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Thalia M.

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Hello and Bienvenidos a Mexico! My name is Thalia, born and raised in Mexico City.

Starting as an amateur naturalist from a young age and later on dedicating my school years to the study of life, I decided to become a biologist. The ocean and marine life had always fascinated me, so I decided to pursue my studies in that area and earned a Master's degree in Marine Ecology, specializing in marine mammal behavior.

I have worked in many areas going from being a waitress to becoming a teacher, when as I was studying as was also a junior researcher. Later on, I entered the tourism industry working as a lifeguard and then as a guide and a travel agent. That's when I decided to become an official tourist guide certified by the Mexican Tourism Board.

I hold a "first responder/lifeguard" international certification, speak 3 languages fluently (Spanish, French, and English) but have also taken Italian and German lessons, and I am currently taking Chinese and ASL.

I grab every available opportunity to jump in a car, bus, train, or boat to travel. I have visited most of Mexico and have been to the USA, Canada, Cuba, Costa Rica and several countries in Europe. I enjoy sharing my experiences and teaching, therefore as I entered the world of tourism, I found the perfect opportunity to get in touch with other cultures, to teach and learn while having fun and respecting nature.

Never a dull moment on my tours, always seeking for adventure, and trying to make the most out of every experience. My guests, become my friends. . . as we say in Mexico: Mi casa es tu casa!

So Welcome to my world, I'll do everything possible for you to fall in love with it!

A Recent Review of this guide

The trip with Thalia was the best tour we've taken. She was knowledgeable and friendly while being respectful of the marine life and her passengers. We saw many whales and learned much information. Thalia is a real international guide that shows interspecies respect. We would book with her again.
Brett Cook

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Credentials

Master in Marine Ecology- CICESE (Centro de Estudios Costeros y Educación Superior de Ensenada)
First Responder (valid 2018)- Red Cross Mexico
CPR and DEA use (valid 2018)- Guerrero's life saving AC
Federal Tourist Guide (credential number 585)- Mexican Board of Tourism (SECTUR)
Federal dirvers tourism license- Mexican Board of Transportation (SCT)

Restrictions

-I cannot accompany as a guide in your vehicle, only licensed tourist vehicles can be used.
-I can only guide in Spanish, English, and French.

Guide Requirements for Mexico

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Tours by Thalia M.

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Respectful Whale Watching in Puerto Vallarta

Hop on this educational and fun encounter with whales

530 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Fully Guided Sunset Cruise in Banderas,...

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Enjoy breathtaking displays of color during a magical sunset at sea

630 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Snorkeling Adventure to the South Side,...

Explore a fishing Village, then off to snorkeling and fun at a beach

630 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Puerto Vallarta - A Walking City Tour

Explore this unique city while learning about nature, history, geography,,...

126 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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Fun and educational Snorkeling at Los,...

Scout the famos Los Arcos with us on this 4 hours snorkeling trip

530 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Educational Hiking and Snorkeling at,...

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Enjoy nature from above and under the sea level

630 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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El Tuito, Mayto and Tehuamixtle

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History, rural life, nature and beach

350 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

8 hours

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