What to do in Puerto Vallarta: Los Veranos Canopy Tour Review

Feb 26, 2013 by     6 Comments    Posted under: Mexico, Travel
Los Veranos Canopy Tour Bald Gourmet Fun

Los Veranos Canopy Tour Bald Gourmet Fun

Oh my gosh!  If ever you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta, leave the beach and pina coladas behind for a day and head up to the mountain adventure of Los Veranos Canopy Tour.  Their 3 hour adventure of 14 zip lines is some of the most fun I’ve ever had!

Los Veranos Canopy Tour is Puerto Vallarta’s original zip-line adventure tour company offering an action packed day that combines the thrill of the canopy tour with the tranquility of a beautiful river valley.  With more than two miles of cable in a series of 14 zip lines, many over 1100 feet long and over 100 meters high, this tour was awesome!  Their friendly, experienced and bilingual staff gave us a detailed safety briefing, which took us step by step through our upcoming adventure.  This definitely helped settle the nerves of some in our group, as there were several in our party that were uneasy with heights and where feeling very apprehensive about the experience they were about to undergo.  But once everyone got on the lines, those fears were replaced with the joy of adrenaline and adventure.  Of course, it helped that the staff kept us under their care and supervision at all times, making everyone feel comfortable and brave with their jokes and encouragement.  These guys really were great at their jobs, and helped make the entire experience more fun.

Without a doubt, Los Veranos Canopy Tour is the most thrilling adventure tour in Puerto Vallarta. They have over a decade of experience and thousands of happy guests.  The amazing zip lines had us flying over the Orquideas River and lush jungle, from one tree to another.

Los Veranos Canopy Tour Zip Lining

Los Veranos Canopy Tour Zip Lining

Four of the lines were over 1100 feet long and some of the highest lines gave us birds eye views for miles, not that any of us took much time to notice…. we were too busy staring at the river far below while hanging upside down from our cable harness!

Most of the lines had a small hike up the mountain sides, but none of them were bad or very long.  The jungles of Puerto Vallarta are hot and humid, so be prepared to sweat.  But the rush of the zip lines were well worth any physical discomfort (not that there really was any).  I only wish there would have been more water along the way, but at every water stop (only two that I recall), I always felt sorry for the pore sap that had to carry the 5 gallon water jugs up the mountain.

Los Veranos Canopy Tour Hike

Los Veranos Canopy Tour Hike

On the last line, they actually had two lines running parallel to each other.  They sent us down in pairs to race each other to the finish.  I didn’t care much about the race, but I did think is was pretty cool how it ran right over the river, at some points being just a couple feet from the water.  The end put us straight into their Tequila Bar and Riverside Restaurant, where they wanted us all to try some of their tequila.  I passed on the booze, but I did take them up on a delicious meal and some tasty virgin margaritas.   We also had the chance to cool off in the river, and play with the critters and exotic animals at their Animal House.

Los Veranos is absolutely awesome, and I recommend them to anyone of any age.

 

How to Get to Los Veranos Canopy Tour

Los Veranos makes it easy and convenient to get to them.  They have pick up locations all over Puerto Vallarta.  They load you into a private bus (air conditioned I might add), and drive you up to the mountain, all the while pointing out the sights in Puerto Vallarta (I loved the cobblestone streets), the bay, and even a large avocado tree by a small mountain village.

Puerto Vallarta Bus Ride

Puerto Vallarta Bus Ride

Puerto Vallarta Bus Ride to Los Veranos

Puerto Vallarta Bus Ride to Los Veranos

Puerto Vallarta Bus Ride Cobblestone Streets

Puerto Vallarta Bus Ride Cobblestone Streets

Malecon Walkway in Puerto Vallarta

Malecon Walkway in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Jungle Bus Ride to Los Veranos

Puerto Vallarta Jungle Bus Ride to Los Veranos

Puerto Vallarta Jungle Village

Puerto Vallarta Jungle Village

Puerto Vallarta Avocado Tree

Puerto Vallarta Avocado Tree

 

Very Tasty Treats at Los Veranos Canopy Tour

After a long action packed adventure, I was feeling very thirsty and fairly hungry.  Some in our group went for a dip in the river to cool off, while the rest of us hit the onsite restaurant to refuel.  I ordered a virgin lime margarita, which was absolutely delicious.  The slush ice of it did wonders to cool me off.

