Our ATV tour and off-road trails in Playa del Carmen are our passion but we also love nature!
It makes sense! Our ATV tour takes us out of downtown Playa del Carmen and into the jungle. We were very excited when we discovered a birdsnest. It’s right in the coconut tree right outside of the new Wheelie Trails ATV Adventure office in the Bellavista area in Playa del Carmen. We where even more excited when a little baby bird hatched a few weeks ago!
We figured it was a baby pigeon and kept an eye out for it every day. Watching it grow ever so quickly is quite fun. It’s amazing how fast these little creatures grow up.
We named her Zazil which is Mayan for “sunrise”, “light” or “clarity”. A beautiful local name we think, that honors the Mayan heritage. During our quad excursions our guide loves to explain a bit more about Mayan culture, language and customs. Many people think Mayan culture is extinct like other ancient civilizations. It’s actually still very much alive in the Mayan Riviera and Yucatan peninsual and needs preserving. Something we are all for and want to promote. So, that’s why we called this little pigeon Zazil. Besides ,we think it’s a pretty cool name. 😉
Zazil made her first flight attempts last week. At first carefully going back and forth near by branches and cables. Now she’s able to come down from the tree to get some breadcrumbs (which we left for her) and fly back up…
Soon she’ll be off on her own adventures… Meet Zazil before or after you take our ATV tour here in Playa del Carmen. 😎🕊 She’s one of the many animals you might get to see on your 4WD jungle tour. Spoiler alert: coatis, monkeys, iguanas, and other native animals which live in the jungle… But more about that in another post.
Regular maintenance of our ATVs is an important part of our job. That’s why you are able to enjoy your 4wd activity in Playa del Carmen without any worries. We always make sure your ride is in top conditions!
We offer a top notch 4wd activity in Playa del Carmen and conditions of our vehicles are paramount for a safe ride. Our mechanic is very skilled and can repair just about anything and if there is no repair work to be done he is looking for ways to improve things around here. But more about that in another post…
Last week we spent some time at our shop replacing the stator of one of our quad bikes. The ATV wouldn’t start and we soon saw why when we opened it up. Three of the stator coils were burnt…
Wear and tear is quite strong in the area because of the tropical climate and heavy duty of our daily tours. Luckily our mechanic is onto everything. Getting spare parts can also be a challenge as many part need to be shipped from other parts in Mexico or even imported from the US. We always try to have a decent amount of stock of the most common parts. We also have relationships with local and international dealers, so we don’t have to wait too long for replacements.
Luckily we had a replacement in stock and it didn’t take our mechanic long to replace the part. Then we reassemble and we try if the ATV starts…
… and it did! 🙌🙌🏎😎
We are ready for your ATV adventure in Riviera Maya! Are you?
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!