An afternoon horseback riding in Mexico

00014IMG_00014_BURST20170220191205_COVER


A warm salty breeze, crashing waves and the glow of a setting sun – I could not imagine a better backdrop to a horseback ride down the beach.

We were visiting San Pancho in Nayarit, Mexico.  Although this town is about 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, it is worth the drive for a taste of local culture, food and a beautiful beach.  San Pancho is still frequented by tourists, but those who want a local feel, which makes it feel friendly and culturally rich.  Visitors should spend some time on the beach before watching the sunset and then walking through the town at night – it is beautiful.

My highlight in this town was the opportunity to ride a beautiful Andalusian horse on the beach.

My friends spotted two locals leading horses by the water. It appeared they were letting people take photos with the horses (for a cost). I was reluctant to ask about riding someone’s horse, but our friends, who live in Puerto Vallarta, encouraged us to ask. For $10 each and after explaining I know how to ride, they were more than happy to let us ride along the beach. I guess things are different in Mexico! I am so glad we inquired because the experience was incredible.

I was also glad to see how well the horses were cared for. Sometimes you find horses in less than ideal conditions on vacation, but these ones were healthy and well groomed. Making the minimal cost to ride them quite attractive compared to a trail riding facility.

A highlight of our trip to Mexico, so please enjoy the photos.


00002IMG_00002_BURST20170220190140_COVER

Happiness of a beach ride.

IMG_1572

A good gallop.

00032IMG_00032_BURST20170220190451_COVER

Ocean mist.

IMG_1568

A setting sun.

00001IMG_00001_BURST20170220191155_COVER

Relaxation.

Photo credits: Greg Laver


 

Check out some of my other posts:

 

 

5 Comments on “An afternoon horseback riding in Mexico

  1. I definitely would go for the ride instead of having a picture with the horse. What an amazing experience this must have been. And the beaches are so secluded!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: An afternoon horseback riding in Mexico — Adventure Bound – MobsterTiger

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Ms XX FAST - Life in the Not-So-Fast Lane (These Days)

Hey, if I can get out of bed these days without something hurting, I'm good.

Unhidden America

Discover. Experience. Share.

Travels with Callie

A travel blog documenting my adventures with my cat Callie

Janine Nissa

Fashion - Travel - Lifestyle

RamblingRazzberry

Be confident darling.

Site Title

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein

KATHAE

mixed not half

Girly Camping®

It's Not Just For Boys...

Shuji - Skydive Vlog

Record of my skydiving progress and world trips

LADY LODI

Livable, Lovable Lodi & Beyond.

No Bucking Way

Young Horses, Helpful Horse Tips & Tricks

The budget explorer

Searching for mini adventures on a mini budget

Wilbur's Travels

Travel blog about the amazing places I have been and those that I would still love to visit.

TravelwithIgor

Expeditions - explorations - adventures

just bumbling through

Food. Kids. Life.

Patently Bay

A thoroughbred, a dachshund, and their person

A Gift Horse

An Equestrian's Blog

A Scandi Life

A lifestyle blog about all things Scandinavian

The Nina Adventures

There must be more than this provincial life.

The Punk Rock Hobo

Punk - Travel - Adventure - Voice

Blog by Choo

Stories to share, moments relived, places to wander

life out of the office

the first attempt

Exotic travelers blog

Everything you need to know about your membership and our amazing exotic travelers destinations.

Shannon Fennell's Blog

My life, cooking, make-up, travel, the joy of home ownership and the occasional rant!

Travels with Papa's Tin Cup

Dan and Rebecka post-NYC

samanthassuitcasecom.wordpress.com/

Life with insatiable wanderlust.

%d bloggers like this: