Puerto Vallarta Cultural Tours: Some Light Hiking for an Excellent Cultural Food Experience

Hike through the lush and beautiful rainforest and taste some of the best hand-made food in Mexico with a Puerto Vallarta jungle tour from Vallarta Adventures.

Puerto Vallarta is famous for its gorgeous beaches and resorts, but it also offers some exciting experiences for travelers looking for adventure and local flavor. In addition to getting the perfect tan, your trip can include hiking through the Puerto Vallarta jungle, marveling at historic architecture in a Mexican pueblo, and eating delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine. Vallarta Adventures’ Cultural Tours provides opportunities for visitors to walk, ride, and eat their way through the perfect vacation.

Foods to Try in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a great place to find fresh fish and fruit, but if you know where to look, you can also taste local dishes off the beaten path. The cuisine you’ll find will give you a look into the history and culture of the area, with a combination of pre-Hispanic and Hispanic food. The best way to indulge in some of these foods is to book a cultural tour with Vallarta Adventures. These tours take you to family farms in agricultural communities, and into the heart of hidden pueblos in the Sierra Madre, where you’ll find stores and stands set up for locals to sell their goods.

Some of the foods you may get to try on your Puerto Vallarta cultural tours include mole negro (made with unsweetened dark chocolate), nopales, homemade bread, handmade tortillas, grasshoppers, hibiscus salad with fruits, zucchini blossoms, and huitlacoche. If you’ve never heard of some of these dishes, this trip is the perfect time to step outside your comfort zone and try something new. You may discover a new favorite, and if not, at least you’ll be able to say you’ve eaten a grasshopper.Image removed.

Puerto Vallarta Jungle Tour

If you love food and you want to experience some Puerto Vallarta hiking through a lush and beautiful rainforest, check out our Offroad Adventure, our popular Puerto Vallarta jungle tour. This full day tour takes you deep into the jungle near Banderas Bay, where you’ll enjoy a 45-minute hike with a knowledgeable tour guide who will educate you about the plants and animals and attempt to help you spot elusive wildlife, like iguanas and tropical birds.

In addition to an immersive Puerto Vallarta hiking experience, you’ll also get to see the jungle from inside one of our signature yellow WWII Mercedes Benz trucks. This ride is truly an adventure, with tight turns, steep climbs, and thrilling drops.

After a thorough Puerto Vallarta jungle tour, your guides will take you on a walking tour through a nearby Mexican pueblo. You’ll get to see classic architecture and immerse yourself in the traditions and culture, tucked away from the busy areas full of tourists. Our bilingual guides will tell you stories of the town’s history and keep you entertained throughout the day.

The next leg of your tour brings you to a sustainable family farm, where you can learn how Mexican families have been growing their food and preparing their meals for centuries. One of these families will personally show you how to grind corn and make corn tortillas by hand, including cooking your tortillas over a fire. Then you’ll get to enjoy them with fresh salsa made by your guide using ingredients from a local market.

Finally, you’ll head back to Banderas Bay for a relaxing dinner on a secluded beach. You’ll get to fill up on even more delicious Mexican food, complete with beer and tequila. This Puerto Vallarta hiking tour is one of the most comprehensive and exciting ways to experience Mexico.

More Tours for Foodies

Vallarta Adventures offers a variety of tours, many of which include authentic Mexican cuisine. Our experienced tour guides will help you make the most of every meal, whether it is prepared in clay pottery and cooked on a fire, or with mortar and grinders made out of volcanic rocks. We do our best to ensure every guest gets to try something new, and everyone has loved their dining experiences. Sometimes it takes coming out of your shell and adjusting to new textures, but we are sure you’ll find something you love.

Each cultural tour is wrapped up with great food that has been hinted at throughout the tour. In some areas, this means visiting plantations, seeing produce on the street, or just listening to the stories of the guide. The dishes are designed to add a final note that illustrates what you got to see during the tour.


Check out more of Vallarta Adventures’ exciting tours and book one today for your next trip to Puerto Vallarta!

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