Departure Locations & DetailsMarina VallartaPuerto Mágico/Galerías VallartaLs Isla Shopping Village/FluvialPlaza Genovesa/Las GloriasParque Hidalgo/Teatro VallartaMalecón/Our Lady of Guadalupe ParishZona Romántica/Emiliano ZapataConchas ChinasPlaya PalmaresPlayas GemelasMirador Los Arcos National Marine ParkMismaloya
You may start your tour at any of the 12 stops throughout the city.
Frequency: Every hour
First bus: 9:00am
Last bus: 8:00pm
Our Hop-On Hop-Off tour allows you the freedom to discover and explore everything Puerto Vallarta has to offer at your own pace.
Hop on and off at any of the stops our route covers at any time to experience the main attractions and city landmarks.
Marina Vallarta, the first and last stop, offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cafes. Beautiful boats, yachts and crocodiles from time to time.
From there you´ll travel along Francisco Medina Asensio, the main avenue through Puerto Vallarta. This avenue crosses all of the city right up to our beautiful downtown Vallarta. Along the way to Downtown you’ll have the opportunity to Hop Off at two of the more popular shopping areas in town: Galerías Vallarta, which offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and views of the cruise ships that visit 2 or 3 times a week; and La Isla Shopping Village, an open air mall with luxury boutiques, famous brands, and restaurants.
As you continue, the paved streets turn to cobble stones as you approach the Historic Downtown Vallarta.
Our first stops in Downtown Vallarta include Our Lady Of Refuge Parish that was built in the 1960`s and the famous Parque Hidalgo, built in honor of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, which is a popular place for locals to gather and is filled with sculptures, fountains and mosaics. This park also marks the beginning of the famous Malecon (boardwalk) along the edge of the sea. Along the Malecon you’ll find a variety of sculptures, stores, seaside artists, beautiful views, restaurants, bars and the heart of the city’s nightlife.
From the Malecon you can also enjoy the Voladores de Papantla, one of the most cherished activities for locals and tourists. It is an indigenous spiritual ritual where performers soar through the air as they carry out their ritual.
Two blocks up from Malecon is Our Lady Of Guadalupe Parish, one of the most famous city landmarks. The construction started in 1915 and finished in 1952. Around the church you will not only find the town’s main square, Plaza de Armas, but also an abundance of the Mexican Folklore, food, vendors, arts and crafts.
After crossing the bridge above the Cuale River you will arrive to Viejo Vallarta (Old Vallarta) also known as the Romantic Zone. You will find the streets are smaller and lined with more shops, cafes and restaurants than anywhere else in town. From here you will find Playa los Muertos, one of the city’s most famous beaches filled with vendors, bars and beach clubs.
Next up on the route is Conchas Chinas, an enclave between the mountainous jungles of the Sierra Madre and the crystalline water of the Pacific Ocean. You’ll find many hotels, villas and restaurants in the area that all have incredible views of both the jungle and ocean.
After Conchas Chinas our next stop is at Playa Palmares, a pristine stretch of beach, that is good for swimming and beach activities. Next up is Playas Gemelas, or Twin Beaches, with beautiful water and white soft sand. After the two beach stops is the Los Arcos stop where you can experience the beautiful Los Arcos Marine Park, a set of beautiful granite islands raising out and above the ocean.
Then last but not least, Mismaloya, where it all started, this beach changed the future of Puerto Vallarta. This spot became famous after John Huston’s film “The Night of the Iguana” filmed in 1963. This beach is now a busy fishing village filled with local businesses.
List of Stops
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