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El Tuito & Pitillal Info Request

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 3:41 pm
by bwana
Is there anyone out there that can help me with information about El Tuito and Pitillal? We would like to get out of P.V. and see some of the other more traditional Mexico. I understand you can take a bus to these places, but can anyone tell me where to catch the bus and are these places worth the time? Anyone having been to these places what would we expect to see and do? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

Re:El Tuito & Pitillal Info Request

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 4:34 pm
by kat
Re: El Tuito, it is a very small typical mexican town with nothing really to do there. 1 km past El Tuito on the left is a great resturant. It is on a private ranch and they have horseback riding, a small freshwater lake for fishing and a small wildlife zoo. The surrounding landscape in the El Tuito area is more on the mountain/jungle side, cooler than PV, very lush and green. This is an area that is just beginning an expansion phase but nothing has really been complete as yet as far as tourist attractions. The mountains/jungles are full of wild animals, deer, tigers, wild pigs, etc. so not an area given to tourists without an escort of some type. Hope this helps with the El Tuito ????'s.

Re:El Tuito & Pitillal Info Request

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 4:42 pm
by teduardo
"The mountains/jungles are full of wild animals, deer, tigers, wild pigs, etc. so not an area given to tourists without an escort of some type."

Tigers? Oh my....

Re:El Tuito & Pitillal Info Request

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 7:30 pm
by bwana
No tigers in Mexico! Tigers are only in Asia. Wild pigs are of little threat except with sows with piglets. Deer are no problem either. I've actually hunted all over the world, I live in a very rural area with lots of wildlife all around me and my family and I'm not worried about going into the jungle. Nevertheless, I don't think there is too much danger going to the little towns of Pitillal or El Tuito unless the danger comes in the form of the local Mexican people.
I am only asking about info on these towns, how to get there, what there is to see and do, etc.
Thanks anyway.

Re:El Tuito & Pitillal Info Request

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2002 5:08 am
by katnsocal
bwana why do you ask for information if you know all the answers already. Say what you want but a friend of mine just spent 2 weeks here in the U.S. and left for PV on Tues. The sunday before he came, he was at his farm in the mountains by El Tuito and had an encounter with 4 wild pigs. He grew up in El Tuito and hunts in those mountains all the time, so say what you want, it is not a place for the average tourist to go walking around without the knowledge of what they could encounter. In his words their are tigers in the mountains, maybe not a tiger but lets put it this way, there are some type of mountain lions, wild cats, etc. As far as your comment about the "mexican people" possibly being the only threat in the mountains I hope when you return from your vacation in PV you will find you are eating your words with that comment.

Re:El Tuito & Pitillal Info Request

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2002 3:27 pm
by bwana
Katnsocal,
I thought I did say what I wanted. What I am looking for is info on the TOWNS of El Tuito and Pitillal. I can't understand how it was assumed that I was going to wander around 'the jungle'. I realize that when you leave the coastal terrain you are almost immediately in a different environment which is made up of heavy vegetation. I have no intention of wandering around in the out-back, even though I would not have a lot of hesitation to do so. Ironically I have more of what you call 'tigers' in my backyard than Mexico has.
As far as my comments go on the people being the largest threat. Those are not met as a slam on the Mexican people in general. The Mexican people are some of the best individuals I have found in the world and in particular the Puerto Vallarta people. You will note, nevertheless, that most of the threats that comes to tourists visiting Mexico does not come from wildlife - it comes in the form of from bandits and robbers. It is the people that hold up horseback riders on tour, folks that steal your credit card numbers and use these to run bills up and its outlaw police that make phony arrests and hold the people, for lack of a better word - hostage. Even though these reports are often stated - they do happen and you don't have to look too far to find them. I would personally prefer to take my chances with the wild beasts.
I feel confident I can deal with the wild critters. My trophy room can attest to that. I have more problem dealing with man generated dangers.

Re:El Tuito & Pitillal Info Request

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2002 4:03 pm
by bburpi
I have a lady friend who rides a lot in those areas, often alone and the women in the villages say, "Aren't you frightened riding on your own? (without a man)". When asked what is to be frightened of, they vacillate and come up with "Tigres". Well they don't mean 'Tigers' and not even MountainLions, but more like 'Evil Spirits' that everyone knows are lurking in the jungle just waiting for a woman to come by who does not have a man with her.
For info on El Tuito see
-vallartainfo.com/tuito.html

Re:El Tuito & Pitillal Info Request

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2002 10:07 pm
by katnsocal
Bwana

Apparently you didn't read the first of my reply to you.

"Re: El Tuito, it is a very small typical mexican town with nothing really to do there. 1 km past El Tuito on the left is a great resturant. It is on a private ranch and they have horseback riding, a small freshwater lake for fishing and a small wildlife zoo. The surrounding landscape in the El Tuito area is more on the mountain/jungle side, cooler than PV, very lush and green. This is an area that is just beginning an expansion phase but nothing has really been complete as yet as far as tourist attractions."

That pretty much seems to answer you question on the town and what there is to do there.

As for the rest of your comments I won't waste my time replying to them. HAVE A NICE TRIP!!!!!