John CragleUnited States
Cervando was amazing, the price was perfect, the knowledge and history he was able to give wonderful. We booked only the two of us and Cervando was able to very easy adjust timing, location, stops and let us enjoy parts that interested us the most. Cervando's personal knowledge of Puerto Vallarta and San Sebastian was amazing, there is nothing better than a life long citizen to show you the best the city has to offer.
Phillip TelanderUnited States
Excellent tour, outstanding knowledge of the history of San Sebastian.
Shireen JafferUnited States
Cervando is amazing - he goes above and beyond to give you the best and most authentic experience. We travel a lot, go on many different types of tours (food, walking, free, private, big group), and this one was our favorite. He's funny, knowledgable, kind hearted, curious, and overall just incredible company to be with. We're coming back in two months and this time want to book him for more than just one day. He can customize different tours as well so we are excited to see what those options will be.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shireen thank you very much for your great comments on me! I'm so glad I had the opportunity to spend the day with you. Thanks to you, I now have a better understanding of how Millennials travel. I'll see you in December for some new experiences here in Puerto Vallarta. Please, say hi to your husband and friends.
Edna Sino-CruzUnited States
Cervando has historical knowledge of the place. It was fun to listen to him share his interesting family history. He treated us to coconut tasting. He is patient, pleasant, and courteous . He sang for us too, even though he is a bit shy. The driver Miguel is a good driver. I highly recommend Cervando to anyone. Thank you Cervando for a fun and memorable experience of Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita and San Pancho.
John AndersenOrlando, FL, United States
he was terrific, best yet.
Nona OKeeffeUnited States
Cervando was absolutely wonderful, personable and 100% engaged for the entire day. He was intimately familiar with The Pueblo Magico, San Sebastián del Oeste, and knew most of the towns people — Hence, We felt ourselves welcome and treasured guests everywhere we went. Based on today's experience We would go with Tours by Locals anywhere, and certainly recommend CERVANDO!
Julie TurnerUnited States
Cervando was an exceptional tour guide. He was knowledgable about the historical and cultural information included on our tour and he was a great person to spend time with - friendly, warm and very accommodating. There are not many people you would want to spend 10-12 hours with on a tour, but Cervando made the day educational, interesting and a lot of fun. Thanks for a wonderful experience, Cervando!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julie, thank you so much for this wonderful comments! It was a pleasure to spend the day with you and your family. You're all great travelers and very nice people to travel with. Congratulations for such beautiful family!
Renae ChanceUnited States
Our family had the best day with Cervando. His knowledge of history and culture was amazing. Our tour day with Cervando was one of our favorite days during our visit to Puerto Vallarta!
Christina McTiernanUnited States
We had the most amazing day with Cervando visiting San Sebastian. He did an amazing job tailoring the tour to fit the interests of our family, which included my kids and my brother who absolutely loves talking about Mexican history. Cervando was such a joy to spend the day with! It felt like we spent the day with a close friend. We talked about the tour the whole rest of our trip- definitely the highlight! Cervando was over the top accommodating. It was a perfect day! Cannot recommend enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christina, thank you very much for the wonderful comments! It was my pleasure to meet your family and spend the day with all of you in San Sebastian. Congratulations for such beautiful family! Next time we have to go to Los Reyes!
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.
Aundrea T.United States
Cervando picked up our family of 10 (adults) bright and early and we spent an incredible day seeing a side of Mexico we had yet to experience. He was knowledgeable and got in to the vibe of our very fun and jokingly family right away- which made the day of touring amazing! At every turn he customized the itinerary so that each of us (all 10 of us!) had a personalized experience- that is not an easy task and Cervando handled it with complete ease. My entire family had so much fun! We learned AND laughed!
Cervando was such a nice host. He was polite, patient, and very professional. It is the small details in the things he did that really impressed me. He prepared a variety of beverages for us on the road, he slowed down at every speed bump on the road so the people in the back of the van would not feel uncomfortable, and he tailored the tour to the preferences of our group. Cervando is very knowledgeable about Mexican history, geography, politics, and culture. This was certainly the best way to travel!
