So you are on vacation in Playa del Carmen or in the Mayan Riviera. The skies are cloudy and it’s raining on and off. This happens sometimes, especially during the months of July through October which is considered “rainy season”. Look no further we have a fun rainy day activity in Playa del Carmen for you.
Most watersports, amusement parks and excursions are weather dependant and will be cancelled if it rains. So, unless you like to sit around and play bingo in the lobby bar, you are probably looking for a rainy day activity in Playa del Carmen…
If there only was an activity that’s fun and that you can still do in the rain…
Well, look no further! Our ATV adventures take place even on a rainy day and if you are not scared to get wet, this is the best option for you. If at all possible we think the quad excursions are even more fun in the rain!
Rain coat optional ☔😎
You see, the dirt roads in the jungle will form puddles and you can either cautiously drive around them …or rush full speed through them… 💦🏎
Families can have ATV fun too! Our tours are actually a great family activity in Playa del Carmen.
You need to be at least 16 years old to ride your own ATV. Small kids are able to ride as passengers on an ATV. This makes the quad excursion a great family activity in Playa del Carmen. As long as your kids are able to hold on firmly to the ATV and/or driver without any help they can ride as a passenger without a Problem.
Depending on how tall the kid is, they can go in front of the driver or at the back. This is to make sure the driver’s view of the road is not obstructed. Since our ATV tours are all private tours we are able to adapt to your pace. We always make sure everyone in your group has fun and enjoys the ride…
Your little ones will love the ride through the jungle and to explore the cenote and cave! This is such a unique and beautiful experience that your children will be talking about long after your vacation!
Keep in mind that safety is key for our quad excursions, which is why we only leave in private tours. It’ll be just you, our guide and nature along the way. We adapt the pace of your tour individually and you’ll drive as slow or fast as you feel comfortable with.
We also have all the gear for kids as well. From helmets, bandanas to life vests for the cenote, everything is taken care of!
Our quad excursion explores the Mayan Riviera but not before taking us through our local Playa del Carmen neighborhood. Our neighborhood is called “Bellavista” and is a quiet residential area with small restaurants, shops and lots of trees along the way.
Bellavista means “beautiful view”. You can be the judge of that on your quad excursion in the Mayan Riviera 🙂 There are also many trees and blooms along the way mingled with bigger and smaller houses.
Along the way you might also get a glimps of what life is like. On the below picture for example our quad riders pass by a big red water truck which delivers water cans to residential houses.
Tap water is not drinkable in the area, so these trucks drive through the neighborhoods every day selling big 25 litre water cans. You can’t miss them as they have a very distinctive way of shouting their respective water brand name outside of each house. They will exchange your empty cans for full ones. Each 6.6-gallon-can costs roughtly $1.7 USD. In each home you’ll typically find a water dispenser so that there is cool drinking water readily at hand.
After a short 10 minute drive you be out of paved roads and into the jungle to exprience the Mayan Riviera at its best. These are just some of the daily routines of locals that you might get to observe on your ATV tour. Playa del Carmen is a rapidly growing town in the heart of the Mayan Riviera. The area has a very international flair as people come to work in tourism from all over the country and all over the world!
We make it a point to always go through our safety protocol before leaving on an ATV tour. This way we make sure that our participants feel comfortable and confident driving their 4WD. ✌️🏎🌴☀️
To make your 4WD experience an enjoyable and safe one, we provide helmets, bandanas to protect your mouth and warning jackets to make you more visible to traffic. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Also bring your sunglasses to protect your eyes from dust and bugs along the way.
If you have booked the Jungle & Cenote ATV tour also don’t forget your swim wear. You can either put them on already or there are (very rustic) changing facilities in the jungle before you enter the cave system.
When you drive your 4WD, your guide won’t be able to talk to you. So, they will communicate with you through a series of easy to memorize hand signals… 👆🖖👌🤘
These hand signals will be explained to you before you leave. In case you have more than one ATV driving in your tour you will be asked to repeat the guide’s hand signals for the drivers behind you.
You will only drive a very short amount of time on paved roads where traffic rules apply. Our guide will look out for you and wait at every turn to keep the group together.
Welcome to Wheelie Trail’s ATV tour! Get away from the tourist crowds in Playa del Carmen. Join our quad excursion and experience this unique off the beaten path adventure in Riviera Maya.
We offer a private quad excursion and an unforgettable visit to a pristine underground Cenote. Our reviews don’t lie: this is the best ATV tour in town!
We offer two types of ATV tour experiences in the Riviera Maya. Both will take you into the local jungle just 10 minutes outside of Playa del Carmen:
ATV Jungle Explorer ATV Jungle & Cenote
Quad excursions rarely come alone. When you look for an off-road tour in Playa del Carmen you’ll soon find that tour companies typically combine them with other activities. For example ziplining, swimming or snorkeling, etc. Beware, there are many companies where you drive your ATV in huge groups and will not be able to drive at your pace.
We are actually the only company in the Mayan Riviera that offers ATV driving as a “stand-alone” activity. So, if you are looking for an excursion that only involves quad driving in the jungle, look no further! The ATV Jungle Explorer is for you.
If you are looking for a combined activity we also offer the ATV Jungle & Cenote tour. You will see the wonders of an amazing local underground cenote and take a refreshing dip before you hop on your quad again.
Which ever option you prefer for your ATV adventure remember that all our tours are guided and private. Our guide will take care of you so you can drive at the pace you are comfortable with. Plus, he shows you the best paths through the jungle to fit your skills. Our quad excursion is a fun activity for advanced drivers and beginners. Families, couples and small groups love the private and personalized experience.