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Pitillal  Food and Shopping Adventure Tour - This is one of our easiest adventures and is geared for "Seasoned Citizens." 


This tour will meet at a major landmark just outside the downtown area of Pitillal - very easily reached by bus, taxi, or uber.  Starting time is 10 am.   

Pitillal today is a colonia (neighborhood) of Puerta Vallarta.  It started out over a hundred years ago as a riverside rancho several miles upriver from the Bay.  Over the past several decades Puerto Vallarta engulfed Pitillal however it retains its small-town feel. 


The major draw of Pitillal is the commerce and traditional food restaurants at much lower prices.  It is laid out in a grid pattern.  For a good 7-10 block square, it is made up mostly of traditional family owned shops.  During the tour the leader will set a slow pace as we glance into many different shops as the guide discusses general prices, bargaining strategies, favorites stores,  and even talk about his growing up in Pitillal.  

We will stop into a number of important shops of particular interest to tourists - not selling the typical tourist trinkets but high quality Mexican products such as clay and hand painted dishes, wood tortilla presses, stone molcajetes (grinding mortal,) hand crafted wood toys, etc.  

We will also have the opportunity to shop at other stores for daily items such as clothing, shoes, candy, fruits, vegetables - well almost anything is available in Pitillal - and at a much better price then found in the tourist areas of Puerto Vallarta.  Our guide will ensure you receive the local price - not the tourist price found in Puerto Vallarta.  

The guide will also stop in 4 of our favorite food restaurants (or vendors) where you will get the opportunity to enjoy at least 4 different food items such as tacos, volcans, etc,  You will also learn about the history and cultural relevance of these items.  The guide will also present a lecture on the history of agua frescas and their importance to Mexican culture.  You will also get the opportunity to try at least several flavors.  During the tour we will also provide a complementary dessert item such as ice cream or traditional churros.  

Restroom opportunities are endless.  Stores and Tiendas are everywhere.  

We will conclude the tour around 2 pm in the center of Pitillal near the bus.  The guide will make sure all know how to get back to their lodging weather they choose a bus, taxi or even to stay longer in Pitillal for more shopping putting into practice the tactics and recommendations that the guide espoused over the course of the tour.  



  • Walking Difficulty: Easy  (some broken uneven sidewalks, step-ups)

  • Meet at 10:00AM just outside Pitillal at a major landmark - exact location will be in your email confirmation​ and very easy to find.  

  • We conclude the tour at 2 PM.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and have water or other hydration. 

  • Consider purchasing an umbrella for sun or rain during the tour as well as a quality shopping bag to hold your purchases.  Guide will show you where and the best price.  

  • In the event we only have only 1 participant we will not cancel if you reserved directly through our website - our guides do not like to stay home.  But through a tour consolidator site like Viabor, Expedia, or other minimum numbers of participants required.   

  • Bring Pesos for shopping - many of the smaller merchants do not take cards.  

  • Price is $49.50 USD pp with prepaid reservation or $55 payable to the trip leader if space available. Teens (13 to 19) $49.50 USD.  Children $39.50 USD. 

  • Includes at least 4 food items, 1 dessert item, 1 traditional agua fresca.  Additional samples also included.  

  • Price does not include customary tip for the adventure leader.  

  • Tour regularly scheduled on Saturdays.  Other days available by email with private group of at least 4 people minimum.  

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