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.
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.
Jill GrahamUnited Kingdom
We had an absolutely wonderful day . Cervando is a great guide, very sensitive to our needs and preferences He has wonderful English but best of all he is really lovely person. Thoroughly recommended .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this great review Jill! I would love to have you in another tour. Please say thanks to David for the great lunch at la Palapa,I enjoyed it very much.
Cervando did an excellent job in showing us around. His english and knowledge were both excellent
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your great review Mr. Williams! See you next time.
Pauline RoseUnited Kingdom
A great day with a number one guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your compliment Pauline, I would love to see you again to show you more of Mexico.
Michelle B.United States
Cervando is awesome. He is super knowledgeable and finds the best attractions. Cervando knows just how to show a traveler the usual and the hidden gems. Thanks for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michelle thank you very much for your kind comments, and for being open to new experiences as a traveler and not as a tourist.
Laura Van AlstineUnited States
Cervando is awesome! He thought of everything and was so knowledgeable and accommodating. His main concern was to ensure we all had a wonderful time. We booked a private tour for 6 with ATVing and sightseeing and we had a blast! Thank you Cervando!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Laura thank you very much for being so kind! I look forward to seeing again.
Heather SieversUnited States
Cervando was an incredible tour guide! The day we spent with him was by far our favorite day of vacation. He took us to some fabulous spots to try amazing local food. We were looking for some authentic non-tourist type spots and he delivered! The van, was clean, comfy and cool. Cervando showed us things we would have never found on our own. What a great day and what a great guy! Thank you Cervando!!!!
Clifton BrowningUnited States
Cervando was fantastic. VERY VERY knowledgable about the local history. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested is wanting to see and learn about Puerto Vallarta.
Lia SmithUnited States
Cervando was fantastic! He customized our tour to the places we were most interested to see. He was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. This was our first time booking a Tours By Locals and it was a great experience!
Marilyn ReallonUnited States
We had a great tour with Cervando. Took us to many great places around the area. He speaks very good English.
Kathryn HoagUnited States
Cervando is an excellent guide. He has lived in Puerto Vallarta and knows the town and it's history. He took us into the tropics south of town where we had the best lunch of our trip. We would definitely recommend him to everyone. I wasn't expecting to like Puerto Vallarta but after touring with Cervando, we are planning to return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your excellent comments Kathryn I'm glad to know you are thinking to come back to Puerto Vallarta. I hope to see you again to show you more of our beautiful country.
Jean GashHouston, TX, United States
This is our second trip with Cervando in the Puerto Vallarta area and both tours were excellent. Cervando is always very concerned about the comfort and enjoyment of his clients. We stopped so we could try coconut water, we had a nice walk in Old Town, and a beautiful drive down the coast south of Vallarta before lunch at a place near a ziplining attraction. A fun day! Thanks Cervando!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Coralyn, I was glad to see you again. Wish you the best for this year. Say Hi to Miguel!
Tamar FernandezUnited States
Excellent tour of the Puerto Vallarta area tailored to what interested us. Cervando is passionate and well versed in the history, culture, geography, flora/fauna, and current events. His English is flawless; and he is very personable. Would definitely recommend his services without hesitation. We enjoyed our time with Cervando!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Fernandez, thanks a lot for your great comments and for recommending my services. I greatly appreciate it. I enjoyed very much spending the afternoon with you and your friend too. Happy holidays!
Michael PreismanUnited States
Cervando did an outstanding job of showing us the beauty of Puerto Vallarta. He went out of his way to limit the walking my wife needed to do, since she had previously hurt her knee. He is a very caring person and took us to more places than we thought we would see, because he knew we would like it. He speaks English fluently and is easy to understand. I highly recommend him.
Margaret Anne MyslinskyUnited States
Cervando was an outstanding guide! He took us to areas not normally visisted by tourists. We learned much about the culture and area. I cannot say enough about how we enjoyed the tour and his expertise. He was very professional at all times and organzied. Excellent service!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Margaret, thank you very much for your kind comments about my service. I enjoyed very much spending the morning with all of you too. I hope to be your guide in another tour here in Puerto Vallarta. Happy holidays!
Marcela ChavezUnited States
Thank you Cervando,one of the best tour guides I ever had! I travel a lot around the world & all the time try to get private guide.Cervando has a great personality & knowledge of Puerto Vallarta history,showed us the magic of the town and gave us great recommendations for restaurants.He made the highlight of our trip Puerto Vallarta.He is the best private guide there,just a person who was born there can show us the best of the town but you can see the love Cervando has for Puerto Vallarta,highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Chavez, thank you very much for your feedback. Your kindness and sensitivity, made the day memorable.
Our family had a GREAT tour with Cervando!! He was very knowledgeable about everything!! We had a great time learning and seeing the sites!! He took us places we wouldn't have found on our own. We also felt safe. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Cervando!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shanon, it was very good to see you again! It was really a pleasure to meet your lovely family and to share with them some of the places I like the most from my city. I hope to see you again,to show you more of Mexico. Say Hi to CANADA!
R. Barry WalsonUnited States
We have always had great tour guides by Tours by Locals but Cervando was the best yet. Very informative, excellent English speaking and an enjoyable person to be around. We really enjoyed out tour. B. Walson
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Walson, it was really a pleasure to meet you and to spend the day with all of you. Please say Hi! to your wife and friends.
Susan MelvinUnited States
Cervando was FANTASTIC! This tour was absolutely worth evry penny. He was kind and courteous and engaged our kids on every level. We saw so much of this beautiful city. Cervando took time to show us all there was to see and learn and we always felt comfortable with questions or requests. He tapered the tour to our needs. We highly recommend this tour to any and every couple or family wishing to see all the interesting highlights of a new city. Book this tour - it is a MUST for all visiting Puerto Vallarta
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs.Melvin, thank you very much for taking the time to recommend my tour. I greatly appreciate this. I really had a very good time with you and your family. You have a very nice family. Congratulations!
Teresa JacksonUnited States
What an absolutley fabulous day we had. Tours By Locals is truly the only way to see a city. Cervando, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable. You could feel and hear the passion he has for his home town as he showed us around beautiful Puerto Vallarta. He was a charming host and it was lovely to spend the day exploring sites on AND off the beaten path of this beautiful town. Muchos gracias Cervando, we loved every minute of our day with you. Teresa, Karen and DeeDee
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Teresa, thank you very much for all these words you wrote on me. It was really my pleasure, to be your guide in my city. Say hi, to Karen and DeeDee! God bless you all! Cervando