What you'll do
All walks begin with a brief history of Puerto Vallarta which started as a small fishing village over 100 years ago. Activities include chocolate tasting, a walk to where artisans are making what they are selling, a stop to learn about Huichol beadwork and paintings, and getting an introduction to the 2000 year old history of milagros, all while strolling the charming cobblestone streets. History, architecture, culture, and local tropical plant identification are included in all walks. As a professional photographer, I also help locate the best spots to take awesome pictures. Most walks are 2-3 hours and are easy to moderate. Opportunities to ask questions, meet the local merchants and artisans, and interact with the others on the tour make this a more personal immersion experience. Groups are kept to 10 or less.
I am the Owner/Operator of Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours which I created 10 years ago adding various locations and routes each year. I have lived full time in Vallarta for the past 11 years but also find time to travel. I love the Mexican culture, people, history, architecture, food, music and folk art, much of which I include in my walking tours. I know all of the owners and artisans of the places we visit so clients will get a more personal experience meeting them. I consider myself an ambassador for the city and have a 5 star excellent rating on Trip Advisor.
Where you'll be
Included are visits to artisan workshops and markets where authentic Mexican arts, crafts, and food specific to the culture are seen. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, talavera pottery, embroidery, indigenous beadwork, weavings, and milagros are all seen as we walk the cobblestone streets surrounded by Spanish colonial architecture.
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 ages 12 and up can attend. Must be able to walk unassisted for 2-3 hours.
Please book as far in advance as possible to assure your date is available. I get very busy between January and April. Due to the summer climate, I close June-September. Booking calendar always open.
Immerse Yourself in the Local Culture!
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