There is so much to see in this beautiful place. Instead of trying to see it all in one day, why not slow down and take time to enjoy the sights. On the first day of this tour, we will visit the southern part of the bay. Our destination is Boca de Tomatlán, Jalisco. This small fishing village is the last settlement accessible by road. Here you will see the fishermen coming and going from the mouth of the river, and watch the pangas (water taxis) taking passengers to the beaches accessible only by sea. On day two we will head north to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit. In contrast to the quaint fishing village, La Cruz is a modern marina where you will visit a bustling fish market, wander along the waterfront watching the fishing charters and beautiful yachts preparing for the sea. Each day is flexible. The important thing is to take our time and get a real feel for the diversity of this beautiful paradise.
Each day will begin at your Puerto Vallarta location. On the first day will will head to Boca de Tomatlán. We will drive through the downtown area of Puerto Vallarta along the colorful Malecón, stop at Los Arcos for pictures and possible some shopping at the roadside tiendas. After our visit to Boca de Tomatlán, we can stop at a artisan tequila distillery on the way back to Vallarta. We can have lunch in Boca de Tomatlán, or stop on the way back to town at an authentic Mexican restaurant. On day 2 we will drive through the resort area of Nuevo Vallarta on our way to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. In La Cruz we will spend the day at the beautiful modern marina and the fresh fish market. We can have lunch at the Yacht Club or enjoy a sandwich at the modern marina while watching the activities of the bay. The itinerary is flexible. Depending on the day of the week, there may be a local market or festival to enjoy.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet at your Puerto Vallarta location
End location: The tour will end with you back at your original Puerto Vallarta location.
Duration: 2 days
Weather and traffic could change the length of this tour. The total tour time is 4-5 hours each day for 2 days.
Transportation Method: The 2001 Dodge Caravan with Braun wheelchair conversion has a bench rear seat that fits 2 average sized adults comfortably or 3 small adults with seat belts. There is room for one or two wheelchairs with full securement. The van has a manual side door ramp. The van has air conditioning.
Round trip transportation from your Puerto Vallarta location, admission fees, bottled water and my services as your personal guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 pesos - There are no additional expenses expected on this tour. However, snacks, food and incidentals are not included.
There are no expected additional expenses. However, there will be opportunities for purchasing local handicrafts, food, and beverages.
I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.