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Neighborhood Tours

Our most recommended Puerto Vallarta Neighborhood Tours

From Puerto Vallarta: San Pancho and Sayulita

1. From Puerto Vallarta: San Pancho and Sayulita

Get picked up at your hotel in Puerto Vallarta, and set off on the 1-hour drive to San Pancho, your first stop. When you arrive, have the opportunity to admire the Huichol crafts by the streets, see the beautiful beaches, and walk around the little beach town at your own pace. Next, head a few minutes along the coast to Sayulita,  a little picturesque surfer town loved by travelers and locals. Here, enjoy your favorite drink at the beach while you look at the surfers and soak up the sun. Use a buggy board to unlock your adventurous side and take on the waves. Also, have some free time to walk around the place and shop for handicraft souvenirs made by local artisans.  Before heading back to Puerto Vallarta, enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. At checkout, you will have the option to include lunch in your ticket price.

Vallarta: Mexology Tacos & Tequila Tour

2. Vallarta: Mexology Tacos & Tequila Tour

Meet your local foodie guide who will introduce you to authentic dishes and drinks in downtown Vallerta. This small-group tour will introduce you to the hidden gems that make the culinary scene in the city so unique. Go beyond the popular tourist spots and discover the local favorites, which you might not find on your own. Sample a range of tacos including steak tacos, fish tacos, shrimp tacos, tacos al pastor, and beef cheek tacos. Discover how Tequila, Mezcal, and Racillia are close cousins and by the end of the tour, understand the difference between the 3. Taste the difference between a standard cocktail and the creations made by Vallarta’s best Mixologists. Sample a range of flavors starting with a Mezcal Cocktail made with fresh lime, cucumber, and a signature ingredient. Then savor a Jalapeño Margarita made by hand with fresh all-natural ingredients. Finally, enjoy a Michelada, made with beer and fresh salsas. You won’t walk more than a few blocks without being offered a Tequila tasting. Learn the difference between a quality drink and a run of the mill creation.

Puerto Vallarta: Cooking Class and Market Tour

3. Puerto Vallarta: Cooking Class and Market Tour

Start your culinary adventure through the flavors of Puerto Vallarta by meeting your guide for the day, an experienced local chef, at a produce market. Ambling through the market, you’ll learn about the ingredients that make Puerto Vallarta’s cuisine a must-try, and pick up stories of life in the bustling harbor town. With some fresh produce in hand, you’ll head to the chef’s house — where preparations for the lunchtime feast will begin. The cooking class is split between demonstrations and interactive portions, so you’ll be able to pick up some skills to bring the flavors of Jalisco home with you. All dishes are prepared just as traditional Mexican cooks would prepare food for their families — from scratch, with fresh ingredients, and with an eye towards Mexico’s rich culinary history. As you dine on the fruits of your labor, you'll be treated to a tequila and mezcal tasting, rounding out a genuine taste of a vibrant food scene. The chef selects a different menu for each class based on what’s fresh at the market, and the preferences of those in the class, so you can rest assured that you’ll be cooking up something both authentic and catered to your tastes.

360 Puerto Vallarta City Tour with Lunch

4. 360 Puerto Vallarta City Tour with Lunch

History, Mexican culture, and modern life await you in the colorful Vallarta. Get to know the most beautiful and historical spots, beginning with Puerto Vallarta’s stunning marina, a bright landscape both day and night. Afterward, sightsee the heart of the city, the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the oldest brick building in the city and primary religious sanctuary for the Catholic Faith. At the City Hall, you can appreciate the art, statues, and sculptures made by renowned artists like Mathis Lidice. Among other stops, a Traditional Mexican dish is waiting for you in the subtropical rain forest of the Sierra Madre together with a delicious Tequila tasting.

Puerto Vallarta's Taco Hopping Tour

5. Puerto Vallarta's Taco Hopping Tour

Meet your local guide and get ready to discover the flavors of Puerto Vallarta. Discover some of the city’s most colorful and exciting neighborhoods as you visit a selection of the best eateries that only the locals know about. Experience Puerto Vallarta like a true local, and dine at street side taco carts, family owned restaurants, and many more. Learn about the rich flavors of Mexican cuisine, and the special role that food has to play in the culture of the country. With your guide, go off the beaten path and leave the tourist trails behind as you walk through streets of the city and taste the real flavors that Puerto Vallarta has to offer.

Puerto Vallarta: Bikes and Bites Tour

6. Puerto Vallarta: Bikes and Bites Tour

Taste your way through the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta on this 3-hour food tour by bike. Take a picturesque bike ride along the boardwalk, through the Old Town, and past other famous sights. Along the way, stop to enjoy the city's culinary delights, including tacos, carnitas, sopes, ice cream, and more. Meet your guide at the local partner's office to start your small group experience. Cruise through the city on a comfortable bike as you discover a variety of regional dishes from local restaurants and food stalls. Enjoy a fun and active food tour as you explore Puerto Vallarta, finishing with a beer on the beach.