This was our third tour with Cervando - one each year we have visited - and as always we have been very happy with our day! Cervando's knowledge, professional and friendly manner, coupled with a genuine love of sharing with us a true Mexican experience, draws us back again and again. Our tour of the Nayarit area north of Puerto Vallarta saw us visit villages and beaches, a local fruit stand, and plenty of great opportunities to take it all in unhurried! Fantastic day!
Cervando was a thoughtful and informative host who readily adapted the tour to our needs. We are a mother and daughter aged 60 and 86. We would not hesitate to book with him in the future.
Kristen NobleUnited States
Our tour to San Sebastian with Cervando was fantastic!!!! This was our 2nd day with him after spending Sunday on the city tour. Again he customized the day to what we were most interested in. Our stops along the way were so memorable, a hacienda where Richard Burton and Liz Taylor had once stayed, having freshly made corn tortillas at a little roadside stand and the tequila distillery where we got some new recipes using tequila! The little mom & pop restaurant in San Sebastian for lunch was the best!
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!
We give Cervando 5 out of 5 stars, as he was a great guide and driver. He was nice and funny and knowledgeable about the area and the history. He found us great stores and restaurants that were a bit off the beaten path, so we got to meet locals in each town we visited. Cervando is also a big music fan like we are, so we listened to each other's favorite music on the trip, which was lots of fun. Cheers!
Great tour to Sayulita, San Pancho, Punta Mita. Cervando was a great guide that took very good care of us on a very informative and fun trip!
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.
Three of spent a lovely day with Cervando visiting San Sebastian. Cervando was well versed in local culture and the history of the area. While San Sebastian is not far, driving on cobblestones is slow and tedious; however it is well worth the trip. Along the way we stopped and made our own tortillas. We also visited a tequila factory where we learned about the production of tequila. It was much more sophisticated than we realized. It was very interesting and the owner is friendly and quite the character!
Lucie HaleUnited States
Thank you for an awesome day in San Sebastian. Cervando is very knowledgable. Thank you!
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.
Alyson BellUnited States
Cervando took us on an amazing private tour to San Sabastian. We are 2 families with 6 college-aged young adults between us. He rented a larger van to accommodate all 10 of us. Cervando has incredible personal connections with locals in the area and also coming and going. We stopped at an unbelievable bakery, met with local shopkeepers, residents, taquilla distiller... All while learning the history of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco & San Sabastian. Cervando is a extremely knowledgeable & was wonderful guide!
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
Andrew RaphaelUnited States
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.
Very good private tour. We are a family of five and Cervando was able to meet all of our wants with regard to the tour...sights, current events, history, shopping and of course surfing. Cervando made our first adventure to Sayulita and surrounding areas safe and memorable...exactly what we were looking for while traveling with our children.
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.
Absolutely superb! Cervando is an amazing ambassador for his community & country, his self taught English is incredible and we talked on a wide range of topics. His knowledge of San Sebastian its history, the people & their culture as well as the flora & fauna was very illuminating. It also became an artisans tour of coffee & liquor productions, bakeries, leather works & silver smiths. The cafe we ate at felt like being guest in someone's home. Cervando & his tour far exceeded our expectations.
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.
Jon L.Dorena, OR, United States
This was my fourth tour with Cervando. Need I say more? OK. I will. Cervando took this excursion request on short notice as one cruise port was cancelled and Puerto Vallarta added. We have done this particular tour before, but Cervando always finds something new and interesting to include, and, of course, the tour is new to the other participants. Prompt, courteous, informative, innovative. Superlative adjectives for Cervando. I feel like part of his family, as does my wife. He is the man!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jon, I hope you, Cindy and your family are doing well and ready to enjoy the holiday season. It was a great surprise to have you back in Puerto Vallarta! It's really an honor to know you feel like part of my family. On behalf of my family and myself thank you for being so kind with me and for your great recommendations to other customers. With best wishes, Cervando
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.
Cervando was an excellent guide and driver, very personable and friendly. We had heard a lot about the Bucerias area of the Riveria Nayarit and were keen to visit, particularly Sayulita. On our way there. we stopped for some tastings of coconut and Jackfruit and had a very interesting visit to San Francisco where we toured the community centre and had a delicious lunch. The four of us found the day to be most enjoyable and would not hesitate to recommend both Tours by Locals and Cervando.
