Kirsten DrozdowskiUnited States
Cervando did a wonderful job with our group of six people ages 16-80. He picked us up exactly as planned. We didn't have anything in particular that we wanted to see so we allowed him to create the itinerary. We appreciated seeing the boardwalk with all of the sculptures, the city, and getting out of the city to a wonderful restaurant followed by tequila tasting. He stopped at a store for our special ceramic iguana request and patiently shared Spanish lessons with our son. A really great day!
Nancy KildayUnited States
Cervando was great. Very knowledgeable about the area and took us to places we would not have seen otherwise. Excellent as usual.
Mary HolmanRound Rock, TEXAS, United States
Cervando was one of the most caring and considerate guides we have had on a tour. He took great care of us on the tour and shared a wealth of information with us. We would highly recommend Cervando. . .he definitely made our visit more special!! Thank you, Cervando!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ms. Holman thank you for your kind words, it was my pleasure to share with you, how much I love my city. I look forward to seeing you again here in Puerto Vallarta! Kind regards.
Fran KoskyUnited States
To let you know my friends and I really enjoyed our tour with Cervando this past Wednesday in Puerto Vallarta. We learned a lot of the culture, enjoyed local food and had a lot of laughs. Would highly recommend Cervando.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fran, it was so much fun to spend the day with all of you. I'd love to see you all again. Please say hello to Ernesto, Tim, Joyce, Diane and Judy.
This tour of Puerto Vallarta was excellent for a number of reasons. Cervando took us to each of the places we wanted to visit and experience. Highlights included the visit to Our lady of Guadalupe with it's rich history and beautiful architecture in the town centre. Also, tequila tasting at Noble Corazon was a relaxing end to our day! Throughout the day Cervando's consideration for our needs, his knowledge and experience added up to a fun and informative day. Ultimately Cervando was one of the highlights.
Meghan LynchUnited States
We had an absolutely wonderful day with Cervando! Don't look any further and just book your tour, trust me. Cervando is incredibly knowledgeable, passionate and personable. We had an incredible day of tequila, raicilla and food. Cervando took us places we would not have found on our own and we were able to really enjoy some local flavors. Even visitors that have been to Puerto Vallarta six+ times (like ourselves) can enjoy new adventures with Cervando! We can't wait to book a tour again next year.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Meghan, thank you so much for your great review! I'm happy you enjoyed our local flavors, I'll look forward to seeing you again for another adventure. Please say hello to your husband and your father. PS Thank you for the bottle of Raicilla!
Robert HughesUnited States
Super tour by Cervando. Outstanding knowledge of Puerto Vallarta. Went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. Even bought us lunch (there were six of us) at his favorite taco vendor. Couldn't ask for a better tour guide/driver.
Holly WeisenburgerUnited States
Cervando was excellent. He was knowledgeable about Puerto Vallarta as he has lived there his whole life. He took us to unique out of the way places and our tour was excellent. I would highly recommend Cervando if you visit Puerto Vallarta. Thank you for a wonderful time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Holly, thank you for your comments and your generosity. I truly enjoyed your company. Hope to see you back in Puerto Vallarta. Wishing you the best for this 2020!
Richard DunhamUnited States
Cervando was an excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable about PV, very friendly and speaks very good English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Richard, thanks so much for your comments. i hope you enjoyed your dinner at Cafe Trio. Wishing you the best for this 2020!
Our tour was amazing. Cervando was on time and attentive to our every need. The tour was fun and informative for the diverse range of ages in our party.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jill, thank you for for your comments. I truly enjoyed the day with all of you. You Australian people are so much fun!
We really enjoyed our private PV tour with Cervando! He is a very knowledgeable and attentive guide. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comments Olga!
Kate RowanUnited States
Our tour with Cervando was fantastic. He provided excellent commentary regarding Puerto Vallarta history and current culture and economics. He scheduled the tour to give us the best opportunity to walk along the Malecon and visit the cathedral before it became crowded. Then he took us South along the coast to a lovely restaurant overlooking an amazing river full of huge boulders, then back to town with a tour of the tiny streets of Gringo Gulch. All in our group were very happy with the tour.
Kathleen MoonUnited States
Great day. Lots of fun. Cervando's suggestions made the tour work.
Kim ClarnoUnited States
Our party of 8 (including 2 super seniors 87 and 88 years old) had a wonderful and adventurous day of touring with Cervando! Cervando took care to make sure everyone was comfortable throughout the tour, and his suggestions for sightseeing and lunch were a great match for our interests. Cervando's love for his city, knowledge, and genuine hospitality really shined through. We arrived as tourists and left as amigos. Enjoy!
Michael SussmanUnited States
Cervando is a wonderfull person. Accomodating to my disability as well as our shopping wishes. My highest rating. Michael E Sussman MD
Sherri MorganUnited States
Cervando was an absolutely wonderful guide!! He is kind, polite and extremely knowledgeable about Puerto Vallarta. Five of us spent the day touring around to the sites we were most interested in. We felt safe and well cared for. His van was comfortable and well air-conditioned. When we return to PV, we will not hesitate to book his time again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sherri, thanks a lot for rating your tour with 5 stars! I would love to see you guys again to share more of Mexico with you.
Alexander CzetoUnited States
We highly recommend tours offered by Cervando. Our tour of the Botanical Gardens featured hiking, bird watching, fruit tasting, and environmental education. Before exploring this pristine reserve, Cervando treated us to lunch at the Gardens (highly recommend). Cervando professionally guided us in these activities including mini stops to view the incredible scenery and islands like Los Arcos. Book now!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alex, I greatly appreciate your comments on your tours. It was truly a pleasure to meet you and your wife. I hope to see you again to share with you more of Mexico. Kind regards
Alexander CzetoUnited States
We highly recommend tours offered by Cervando. This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed Cervando's Private City Tour of Puerto Vallarta. He generously shared his knowledge of the city, its top attractions, and many behind-the-scene jewels! His tour offered local stops, tastings and so much more. Together, we experienced and savored beaches, neighborhoods, art, and flora. He brought to life the beauty, magic, and history of Mexico. Book now!!!
Cervando gets a 5 out of 5! He took us to awesome out of the way places! He was friendly and a great guide! He knows a lot about local history. I would love to have him as a guide again.
Daniel MeekUnited States
Cervando did any excellent job. Very knowledgeable, very patient. Spoke clearly so all could hear him and his English was excellent. Took us to all of the major sites in Puerto Vallarta and exceeded our time allotment so we could take it all in at a pace we enjoyed. All eight in our party rated him excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dan, thank you very much for your review and for rating your tour with 5 stars! It was a pleasure to meet you and all of your friends. Kind regards
Salvador GonzalezUnited States
Cervando is awesome. He was waiting for us where he said he'd be. Since my family was not familiar with Puerto Vallarta, he provided a plan but was very flexible with our wants and needs. He is very knowledgeable about the history in PV and I enjoyed talking with him about it. He had cold refreshments for us and really wow'd us when our daughter became a little car sick. We asked him where we could find some ginger ale and he had that too! It was obvious he has been doing this for a while and does it well
David LichtmanUnited States
We felt like we were part of Cervando's family! We saw so much of the city and had lunch at a fantastic local restaurant, Balam Balam. The meal was cooked and served by the owner and his team. It was an experience we will never forget.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David it was a pleasure to meet you and your wife, and friends. Thank you very much for your kind comments. I hope to see you again, to have a good time and to enjoy life. Please say hello to your wife and friends.
Patti MerrittUnited States
Do not hesitate to book a tour with Cervando!! We asked for something unusual & different and he provided -- and then some! He's very proud of his home town and it showed in his tour. We couldn't have asked for a better guide!
Dale KinnearUnited States
His local knowledge, enthusiasm and authentic care for us made Cervando a truly great guide. His English skills are fluent and conversation was easy. Cervando's love of his community is obvious. It might seem trivial but have him take you to lunch. The food was perfect and the ambience delightful and peaceful. We give Cervando our highest recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dale thank you very much for your rave review and your generosity! I hope to see you again for another adventure here in Puerto Vallarta. Please say hello to your wife Alison and friends George and Linda.
Lori ShawSalem, OREGON, United States
My family and I could not have been more pleased with tour we had. By the end of our day Cervando was family and we all love him. Thank you so very much.
Lise GorgoneUnited States
It is so great to have Cervando as a guide. His local knowledge is unparalleled. He includes general mexican history and that explains many concepts. He weaves family stories into the information which makes it comes alive. We will recommend Cervando and the company and use them again. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lise, it was a pleasure to see you and Margot one more time, and get the chance to talk and enjoy our beautiful City. Thanks so much for recommending me and Toursbylocals. But above all, for sharing your thoughts about my services as a guide. With warm regards.
Cervando was a truly knowledgeable guide of Puerto Vallarta who shared with us his love of the area. He hit many highlights with all 8 of us with a variety of interesting facts and lore of the area. He was wonderful to take us to an out of the way restaurant for superb seafood! Thanks Cervando for a fabulous day! Your Canadian friends
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nancy, it was my pleasure to spend the day with you guys! I hope to see you again to share more of Mexico with you guys. Thank you!
James AlbinUnited States
John AndersenOrlando, FL, United States
he was terrific, best yet.
Steven KellyUnited States
cervando was an incredible tour guide and represented his city well. he was so knowledgeable and fun to be with. he took us to some amazing sights around the city and a wonderful place to eat. he took us to the best tequila making place in all of mexico. we went to a very cool place to swim and get some drinks. we went to a great place to shop and sample Mexican candy. It really was a wonderful trip because of him and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking to see Puerto Vallarta. thanks cervando.
Andre (keng) LoaCanada
This tour was more than we expected. Puerto Vallarta is a nice city and Cervando was excellent.
Kristen NobleUnited States
Cervando was the perfect guide for us! We were 4 ladies on our second trip to Puerto Vallarta, but wanted to have a city tour to make sure we saw more this time around. He was so patient with us and suggested things to see, we hadn't even thought of! His personality is fantastic. He really knows his city's history and we felt like he was part of our family by the end of our tour. I highly recommend Cervando and I hope we can meet again on a future trip to PV!
John MahoneyUnited States
We (4 of us) enjoyed our tour of P.V. with Cervando. He was an excellent guide and enjoyable to be with.
Mitch CrankUnited States
Yesterday a group of 4 of us hired ToursByLocals for a 6 hour trip along the south coast of Puerto Vallarta. We had a memorable day! Our driver Cervando was right on time and the vehicle was large, comfortable and clean. Cervando was an excellent driver and was impressively knowledgeable about the area including history, plant and animal life, and other facts of interest. He listened to our needs and arranged a fantastic custom tour. I highly recommend Cervando and Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mitch thank you very much for your great comments on your tour. I finally heard from Paty, she said she thought about both you this last December. Say hello to Jimmy, Scott and Mira. Best wishes.
Lisa GregoryUnited States
Cervando was prompt, extremely responsive to our requests, and a most pleasant guide. He provided us with a fabulous overview of the different areas of his hometown and we truly enjoyed our day with him.
Jackie PradkoUnited States
This is our second time using Cervando as our guide and we had him for 2 wonderful days. We had a lovely tour of PV and then toured the area south of the city with a lovely lunch in a beautiful hidden restaurant. The next day, we ventured to the beach and market areas north of PV, enjoying a spectacular seafood feast overlooking the ocean. Cervando is highly informative and a very nice person! Cervando is recommended without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Pradko, it was my pleasure to see you and your family again. You all were very nice, I really enjoyed spending those two days with all of you. Thank you for hiring me again as your guide here in PV. Please say hello to your family
Carol ShipleyUnited States
Cervando was a delight! We had a lovely day exploring Puerto Vallarta.
Frazee C.United States
I did not get to go on this trip but the other members of my party came back excited about all the neat things they got to see. They were very pleased with their tour guide, Cervando.
Cervando is an excellent guide. He is knowledgeable and friendly. Our tour was the highlight of our trip
Marjorie RobertsUnited States
Cervando was a great guide and showed us all the important sights of Puerto Vallarta - including the homes where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton lived, a great tequila factory, and the place where Richard Nixon met with the President of Mexico on his first trip "south" as President. I would recommend Cervando to anyone seeking a private comprehensive tour of Puerto Vallarta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jorie, it was my pleasure to show you my city. Say hello to your mother and sister.
Michael ScherneckUnited States
Cervando was extremely professional and very personable. He provided a wonderful, informative tour. His car was clean and comfortable for the 4 of us. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael, thank you very much for recommending my services. It was very nice to spend some time with you, Kathy and friends.
Janet ReynoldsUnited Kingdom
Cervando was an excellent guide, meeting up was just as described. The vehicle was comfortable and his cooler box of drinks was a lovely touch. The tour was excellent, with a variety of stops and interests from beaches to tequila. Cervando was informative, clear and very knowledgable. We even bumped into his Mum and sang happy birthday to her! I would definitely recommend Cervando to anyone visiting Puerto Vallarta.
David WolfUnited States
Cervando was a great host and tour guide. It was wonderful to see the local sites from someone who grew up in the area. Cervando took us to some of his favorite street vendors for local tacos and Mexican ice cream. We would have never tried this wonderful food had we not been with a local guide. Had a great time seeing loco Marco and his cliff diving - Thank you Cervando for wonderful day and memories that will last a lifetime!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David thank you very much for such great comments, your easiness to open yourselves to new experiences made the day a memorable one for me. God bless you and your family.
