Cultural Tours in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta may be one of Mexico's largest resort destinations — but it's also home to a number of nearby cultural places and landmarks. Many small towns near Puerto Vallarta have histories that span hundreds of years and have played crucial roles in shaping Mexico's cultural identity. Here at Vallarta Adventures, we give you the opportunity to experience these cultural sites firsthand.

Immerse Yourself In Puerto Vallarta’s Rich Culture

Join us on in-depth cultural trips to sites and small towns near Puerto Vallarta, including San Sebastian del Oeste, the colonial mining settlements Talpa and Mascota, and the hidden beach towns Sayulita and San Pancho. Enjoy authentic food, marvel at the historic architecture, and take in the many sights and sounds of these Mexican towns tucked away from time.

This area was actually developed during colonial times which means there are no Aztec or Mayan ruins close to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are a lot of cultural and historical places to visit nearby. San Sebastián del Oeste, Talpa, and Mascota are great examples of colonial architecture located near Puerto Vallarta. Discover some of these cultural landmarks on one of our amazing tours.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best tours to experience Puerto Vallarta’s culture?

Vallarta Adventures offers some of the best tours to experience the Puerto Vallarta’s rich and vibrant culture, including:

Where are the best places to experience Puerto Vallarta’s culture?

Puerto Vallarta is home to awe-inspiring cultural and historical landmarks, including:

  • San Sebastian - a lost-in-time town full of cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. You can visit San Sebastian on our San Sebastian Del Oeste Tour.
  • San Juan de Abajo & San José del Valle - these charming small towns are surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains and are known for growing most Puerto Vallarta’s fresh produce. You can take a walking tour of these towns on our Pueblos Cultural Tour.

Which cultural tours are kid-friendly in Puerto Vallarta?

Vallarta Adventures offers cultural tours that can be enjoyed by the whole family, including:

How long do Puerto Vallarta cultural tours last?

The San Sebastian Del Oeste Tour is a full day trip that lasts 8 hours while the Pueblos Cultural Tour lasts approximately 5 hours.


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