What you'll do
It's a fun urban hike to the highest lookout in town, plus a delicious local meal at a very unique spot. A fantastic cultural experience, mixed with a little adventure. Great as an early hike or sunset walk. First, as a warm up, a quick visit to the Matamoros lighthouse, another popular viewpoint of the city, located a couple of blocks uphill in Gringo Gulch. Then we´ll get a snack, stock up on water and make our way to the top of the famous "Cerro de la Cruz" through the staircases and steep streets of the neighborhood. It's several ups and downs, until finally two hundred steps will take us to the very top, where we will enjoy amazing 360 degree views of Puerto Vallarta. There we will spend some time admiring the scenery and hearing stories and a little bit of the history of Banderas Bay, while we take pictures and simply wonder at the beauty of this earth. We will later head back down the mountain and visit a local eatery where we will feast on some of Jalisco's most traditional breakfast or supper dishes. We expect to be very hungry coming down. Join us and spend an unforgettable time with us.
I am a traveler and a foodie from Mexico City, but Vallarta has been my home for almost 7 years now. I have been conducting cultural and gastronomic walks ever since I landed here, as I love showing people what this piece of paradise has to offer. After having led over a thousand tours, I know what guests look for in a cultural experience. And Vallarta is so much more than just the beach. My fascination with Vallarta's vibrant culture has led me to come up with a unique local experience that will surely become the highlight of your trip.
Full breakfast or supper.. Fruit. Birria, machaca, pozole and more. Tacos, sopes, quesadillas and tamales..
Water. Smoothies. Coffee.
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Where you'll be
This hike takes place around the oldest and most historic neighborhood, "el centro" or downtown. It is the perfect combination of culture, urban adventure and fun. The stories are enlightening, the views are astonishing and the the food is rewarding. The views from the top are beautiful during the day and breathtaking at sunset. Sunsets are unforgettable in Banderas Bay!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. Guests should be well aware of their physical condition, as well as their dietary restrictions and food allergies. Vegetarians are always welcome.
Please note this is a moderate, but fairly energetic urban hike for people in fairly good physical condition. it is very doable for people of all ages with good mobility and in general good health.
La Cruz101 - Urban hike & local meal