We have been the (family) owners of Roberto’s Bungalows for the past 7 years. Each year we talk about going to the La Patrona Polo Club and never had gone. Well we finally decided to go, because one of our guests mentioned that he was going with all the folks staying at the Bungalows. What a shame it took so long to get there, as we went one Saturday eve. This was one of the best experiences we have had in San Pancho. There is an excellent restaurant and tables right at field level. The excitement of the evening was overwhelming. Great food, great polo matches, great sunset, great fun. We are located just about 35 minutes from Puerto Vallarta and the trip from the big city into paradise is worth it’s weight in gold. We highly reccomend if you are coming to San Pancho stay at Roberto’s Bungalows(rated number one in San Pancho) and go to a polo match.
Polo players use a mallet made of bamboo, which is also called “stick”. The mallet’s head is made of rosewood and is beveled on one end to allow for a full swing at ground level. The mallet varies in length between 49 and 54 inches and it is very flexible. The ball is made of plastic, measuring 3 ¼ inches in diameter and weighing approximately 3.5 oz. Originally, the ball used to be made of bamboo root, but for the sake of consistency, the choice of material changed to plastic. All players use English saddles, as opposed to western saddles.
The field A full-size polo field measures 300 by 160 yards. Such ample space is necessary for eight horses to have enough room to gallop, stop and turn. Depending on a player’s ability, the ball can travel up to 150 yards.
THE NEW POLO FIELD IS NOW BEING BUILT AND IS GOING TO BE AN INTERNATIONAL POLO FIELD. Come and visit and I will take you out to look at what is coming….They are making way for something that will be known around the world in the polo world.