From Puerto Vallarta: Jungle Mountain Bike Tour

7. From Puerto Vallarta: Jungle Mountain Bike Tour

Discover the best mountain biking trails of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range on a tour from Puerto Vallarta. Meet your guide at your chosen meeting point in the city and travel to the ranch where dry and semi-dry forests and pastures await you. Ride through the trails of the mountainous forest and discover breathtaking views of the Riviera Nayarit as you get in touch with nature. After your tour, relax in the ranch's hammock area or cool off with a dip in the pool before heading back to Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta: Sayulita and San Pancho Beaches Tour

8. Puerto Vallarta: Sayulita and San Pancho Beaches Tour

This Puerto Vallarta tour to Sayulita and San Pancho is the best way to see why these destinations are world-famous for surfers and anyone looking for a laid-back vibe and totally chill day trip from Vallarta. Surf, sand and the warmth of the Mexican hospitality and sun make this an unforgettable Vallarta excursion. This guided tour from Puerto Vallarta lets you discover and explore two of the coolest beach towns in Mexico and enjoy an excursion of culture, history and hippie chic adventures. You’ll head up the coast to Nayarit to explore Sayulita and San Pancho, two beach towns adored by surfers from around the world. Throughout your experience, your friendly bilingual guide will share the history and folklore of the towns whilst showing you around the main attractions of these “Pueblos Magicos” or “Magic Towns” of Mexico. You’ll visit traditional fruit markets for exotic treats, sample delicious local candy, and enjoy a tequila demonstration with a tasting. With free time to explore, you can shop til you drop with visits to local artisans for the most authentic and unique souvenirs from Vallarta. Talk to the artists themselves and enjoy the hippie vibes, you may decide to stay forever! You can hang out on the most awesome beaches in the world, and if you want to check out the famous waves, optional Vallarta surf classes are available on the day of your Sayulita excursion. Beginners and experts alike will be able to catch a wave and surf the Vallarta shores of Sayulita for an unforgettable experience. If you aren’t up for a class, just kick back and relax on the beach and watch the pros in their hypnotic aquatic dance. Return to your hotels tanned, relaxed and totally chill after the best surf town tour in Vallarta to Sayulita and San Pancho.

From Puerto Vallarta: San Sebastian del Oeste with Lunch

9. From Puerto Vallarta: San Sebastian del Oeste with Lunch

Embark on a relaxing tour to the charming town of San Sebastian del Oeste, an important mining town that is embraced by the Sierra Madre mountain range and is considered an Esmeralda village because of the greenness of its mountains. Discover how this unique town preserves a nostalgic grandeur and charming tranquility. Get picked up from your hotel, hit the road, and take in the beautiful scenery of the Sierra Madre. Along the way, make your first stop to visit a local bakery, take a photo, and enjoy the view of the hills. Then, explore an organic tequila factory to witness the whole process of tequila making. See how they grow the agave plants, harvest, cook, ferment and distill the alcohol. Of course, tastings are included! Next, visit an authentic coffee factory, which is the oldest coffee factory in the area. After this, head to the town of San Sebastian and walk to visit the Church, the main square, the town hall, the museum, and workshop where local artisans produce silver and work with unique designs. Finally, stop in a family restaurant to enjoy some delicious Mexican food.

Puerta Vallarta: Seafood Lover's Food Tour

10. Puerta Vallarta: Seafood Lover's Food Tour

Tour some of the best seafood spots in Old Town Vallarta on this 3-hour guided tour. Tour Vallarta's historic old town, with stops at the market, the pier, and Muertos Beach. Hear about the local history from your local guide while seeing Vallarta's old town architecture and nature. Learn about the local characters that add to Vallarta's culture along the way. Stop at local restaurants that are off the beaten path and taste freshly caught seafood. Try stuffed jalapeno tacos, fresh ceviche, grilled calamari, fried octopus, aguachile, shrimp tostada, and fish.

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What people are saying about Puerto Vallarta

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Very professional drivers and tour guides. This tour was one that kind of let you do your own this g so we really enjoyed that. We arrived back at our hotel The Grand Mayan in good time. Would use again on another stay.

Silvia was excellent! Her knowledge of flavor profiles and the history behind the ingredients was spectacular. She kept the tour engaging, fun, and informative. Highly recommend!

Great drinks, food, and a wonderful tour guide! What's not to like, touring to authentic spots. Was not dry which i really appreciate.

It was a brilliant tour with Bernard. I went alone but the group were cool and we learnt lots about tacos and tequila

Our guide was excellent. Eric was very knowledgeable and entertaining!!!