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.
Maria GonzalesUnited States
Best tour ever! It was truly a pleasure to hire Cervando for a private tour of San Sebastian. It was like we were with an old friend touring the Sierra mountain side. Cervando was friends with everyone we came in contact with in SS. We came away with a wonderful understanding of the history of the people and their ancestors. Cervando also drove thru PV and showed us the best taco stands. I can wait to return to PV and hire Cervando again for another tour!
The tour of Talpa and Mascota was the highlight of our trip to Mexico. Cervando is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic person, and seems to know nearly everything about the history, geography and culture of the region. It was truly enjoyable to listen to his commentaries. The villages of Talpa and Mascota are beautiful places, and the road leading to them is stunning. For our family, being able to visit one of the most famous Marian sanctuaries of Mexico was an unforgettable experience.
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 was awesome. He was a wealth of knowledge and very helpful with our elderly parents. This was a wonderful tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many blessings to you and your family!!!!
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
Erin FerraiuoloUnited States
Cervando was an absolute DELIGHT to spend time with. He was extremely knowledgable and engaging from the moment he picked us up at our Conchas Chinas Villa in Puerto Vallarta. He is a passionate and fascinating person who truly loves Mexico and its native people. We had a rather "homogenized" view of PV prior to this tour and will remember both it and Cervando as integral parts of our visit! We can't recommend him highly enough and will return for another visit soon!
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!
Don G.United States
These past 10 days we have done two tours with Cervando: San Sebastián del Oeste and Ixtlan and Tequila. Cervando is an excellent guide and is very accommodating and well-versed in what he is showing you. He also interacts with the local people in order to share interesting insights with you. If you have the time and are interested in archaeology, the Ixtlan tour is a must.
Don G.United States
Ronald R LewisUnited States
We were asked our interests and they were catered to perfectly! We learned. We experienced. We ate deliciously. We shared an extraordinary day. Go anywhere with Cervando. Your tour will be fabulous!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ron, thank you so much for your kind comments. I had a wonderful day with all of you also! Please say hello to your wife Robyn and friends Jan and Kerry.
Michael Ball-TrevorUnited States
Cervando was excellent in keeping our kids excited on a full-day tour. He made it applicable and fun the whole day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments Michael! Say hello to your kids
Sigmund LipskiUnited States
We visited Puerto Vallarta on a cruise ship on March 14th, 2017. Cervando provided us with a very professional and personal tour of the town of San Sebastian. The participants rated this the BEST tour of the entire cruise. Thank You, Sigmund
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!
Cervando is an excellent knowledgeable guide and made our excursion a success. We learned so much about each of the areas and local culture. From a quick stop in Buscerias, to a stop on the beach for a drink near Punta Mita, lunch in Sayulita and stops in San Francisco and another stop I can't pronounce but where beautiful furniture is made from the trees. We highly recommend this tour and of course Cervando.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lucie thank you very much for your comments. This was our second tour together and I truly enjoyed the day with all of you. Please say hello to Kerry, Karen,Mike,Marian, Gary and Louise. It's always good to see you all!
Teresa McMahillUnited States
What a delight it was to spend the day in San Sebastian del Oeste with Cervando and four of my closest friends. Not only did Cervando know seemingly everything there was to know about the history of this village (and everything else about Mexico, for that matter), he had developed friendships with many locals, which made the experience so much richer for us. His English was impeccable, driving safe & smooth, and he was exceedingly helpful to my 90-year friend with mobility issues. Cervando is a gem.
Davalynn NevinUnited States
This was our second time touring with Cervando. Our visit and lunch in San Sebastian was amazing. He introduced us to some local people and we learned about life in a beautiful Spanish Colonial town. We also learned to make tortillas, and enjoyed our time at the coffee plantation, and the tequila tasting. Thank you Cervando for showing us a wonderful time in Mexico.
Jon L.Dorena, OR, United States
This was our third excursion with Cervando in three years. After all, when you have the best, why bother with the rest! Courteous, informative, imaginative, considerate - - - what more could you ask for? We saw beautiful countryside, met interesting locals, sampled delicious Mexican cuisine, and absorbed intriguing local history and folklore. Pity the people who laid on the beach!
