experience Puerto Vallarta with an adventure where you rip it up through the streets and the mountainside!
The Pulse-Pounding 4×4 Cuale River Adventure + the Streets of PV
From the countryside to the town, you want to reserve this 4×4 Cuale River Adventure with 2 waterfalls and a river in Puerto Vallarta!
As a family, we sought this out, but it’s great for couples, friends, etc.
Get ready for a very scenic, and exhilarating ride (depending on who is driving) through Puerto Vallarta!
Elevate What You See in this adventure!
Not every day has to be a day at the beach, and taking the time to experience this adventure will show you why!
You don’t go on a vacation to not get a little bit down and dirty with the location right?
I mean, after all, you’ll get good and dirty on this trip, we sure did!
For those that have a bit of a daredevil side in you, the thrill of jumping into waterfalls ought to pump up your adrenaline!
Cobblestone streets to rivers!
Pulse-Pounding at Times: Challenging Terrain on the 4×4 Cuale River Adventure
That’s the 4×4 in front of us, and believe it or not, this is ascending the Sierra Madres.
It’s really a road used by MANY that live in Puerto Vallarta, I thought it was just for the adventure.
So NOT the case and let me add an ‘OMG’ with that because I would NOT use this for a road.
Adventures in Puerto Vallarta For Comparison
For comparison’s sake, one day we climbed the Sierra Madres ( In San Sebastian del Oeste) to an elevation of 4683 Feet above sea level.
And the next day, we were climbing the Sierra Madres, via a 4×4 on an adventure in Puerto Vallarta.
Then we are bumping up and down on the cobblestone streets, what a freakin’ adrenaline rush!
For those that have an adventurous spirit, helmet up, bandana on, don’t forget the goggles, it’s time to get adventurous.
Honestly, this is an insanely great time on your 4×4 Cuale River Adventure through Puerto Vallarta and your guides let you have fun!
4×4 Cuale River Adventure: Live It Up
NO vacation is complete without some form of adventure.
Really, you want a drinking story for a party you will attend in the future, and this is the story!
Our story of ‘getting this’ Puerto Vallarta adventure is what makes it so exciting, and I’ll tell you through a series of pushy salespeople trying to endlessly sell us a timeshare we actually came out with a fabulous tour for 5.
This was not a planned portion of our trip and was very spontaneous and after putting up ad nauseum with a sales pitch and walking away we were rewarded with this adventure!
Our Decision To Go To The 4×4 Cuale River Adventure
No one was pushing us to do anything on this trip, but my kids love adventure!
So to comply we sought out this wild Puerto Vallarta 4×4 Cuale River Adventure without a second thought!
The Sierra Madres has been very kind to us on this particular trip as they have provided us with a lot of different adventures.
After being called ‘Gringa’ so much, I just have made myself Gringa Dana!
Bring it on, this Gringa is ready!
How WILD is this trip going to be?
Stay tuned because we are about to travel through mud, dirt, cobblestone streets and there will be cliff diving of some crazy sort!
Arriving at Wild Trek Adventures The Tour Operator
There are a few tour companies in Puerto Vallarta and this time we chose Wild Treks Adventures.
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.
Don’t miss your chance is all I am saying!
Need To Know Before the Puerto Vallarta Adventure Tour Begins
The guides will go over how to drive your Polaris RZR 4x4s and a little bit about hand signaling.
If you just follow the group and ‘rev it up a bit here and there, I am sure you are going to have a fabulous time.
Most were in a party of 2, we, however, as Team Vento, were together.
You do need to make sure that the size Polaris we rode in is available (if you’ve got 5) it’s not always available!
Want Photos? Don’t Bring this to the Wild Ride Along the Cuale River
Do you think you can use a camera if you are not driving?
Not even a chance you might get ejected from your seat!
Yes, but you are going to want your hands to HOLD on, so it would be better to try the following!
Yep, I pathetically failed at trying to capture and ride, between the bumps, and the crazy drops to the right of the Sierra Madres, I was not able to take photos!
Via The Streets in Puerto Vallarta + The Ride
You might wonder what you got yourselves into when you initially started.
Get ready to merge with the crazy flow of traffic in the streets.
Follow the group, stay with the guides and life will be fine!
Never take those seatbelts off and wear your helmet!
You can get a ticket (and yes this has happened!)
Expect What? On Your Puerto Vallarta 4×4 Adventure
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!
Our kids cheered with screams of delight as we drove and accelerated!
The 3 amigos rode in the back and still talk about this family ride together!
Everyone (ATVs & RZRs will go up the mountain) but you can spread out a bit.
What you don’t know is that the traffic will be oncoming too!
Yep, what looks to be a single-lane road actually is 2 lanes and TIGHT!
Up the Sierra Madres + A Dust Bath
We headed up the Sierra Madres in all the glorious dust, getting ready to be bathed and coated in the dirt if it’s hot, dry, and sunny.
You will need a shower when you go back, and make sure to either wear goggles or sunglasses.
The helmet is for rollover protection!
Every turn will be fun, but safety first.
You are not driving a car, and there are dangers.
Still Processing This Batch of Crazy: Puerto Vallarta
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.
Also, where you see a mountain next to us, you will note that it disappears and all that will be there shortly is a hillside with NO guardrail!
That’s Mexico at its most authentic and this ride will get you there!
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 sliding 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.
Rancho Las Pilas For Eats & Diving
Now it’s time to head back down the trail, and go over to the Rancho Las Pilas owned by the Tour operator as well.
The food is good, you don’t need your wallet, you can charge it to your account.
If you wore your swimsuit and have a bit of ‘loco’ built-in or fearlessness you will be cliff diving!
Yeah, we can tell this is NOT my thing.
It’s breakfast with a side of daredevil and tequila shots!
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.
This is the part that I think is not Safe nor really a waterfall, so it’s hype over craziness IMO!
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 a strong DEET.
You will also get bit there’s freestanding water, ugh!
Yes, this is your fuel-up area.
It’s also probably easier if after riding the tour could have just ended by like an hour less.
We had plenty of food opportunities at the hotel and all along the Malecon, but the operator has to make their money!
More people were moaning the trip was no longer and that the time was wrapped into this part, which is true.
It’s also the touristy part of the trip.
You will be offered Tequila tasting, which I was not up for at the wee hours of the morning.
Cobblestone + Scenic the RZR 4×4 Cuale River Adventure
Overall: Puerto Vallarta 4×4 Cuale River Adventure
My personal opinion is that I would have preferred more time on the roads and trails.
No need to stop at their ‘tourist trap’.
Of course, they are going to try to sell you stuff no matter where you go in Mexico, so it created less time behind the wheel.
Not the perfect adventure, but a good one!
Tip: If you buy food or Tequila at the stop, as mentioned, just charge it and settle up when you get back.
The other side of this is it takes time to wait in the line to settle up.
Moral: Spend cash, not charge!
Puerto Vallarta RZR 4×4 Cuale River Adventure is definitely family fun for those that love the outdoors and see Puerto Vallarta like most will not!