In a town as versatile as Puerto Vallarta, there truly are an endless amount of activities and tours for every taste. Many people simply spend their time relaxing in the warm sun on the beach or catching up on their favorite book. However, if you crave adventure or are in the mood for an unique experience there are many tours to choose from. From jungle ATM tours to private cooking classes, the choices truly are limitless. Here are a few of the top tours in Puerto Vallarta you should look into on your next trip to paradise.
Variety of Food Tour options
If you are hungry for authentic mexican street food, make sure to try a food tour. There are several companies that will give you the insider’s take on the best local food that many tourists may miss. Check out Vallarta Food Tours which provides a walking food tour that lasts around 3-hours and includes interesting tidbits on local history while you savor traditional Mexican cuisine.Your local “foodie” will guide you on a culinary journey exploring Puerto Vallarta´s Downtown and Old Town neighborhoods. You will have a chance to sample mouth-watering food at family-owned restaurants and stands. Try a freshly opened coconut to quench your thirst and enjoy a warm tortilla straight from a local tortilla factory. There is a tour for every taste and are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Check out their 6 different tours and make your booking today www.vallartafoodtours.com
Mountain Biking Tours
If you are in the mood for adventure, how about a mountain biking tour through the jungle right outside the city limits? Eco Ride offers a wide variety of bike trips in Puerto Vallarta that will fit everyone’s needs. From beginner to expert, there are various options where you can see the local fauna and flora and get in some exercise as well. Tours range in length from 15km to 48km so you could spend anywhere from 2 ½ hours to a full day enjoying the beautiful scenery. The most popular ride starts at their bike shop in downtown Puerto Vallarta, and begins with a nice warm-up along the Cuale River for 5 km. As you pass through the local villages along the river, you will see how the locals really live. After you pass through the villages, you continue another 5 km along the Vallejo River where the Sierra Madre jungle thickens. Your reward is a stop at one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the area where you can dive, swim or simply relax. www.ecoride.com.
The beautiful Banderas Bay is home to an abundance of sea life and natural beauty. If you are in the mood to get your feet wet, why not try an ocean tour where you can see the ocean’s habitants up close. PV Ocean Tours is known for expert Instruction, great equipment all while providing its guests a memorable and fun experience You can learn to scuba dive in the shallows or even dive deep within the Banderas Trench with their certified instructors. Or you can simply enjoy the relaxing boat ride or try your hand at snorkling surrounded by colorful, tropical fish. You or even take a hike to a secluded waterfall, we are the company for you. PV Ocean Tours exclusively use Cressi equipment to ensure comfort and reliability to your experience.
If you are craving some chocolate, why not check out the ChocoMuseum to satisfy your sweet
Tooth. The flavor and texture of cacao is directly reflected in the products available, and will vary according to the season and natural variations. ChocoMuseum offers a variety of chocolate workshops where you can learn the history of chocolate, and even try your hand at making your own chocolate. You can learn to make everything from a standard chocolate bar, to truffles, to even mole poblano! Little ones will be delighted with the Mini Chocolate Workshop which is a quick class ideal for younger chocolate lovers. If you don’t have time to attend a workshop, make sure to visit the free museum where you can learn the history of cacao and chocolate and the whole process from harvest through production. Sounds sweet to be sure!
Next time you are in Puerto Vallarta, make sure to try one of these top tours. Whether you’re ready to bike your way through the jungle, or take a swim in the ocean, or simply enjoy a great street taco or two, there is a tour here for everybody. We hope to see you soon!