Rancho el Charro

Rancho el Charro

I came to Puerto Vallarta over 35 years ago for a visit and I am still here! Remembering what it was like to be a tourist in Puerto Vallarta I have a pretty good idea of what you would want on your horseback ride. I know you do not want to waste your vacation time on a long bus ride to the ranch but you do want to ride in a beautiful and tranquil area and get a good look at the jungle on a healthy well mannered horse. Right? So I've located Rancho El Charro in a charming untouched village just 15 minutes from the hotel zone.

Very little has changed in this hidden corner of rural Puerto Vallarta. The old timers here in the village say it's just about the same as 80 years ago! You'll meet these people and see their rustic homes surrounded by the majestic jungle foothills and bordered by a tropical river.

Your ride starts here, goes upriver to a sparkling swimming hole and waterfall, then up to a mountain lookout point with great views of the ocean and town below. Next back into the jungle and a stop at a rustic restaurant with great food located right on the riverbank. Our horses are the best trail horses in the region, most bred right here on the ranch. The right horse is selected just for you so you'll love riding him. We are proud to mention that our horses were selected for the Conan the Adventurer TV series filmed here in 1997.

Your guides are friendly experienced wranglers and love to share their knowledge of the historic village, tropical plants and wildlife you'll encounter. Loving to ride and explore on horseback I know you'll enjoy having a variety of trails to choose from. We offer 3 hour, 5 hour, overnight, all day rides and 3 - 7 day all inclusive horseback vacation rides to a historic gold and silver mining town dating from 1602, a crater lake high in the Sierra Madre mountains and much more!

We will be delighted to help you make a reservation for the ride that suites you most. Come ride with me. Children are welcome.

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