When they brought out the margarita, they also delivered some chips and salsa.  They were exquisite.  The chips were made from sliced corn tortillas, which made for some very thick and crunchy chips.  They were perfectly seasoned with salt, and had a wonderful corn masa flavor.  The pico de gallo they were served with was perfect, if even a bit hot.  But that heat actually seemed to help me feel cooler in the jungle mugginess.

Los Veranos Canopy Tour Perfect Chips and Salsa

Los Veranos Canopy Tour Perfect Chips and Salsa

They had several menu offerings that sounded enjoyable, but we all felt like having nachos, so nachos we ordered.  Wow!  These were some of the best I’ve had anywhere.  They were made from the same amazing chips, and were loaded with perfectly seasoned very fresh refried black beans, pico de gallo, crema, fresh guacamole, and pickled jalapenos.  But what really put these things over the edge was the heaping pile of melted gouda cheese on them.  This cheese was exceptional.  Again, Mexico has the best dairy I’ve experienced.  I don’t know what they do or how they do it, but damn!

Los Veranos Canopy Tour Amazing Nachos

Los Veranos Canopy Tour Amazing Nachos

 

Los Veranos Canopy Tour is the Best Zip Lining Adventure in Puerto Vallarta

Refueled, relaxed, and cooled off, it was time to say goodbye to our new found friend.  We loaded back onto our bus and left with smiles on our faces from an amazing time and great tasting food.  Thank you Los Veranos!  I will always remember your fun, and recommend you to anyone going to Puerto Vallarta.

Los Veranos Canopy Tour

Los Veranos Canopy Tour

 

The Bald Gourmet has an awesome time at Los Verano Canopy Tour while in Puerto Vallarta.

 

6 Comments + Add Comment

  • Bald gourmet…..MY BROTHER!!! Just returned from our trip to Puerto Vallarta, and YES…..we DID do the Los Veranos zip lines. In a word….A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!! As you stated, it would probably be the highlight of our trip…AND IT WAS!!!

    The guides were terrific and VERY funny, and were clearly focused with our safety and overall experience!! I’ve NEVER zip lined before…but YOUR information and professional experience were absolutley spot on!!

    Thanks….I’m a VERY busy Regional Manager with a large company, and dont have the time to spend my hard earned money with a less than average company….but you steered my family in the direction of a GREAT experience. I’m a BALD GOURMET FAN!!!! ( One other thing….the Los Veranos NACHOS were awesome…along with a few shots of Tequila!!)

    • Mike. You crack me up! I’m so glad you guys had a great time. Los Veranos brothers indeed! I had never zip lined before either, but the boys at Los Veranos made me an addict. What a great place!

      It’s cool my review helped in your decision. I’m glad you tried the nachos too. :)

      I understand about not having time to waste effort or money. I’m a Senior Account Manager (fancy way of saying I’m a sales rep) for the nations largest voice and data integrator. Time seems to come at a premium. That just means that when we do get some free time, we play harder!

  • Yea, I’m pretty pumped up about going as well!! I think the clincher was that last pic of the nachos with all that cheese and your description….My wife says if they taste as good as they look, she may want to be buried there…LOL!!

    I’ve never been to PV before….any suggestions of where to go in town? Although with 3 women I will probably end end up holding bags for them while they shop all day!!! ( Well, as long as they’re happy. Cuz “If mama aint happy, aint no one happy”) Any cools spots you’ld recommend?

    • Definitely! Check out my other posts on Puerto Vallarta: http://thebaldgourmet.com/category/travel/mexico/

      As you can see, the Malecon Walkway/boardwalk is awesome, and there are tons of shops and eateries all along it. I highly recommend eating all the street food you come across, as well as going to the restaurants I reviewed (Margarita Grill’s molcajeta, and Fredys seafood platter are a must have!). Most of what we discovered were within 5 blocks inland from the walkway, including a large outdoor shopping market.

      The snorkeling trip was well worth the money too. Heck, you guys could just duplicate my entire vacation and have a total rockin trip!

  • Thanks for the terrific review of Los Veranos. My family (Wife and 2 teenage daughters) were not sure what zip line company to go with. I’m sure they are all good….but you hit all the high points of the Los Veranos tour….and its JUST what we were looking for. When BOTH my girls ever agree on anything…its a MIRACLE, and both checked out your review and were pretty jacked up!!! Thanks again brother!!

    • You bet Mike. Have a great time! I’m jealous that your you’re going. Wish I was there.

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