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Vallarta: Mexology Tacos & Tequila Tour

1. 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.

From Puerto Vallarta: San Pancho and Sayulita

2. 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.

From Puerto Vallarta: Jungle Mountain Bike Tour

3. 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.

Puero Vallarta: Sayulita and San Pancho Beaches Tour

4. Puero Vallarta: Sayulita and San Pancho Beaches Tour

Discover and explore two of the coolest beach towns in the world in this guided tour from Puerto Vallarta. You’ll head up the coast to Nayarit to enjoy a day of fun in the sun in Sayulita and San Pancho. Throughout your experience, your friendly bilingual guide will share the history and folklore of both towns whilst showing you around the main attractions. You’ll visit traditional fruit markets for exotic treats, sample delicious local candy, and enjoy a tequila demonstration with a tasting. You can hang out on the coolest beaches in the world, and if you want to check out the famous waves, optional surf classes are available on the day.

Puerto Vallarta: Cooking Class and Market Tour

5. 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.

Puerto Vallarta: Guided San Sebastian Tour

6. Puerto Vallarta: Guided San Sebastian Tour

After being collected from your accommodation, you will begin your trip back in time as you explore the peaceful and magical town of San Sesbastian del Oeste, near Puerto Vallarta. This picturesque village of cobblestone streets and haciendas was once a thriving gold and silver mining town. These days visitors are now welcome to explore the quiet streets of this mountain town with an expert guide. Throughout your experience your guide will regale you with stories about the area's fascinating history and folklore. You will visit the municipal center, the town jail, a small museum, and art gallery. Later, enjoy visits to a tequila gallery and an organic coffee factory for tastings of both of these delicious Mexican treats. At the conclusion of your experience, you'll be returned back to Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta: Private Taco Hopping Tour

7. Puerto Vallarta: Private 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.

Puerta Vallarta: Seafood Lover's Food Tour

8. 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.

Puerto Vallarta: Bikes and Bites Tour

9. 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.

360 Puerto Vallarta City Tour with Lunch

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Puerto Vallarta

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Highly recommend this experience, I had an amazing time exploring the jungle with the team from Jaguar Experience, everyone was super nice and very accommodating making sure that I feel safe at all times and that I’m having fun. The food was also super delicious and the menu was adapted to my pescatarian diet which I really appreciated! I am definitely looking forward to go back next time I visit Puerto Vallarta!!

Wonderful tour, it was as described. Our tour of the market was very informative setting the stage for the actual class which was delightful. Fabulous setting, great assistance, Wonderful food and very useful education followed by a scrumptious meal. YES, I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in broadening their horizons in culinary enjoyment!!!!

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

The tour took us to some great places that we hadn’t been. Great food, cocktails, people and information. Thanks Gio!

Very good, many interesting facts, very rich food, very good service