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Puerto Vallarta Local-Style Walking tour

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of Puerto Vallarta
  • A perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • A great choice for a shore excursion or for travelers with time constraints
Puerto Vallarta Local-Style Walking tour
From USD 39.00
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Puerto Vallarta Local-Style Walking tour
From USD 39.00
Start your day with a walking tour of downtown Puerto Vallarta—ideal for a shore excursion or for first-time visitors. Taste authentic Mexican food at a local-approved taco stand, ride a public bus, and take in the sights along the malecon (waterfront promenade). Learn about local culture with visits to the cathedral and the market, and then enjoy a leisurely stroll through Puerto Vallarta's Old Town.
What to Expect
(3 Hours) - 9:30 am Start time 
You’ll start off at one of the best known traditional local taco stands where  you will try the traditional Mexican breakfast  (No, it’s not Huevos Rancheros).  Carnitas (marinated slow cooked pork), served on a hand-made fresh off the grill corn tortilla will be served from one of the most well established eateries in PV.  This treat will melt in your mouth.
After your delicious breakfast, you’ll experience the most used form of transportation system for locals in Puerto Vallarta (El Camion). Your guide will give you expert advice on how to use el camion and you will find later in your vacation you can save many pesos in taxi fares using it.  You’ll take a 5-10 minute journey on el camion into the heart of charming colonial Downtown (El Centro) Puerto Vallarta.
After departing the bus, you’ll take a leisurely walking journey along the famous Malecón(Boardwalk) along the seaside.  You’ll learn some of the history of this historic Mexican town, especially popular for its collection of contemporary art sculptures and its wide range of vendors, stores, restaurants and wares.  After departing the Malecón you will visit the celebrated “Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe” followed by passing through the City Flea Market.
Next you’ll cross the River Cuale on one of Vallartas’ famous swinging bridges and take a stroll into what is known as Old-Town Vallarta.  Here you will discover quaint markets, a tortilla factory and array of street food vendors.  Your guide will treat you to a Mexican sweet tooth favorite, “Paletas” also known as Mexican Ice-cream.  While enjoying your refreshing treat we will head toward the wonderful beaches of Los Arcos & Los Muertos where you’ll be able to kick back and take in the sea-breeze at the end of the tour.
Reviews (7)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Great Way to Start Your Visit to PV

This was my first trip back to Puerto Vallarta since I was in middle school, and it was my boyfriend's first time ever so I was looking for something to do on our first day that would help us get our bearings, the Walking Tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Frances U
Estigo, Owner at Estigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hola Frances U, Thank you for taking the time to review your PV Local style Walking tour of Puerto Vallarta. This tour has gotten really popular , it is a great way to get a good knowledge of the town, also Brian's company makes the...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile
Great walk around town

After reading reviews of PV city bus tours we decided we'd much prefer a walking tour. This was the way to go, at a leisurely pace. We met our guide Aletha at the Estigo office and to our surprise were the only guests for that...More

1  Thank 86calgary
Estigo, Owner at Estigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hola Laurel, Thank you for reviewing your experience with Estigo Tours while in Puerto Vallarta. We are very happy to know for you this was the " way to go " when visiting our beautiful town. There are many hidden places and different areas in...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile
First ATV excursion..... AMAZING EXPERIENCE

My fiancé and I chose the Coast and Jungle ATV tour and had a great time. We were staying at the Sheraton in North downtown so we only had about an 8 minute walk to the Estigo Tours shop. We rode on one ATV while...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank bludeker
Estigo, Owner at Estigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Hola bludeker, Thank you for your great review..! We are very happy to know your experience was Amazing..specially being your first time on an ATV. Many of our first time riders LOVE cruising through the streets of PV on ATV's.. it gives a completely different...More

Reviewed 27 December 2015
Something for everyone to do and enjoy!!

Vacations are suppose to be laid back and enjoyable, yet fun! From the initial booking to the very end of our tour we never felt stressed. By far, one of the hidden gems "to do" in Puerto Vallarta if you have 4-5 hours to spend....More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 4 April 2015
Beyond PV on an ATV!

This was easily a highlight of our trip to Puerto Vallarta. The company and its owners Gustavo and Bret are the definition of customer service and care. Incredibly professional from instructions on using the ATVs to recommendations on other things to do in PV. We...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Andrew C
Estigo, Owner at Estigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2015

Hola Andrew C..! Thank you very much for your fantastic review.. ! We are so happy to know your experience with us was the highlight of your trip to Puerto Vallarta. It was a pleasure meeting everybody that day and we look forward to your...More

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3 August 2018|
Response from Estigo | Property representative |
Hola.. Most all vendors will take US Dollars here in Puerto Vallarta. However, the exchange rate that they give you varies from vendor to vendor and never in your favor. We recommend using the ATMs inside one of the major... More
24 July 2018|
Response from Estigo | Property representative |
For a cruise ship passenger with 6 hours in port, you would have enough time to do this walking tour. At the end of the tour we would help you find a taxi and send you back to your ship/
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