Cervando was a wonderful guide and host. He is very thoughtful, interesting and informed guide as well as a very nice person. I enjoyed the day trip to El Tuito, Mayto and Tehuamixtle. The van was comfortable, stocked with cold drinks and Cervando was a good driver. He personalized the trip for me and took me to good restaurants, a small family run bakery and cheese producer, as well as two beautiful beaches and small towns. I highly recommend Cervando as a tour guide.
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!
Jackie PradkoUnited States
Cervando is an excellent guide. He is friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our day trip to San Sebastián and felt like we truly saw the Old Mexico in addition to learning so much. We loved visiting the quaint town, seeing how coffee is processed, eating fresh fruits from trees and learning about tequila production. Our lunch was fabulous. Cervando's relaxed and comfortable style made the trip seem as though we were traveling with an old friend. We highly recommend Cervando as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jackie thank you so much for such great comments! I love San Sebastian and I truly enjoyed the day with you and your husband.
Jim DrikakisUnited States
We had a great time and Cervando was awesome. His vehicle was clean and comfortable and he went out of his way to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see. I would definitely tour with him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jim, thank you very much for your kind comments. I would love to be your guide again!
Kate K.United States
Kathryn HoagUnited States
This is the second time we had a tour with Cervando. Both times were excellent. His knowledge of Puerto Vallarta and Mexico in general is excellent. He remembered that we are birders and took us to several spots to see birds along our way to San Sebastián. His English is excellent. He took us to a very small restaurant in San Sebastián to have local cooking. This was also excellent. You can tell that he really enjoys sharing his country with you and I would highly recommend him to everyone.
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!
Victor LopezUnited States
Cervando was a great guide. We learn all about the region as we were getting to Tequila, Guadalajara and tlaquepaque. Tequila is a small town rich in history. It's got that iconic small town feel. We felt so comfortable there it was a shame we had to move on. Guadalajara is a beautiful big city with a rich colonial history worth exploring. Tlaquepaque has so many artisan shops, another gem on the tour. Cervando did a great job showing us around and would like to thank him for such a great tour.
Brad DunningUnited States
Cervando was punctual, informative, personable, and pleasant to be with. I could not be more pleased with my walking tour of the hillside homes I asked for.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brad, it was a pleasure to have walked this part of my city with you. It was a good exercise too. I hope to see you again to show you other beautiful and interesting places of my Country. Thanks for your valuable comments.
Lisa SchmidUnited States
One of the best experiences we had during our vacation. Cervando was so knowledgeable and accommodating. We got to see so many things most never see while on vacation. He taught us much about the area and the people of San Sebastián and Puerto Vallarta. More than we ever expected. He made us feel welcome and comfortable the entire day. This is a tour worth the cost and time. An experience not to be forgotten.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lisa, thanks a lot for your valuable comments and for your kindness, It was a very pleasant day in the company of your beautiful family. Please say hello to your husband Tom and your children : Jane, Will and Jacob. Thank you again.
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 !!!!!
William BoyerUnited States
Our tour of San Sebastian del Oeste was the highlight of my family's trip to Puerto Vallarta. Cervando was fantastic! We were very impressed by Cervando's knowledge of the area's culture, history, and natural environment. In addition, Cervando was flexibile... he learned about our interests and arranged a tour that met our wishes. We would highly recommend Cervando to anyone visiting the Puerto Vallarta area.
Patricia HomerUnited States
Cervando is wonderful. This is the second time we've had him give us a tour and always he is knowledgeable about so many things and extremely thoughtful. I feel as though he is a good friend.
Brian WolfUnited States
We came here following our engagement. We wanted a general overview of the city with pictures and a flexible itinerary given that our time in pv was limited. He did a great job throughout the tour and gave us a true locals perspective. He answered all of our questions to the best of his ability and was extremely friendly and accommodating.
