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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.

Sayulita and San Pancho Day Trip

2. Sayulita and San Pancho Day Trip

Make a quick stop to try exotic fruits & local sweets On the way to San Pancho, your day of exploration and discovery begins with a stop at a colorful roadside stand where we will taste exotic fruits and local sweets. Your guide will share the history behind some of those traditional sweets and their origin. It will be an excellent opportunity to take a piece or two for the road. Taste Mexican street food in San Pancho We continue to San Pancho to meet the staff of Su Pancha Madre, a very cool food truck dedicated to one of the most iconic dishes of Mexican street food, sopes. They welcome us with a mouthwatering sope prepared at the moment, in a gourmet way. Enjoy its great flavor and colorful presentation. After a short break, walk through the surrounding streets to the main avenue of San Pancho, where we will have half an hour to admire its murals and leisurely stroll through the galleries and shops. Tuesdays in San Pancho have added value because they are market days, the perfect opportunity to browse through hundreds of products made by hand by local artists. Approaching the center of San Pancho, we stop at Las Iguanas. At this classic plaza food stall, we'll savor a delicious and fulfilling quesadilla made with a blue corn tortilla. Try pulque, a pre-Hispanic alcoholic beverage Continue your exploration of San Pancho, walking through the alleys of the city to El Gallo, a pulqueria with a beach atmosphere. Try two types of pulques, one white and one cured, and find out why this legendary drink is back and more fashionable than ever. During your tasting, learn about the history of pulque. This pre-Hispanic beverage made from the lightly fermented sap of the agave is closely intertwined with the history of Mexico and a fundamental part of our cultural heritage. El Gallo is also a liquor and wine store. This would be your opportunity to take home a good bottle of mezcal, raicilla or wines from Valle de Guadalupe, one of the most prolific winery regions of Mexico. Visit a community center and learn about their philosophy Before leaving, we will make a quick visit to Entre Amigos, a community center rooted in the mission of giving the children and families of San Pancho the skills necessary to contribute and positively impact their communities. Enjoy Sayulita's shops, boutiques and galleries After a morning in San Pancho, we headed to Sayulita. Upon arrival, you will have free time to explore and soak up the atmosphere of the streets and visit boutiques and art shops. The multi-ethnicity of this charismatic town is present in its handicrafts, bars, restaurants and stalls selling jewelry, handmade garments and swimsuits. Walk down Sayulita's most iconic street as you delight in the beautiful art and galleries. This tour of Sayulita and San Pancho is a fun and charming day out, perfect to enjoy with friends or make new ones!

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 24 reviews

This tour was excellent. We couldn’t have asked for better service. Our guide, Eric was informative and very personable. He explained all the different sights and also let us explore on our own. Would highly recommend this experience to everyone who wants a fun day.

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.

Mario was an excellent guide and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring San Pancho and Sayulita. Highly recommend this trip. Thank you!

Tomas was an excellent tour guide very educated and we loved the trip ..so much history

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