John HalgrenUnited States
A perfect day and a perfect tour. Cervando, born and raised in PV, seemed to know everything there is to know about PV. On time to pick us up at our condo. Followed the outline of our "tour" throughout the day with some fun additions. We stopped for street tacos (carnitas and beef), delicious.... heard lots of history, had a lot of laughing amongst our group, great stops for picture moments, stopped at the "church". Beautiful. Another street taco stop (shrimp). Stopped at grocery store. Wonderful
Cervando is a truly excellent guide. He cares deeply what experienice hi a guest shave and does his utmost to provide the best possible experience. He is knowledgeable about local history and customs and has a great sense of humour. Well done Tours by Locals!!
Jan PothofCastaways Beach, QLD, Australia
Highly recommended. Cervando knows his stuff and stands head and shoulders above many of his colleagues, in the business. Very knowledgable, good English and also very flexible with the itinerary. A very comfortable airconditioned car which includes water and soft drink. We had a ball and a lot of laughs. Many thanks for a wonderful day and we will treasure the memories.
Alice BrittonUnited States
Cervando is wonderful! He lets you take this tour at your own pace and his knowledge is amazing!! A great tour guide and person! Thanks for a great day!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alice, thank you for your kind comments. It was truly a pleasure to spend two days with all of you. Getting to know you and your family was a blessing! Please say hello to : Michael, Bob, Phyllis, John and Nancy
Chris GriffithsUnited States
We spent a wonderful day with Cervando, he tailored the tour do exactly what we requested and was a pleasure to spend time with!
Mark FicklinScottsdale, AZ, United States
Absolutely The Best! You can't go wrong with Cervando. He knows his stuff and all the right places to show you. He has perfect english and is very organized. We were a group of 18 with extra logistical issues and he handled all with such ease. He listens to your wants as well, not just locked into his own agenda. We will use him on our next visit and highly recommend him. He will "make your trip" as he did ours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mark thank you very much for your great comments. I had a wonderful day with all of you, You were all very nice people and so much fun! I would love to go on another tour with all of you again. Please say hello to everyone!
Michael ChaseUnited States
Was very informative and took us to all interesting places. Was very understandable. We highly recommend Cervando
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kindness Mr. Chase.
Mona BettencourtUnited States
Cervando was great! We saw PV highlights and non-touristy places. He is very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the area and was very friendly and patient with the entire group. He suggested a GREAT local restaurant and the tequila tasting was so much fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mona! It was a pleasure to meet your family and spend the day with all of you!
Marcela ChavezUnited States
I would just like to say thank you so much to Cervando O; one of the best tours guide I've met around the world. Cervando has a great personality. This is the second time I was fortunate enough to use his service, and every time I am more than happy for to be with him. He is reliable and friendly, with a very extensive knowledge about the history, and all the events that have happened in Puerto Vallarta. When you go to Puerto Vallarta contact Cervando O from ToursByLocals. He is the best. Thank you!
Daniel MaysillesUnited States
Excellent guide and wonderful day....the lunch outside the city was spectacular and the highlight of our trip.....many beautiful sites that we would have missed without Cervando ...many Thanks !!!!!
Suzanne RichardUnited States
What a wonderful day in Puerto Vallarta! 6+ stars! Cervando lived up to and beyond our groups expectations. From start to finish this knowledgeable guide shared this towns history, special spots and hidden treasures with enthusiasm and pride. We felt comfortable in a spacious, well air conditioned van that was also supplied with beverages. If you want to see more than the regular tourist sees, hear about the towns history and be delighted then Cervando is the man! Thank you for the great tour! Suzan
Peggy GroceMt Pleasant, SC, United States
Noel L.United States
Did a fine job. Was prompt, communicated well, was very personable
Maria BiedermanUnited States
Cervando was punctual & even spent more time with us than expected. He customized our tour of Puerto Vallarta to our families needs (young children, wanting to experience the old city with fun - zip lining). He took us to a nice Mexican lunch, awesome zip lining company & a great dulceria. He was knowledgeable & friendly. We would definitely take another tour with him & recommend him to friends!
Dena ZundelUnited States
Great tour! Cervando shared a lot of history and historical sites with our group. He also adapted the itinerary to include our requests. Very friendly!
Tom C.Portola Valley, CALIFORNIA, United States
Great ambassador for Puerto Vallarta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr. Cooper! It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife!
JoAnn YamaniUnited States
Cervando was an extremely accomodating tour guide. I was traveling with my 8 year old daughter and 70+ year old mother, both had very unique needs in terms of mobility and likes. On-the-fly, Cervando was able to show us sights that we would not have been able to see on a commercial tour and keep us all very happy and comfortable. It was a true treat to have him as our guide. I highly recommend him to visitors from the U.S.