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
This tour was exactly as described and we will be enjoying the coffee, tequila and treats we purchased throughout the day. Cervando was very knowledgable and passionate about the people, vegetation, birds, Puerto Vallarta and San Sebastien. Our group of eight learned so much and truly enjoyed our tour with him. Thank you Cervando Tips: 1) there are about 10km of cobblestone roads, so bumpy and 2) you may want to bring mosquito spray if you usually get bitten at home)
Shirley RadderUnited States
This was a wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, Cervando. We stopped at a lookout where we were treated to freshly made tortillas which we filled with beans, cheese, tomatoes, and guacamole. Absolutely delicious. We then visited Hacienda Jalisco which, I believe, is where John Huston stayed when filming Night of the Iguana. On to San Sebastian to stop at a local coffee plantation and then lunch in San Sebastian de Oeste. Tiny restaurant delicious food..excellent!
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!
Jon L.Dorena, OR, United States
A public comment is required if you have Cervando as a host! He is incredible! I requested a slight change in venue to San Sebastián del Oeste at the request of other guests on the tour. Absolutely no problem for Cervando. How he included so much in so little time is why he is the guide. Informative narratives at every stop. Locals seemed genuinely pleased to see him. The eight of us were treated like family. I cannot sing his praises highly enough. I was thanked profusely for arranging this tour.
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!
Alex WillensUnited States
Tom CooperPortola 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.
Susan S.United States
Cervando was an amazing tour guide. Our family of 5 was thrilled with the experience. We had a great tour of San Sebastian. The mountains are just gorgeous. We loved the pastries at the top of the Sierra Madres and the museum stop too. So interesting! The coffee plantation was fun and the lunch was the absolute best. Delicious and very local & fresh. He was on time in the AM and understanding that we needed to be back at a certain time. Can't say enough good things about Cervando. Highly recommend!
Fantastic tour by Cervando - great local knowledge and we chatted about a huge number of things on the trip. Loved that we could make up our own tour. The loose opal shopping in Magdalena was amazing and we could see them being polished too - recommend this for anyone interested in quality fire opal. The fields of lava rock on the way where stunning and Ixtlan a must for those who love mexican history. I find Mexico really safe so get out and explore the area and see some of the diverse culture.
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.
Rebecca Van LieropAustralia
We had an amazing tour and travelled in comfort. Cervando was only too happy to make stops to show us local fruit, food and craft. The hotel recommended in Guadalajara Hotel Morales was lovely. Cervando knowledge of his beautiful country was a pleasure to hear. As my husband and I did this tour with only the two of us the one on one information provided by Cervando was amazing. We were shown all the sites, churches, galleries, great places to eat. Defiantly a tour to remember and a highlight of our trip.
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 great. hope to see him on our next trip.
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.
Laura PeeteUnited States
My tour was outstanding. Filled with archaeology, nature, history, culture, and shopping!! We had so much fun!! Cervando is a brilliant professional tour guide. My tour was the high point of my 2 week stay in Vallarta. It was a perfect day. My tour made me fall in love with Mexico!! I will definitely use tours by locals again!! Thanks Cervando. You are the best!!!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laura, I'm happy to read your feedback on my first tour to Ixtlan! I greatly appreciate it. Next time you come to Puerto Vallarta make some time for a tour to Guadalajara, you will love it! Please say hello to your mother and your son. Gracias de nuevo! Saludos!!!!
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.
Excellent city tour by Cervando, must do for first time visitor to 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!
Joan ConnerUnited States
This is one of the best tours we have ever taken! Servando offered us an unforgettable experience -- a discovery of sights and tastes, history, culture & customs. He was knowledgeable, congenial & funloving. We had the time of our lives!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joan thank you so much for such great comments, and for rating my tour with 5 stars! I greatly appreciate it. I had so much fun and really enjoyed the day with all of you. Please say hello to your husband and friends Jay and Catherine.
Rebecca MaseUnited States
Cervando is an amazing guide. We had a beautiful and fascinating day with him exploring San Sebastian. Beyond the experience of this wonderful tour, we all felt blessed to meet this man.... a great soul! Thank you Cervando.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rebeca, having met all of you, was a blessing, I enjoyed your company so much! I hope to be your guide in another excursion in the future. Please say hello to Randy, Pat & Walter!