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Puerto Vallarta is located on the Pacific coast of Mexico and is the ultimate playground for adventure and action! With the vast glimmering ocean filled with fascinating sea life and leading to hidden beaches, the artsy downtown scene robust with entertainment and culture, and the mystical Sierra Madre Occidental encompassing the Bay of Banderas, the opportunities for thrill and adrenaline are endless! You won’t want to miss the exciting ATV mountain experiences!
One of the top experiences to be had in Puerto Vallarta is embarking on an exciting ATV tour through the tropical rainforests! Journey into the depths of the enchanting Sierra Madre mountain range on the back of a mighty ATV and explore breathtaking scenery. Catch sight of quaint Mexican villages as well as an abundant and diverse array of flora and fauna.
There are several tours that offer ATV experiences, so ensure you embark on the one that is fitting to the experience you are craving. To help you decide, we have listed the top ATV tours on offer in Puerto Vallarta.
Jorullo Bridge ATV Tour
The Jorullo Bridge ATV Tour is hosted by one of the most renowned tour companies in Puerto Vallarta: Canopy River. This popular tour takes you on an adventure of extreme adrenaline! Not only will you pass over the longest suspension bridge in the world (514 yards long and 164 yards high) and discover hidden waterfalls, you’ll encounter breathtaking sceneries, river trails, and challenge exciting dirt trails across the lush Sierra Madre mountains!
The tour, that lasts for approximately two hours, features a series of perks including shuttle service, a complimentary welcome drink, a guided ATV tour over the suspension bridge and through the jungle, tequila tasting, and safety equipment. You can also enjoy access to Canopy River’s beautiful eco-park that features natural water pools, a rope swing, hammocks, and has a large restaurant serving delectable cuisine and refreshing beverages.
Please note that the minimum age requirement is 6 years old and the minimum age to drive is 18 years. The driver must present a valid driver’s license. For safety purposes, pregnant women and individuals with asthma or heart and back problems are restricted.
Sierra Madre ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta
Get the whole experience during this thrilling and unique Sierra Madre ATV adventure tour! Your ATV adventure from Puerto Vallarta begins in the popular neighborhood of 5 de Diciembre. You’ll embark on your journey to the jungle by driving along the stunning Downtown Malecon and up through the colonial and enchanting streets of Puerto Vallarta, where’ll you get a glimpse of the city’s art, culture, and sculptures.
During your voyage into the jungle, you’ll pass quaint villages that give you an insight into real Jalisco, as well as driving through rivers and trails that are off-the-beaten-track. Once deep into the jungle, you’ll follow the River Cuale where you’ll embark on exciting trails!
You’ll stop twice during your journey. The first stop will be at an authentic Mexican style ranch, where you’ll grab a thirst-quenching drink and a quick snack before continuing your adventure. The last stop will be at a stunning riverside restaurant that serves favorite Mexican dishes, including tacos de frijole and quesadillas before making your return home.
The tour takes approximately 4 hours and includes complimentary photos and videos! Please note that the minimum age is 6 years old and the designated drivers must have a valid driver’s license. For cruise ship passengers, when selecting your tour time, please allow 90-minutes from ship docking time to arrive at the location.
Rancho Vista Paraiso ATV Tour
Venture away from the crowds and experience the paradisiacal nature of Higuera Blanca like never before during this spectacular ATV mountain experience! The tour features enchanting country roads, high roads, challenging rivers, and mild streams!
You’ll catch the most spellbinding views in the foothills of the Sierra Madre jungle and drive down country roads passing through the quaint village of Higuera Blanca. Rancho Vista Paraiso translates to ¨Paradise View Ranch¨ and as soon as you get there, you will discover why it is called that.
The authentic ranch has a wonderful restaurant that serves authentic Mexican cuisine along with salt-rimmed margarita glasses full of…reviving margaritas. You can enjoy an al fresco lunch after your tour in a picturesque location that is home to ducks, burros, horses, ponies, and more.
The tour includes roundtrip transportation from several pick-up points, bottled water, and a complimentary tequila tasting! Please note that the minimum age to drive is 18 years old (younger passengers must drive with an adult) and for safety reasons, pregnant women, people with back, neck or heart conditions are restricted.
Vallarta Adventures UTV Tour
Looking to explore Puerto Vallarta in style and get your adrenaline pumping? Join Vallarta Adventures on their one-of-a-kind off-road ATV mountain experience! Delve deep into the tropical forests on the back of an RZR UTV for a tour led by local experts who know all of the most fascinating spots and thrilling dirt trails hidden deep in the jungle!
Explore the great outdoors at your own pace as you off-road up and down rugged paths, steep terrain, and discover hidden oases. You’ll adventure to a breathtaking waterfall with crystalline waters where you can kick off your shoes and dive in, while admiring the surrounding tropical flora.
The tour, which lasts for approximately 6 hours, will provide goggles, a helmet, light snack, and purified water. The minimum age is 8 years old and the UTV driver must be 18 years or older and present a valid driver’s license.
Don’t Forget to Bring
To make your ATV experiences as enjoyable and safe as possible, we suggest bringing the following items to the tour:
- A change of clothes (light and comfortable)
- Mosquito repellent
- Extra money for souvenirs, photos (where applicable), food, and tequila!
Enjoy your ATV mountain experience to the maximum and be sure to smile for the photos!