Horseback riding in the Riviera Nayarit can be the high light of your vacation. It’s a great way to check out the country side or have a laugh, there are usually trips of all kinds, and of varying lengths. No matter which type of trip you select or for how long, they’re a great family memory for all.
There is horse riding in nearly all of the Riviera Nayarit, including Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, Punta Mita, Sayulita, and San Pancho. In Nuevo Vallarta there is a trip which takes you along the San Sebastian river where you can go to a waterfall, or you can choose a shorter ride to view the sunset and end up at Rancho Capomo for a Mexican Barbeque.
Vacationers in Punta Mita can enjoy rides through the jungles of Puerto Vallarta and Sierra Madre on horseback with a full range of riding in the jungle, waterfalls, for sunsets or along the beach.
In Sayulita, there are opportunities to go horseback riding anywhere along the beach or outside the town. The horses range from being gentle to energetic, climbing onto the back of a spirited horse and galloping along the beach can be the thrill of your vacation. Don’t worry though, if there are members of you group that don’t want to run, the guides are very skilled at making sure the riding is done in a safe manner. The selection of horseback excursions ranges from jungle rides in the hills or sunset rides along the beach, to all-day expeditions exploring the outskirts of Sayulita. You can choose Rancho Manuel for Horseback Tours, they can usually be found riding along the beach or call them at +52-322-132-7683. It usually takes a day to set up in advance, but the guides are accommodating to any schedule, including even coming directly to your location and picking you up.
One town north of Sayulita, called San Pancho also has riding which can be done through Luis Verdin, +52-329-291-3112. The rides can also be along secluded sections of beach, along rivers to a water fall or to jungle look outs.
After recently completed a ride with a large group of friends, I can highly recommend it. We were allowed to gallop along the beach, and the guides were entertaining and experienced, a member of our group commented that it was the highlight of their vacation. If you’re thinking about horseback riding, it’s great fun, just remember to wear long pants which will be likely the one occasion on your vacation you’ll be glad you wore.